Sep 30, 2010 Live Web Exclusive

Phoenix kicked off the mild-weather evening with their most recognizable song, "Lisztomania"-accompanied vociferously by the 17,000-strong crowd who drowned out vocalist Thomas Mars' spirited, if nervous, performance. More

The Simpsons: The Complete Thirteenth Season DVD/Blu-ray

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Sep 30, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

Most longtime fans of The Simpsons believe the show is past its prime after being on the air for 22 seasons. Haziness comes when the topic of "when" the decline started comes up. All things considered, season 13 is a tipping point that can't be ignored. More

Sep 30, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

With at least a half-dozen "best of" compilations dedicated to collecting Dick Dale's red hot guitar licks, do we need another? Probably not, but I certainly welcome any chance to reacquaint myself with one of the most incredible and influential guitarists of all time. More


Best Friends?


Sep 29, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

With its fourth album, Brad continues to be an under-appreciated band. Perhaps Best Friends? will change that. More

Sep 28, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

On a day that hundreds of people walked past junkies in a New York park and barely registered their presence, David Cross may have been the only one to see the humor in the heroin-enhanced citizens' determined ability to remain upright at all times. More

Sep 28, 2010 Books Web Exclusive

Little Girl Blue is the tragic story of Karen Carpenter's life, showing the heartache behind the wholesome, loving songs. More

Sep 27, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

When we first meet the Powells, their familial foundation is crumbling. After 16 years of marriage, Jim and Stephanie’s relationship is on the rocks. That changes with an impulsive trip to Brazil, and a plane crash into a phosphorescent Amazon River. More

Sep 24, 2010 TV Web Exclusive

The funniest show on television returns for a second season in an entirely new place: The return of Kenny Powers opens with the former major league pitcher in Mexico, having run away from the woman of his dreams.Eastbound creators Jody Hill, Ben Best, and Danny McBride have found some new magic south of the border, and they let Powers enjoy all the drugs, booze, and racism he can possibly stomach, then let him puke and rally for more. More



Thrill Jockey

Sep 24, 2010 Music Web Exclusive

The music of Oval seems constructed to be wildly polarizing to its listeners. Fans will likely consider Oval’s new two-disc O to be their magnum opus, while others might label a full run-through to be a maddening endurance test.