Aug 24, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Many children of the '80s and earlier no doubt read the comic strips in their parents' Sunday newspapers. Most of the strips were mildly amusing at best (with the exception of The Far Side and a couple of others) and some were downright lame (Family Circus, anyone?). Sometimes there would be a Spider-Man or Superman strip that was tailored more for a mainstream audience than the diehard comic book fan. With Wednesday Comics, DC has reinvented and revitalized the comic strip. More

Aug 24, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

The Low Anthem's Oh My God, Charlie Darwin might begin with hollowed, harmonized croons fronted by a stunning falsetto in the opener "Charlie Darwin," but don't be fooled: By the fourth track, "The Horizon is a Beltway," the Providence-based trio is knee deep in gravelly vocals, roaring harmonica runs, and shouted choruses.  More

Aug 24, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Whereas most of the main characters on teen dramas like The O.C. or Beverly Hills, 90210 seem to be pure of heart but, like most real-life teenagers, prone to mistakes, the Gossip Girl group doesn't have the same set of morals. This is the show's stroke of genius, and what makes it the most fun to be found in primetime television. More

Inglourious Basterds

Studio: The Weinstein Company
Written and Directed by Quentin Tarantino; Starring Brad Pitt, Christopher Waltz, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, B.J. Novak, Mike Meyers, Mélanie Laurent, and Michael Fassbender

Aug 21, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Quentin Tarantino never met a genre he didn't like, and nearly every movie he's made thus far has been his own reworking of that specific style of film, whether it's Reservoir Dogs' heist film, Jackie Brown's blaxploitation or Death Proof's car chase movie. So in that spirit, it's best to think of Inglourious Basterds as his foreign-language WWII Spaghetti Western. More

Love Is All

Last Choice EP

What’s Your Rupture?

Aug 21, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

This quickie pairs "Last Choice," one of the finer moments from Love Is All's last full-length A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night, with five new tunes. Wyatt Cusick, who recorded the full-length, is also at the boards on the new songs, helping ensure the reverb-laden, raw garage attack that makes Love Is All's punked-up pop tunes work so well. More

Red Herring (Issue 1)

WildStorm/DC

Written by David Tischman; Art by Phillip Bond and David Hahn

Aug 21, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The comical sci-fi miniseries is written by David Tischman (Bite Club, Greatest Hits), with art by Philip Bond (Grant Morrison's Kill Your Boyfriend, Vimanarama) and David Hahn (Fables, Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four). More

Aug 20, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Björk fans would be wise to clear room off of their shelves as another multi-platform collection from Iceland’s favorite pixie has been released. Voltaic is a gathering of material spawned from the release of the artist’s seventh full-length album, Volta. The centerpiece is a live album that features recordings from tour dates in Paris and Reykjavik. More

Aug 20, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Since DC Comics has a habit of recycling its old characters, concepts, and titles, it might be hard to leave preconceived notions at the door when you dig into El Diablo: The Haunted Horseman, a trade collecting the six-issue miniseries from 2008. After all, the original character, Lazarus Lane, was an Old West-based, Zorro-esque character, that originated in the '70s. Then there was a fine, if not especially popular, El Diablo series launched in the late '80s, featuring a non-powered mystery man in a small Texas town. In 2001, Brian Azzarello's El Diablo was a fantastic and creepy western with horror overtones. The latest version owes something to all of these, yet is not precisely like any of them. More

Aug 20, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Fans get a known quantity with each new Sunn O))) record. Bowel-rumbling, droning guitars that plod along like continental plates; the official duo of Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley accompanied by a rotating cast of guest stars; a dependable amount of experimentation in the recording process; and so on. More