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

Nov 03, 2009 Video Games Web Exclusive

Although it received the lion's share of music game hype, The Beatles: Rock Band is not the only big-name rhythm title around. Guitar Hero started this trend and has debuted its latest. More

Nov 03, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Cymbals Eat Guitars come to this performance on the heels of a rather successful debut. Why There Are Mountains was met with praise from several prestigious voices in the pop scene, including this very rag. And to be fair, I came to this performance with rather high expectations. More

Nov 03, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Capitol gives Radiohead the reissue treatment on Kid A, Amnesiac, and Hail to the Thief, which should come as no surprise given the band's stature and the current state of the music industry. There's no question that this is a money grab, but whether it's one that benefits the consumer depends on what they've found in the vaults to bolster albums that most people already own and don't have much to gain from remastering or remixing. More

Nov 03, 2009 TV Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

V was a beloved '80s miniseries and series about an alien race that comes to Earth preaching peace but hiding darker motives (and lizard-like bodies under their fake human skin). ABC's remake is faithful in premise and slicker in presentation. More

Nov 03, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

After having covered the last two seasons of The Shield on DVD, what's left to say about the show that put basic cable network FX on the map? Well, if you haven't seen the show or are looking to add the entire collection to your library, you're in for a gritty treat. More

Nov 03, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Alfred Hitchcock's sensationally entertaining North by Northwest is 50 years old, and to celebrate, Warner Brothers has dumped over a million dollars into a flawless restoration that makes the film look as though it were released just last week. More

Nov 02, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Seven years after So Tough, and nearly a decade into their career, Saint Etienne released 2000's Sound of Water—a timeless synthesis of their acid house, electronic, and pop influences. While So Tough’s recent reissue sparkled with the wit and candor of a youth spent frolicking to 1960s Britpop, Sound of Water is a quieter affair—a master class in aging with grace.  More

Nov 02, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

UCLA's Royce Hall is a beautiful little venue. Ornately decorated, acoustically lush and comfortable in size, the theater lends itself well to all manner of performances. And on October 19th, Portland's The Decemberists brought their fun blur of theater and rock show to the hall. More