Sep 09, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Once you get past Glee’s uneven pilot, the real heart of the show starts to reveal itself with its next two episodes. What saved the hiccupping start were the musical interludes that were so jaw-dropping the rest of the story took a backseat. More

Crank 2: High Voltage DVD

Studio: Lionsgate

Sep 08, 2009 DVDs Web Exclusive

Fuck you Chelios! More

Sep 08, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

Reverie Sound Revue’s eponymous full-length has been a long time coming. Formed in 2002, the Canadian quintet released a self-titled EP in 2003 to critical acclaim… and then, for all practical purposes, vanished. Now they’re back, with indie cred to spare. More

Sep 08, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

The new Melrose Place falls somewhere between the yawn-fest the original started out as, and the backstab-fest it turned into after the network realized being pretty wasn't enough to propel a show. More

Tasty Bullet

Image/Shadowline

Story by Jonathan Vankin and Arnold Pander, art by Arnold Pander

Sep 04, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

The title of Tasty Bullet refers to a product, an addictive energy drink in a bullet-shaped can, for which the protagonist is a pitch girl/stuntwoman. It would probably make a great movie. Hot girls, short skirts, dangerous love, corrupt corporations, and action aplenty. But I'm not sure it makes for a great comic. More

The Antlers

Hospice

Frenchkiss

Sep 04, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

While it may not be the only way, one manner in which great songs are created is necessity. In other words, the songwriter is compelled to write a song or songs, not by their record company or market forces, but inspired by a new love or heartbreak, or sometimes tragedy. Peter Silberman's songs that populate The Antler's Hospice are just such a batch. More

Sep 03, 2009 Live Web Exclusive

Perhaps it's best to think of Dungen and Woods as jam bands for people with higher standardsthey both hit the same '60's-inspired notes as many jammy Bonnaroo mainstays, but back it up with substance and a sense of history. More

Sweet Tooth (Issues 1 and 2)

DC/Vertigo

Written and drawn by Jeff Lemire

Sep 03, 2009 Comic Books Web Exclusive

Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth, a new ongoing series from Vertigo, focuses on Gus. He's a sweet-natured young boy who's grown up in isolation, living off the land in a small cabin, with only his father for company. Gus happens to be a human-animal hybrid. He's part deer. More

Sep 03, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

The most striking aspect of Things to Come is the intricate interplay between the Pakistani-American guitarist and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa. The duo dances tightly throughout the record, working in tandem, Mahanthappa smoothing Abbasi's prickly licks, even when they sound like they're both making it all up on the spot. More