Sep 23, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

The third record is the proving ground. Great debuts are a dime a dozen and surpassing the sophomore slump is an impressive feat, but the third time's the charm for a reason. More

Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart

Studio: Shout! Factory
Directed by Mathias Malzieu and St├ęphane Berla

Sep 23, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

On a night so cold that birds dropped from the sky and teardrops turned into ice pearls, Jack was born with a frozen heart. In order to save him, a cuckoo-clock heart was substituted, complete with a clock face and pop-out bird. More

Sep 23, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

"Take what you can and leave the past behind," sings Tom Petty on "All You Can Carry." "We gotta run." More

Gotham

FOX, Mondays 8/7 Central

Sep 22, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Before there was Batman, Gotham City had James "Jim" Gordon watching its back. Played by Ben McKenzie (Southland), Gordon is brand new to Gotham's detective squad and out to make a name for himself.  More

Sep 22, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

One of the remarkable things about a series like Doctor Who is the potential for versatility in storytelling. It explains the show's enduring appeal, that every week can bring a new adventure in any setting imaginable, on any world, past present or future. Yet for some reason, the last year or two have been uncharacteristically underwhelming. Now, five episodes into the new season, and the adventures are exciting again, and in this week's case, considerably more creative. More

Margaret Atwood

Stone Mattress: Nine Tales

Published by Nan A. Talese

Sep 22, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

Margaret Atwood has returned with a collection of short fiction for the first time in eight years.  More

Lilting

Studio: Strand Releasing
Directed by Hong Khaou

Sep 22, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

In some minor but important ways, writer-director Hong Khaou’s film, Lilting, resembles The Wedding Banquet: on its surface, it has the same kind of conceit wherein a young man must hide his sexuality (and boyfriend) from his, in this case, mother. More

Sep 22, 2014 Music Issue #51 - September/October 2014 - alt-J

Individuality goes a long way in the music industry, something SBTRKT (aka Aaron Jerome) found out when he emerged onto the underground dance scene in 2009. More

Love Streams Blu-Ray

Studio: Criterion

Sep 22, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

It’s helpful in understanding Cassavetes’ last great feature, Love Streams, to know that it was pitched to Cannon Films as a comedy. More