Oct 19, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

My Brightest Diamond, aka Shara Worden, is anything if not polarizing. More

Man Up

ABC, Tuesdays 8:30/7:30 Central

Oct 18, 2011 TV Web Exclusive

There is something very wrong in a sitcom world when decisions are based on “What would Tobey Maguire do?”  More

Real Estate

Days

Domino

Oct 18, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

On their second full-length, New Jersey’s Real Estate put their sunny harmonies and shimmering guitars on a larger stage. More

Oct 17, 2011 Live

The Louisville Palace is covered with ornate sculpture, and when you look up at the ceiling, you are immersed in a replica of the night sky, glowing stars shining down on the crowd. Yet when Fleet Foxes took the stage, their three- and four-part harmonies danced through their performance like rays of sunshine.  More

Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising, 1870s–1940s

Fantagraphics

Editors: Rick Marschall and Warren Bernard

Oct 17, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Comics are typically something with which we delve into a realm of fantasy or other fiction, but the appeal of Drawing Power: A Compendium of Cartoon Advertising, 1870s–1940s is that the archive of comics were all used in the very real realm of hawking products. More

Oct 17, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

For some, the needle of inspiration seems to be dropped in a particular era of their lives. Like filmmaker John Hughes, or author Maurice Sendak before him, 30-year-old Anthony Gonzalez seems perpetually obsessed with his childhood. More

Oct 14, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Bedroom pop benefits most from the portability and quality possible from modern technology. Its intimacy is also made for the close listening of headphones; there’s a real connection possible that other genres are either not capable of or have no interest in. Straining to make out the lyrics of Trevor Powers on his full-length Youth Lagoon debut ties the listener closely to Powers and his yearning vocals while revealing The Year of Hibernation’s many, many pleasures. More

Penguin: Pain and Prejudice (#1 of 5)

DC

Written by Gregg Hurwitz; Art and cover by Szymon Kudranski

Oct 13, 2011 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot (aka The Penguin) is one of Batman's more interesting rogues. He deserves a five-issue miniseries to delve into his origin story and the inner machinations of his shadowy criminal underworld.  More

Oct 13, 2011 Music Web Exclusive

Screaming Trees hit the studio to record one last batch of songs in 1998 and 1999, before breaking up in 2000. Last Words showcases those long-lost recordings, and they stand up to the band's best. This release supposedly does not foreshadow any sort of reunion, but, if only for one album, it's good to have Screaming Trees back again. More