Adult Jazz

Gist Is

Spare Thought

Aug 13, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Let's get this out of the way right at the beginning; Adult Jazz sound like the prodigy child of Dirty Projectors and alt-J. But that's not enough. Their album, Gist Is, is a meticulously-produced contender for most surprising debut in recent memory. They deserve every bit of praise heaped upon them thus far. Simply put, Gist Is really is that good.

The Giver

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Directed by Phillip Noyce

Aug 12, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

Author Lois Lowry’s prize-winning young adult book hasn’t made a smooth translation to the silver screen. More

Aug 12, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

Within the first minute of album opener, "How About I Be Me?" Sinéad O'Connor presents us with the thesis of I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss. "I want to be a real, full woman," she tells us, delineating the architecture of her feminism over the rest of that track and the rest of the album, a thoughtful and poignant statement on a woman negotiating the paradox of her power and fragility. More

Aug 11, 2014 Live

Øya Festival kicked off the opening night of their 2014 event with a club night featuring Norwegian artists. More

Childhood

Lacuna

House Anxiety/Marathon Artists

Aug 11, 2014 Music Web Exclusive

The appearance of Childhood's Lacuna from across the pond in London may be the ultimate proof we needed to instate "Captured Tracksy" as an actual genre of music.  More

Outlander

Starz, Saturdays 9 p.m.

Aug 09, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

World War Two, which kept Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and her husband Farank (Tobias Menzies) apart for five years, has just ended. To get reacquainted with one another after such a prolonged separation, the Randalls take a second honeymoon from their English home to Scotland. More

The Knick

Cinemax, Fridays 10 p.m.

Aug 08, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Television was once the least of the visual mediums. After film, even after comics, the best-funded serial dramas were once blandly photographed affairs, stories dispensed by cameras ignorant of subtext, a technically modest and utterly utilitarian take on their cinematic cousins. More

The Dog

Studio: Drafthouse Films
Directed by Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren

Aug 08, 2014 Cinema Web Exclusive

John Wojtowicz's story was just crazy enough for the national press and for Hollywood to take notice, culminating in the 1975 production of the Academy-award winning film Dog Day Afternoon. More