Category Archives: Culture

Skin deep: ‘Altered Carbon’ is a hard-boiled detective story with a sci-fi twist

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Here’s the thing: I’m kind of over bleak, dystopian futures. I’m over the grimy streetscapes, the janky technology, the quippy robots, the obvious and predictable class…

Power surge: ‘Black Lightning’ is a timely superhero show

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent In the first scene of the new CW superhero series “Black Lightning,” Jefferson Pierce is pulled over by the police. With him is his community-activist daughter…

Class struggles: ‘AP Bio’ is a solid sitcom that’s not for this moment

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When I first heard about “A.P. Bio” — the new NBC sitcom created by Mike O’Brien and Seth Meyers and starring Glenn Howerton and Patton Oswalt…

Angelo Arnold’s ‘Displaced’: When chairs aren’t chairs

By Victoria Crain THE ARTS Quirky, thought-provoking sculptures recently moved into the Castleton University Bank Gallery in downtown Rutland. Looking at them, one might imagine them having struck their poses…

Love on the run: ‘The End of the F***ing World’ is a darkly comic love story

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent Being a teenager can be a dark time. Even under ideal conditions, it’s a period of extreme highs and lows as you transition into adulthood and…

Artist Jessica Adams: Considering light … and substantial transparency

Victoria Crain THE ARTS Brooklyn artist Jessica Adams calls her show at Rutland’s Alley Gallery “A piece of string or a sunset, each acts.” So, right away, I was perplexed…

‘LA to Vegas’ is a bumpy ride

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent I don’t like Las Vegas. It’s a soulless grownup theme park for people with bad habits and worse taste. It’s a non-experience; a mass-marketed, contrived, skin-deep…

Technical difficulties: ‘Black Mirror’ season four struggles to live up to past greatness

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent It was inevitable that the novelty of “Black Mirror” would eventually wear off. When Charlie Brooker’s tech-paranoia anthology series first premiered on the BBC in 2011,…

Space case: ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ gets off the ground in season 5

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent When “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” premiered on ABC in 2013, it showed promise. It looked as if it could be the connective tissue of the Marvel Cinematic…

Coming up next… 2018 TV preview

By Jim Sabataso Correspondent 2018 has arrived, so let’s check out some of the new and returning series we’ll be talking about in the year to come. A-list talent continues…