May 18, 2017 Music Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Given John Darnielle's love of death metal, we knew Goths' day would come. What we didn't expect is the canvas to be so pop-forward. Goths is vivid and light on its toes, as it runs the gamut of various "goth" personalities both historical and fictional, showcasing one of Darnielle's greatest carnal sinshis ability to glean color from unexpected places.  More

Wakefield

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Robin Swicord

May 18, 2017 Cinema Issue #60 - Father John Misty

Wakefield is somewhat about suburban malaise, but it’s also about masculine control. More

May 18, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Compiling a best of collection is a tall task for any band. Doing so for a band with an eclectic and shapeshifting sound that has endured through three decades is nearly impossible.  More

May 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Either Norwegian artist Sondre Lerche isn't quite old enough or he refuses to allow youth to be wasted on the proverbial young. Pleasure, Lerche's latest full-length, arrives in full regalia, a dazzling (and dizzying) display of bleeps and bloops, bells and whistles.  More

The Commune

Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

May 17, 2017 Cinema Web Exclusive

The Commune is a severely missed opportunity to explore life in the titular social setting. More

The Frank Sinatra Timex Shows, Vols. 1 & 2

Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment

May 17, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

In 1959, Frank Sinatra was contracted by ABC to host four special one-hour performances, to be released at various times throughout the network season. More

Tampopo

Studio: Criterion

May 17, 2017 DVDs Web Exclusive

Tampopo is a movie with little to no cultural barrier. More

May 17, 2017 Music Web Exclusive

Borrowing from the repetitive minimalism of Philip Glass and the ambient stylings of Brian Eno, Penguin Cafe's Arthur Jeffes carries on the tradition that began with his father's Penguin Cafe Orchestra back in 1976.  More

May 16, 2017 Comic Books Issue #60 - Father John Misty

If you've wondered whether Jeff Lemire will ever create anything less than amazing, the answer is a resounding "no." Five former superheroes and their loyal (female) robot stranded on a farm doesn't sound like engrossing reading, but Lemire's uncanny talent instantly makes Black Hammer a must-read.  More