Mar 27, 2015 Live Web Exclusive

SXSW 2015 had a more scaled back vibe than recent years. After SXSW 2014's tragic deaths due to a car slamming into a crowd of attendees and last year's over-capacity issues, as well as charges in recent years that the conference was becoming too commercialized and overtaken by huge artists, 2015 seemed like a breath-catching year. More

Mar 27, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Screaming Females inevitably get compared to Sleater-Kinney. Both are power trios, both play loud, simple indie rock, and both are led by women who absolutely wail.  More

Backcountry

Studio: IFC Midnight
Written and Directed by Adam MacDonald

Mar 27, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Primed for a weekend of hiking and camping, Jenn and Alex set off into the Canadian wilds, only to find themselves stalked by a predatory black bear. More

Pelican

The Cliff EP

Southern Lord

Mar 26, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Given three remixes here, "The Cliff" began as an instrumental track on Pelican's 2013 post-metal must-have, Forever BecomingMore

While We’re Young

Studio: A24
Directed by Noah Baumbach

Mar 26, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Josh (Ben Stiller) and Cornelia (Naomi Watts) are a fortysomething couple caught between two stages of adulthood. More

Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly

TDE/Aftermath/Interscope

Mar 25, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

Kendrick Lamar is not reluctant when it comes to being the voice of a generation. He may sound conflicted about his actions on record—insecure, remorseful, angry, pensive, probing—but he doesn't shirk the responsibility that comes with the power he has over his listeners. More

White God

Studio: Magnolia
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó

Mar 25, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Milo and Otis by way of The Birds by way of I Spit On Your Grave. More

Fishboy

An Elephant

Self-Released

Mar 24, 2015 Music Web Exclusive

And you thought a concept album about a deaf, dumb, and blind pinball player was silly. Well, get this: a pop-rock opera about the elephant that was publicly electrocuted by Thomas Edison's Edison Manufacturing Company in 1903, in part to demonstrate the dangers of alternating current. More

Serena

Studio: Magnolia
Directed by Susanne Bier

Mar 24, 2015 Cinema Web Exclusive

Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence are back on screen together again for a third go-around. More