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Tuesday, February 17 2015

Fable Cry - “Onion Grin” (audio) (Premiere)

For a bleak yet wildly fun cabaret tale that mishmashes the styles of Gogol Bordello and Danny Elfman, Fable Cry's "Onion Grin" will do just the trick.

Thursday, August 21 2014

‘Transcendence’ Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

Monday, February 10 2014

What Does the Success of ‘Sharknado’ Reveal About Social Media?

In 2013, Syfy's Sharknado became a trending topic on Twitter and a pop culture phenomenon. Here's why none of it matters.

Friday, July 19 2013

Camera Obscura + Belle and Sebastian - 11-12 July 2013

Two of Glasgow's finest bands tour the U.S.

Thursday, November 3 2011

She & Him: A Very She & Him Christmas

It’s not often that a Christmas album isn’t simply overlooked as "just another gimmick", but this one may change your mind.

Tuesday, August 23 2011

Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays

Part two of a primetime look at what the major networks will be offering us, with predictions on what will stick and what will flop.

Monday, August 8 2011

100 Essential Directors - Tim Burton

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Thursday, August 4 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.

Monday, August 1 2011

TV Highpoints and Lowpoints of 2010-2011… Number 6

There was both good and bad news for the so-called geek and nerd audience, as Fringe survived its move to Friday night, but they were left with no Space Opera with the cancellation of Caprica and Stargate Universe.

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The Year in TV: July 2010 (Mixed Media) [25.Feb.11]
Super Spots or Big Blunders (Short Ends and Leader) [8.Feb.11]
The Year in TV: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [10.Dec.10]
Tim Burton’s Secret Formula (video) (Mixed Media) [3.Mar.10]
Tim Burton’s Tragic Toys for Girls and Boys (Consuming Consumables) [18.Dec.09]
SpongeBob SquarePants: The First 100 Episodes (Consuming Consumables) [14.Dec.09]
(500) Days of Summer—The Music (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.09]
Summer of Same: July 2009 (Features) [28.Apr.09]
Yes Man (Reviews) [19.Dec.08]
‘Yes’ is Better Premise than Product (Short Ends and Leader) [18.Dec.08]
Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008 (Features) [11.Sep.08]
Mess Hysteria: The Happening vs. The Signal (Short Ends and Leader) [11.Jun.08]
Abandon (2002) (Reviews) [25.Jul.07]
Surfs Up (2007) (Reviews) [8.Jun.07]
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