Sep 28, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

For those of us that fell in love with They Might Be Giants as children (circa 1990's Flood), the duo served as our first introduction to alternative music. Sure, Pearl Jam and others got tagged as alternative, but those of us who spent hours laying in bed poring over those bizarre lyrics and listening to the tapes over and overif you're one of us, you know who you arehad our own little secret about what alternative music really was. More

Sep 28, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

When ex-Beatle George Harrison died in 2001, My Morning Jacket's Jim James was so moved that he recorded these stripped down versions of classic Harrison songs just days after the songwriter's passing. To say these versions, credited to Yim Yames, are mournful is an understatement. More

Spider-Woman (Issue 1)


Written by Brian Michael Bendis; Art by Alex Maleev; Cover by Alex Maleev and Alex Ross

Sep 28, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The debut issue of Spider-Woman is an OK, albeit belated first step. Marvel delayed Jessica Drew's rebooted run to give time for the motion comic adaption to be finished. Originally this comic was meant to be a direct follow-up to the maxiseries Secret Invasion. Instead, we get hazy references to the Skrull Queen inhabiting Drew's body/mind, thus severing her ties with New Avengers. Her "woe is me" drama doesn't come off quite as compelling as five-time Eiser recipient Brian Michael Bendis (House of M, New Avengers) probably intended. More

Sep 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

If you’re not already a convert to the spastic and surreal blend of comedy that Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim concoct, season three may not convince you to hop aboard the crazy bus. It also includes what might be their single best episode, the ’90s “EXTREME”-skewering “Jim and Derrick.” More

Coco Before Chanel

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Anne Fontaine; Starring: Audrey Tautou, BenoƮt Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain and Emanuelle Devos

Sep 25, 2009 Cinema Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

Wide countryside shots, quality acting, and the appeal of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel's early fashions make this French biopic an ease to watch. It's stylish and elegant, like the Chanel label itself. Audrey Tautou, quintessentially French and a timeless screen presence, proves to be an ideal actress to play the legendary designer, channeling Chanel's admirable sophistication throughout the film. More

Sep 25, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Seth Green has carved out an interesting niche for himself with his stop-motion animated series Robot Chicken. Combining his love for all things geek with his TV experience, he’s able to play with his toys and make a living out of it. And when we talk about geeky things, Star Wars is usually at the top of the list. More

Sep 25, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

On its second proper full-length album (discounting 2008's By The Numbers covers collection), The Postmarks have created epic, cinematic, multi-instrumental pop that meets every lofty ambition of its authors while remaining accessible enough to translate to the masses with its beautiful melodies and alluring soundscapes. More

Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Volume 1


Written by Alan Moore; Art by Chris Sprouse

Sep 25, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Alan Moore has earned his place in the pantheon of all-time greatest comics creators. Tom Strong Deluxe Edition Volume 1 collects the first dozen issues of that series, penciled mostly by the more-than-capable Chris Sprouse. More

Sep 24, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

There's more than a fine line between Lost and Heroes, there's a friggin' gulf. But despite its many faults, Heroes is the only sci-fi show in five years that's managed to replicate any level of Lost's success. And so, in an attempt to maintain the viewership they'll lose once Lost ends next spring, ABC has once again churned out another sci-fi serial, this time revolving around the mystery behind the entire world's population blacking out for just over two minutes and flashing forward to six months in the future. More