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Thanks for tuning in to the latest installment of Confessions from the Nocturne Nebula: Chasing a Gut Shot Straight. In this episode, Zarah learns of Cherry’s fate. Nolan Stone loses something important. Steps are retraced. Flynn Morgan makes friendly conversation. A search for a needle through a space-station-sized haystack ends with an unexpected and unwelcome visitor..Read More →

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The Canterbury Tarot is a new play by local playwright Ashley Naftule, whose other works include Ear and The First Annual Bookburners Convention. It is a mashup of Chaucer’s classic novel “The Canterbury Tales” and characters from Alejandro Jodorowsky’s tarot deck. Our players converge in an inn that sits in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral, sharing stories as they make their pilgrimage. Motivations unfolding as interactions do…Read More →

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In our continued celebration of directors in 2019, for this episode we’ve invited a guest — Phoenix-based journalist Tom Reardon — to join us to chat about one of his favorite directors, Whit Stillman. With only seven movies under his directorship, Stillman hasn’t been terribly prolific but he has managed to maintain a following and create opinions about his movies that often follow the lives of young, rich kids in NYC. Let’s just say not everyone in this convo holds the same level of fandom… of the director and of socialites…Read More →

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On this episode of PFK, Ashley and Amy examine a variety of movies made with Richard Linklater in the director’s chair. From 1990s Slacker to recent endeavors like Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some, the team talks about his work and brilliance in bringing unusual characters and scenarios to life. And, for some reason, a tangent that compares his work with Kevin Smith’s…Read More →

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On this episode, “Unhinged.”, we welcome our first guest, arts and music writer Jason Keil. Together, we discuss movies that we found so disturbing and uncomfortable to watch that the thought of revisiting them makes us nervous wrecks! We’ll explore how ones we have revisited, even knowing what terrors await, still keep us tortured.Read More →

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By Ashley Naftule – “I sing something into the air — that’s where it starts for me.” Katie Haverly is telling the oldest story in the book: In the beginning was the Word. Nothing, split open into the fullness of life by a vowel, a note, a vibration humming outRead More →

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by Ashely Naftule – “Somewhere in these piles of shit I found heaven,” HIDE’s Heather Gabel snarls on their debut album. Castration Anxiety is a visceral piece of work: the sound of two people crawling through broken glass to get to somewhere better. And for all the noisy textures, industrialRead More →