Silly Winchester proves a weak platform for Helen Mirren’s horror debut

By Steve Newton Three-and-a-half months ago Jigsaw, the eighth entry in the Saw torture-porn franchise, was released. Not too surprisingly it was a mostly mediocre affair, although it included one memorable scene near the end where a guy's head got sliced lengthwise into several pieces by a barrage of high-tech laser scalpels. Lasting moments are also rare in … Continue reading Silly Winchester proves a weak platform for Helen Mirren’s horror debut

Metallica must kick ass at Super Bowl 50

By Steve Newton Okay, by now we should all be over the disappointment (yeah, right) of the Seahawks handing the Super Bowl over to the "Boston" Patriots at the last minute and proving once and for all that Nirvana is not in the same league as Aerosmith. Now it's time to ponder which musical act would … Continue reading Metallica must kick ass at Super Bowl 50

Worshipped as a god, Joan Jett just likes seeing fans smile

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 6, 1992 By Steve Newton When I mentioned I was going to be interviewing Joan Jett, one of my well-informed fellow workers said, “Well, be sure to ask her about the sect in California that worships her as a god.” So, when J.J. called from Minneapolis—in advance of … Continue reading Worshipped as a god, Joan Jett just likes seeing fans smile