Author Archive: Elizabeth Lanier
Liz Lanier is pursuing an English major with a minor in Journalism at UNCC. She is currently the Assitant Editor of the Arts & Entertainment section of the Niner Times. Her writing has also been published in The Virginian-Pilot and The Charlotte Observer. You can reach her at email@example.com
The members of Something Clever are direct about their bands young age but they are eager to make up for lost time.
“Something Clever is first on our resume,” admits Kelly Flusk, lead guitarist.
Formed only two years ago, the band has already cycled through a few members but are now on more steady footing. Dylan Roles, [...]
Bill Rosemann casually checks his email before his talk on Tuesday in a tiny conference room in the Cone Center.
He mentions preliminary artwork for advertisement he has just seen in his inbox for a not-yet-released work involving a famous Marvel superhero.
“The thing about working in comics is finding the balance between art and commerce,” Rosemann muses as [...]
With G.I. Joe: Retaliation in theatres now, action junkies across the country have the chance to get an early fix before summer blockbusters start rolling in.
Before release day, the Niner Times had a chance to get inside the head of director Jon Chu and find out what inspired the man behind “Step Up 2: The Streets” [...]
The free indie game “Slender” became an internet sensation last summer after it became popular to post reaction videos on YouTube of scared-mindless players trying to escape the Slender Man.
With the official sequel, “Slender:The Arrival” available for download March 26 for a reasonable $10, the videos of gamers playing through are likely to increase tenfold from all [...]
There’s nothing quite like the anticipation before playing a long awaited game. The sweet sound of plastic wrap opening before finally getting to install makes the wait worth it. While March has been a great month for gamers with titles like “Tomb Raider” and “God of War: Ascension” hitting shelves, it’s been less awesome for [...]
After more than a decade of being known as a fanboy fantasy first and an action hero second, Lara Croft has received a much needed (and much publicized) reboot.
Crystal Dynamics did away with the awkwardly large, pixel breasts and impractical short-shorts and redesigned Lara to be practically dressed, realistically proportioned and more beautiful than ever [...]
With season pick-up orders around the corner, we give 5 reasons why these two ‘on the bubble’ sitcoms should either stay or get the axe.
Five reasons why “Parks and Recreation” is here to stay
Leslie Knope was initially criticized for basically being a female version of Michael Scott, the boss portrayed by Steve Carell in [...]
In a time when many games on the market are competing to become the next “Call of Duty” or “Gears of War,” “Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch” stands out as markedly different.
Not only because it has the inherent markings of a Japanese style role-playing game (JRPG), but because of its incredibly charming [...]
Apple, Google, Microsoft.
What these three brands have in common (other than their multi-billion dollar price tags) is that they originated from the idea of one or two individuals and were started out of a garage.
Word BiLLY, a company founded by two UNC Charlotte students, has the same humble beginnings as many startups but has an [...]