Wii/Next Level

Jun 30, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

Punch-Out!! is back and on the Nintendo Wii, and after being out of the ring for 15 years, it’s better than ever! Little Mac is ready to rumble against all those international stereotypes you remember so fondly. You’re going to need to dust off the old strategies of dodging, blocking, and face- and gut- punching to make your way to the title bout. More

Jun 30, 2009 Music Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

White Rabbits not only avoid the sophomore slump, they build on the success of their debut, Fort Nightly. With Spoon's Britt Daniel at the helm, White Rabbits tighten the reins on their percussive sound over the course of ten lean and muscular tracks. More

Jun 29, 2009 Live

Thursday June 25th at seven p.m., I saw Michael Jackson on the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. across from the Troubadour. We didn’t exchange pleasantries. To be honest, clutching a withered “I love you” balloon, single tear streaking out of his left eye; he looked like he’d had a hard day. Even for an Amanda Palmer concert—a place where marauding punks, theater geeks, and other characters that would make my mother nervous, flock to with almost a religious fervor—it was weird. More


HBO, Sundays 10/9 Central

Jun 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

What do you do when you are not a high school jock anymore? When your university scholarship is over? When your career in the major leagues stalls due to an injury? You go back to said high school as a teacher/ coach, and start up a sideline career as a man-whore. What else? More

Jun 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

In the same tasteless fashion in which they made their name, the artwork for Cover the Earth! features Tesco Vee and a new crop of Meatmen masturbating over a globe. Cover the Earth! (a covers album, duh) is The Meatmen’s first recorded material in 12 years. More

Jun 26, 2009 Music Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Although their previous effort, Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, was an admirable showcase of Anita Robinson's guitar-shredding psychedelic rock assault, the album itself worked like most Viva Voce releases: an unfocused mishmash of styles simultaneously shot out of a cannon onto a canvas Jackson Pollock- style. Husband and wife duo Kevin and Anita Robinson's habit of throwing in everything and the kitchen sink (with varied results) is something Viva Voce has been slowly shedding with each successive release.  More

Day 6: Los Angeles Film Festival

Studio: Film Independent

Jun 25, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Dear Lemon Lima takes an offbeat yet compassionate look at heartbreak and identity discovery at the onset of teenagehood. More

Jun 25, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

These days Neil Young has taken to releasing albums whenever and however frequently he chooses. Goodness knows, he's earned the right. In a career that is creeping up on five decades, Young has firmly established himself as the ultimate artist and a cornerstone of rock and roll, perhaps second only to Bob Dylan in terms of artistic integrity, songwriting excellence, and continued musical and cultural relevance. More

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Studio: DreamWorks/Paramount
Directed by Michael Bay; Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro

Jun 24, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

When filmmakers turn to the work of, say, H.G. Wells or Daphne du Maurier as source material, it doesn’t guarantee that their stories will produce exciting, compelling films, but when your inspiration is Hasbro, are you really giving yourself a chance? More