//MUSIC
Beth Ditto: Fake Sugar

Beth Ditto

Fake Sugar

Former Gossip frontwoman makes a welcome return with her first solo album of pure pop bliss.

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Com Truise: Iteration

Com Truise

Iteration

On his first full-length album in five years, Seth Haley, a.k.a. Com Truise, unleashes his usual battery of vivid retro-synth anthems.

Rancid: Trouble Maker

Rancid

Trouble Maker

Rancid deliver yet another Rancid album, rehashing nearly every facet of their multi-decade career as they rage their way into middle age punkdom.

//BOOKS
Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

Movies Matter in 'Talking Pictures'

Critic Ann Hornaday’s clear-eyed, unpretentious guide to watching cinema is a long overdue call for thoughtful appreciation in our time of media overload.

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//FILM
//TV
'Orphan Black': The Frenetic The Clutch of Greed Features Impersonations, Violence, and Loss

'Orphan Black': The Frenetic "The Clutch of Greed" Features Impersonations, Violence, and Loss

"There’s a lot to unpack, but the show deftly moves things toward a quickly approaching finalé with its signature fast pace."

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The Book of Nora Opens as 'The Leftovers' Draws to a Perfect Close

The story ends with a story, making The Leftovers' experiential sensation one of divine artistic intent.

//CULTURE

A retrospective of Manmohan Desai’s Bollywood classic Amar Akbar Anthony, and the films it has influenced, 40 years on.

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//COMICS
Crushing Adamantium Claws and Other 'Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1'

Crushing Adamantium Claws and Other 'Weapons of Mutant Destruction #1'

"The concept of living weapons in the Marvel Universe will make anyone who has ever had to clean up blood stains roll their eyes."

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Does Mariko Tamaki Think in a Gothic Font?

Mariko Tamaki’s words exist in an in-between state, neither entirely physical nor entirely a free-floating consciousness.

//GAMES

Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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//Pop Ten
Croatia's INMusic Festival to Celebrate 12th Year
Arcade Fire, Alt-J, Kings Of Leon tapped to perform in front of an expected 70,000-strong crowd. Read More
'OKNOTOK' and the Nostalgic Radiohead
Netflix Mystery 'Shimmer Lake' Opens Up a Conversation About the New World of Film
It's All True!: Weston Magazines and Wrestling's "Creative Journalism"

//Mixed media