Jul 13, 2012 Live Web Exclusive

Randall's Island, situated in the East River just between Queens and The Bronx, was at one time home to an asylum, an orphanage, a potter's field, a juvenile reform school, and a rest home for Civil War vets. Now joined with nearby Ward's Island by landfill, it's the site of picturesque parks, the Icahn track stadium, various public facilities and athletic fields, and the 2012 Governor's Ball. More

Jul 13, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

We've long since forgiven Mission of Burma for their 19-year hiatus; if you wanted to make the argument that Burma 2.0 is an even better band than the first go-round, you probably won't be instantly dismissed as crazy. More

Batman: Earth One

DC Comics

Writer: Geoff Johns; Artist: Gary Frank

Jul 12, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Batman: Earth One is a graphic novel seeking to recast the iconic character's origin for a new generation of readers, courtesy of star writer Geoff Johns and star artist Gary Frank. But with so many iconic tellings of an iconic origin story, we have to wonder exactly who this book is for. More



Rough Trade

Jul 12, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

If you were a fan of The Morning Benders, you will not recognize the band's first album since their name change, the self-titled POP ETC. Earlier this year, the band announced a name changethey discovered "morning benders" is a homophobic slur in the U.K., so, admirably, they traded brand awareness for a non-offensive name, POP ETC. More

Jul 11, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

On Slaughterhouse, San Francisco garage wunderkind Ty Segall steps into the studio with his touring bandMikal Cronin, Charlie Moothart, and Emily Rose Epsteinwith the fuzz pedals set to stun. (As opposed to stepping into the studio with White Fence for an earlier 2012 full-length, or for the upcoming solo release later this year, or...)


La Haine DVD/Blu-ray

Studio: Criterion

Jul 10, 2012 DVDs Issue #41 - Yeasayer

Mathieu Kassovitz's gritty, documentary-like second film is a powerful comment on class and racial disparity set in and around a Parisian banlieue-high-rise housing projects-during the aftermath of a riot. More

Jul 10, 2012 Books Issue #41 - Yeasayer

Stephen Dixon has a gift for revealing mundane environments as vibrant social microcosms. With that, it seems almost apropos that Dixon's flown under the radar commercially for decades, though he's always garnered respect in literary circles. More

Jul 10, 2012 Music Web Exclusive

Call it puppy rock: that unexpected bevy of warm feelings that makes an otherwise glam musician pump out an album full of love songs. But for George Lewis, Jr. (aka the sole proprietor of Twin Shadow), romance has taken a sharp left turn, leaving him with 10 tracks of sheep-in-wolf's-clothing love(ish) songs. More


Drawn & Quarterly

By Kevin Huizenga

Jul 09, 2012 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Gloriana sees Kevin Huizenga playing with time, sequence, and imagination in a manner that defines his storytelling voice and separates him from the crowd. More