Written by Jonathan Hickman, Art by Ryan Bodenheim

Jul 25, 2014 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Grant Miller works for a high-level security organization that is very good at making problems disappear. The problem is, he's just discovered that one of the problems he's working on traces back to his employer.  More

La Roux

Trouble in Paradise


Jul 25, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Uttering "I know the temperature is rising" on opener "Uptight Downtown" or "walking alone on a sunny beach" on "Paradise Is You," La Roux's eccentric, redheaded namesake Elly Jackson quickly makes some claims for the Summer Jam here. More

Very Good Girls

Studio: Tribeca Film
Directed by Naomi Foner

Jul 24, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

It’s a shame that Very Good Girls, the directorial debut of Naomi Foner (screenwriter of Losing Isaiah) is in fact not very good.  More




Jul 24, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

In John Green's The Fault In Our Stars, eye cancer patient Isaac expressed his love for his then-girlfriend Monica by incessantly exchanging the phrase "always," indicating their devotion to one another. It's a word that's often drenched in hyperbolized romance, one that simultaneously signifies yesteryear and hopes for tomorrow. It also makes something of a perfect name for Toronto-based band Alvvays (pronounced "always").

Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Anna Calvi shares her creative reinterpretations of others' music on this five-song covers EP, and in turn shows us another side of herself as a performer.  More

The Kill Team

Studio: Oscilloscope
Directed by Dan Krauss

Jul 23, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Dan Krauss’ The Kill Team focuses on the legal proceedings following 2010’s Maywand District murders in Afghanistan. More

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXX

Studio: Shout! Factory

Jul 23, 2014 DVDs Web Exclusive

You have to lend it to Shout! Factory for keeping their MST3K releases well-balanced after so many volumes.  More


Indie Cindy


Jul 23, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Pixies are an incredible band, when you really think about it. They emerged at a time in rock and roll when glam was the norm, punk was homogenized, and everything else was gloomy and self-absorbed.  More

Jul 22, 2014 Books Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

Founded by New Order and Factory Records and kept afloat for years by their profits, the Hacienda in Manchester, England functioned on a self-destructive business model to become one of the most storied nightclubs in history.  More