Nov 10, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Fresh from their performance on one of the biggest stages at Austin City Limits, The Dodos stepped on to a small stage nestled into a corner of the Rock and Roll Hotel. Large enough to comfortably hold the three-piece setup, which includes a vibraphone and one thrashing Meric Long, the stage remained dwarfed by the sold out crowd pressed up against it. More

Nov 10, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

After the revolutionary OK Computer and Kid A/Amnesiac, Radiohead took a step sideways with Hail to the Thief. The band had refined its sound, and its particular brand of adventurous electronic/organic push/pull. More

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters


Original story by Neil Gaiman; Adaptation, art and cover by P. Craig Russell

Nov 10, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The Sandman: The Dream Hunters is an original graphic novel that adapts Neil Gaiman's text piece of the same name. P. Craig Russell referenced that original story, and the original art by Yoshitaka Amano, to create a more traditional comic narrative. It's an unqualified success. More

Nov 09, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

In the world of Fables, Cinderella is secretly a high-action, kick-ass spy in the service of Fabletown's community of storybook outcasts. This book, written by Chris Roberson and illustrated by Shawn McManus, vaults Cindy into an adventure that's part James Bond, part The Devil Wears Prada, and all Fables. More

Nov 09, 2009 Music Issue #27 Summer 2009 - Jarvis Cocker

Cymbals Eat Guitars make charmingly sloppy rock out of the indie hotbed of Staten Island, New York. At times, vocalist Johnny Ferocious channels Stephen Malkmus ("Cold Spring"), but the band sounds something more like mid-career Modest Mouse or Bright Eyes, creating lots of space to explore and following what would be small touches for another band for a minute or two. More

Nov 06, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Know Better Learn Faster, the sophomore LP from Thao With The Get Down Stay Down, begins with the lively chant of "If this is how you want it, OK, OK" with clapping behind it. It's a perfect intro to this break-up record: a warning to watch out because what's coming next is not going to be pretty. More

Nov 04, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Since we're possibly nearing the end of the DVD/physical media format, studios are emptying their vaults to try to get a last grab of cash before we transition to watching everything with memory implants. And when it comes to comic books and how they occupy a huge chunk of popular culture, no stone is left unturned. This animated 13-episode run of Superman from the late 1980s is an example of something that probably should have been forgotten but has been resurfaced to wrestle dollars from completists. More

DJ Hero Xbox 360/PlayStation 3/Wii

Activision/FreeStyle Games

Nov 04, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

And then entered DJ Hero. After a lackluster showing at E3-where the game was only demoed and was not actually playable to attendees-DJ Hero shatters skeptical expectations and (finally) adds some variety into the music video game genre. More

Nov 04, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

The companion piece to Kid A, Radiohead's Amnesiac is much more than a selection of outtakes or B-sides. Without the single-mindedness of Kid AAmnesiac shows more range, both in terms of emotion and sound. More