Some –but not all — things on tap next week:

By Derek Wright


Reviews of recent film releases such as “Beerfest,” “Little Miss Sunshine” and Mark Wahlberg’s “Invincible.”


Reviews of new albums from singer/songwriter John Darnielle’s alter-ego Mountain Goats, as well as new material from Hatebreed and Detroit rockers Judah Johnson.


The latest installment of “Thursday Treat” from the twisted mind of cartoonist Nick Volkert, plus another letter from David Rauch in this week’s “An American In Paris” series.


See what spin cartoonist Nick Jeffrey puts on NIU this week and a feature article on a DeKalb entertainer.