Nov 25, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

If James Bond were a gamer, you'd have to imagine that high on the list of his choice games would be the slick and sophisticated Forza Motorsport series. More

Nov 24, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Karen O pulls together an "untrained" children's choir, the rest of Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Brian Chase, Nick Zinner), Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age, The Raconteurs), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion, Alaska), and members of Liars, The Dead Weather, Afternoons, Gris Gris, and Services for an entirely successful, all-star soundtrack for Spike Jonze's new film. More

Nov 24, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Camera Obscura's Tracyanne Campbell crooned, "I don't wanna be sad again" in "My Maudlin Career," the set opener of the band's Nov. 22 show at Brooklyn's Music Hall of Williamsburg (and title track of its latest record), but her claim wasn't very convincing. More

Broken Embraces

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar; Starring: Penélope Cruz and Lluís Homar

Nov 23, 2009 Cinema

Pedro Almodóvar and Penélope Cruz have become an unstoppable duo, and Cruz, more than any other of Almodóvar's regular actors, has the versatility to express the incredibly complex sentiments of her director's vision. More

Nov 23, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

While Sweden's been one of the decade's most fertile musical grounds, its singer/songwriters have often gotten the short of end of the stick. Sure, José González gets some press, but how many other guitar-wielding Swedes can you name off the top of your head? More

Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360


Nov 23, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

Initially created as downloadable content for Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST grew into what would become its own game. More

Nov 19, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Rac Shade of the alternate dimension known as Meta has come to Earth under false pretenses, but with a very real goal: to help rid our dimension of a "madness" that's physically and psychically manifesting itself in horrible ways. More

Nov 19, 2009 Music Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

Cold Cave frontman Wesley Eisold exudes a downright clinical detachment in his analysis of relationships throughout his band's debut LP Love Comes Close. It's a compelling push/pull struggle of cerebral analysis versus arm's length emotion, largely devoid of histrionics, yet masterfully articulated by Eisold with sheer poetic clarity that differentiates the act from a litany of '80s electro revivalists. More

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion


Written and drawn by Bill Tucci

Nov 18, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Sgt. Rock: The Lost Battalion collects the six-issue mini series of the same name. Both written and drawn by Bill Tucci, it's a story about iconic DC war character, Sgt. Frank Rock of Pittsburgh, Pa., and his men in Easy Company. But it goes far beyond a typical war comic. More