Craft Spells


Captured Tracks

Jun 11, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

After a couple long years of quietude, Craft Spells (the songwriting vehicle of dream pop scholar Justin Vallesteros) reemerge with Nausea. The album shares a name with a Sartre novel about existential angst. More

Jun 10, 2014 Live

In its third year on Randall’s Island, New York’s Governors Ball—named for its previous setting, on Governors Island—seems to have finally found steady footing. More

Witching and Bitching

Studio: IFC Midnight
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia

Jun 10, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Alex de la Iglesia’s horror-comedy Witching and Bitching lives up to the silliness of its title. More

Jun 10, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Up to this point, just about every new release from The Fresh & Onlys has offered us the singularly bittersweet pleasure of greeting new, unexpected sonic gestures while melancholically waving goodbye to certain tics we've grown fond of. It was a peculiarly rewarding give-and-take, with each successive album and EP betraying glimmers of The Onlys' prior recorded lives, yet bravely looking onward. More

Jun 09, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

[Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen the latest episode of Game of Thrones, "The Watchers on the Wall," then read no further.]

The Game of Thrones producers sure pulled a risky stunt by extending last week's cliffhanger over one more week, but minutes into "The Watchers on the Wall" and Tyrion's fate is the last thing on anyone's mind. More


Studio: Outsider Pictures
Directed by Amat Escalante

Jun 09, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Drug-related killings in Mexico are daily news in the Americas, and Heli is a unique, at times difficult, look at how the violence affects every-day people. More

Jun 09, 2014 Books Web Exclusive

The Good Inn, the collaborative work of Pixies frontman Black Francis and writer Josh Frank, is the part-fact, part-fiction tale of Soldier Boy and how he finds himself the star of the first narrative pornographic film.


Jun 09, 2014 Music Issue #50 - June/July 2014 - Future Islands

For the last couple of years, Oxford-via-London quartet Glass Animals has wooed listeners with a steady stream of singles and remixes. "Psylla" and "Black Mambo" exhibited a sound somewhere between the dark, enveloping trip-hop of Massive Attack and weirdo groove-makers Alt-J. More

Jun 07, 2014 Live

A significant amount of ink has been spilt (and digital real estate allocated) to breaking down Jungle’s retro influences. It isn’t without merit.  More