Oct 23, 2015 DVDs Web Exclusive

Battle-weary Frank Braykey (William Sadler) is the lone guardian of an ancient key. More

Oct 23, 2015 Live Web Exclusive

My daughter Rose is just a little over two and a half years old, but she's already the veteran of three SXSWs. Granted, she was only two and a half months old when she first attended the Austin music conference and spent most of the time in a hotel room with her grandmother, but in her second and third SXSW adventures she did witness a bit of live music at Under the Radar's SXSW parties.  More

Supergirl

CBS, Mondays 8/7 Central

Oct 23, 2015 TV Web Exclusive

Female superheroes haven't gotten much of a break in terms of TV and film adaptations. Most female-fronted comic book movies have been poorly received (2005's Elektra, 2004's Catwoman, 1984's Supergirl). They haven't fared much better on the small screen, unless you count iZombieand Agent Carter (who aren't even really superheroes, per se, but are great examples of what the genre could be).  More

Asthma

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Jake Hoffman

Oct 23, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Like its protagonist, Asthma is doomed by how small of an imprint every aspect leaves. More

Oct 23, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney's solo debut, Many Moons, immediately announces itself as the finest side-project from a member of the band's camp. However, that's the only thing this record does do instantaneously. You could listen to the album-opener "Awake" about a dozen times before Courtney's languid soloing suddenly strikes you as an essential part of the composition.  More

Oct 22, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Depeche Mode's Dave Gahan tapped into another side of himself when he joined fellow Brits, production duo Soulsavers, for their 2012 album, The Light the Dead See. A noted shift away from the dance-pop electronics of his primary group, Soulsavers' dusty, organic sounds allowed Gahan to bare his soul and forced the listener to bare theirs.

Difret

Studio: Truth Aid
Directed by Zeresenay Mehari

Oct 22, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Director Zeresenay Mehari depicts the valiant struggle of Ashenafi and Hirut Assefa, a 14-year-old girl who killed her rapist, in Difret, his feature length debut. More

Superman: Lois and Clark #1

DC

Written by Dan Jurgens, Pencils by Lee Weeks, Inks by Scott Hanna, Colors by Brad Anderson

Oct 21, 2015 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Superman: Lois and Clark is not a comic book continuation of the '90s TV show Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, despite its similar title. So don't expect the likenesses of Dean Cain and Terri Hatcher. But it is a nostalgic new DC Comics series that features previous iterations of the characters. It's also one that's off to a good start, based on its first issue. More

Joanna Newsom

Divers

Drag City

Oct 21, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Listening to traditional folk music, particularly from regions like the Appalachians or Catskills in times before and just after the Civil War, is like the best time machine you could envision. Moments of frightening specificity ("I dug your grave last night" from "Pretty Polly") combine with a general sense of lost love and melancholy ("Pretty Saro") to form a wholly realized snapshot of a setting that seems beyond time and place. More