The Realist Cartoons

Fantagraphics

Dec 23, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Throughout the latter part of the twentieth century's, Paul Krassner's satirical magazine The Realist published some of the most lauded and controversial cartoons, lampooning every aspect of American culture.  More

Dec 23, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

On The Dream Synopsis EP, The Last Shadow Puppets deliver a quartet of diverse cover tunes that sidestep their stylistic orchestral rock, framed by a couple of reworked tracks from their 2016-released second album, Everything You've Come to Expect. More

Why Him?

Studio: 20th Century Fox
Directed by John Hamburg

Dec 23, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

A marathon in paternal terror.  More

Peter Mills

The Monkees, Head, and the 60s

Published by Jawbone Press

Dec 21, 2016 Books Web Exclusive

The Monkees, Head, and the 60s examines the Monkees phenomenon and especially the movie Head with a critical, scholarly eye. More

Dec 21, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

I terms of independent music, the cast for Say Yes! is pretty much as close as it gets to all-star: J. Mascis, Waxahatchee, Amanda Palmer, Yuck, and Julien Baker are among those enlisted to tribute one of the most talented songwriters to ever occupy these circles. Sadly, large parts ofSay Yes! feel uninspired and lazy. More

The Autopsy of Jane Doe

Studio: IFC Midnight
Directed by André Ovredal

Dec 21, 2016 Cinema Web Exclusive

Although it frequently traffics in cliché, The Autopsy of Jane Doe is an effective horror film. More

The Games People Play

First Second

Dec 19, 2016 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Writer and artist Box Brown's treatise on Tetris is a real treat. According to Tetris: The Games People Play, Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris' creator, "believed that games were the perfect confluence of humanity and technology. Games model the human experience. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally." More

Dec 19, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Coming straight off of last year's sparse, harrowing, raw Brace the Wave, the new Apocalypse Fetish EP feels like an extension of the mood, vibe, and sound of that excellent, heartfelt, deeply personal LP. More

Dec 16, 2016 Music Web Exclusive

Polyvinyl Plays Polyvinyl celebrates 20 years of label existence by having a number of its artists run free with covers of their labelmates' songs. The result is a stylistic cornucopia made doubly pleasing by the obvious joy and care involved in musicians taking liberties with their peers' creations. More