Oct 09, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

With a dark, more experimental sound and no help from her longtime band The Licks, Terra Incognita (which roughly translates to "uncharted territory") seems an appropriate title for Juliette Lewis' first proper solo album. More

The Damned United

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Directed by Tom Hooper; Starring: Michael Sheen and Timothy Spall

Oct 08, 2009 Cinema Issue #28 Fall 2009 - Monsters of Folk

Directed by Tom Hooper (John Adams) and based on David Peace's fictionalized novel, The Damned United follows English soccer legend Brian Clough's brief but memorable 44 days as the team manager of powerhouse Leeds United in 1974. More

Oct 08, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Regardless of your views on love, marriage—or Michael Cera's status as an indie heartthrob—writing off the Paper Heart soundtrack in its entirety would be like pulling a football away from Charlie Brown as he goes to kick it—heartless, cold... and all too tempting.  More

Oct 07, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

I don't want to dance around my main irritation with this book: It's being presented as a collaboration between noted writer Robert Kirkman (Walking Dead, Invincible, Astounding Wolf-Man) and artist Todd McFarlane. More

Oct 07, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

It's a little insulting to describe a Scarlett Johansson record in movie terms, since by all accounts, she takes the whole thing very seriously. However, Break Up, her second record, feels as pat as a bad romantic comedy, with Yorn miscast as one of the leads.  More

Oct 07, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Since Yo La Tengo is forgoing its usual winter run of eight Hanukkah shows in the band's hometown of Hoboken, N.J., an extra-special close-to-home gig was inevitable while touring for its newest release, Popular Songs (Matador). At New York's Roseland Ballroom on September 25, the Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co. played a pre-show set in the lobby, the rowdy dudes of Atlanta's Black Lips opened in the theater, comedian John Oliver emceed, and concertgoers were treated to a light show by Joshua White and Gary Panter during Yo La Tengo's set. More

Adventureland Blu-ray/DVD

Studio: Miramax

Oct 06, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

The tradition of the hanging-out movie continues with Greg Mottola's Adventureland, which along with his previous effort, Superbad, joins the ranks of films such as Dazed and Confused and American Graffiti in which nothing much happens, but everything happens.  More

Oct 06, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Though Alberta Cross originally hail from London, their Neil Young-inspired vocals, watery guitars, and psychedelic production sound like they could have come tumbling out of Alabama or the hills of L.A.'s Laurel Canyon, efficiently appropriating the darker Southern Rock sound with an added tendency for narrative, dynamic arcs.    More

Oct 06, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

On "I'm A Pilot," the opening track from Fanfarlo's glorious debut LP Reservoir (Atlantic), frontman Simon Balthazar croons, "If I stay in this room, they'll remember me for my youth." The waltz as a whole is about the famed aviator Howard Hughes, who slowly went insane and shut himself in a film-screening room for four months, then disappeared from the public eye. But taken slightly out of context, "I'm A Pilot" very much defines the London-based orchestral pop outfit, who graciously and effortlessly charmed the crowd at a packed Bowery Ballroom on Sept. 21. More