Nov 13, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

The appeal of Unknown Mortal Orchestraessentially the project of singer/songwriter Ruban Nielsonis largely his expertise as a chemist; on the LP II earlier this year he showed off his ability to use a range of sounds, styles, and influences as elements to cook up a very decent album. More

Nov 12, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Some Things Never Stay the Same is the self-described "self-indulgent sophomore album" from this musical comedy duo. Tim Heidecker is better known for his television work as one half of the madmen behind such concentrated TV weirdness as Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Tom Goes to the Mayor. More

Dear Mr. Watterson

Studio: Fingerprint Films
Directed by Joel Allen Schroeder

Nov 12, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

On December 31, 1995, when Universal Press Syndicate published the final strip of his beloved Calvin & Hobbes, Bill Watterson became the J.D. Salinger of the comic world.  More

Nov 12, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

"I've got somethin' to say/But it's all vanity," sings Scott Avett on "Vanity." While that may be the case in another context, it's certainly not true of any of the 11 songs on this outstanding release. More

Wooden Shjips

Back to Land

Thrill Jockey

Nov 11, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Ripley Johnson and Omar Ahsanuddin of Wooden Shjips recently abandoned San Francisco for more Oregonian pastures. Their latest, therefore, is 50% more donut and 50% less burrito. More

Birth of the Living Dead

Studio: First Run Features
Directed by Rob Kuhns

Nov 11, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

Rob Kuhns’ documentary is the first feature-length exploration of the fascinating production and astounding impact of George A. Romero’s 1968 indie horror classic, Night of the Living Dead. More

Danny Brown


Fool's Gold

Nov 11, 2013 Music Web Exclusive

Old may not be the most easily digestible album you'll hear this year, but if you're willing to take the trip, you'll find its unwavering eccentricity is matched only by its creative genius. More

Nov 08, 2013 Books Web Exclusive

One would think that a 550-page book documenting just three years in any band's career would be insufferably tedious and mind-numbingly detailed. But this is KISS we're talking about. More

The Visitor

Studio: Drafthouse Films
Directed by Michael J. Paradise

Nov 08, 2013 Cinema Web Exclusive

It’s far from the cerebral fare it was meant to be, but for fans of foreign knock-offs and impressively weird b-movies, The Visitor is a must-see. More