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Jun 27, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

In the same tasteless fashion in which they made their name, the artwork for Cover the Earth! features Tesco Vee and a new crop of Meatmen masturbating over a globe. Cover the Earth! (a covers album, duh) is The Meatmen’s first recorded material in 12 years. More

Jun 26, 2009 Music Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Although their previous effort, Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, was an admirable showcase of Anita Robinson's guitar-shredding psychedelic rock assault, the album itself worked like most Viva Voce releases: an unfocused mishmash of styles simultaneously shot out of a cannon onto a canvas Jackson Pollock- style. Husband and wife duo Kevin and Anita Robinson's habit of throwing in everything and the kitchen sink (with varied results) is something Viva Voce has been slowly shedding with each successive release.  More

Day 6: Los Angeles Film Festival

Studio: Film Independent

Jun 25, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

Dear Lemon Lima takes an offbeat yet compassionate look at heartbreak and identity discovery at the onset of teenagehood. More

Jun 25, 2009 Music Web Exclusive

These days Neil Young has taken to releasing albums whenever and however frequently he chooses. Goodness knows, he's earned the right. In a career that is creeping up on five decades, Young has firmly established himself as the ultimate artist and a cornerstone of rock and roll, perhaps second only to Bob Dylan in terms of artistic integrity, songwriting excellence, and continued musical and cultural relevance. More

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Studio: DreamWorks/Paramount
Directed by Michael Bay; Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox and John Turturro

Jun 24, 2009 Cinema Web Exclusive

When filmmakers turn to the work of, say, H.G. Wells or Daphne du Maurier as source material, it doesn’t guarantee that their stories will produce exciting, compelling films, but when your inspiration is Hasbro, are you really giving yourself a chance? More

Moon Nintendo DS

Renegade Kid/Mastiff

Jun 24, 2009 Video Games Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

Until recently, first-person shooter games on the DS have been pretty limited. Metroid Prime Hunters and Goldeneye: Rogue Agent had much better regular console games to live up to, but Moon is an original title that has old-school charm and fun to spare. More

Jun 24, 2009 Music Issue #26 Spring 2009 - Bat For Lashes

As anticipation for Veckatimest built to a fever pitch in early March—Radiohead's ateaseweb.com message board filled with literally thousands of conjectures—Fleet Foxes' frontman Robin Pecknold brazenly declared it to be the best record of the '00s, all this more than a full two months before the record's official release date. Hyperbole cast aside, Veckatimest is certainly Grizzly Bear's magnum opus, a quantum leap over 2006's excellent Yellow House, and a damn strong contender for the best album of 2009 at this early juncture. More

Jun 23, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Generation Kill is the fact that David Simon and Ed Burns made this revealing miniseries concurrently with the last season of The Wire, and both are great. Based on Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright’s 2004 book chronicling his time with the Marines during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the 7-episode series shows us a side of war that we don’t often see. More

Jun 23, 2009 TV Web Exclusive

HBO’s big, blustery miniseries adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough’s biography of Founding Father John Adams has arrived on Blu-ray. The already impressive miniseries looks incredible in high definition; its stunning production values shining brightly, as do the award-winning performances by Paul Giamatti (as Adams) and Laura Linney as his wife Abigail Adams. More