Friday Night Lights

DirectTV, The 101 Network, Wednesdays 9pm ET/PT

Oct 28, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Warning: This review is geared toward those who are keeping up with the criminally under-watched Friday Night Lights and contains spoilers for new, but very welcome, converts. More

Colin MacIntyre

Island

Future Gods

Oct 28, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Since the solo work of Colin MacIntyre is by and large an extension of his defunct one-man-band Mull Historical Society, one would think the difference between the two would be minimal. More

Oct 28, 2009 Live

Sometimes, it can be easy to take a concert at face value. A guy comes in with an instrument, plays a few songs, tells a few stories, and then everyone goes out for drinks and small talk. This process of thoughtless artistic consumption becomes significantly more difficult when that artist is Daniel Johnston. More

Antichrist

Studio: IFC Films
Directed by Lars von Trier; Starring: Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg

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

With Antichrist, director Lars von Trier becomes a late entry in the contest against M. Night Shyamalan to see who can fall the farthest the fastest. More

Batman: Monsters

DC

Written by James Robinson, Warren Ellis, and Alan Grant; Art by John Watkiss, John McCrea, and Quique Alcatena

Oct 27, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The quick and dirty critique for DC's very seasonal paperback, Batman: Monsters, is that it's an underwhelming string of fright fiction. The trade collects Legends of the Dark Knight #71-73, 83, 84, 89, and 90 and finds Batman investigating murders that seem to have been perpetrated by a werewolf, fighting bio-engineered soldiers (with a gun!?) and being caught up in a tragic retelling of archfiend Clayface's origin. More

Oct 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Bevan Smith's refreshing fourth full-length as Signer features some of his most refined and accessible recordings to date.These synth-soaked songs are like a few cool drinks on a warm summer afternoon. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

My first Friday show, self-titled magazine and Pop Mart Media's showcase at (Le) Poisson Rouge, was one with very high expectations, as all four artists on the bill had been overly hyped in the weeks leading up to CMJ. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

After spending a couple days going back and forth from Brooklyn to Manhattan, I took it easy on Thursday and planted myself in Williamsburg to save energy for the last two days of CMJ. I stopped by the DFA showcase at Brooklyn Bowl hoping to see YACHT, but left after learning the band wasn't going on until after 11 p.m. More

Oct 26, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Looking back on this week so far, I realized that the majority of the music I've seen has been near one of two extremes: folk, or electronics-fueled rock or pop. London outfit Mumford & Sons, who played Wednesday evening, was no exception (it won't be the last folk band I see this week, either). More