Enlightened

HBO, Mondays 9:30/8:30 Central

Oct 10, 2011 TV Web Exclusive

Enlightened is a half-hour drama about a head case, Amy (Laura Dern), who becomes insanely positive after a spell at a treatment center. Amy returns with a massive debt to the center, moves in with her apathetic mother, and finds that her job has been given to her assistant. More

Björk

Biophilia

One Little Indian/Nonesuch

Oct 10, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Since 1997's Homogenic, Björk's career peak in this writer's opinion, she has steadily released a new album every three to four years and with each new release, she has yielded fewer and fewer returns. More

Batman: The Dark Knight #1

DC

Written by Paul Jenkins; Art by David Finch

Oct 07, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Wish I could say it was burnout from reading all of DC's New 52 that led me to think that Batman: The Dark Knight #1 was a subpar comic. So I waited a few days, cleared my palate, and tried again. Nope, still bad.  More

Blackhawks #1

DC

Written by Mike Costa; Pencils by Graham Nolan; Inks by Ken Lashley; Cover by Ken Lashley

Oct 07, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Blackhawks #1 is a poorly drawn and written action-military tale with a team focus. There are five main characters introduced here, but the most interesting things about them are their cool code names. More

Oct 07, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

"Endless Summer," the track that gave many music listeners their first taste of the U.K.'s Still Corners when it hit the web last year, exhibits a striking contradiction with its title. While the name evokes images of bright, cloudless skies, and hot sand underfoot, the music itself crackles with the chill of a cool autumn breeze. More

Oct 06, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Jonathan Wilson's debut might earn some comparisons to Bon Iver, but it's most evocative of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, echoing a 1970s, laid back, country/folk/psych vibe. More

Oct 06, 2011 Live Web Exclusive

It's pretty obvious that Peter Hook of Joy Division (and New Order) is cashing in on the immortality of his former group by performing songs from their only two albums, Closer and Unknown Pleasures. In witnessing the emotional multi-aged crowds at either of the nights he performed in Los Angeles—a select number of which are following him on tour—it's clear that few of the fans there cared if avarice was part of the motivation. More

Superman #1

DC

Written by George Pérez; art by Jesús Merino (pencils and inks), Brian Buccellato (colors), George Pérez and Brian Buccellato (cover)

Oct 05, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

With DC's New 52 re-launch the Superman books are shaking things up. In Superman #1 Lois and Clark are no longer together, The Daily Planet has questionable new owners, and Superman faces an alien made of fire.   More

Feist

Metals

Cherrytree/Interscope

Oct 05, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Leslie Feist's first album since 2007's breakout The Reminder feels closer in spirit to 2004's quieter, slower Let It Die. The Reminder's energetic pop doesn't make much of an appearance on Metals, as Feist instead turns to jazz for a musical foundation. More