Monday, July 23 2012
Attending the various panels in Hall H at Comic Con can require a lot of planning and may take up your whole day.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Among Joss Whedon's greatest contributions to television has been the continual use of the Body Count, the willingness to kill off recurring characters in order to ratchet up the narrative tension and create a sense of danger.
Monday, April 11 2011
Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods has been as star-crossed as a show can be. Although Goddard and Whedon had finished principle filming, MGM requested a year delay to convert the film to 3D, and then promptly went bankrupt.
Thursday, January 6 2011
Secret, usually evil, plots dominated TV drama in 2010, from Lost, Rubicon, and Persons Unknown to 24, V, Flashforward, and Terriers.
Tuesday, October 20 2009
Between the Internet, DVRs, and DVDs, television viewers have been almost completely freed from the vagaries of network scheduling. We can watch our favorite shows whenever we want.
Tuesday, January 27 2015
The heavy riffs, dynamic contrasts, and general atmosphere make this album an enjoyable listen, but it lacks the musical stickiness that makes the songs linger after it ends.
Wednesday, January 14 2015
A guitar, a bass, and a couple girls who sing in unison, but not quite. It's an unusual setup that works because of the emotionally honest lyrics.
Monday, January 12 2015
Entertaining '90s geek-rock throwback features off-kilter but catchy guitar riffs and songs about Wile E. Coyote and Absinthe-fueled trips to outer space.
Tuesday, January 6 2015
If the term "punk rock cabaret" doesn't grab you, maybe the strong storytelling and creative musical arrangements will.
Monday, November 24 2014
Working in Iceland pays off for the Oscar-winning piano player from Once, who takes a major sonic step forward on her second album.
Monday, July 9 2012
The biggest pop culture gathering in North America kicks off Wednesday night. How has Comic-Con responded to last year's problems, and what are the most interesting events taking place at this year's show?
Wednesday, December 14 2011
This week we presented our Best 75 Albums of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Sunday, December 4 2011
Today we presented our Best 75 Songs of 2011. Here are several more just bubbling under the top 75...
Wednesday, July 20 2011
Grading the upcoming Comic-Con, from who's in attendance to who decided to stay behind...
Wednesday, June 22 2011
We stuck around for the whole season, got our hopes up when things improved in the last few episodes, and this is the way it ends? Ugh. Spoilers abound, of course.