//MUSIC
Jens Lekman: Life Will See You Now

Jens Lekman

Life Will See You Now

Singer-songwriter Jens Lekman returns with Life Will See You Now, possibly his finest record to date.

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Dutch Uncles: Big Balloon

Dutch Uncles

Big Balloon

Big Balloon’s many highs don’t owe much to either trends or the tried-and-true.

Teen Daze: Themes for Dying Earth

Teen Daze

Themes for Dying Earth

A cold atmosphere and candid words are what make Teen Daze soar on Themes for Dying Earth.

//FILM
//BOOKS
//TV
'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities..."

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'The Santa Clarita Diet' Realizes, We Can Kill People, After All

Drew Barrymore does breezy and ballistic in a narrative-heavy episode.

//CULTURE

Mario Cuomo once said that candidates campaign in poetry then govern in prose; Trump’s utterances, however, might better be characterized as speaking in tongues.

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//GAMES
The Dead Haunt Me in 'Dishonored 2'

The Dead Haunt Me in 'Dishonored 2'

"Not killing one person doesn't make up for killing another. Life and death don't balance out that easily. "

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'Youtubers Life' Asks: Can You Have Much of a Life as a Content Creator?

What The Sims as a dollhouse game has over Youtubers Life is a more robust Soap Opera generator. A little comedy, a little tragedy goes a long way in enjoying a simulated life.

//COMICS

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle.

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//Pop Ten
Decoding Dylan, a Servant of the Text
Bob Dylan’s work proves not only that he's an autodidact, but also that he understands the importance of structure, form, and tradition in both literature and music. Read More
All the Gilmore Girls Come Full Circle in "Fall"
An Overcrowded Episode Shows 'The Blacklist' Is Exhausted
The Sanctity of Endings in 'Dark Souls III'
//Mixed media