Reno News & Review

Week of Oct. 26, 2022

From the editor’s desk

Downstairs at the old U.S. Post Office in downtown Reno, a host of shops, art, wine and music is tucked away in The Basement. The retail space is full again after suffering during the economic tribulations of the pandemic.

The renowned Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa is bound for the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 6. The musicians’ repertoire covers secular and gospel music, more-modern hits and South African selections, as well as originals; our Matt King talked to the choirmaster.

RN&R movie reviewer Bob Grimm pans Black Adam, the latest addition to the DC Universe. The flick stars The Rock as the ill-defined title character. Is he evil or good? Is he nice or nasty? Or “does he have a big, golden heart in the end, or is he just a big moronic dickhead?” Bob asks. Mr. Grimm also didn’t have much love for The Policeman, a poorly-written drama that even Harry Styles’ considerable acting chops couldn’t save.

Our guest opinion writer supports term limits in Congress, where some lawmakers gain a seat and then spend decades thinking their job is to be re-elected at the expense of actually governing.

Early voting has begun in Nevada. Yeah, it’s the midterms, but this isn’t the year to stay home and do laundry. And mail-in ballots give busy voters no excuse not to exercise their franchise.

Be sure to pick up our November print edition, which hits the streets over the weekend. I’ll see you in the funny papers.

Take care,

—Frank X. Mullen, Editor

From the RN&R

The Basement is overflowing: historic U.S. Post Office hosts shops, artists and music

By Janice Hoke

October 25, 2022

The Basement is back with new shops, wall-to-wall art and a Third Thursday event.

Celebrating cultures: The Soweto Gospel Choir brings music, history and ‘Hope’ to the Pioneer Center

By Matt King

October 25, 2022

The Soweto Gospel Choir is a group of South African musicians who share the joy of faith through music. The group will be performing at the Pioneer Center on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Zero charisma: ‘Black Adam’ melds the worst of DC’s films with a dull central character

By Bob Grimm

October 24, 2022

Black Adam has no idea what it wants to do with its title character. Is Black Adam a villain? Is he a hero? Is he mean? Is he nice?

Serving in Congress shouldn’t be a career; support term limits

By David Brog

October 21, 2022

One of the few things Republicans and Democrats can agree on these days is that our political system is broken. As the sound and fury of politics rises, the effectiveness of our elected officials plummets.

Like a bad soap opera: Harry Styles is great in ‘My Policeman’—but the script is rote and dour

By Bob Grimm

October 24, 2022

Harry Styles plays Tom, an English policeman in the ’50s who dates and eventually marries Marion (Emma Corrin), a nice woman who is completely unaware that Tom is sleeping with their mutual friend Patrick (David Dawson).

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