May 30, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Fear of Men's 2014 debut, Loom, was an alluring blend of lo-fi dream pop, straddling an unusual space between the fuzzy, unpolished appeal of classic K Records singles and the more recent wave of ramshackle indie pop typified by bands such as The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.  More

May 27, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Amber Arcadesthe thrilling and delectable project of Dutch artist Annelotte de Graaf-revel in the ability to combine textures, sounds, and colors together to create dream-like sounds and sequences; but forever being driven along by a pop heartbeat.  More

X-Men: Apocalypse

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Directed by Bryan Singer

May 27, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

In spite of issues, X-Men: Apocalypse hits all of the proper grace notes we’ve come to crave from this second wave of the franchise. More

May 26, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Darwyn Cooke's death on May 14 shocked and saddened comic book fans the world over. Since 2000, the prolific artist-and infrequent writer-lent his unique and unmistakable aesthetic primarily to the DC/Vertigo Universe. It is therefore fitting that one of his final works was The Twilight Children, a wholly original, absolutely mysterious collaboration with legendary writer Gilbert Hernandez. More

May 26, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

Kristin Welchez (aka Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls) is no stranger to stylistic overhauls. Even before her current incarnation as Kristin Kontrol, Dum Dum Girls started as a lo-fi home recording project in 2009 and ended (for now) with 2014's stunning Too True, a record that married the best aspects of dream pop, New Wave, goth, and even '60s psychedelia to some of the most memorable material she'd ever written.  More

Yak

Alas Salvation

Octopus Electrical/Kobalt

May 26, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Yak has built a reputation as a thrilling, unpredictable live band prone to throwing guitars crowdward during feedback-squelched noise pileups. More

The Ones Below

Studio: Magnet Releasing
Directed by David Farr

May 26, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

There isn’t much to fear and even less to like in David Farr’s psychological thriller, The Ones Below. More

May 25, 2016 Music Issue # 57 - M83

To those who've ignorantly discarded her as a one-season wonder on the back of 1996's (still excellent) Trailer Park, whisper it quietly: Beth Orton has been continuing to deliver work of significant quality over the past 20 years. 2006's Comfort of Strangers was an overlooked, subtle gem of a record and 2012's Sugaring Season was as intriguing, deep and richly layered as her previous work. More

May 25, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

British Road Movies is a strong, confident debut from the former Long Blondes frontwoman. And why wouldn't it be? Kate Jackson has always had flair and talent to match, and this new collection of 10 songs was co-written and produced by Bernard Butler. More