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by G. Christopher Williams

30 Jun 2010


Team Edward or Team Jacob?  Now you can decide for yourself with the interactive version of The Twilight Saga: Eclipse.

This “game” is brought to you by Beni and Rafi Fine with animation by the master of 8-bit farce, Doctor Octoroc (whose “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Game” took YouTube by storm just a few short months ago). 

The gags are obvious, but, hey, the source material is just asking for it. Frankly, with the marketing of Twilight as an experience for the ladies that is all about choosing your kind of “man” to get interactive with (is your flavor of masculinity the sexy, but platonic delight of the undead or the growl inducing, uber-ripped beast man?), this only seems fair.

by Sean McCarthy

30 Jun 2010


Not much needs to be said for this one. The book series has sold 400 million. The movies have raked in more than five billion worldwide. If The Order of the Phoenix could be pared down to one book, chances are Deathly Hallows could have done fine with a three-hour run time. Lots of orchestration, lots of shots with Harry and Voldemort and lots of talk about the movie being part of a generation-defining event. Ladies and gentlemen, the likely box office champ of 2010.

by Maria Schurr

30 Jun 2010


At this past weekend’s Glastonbury Festival, Colombian pop sensation Shakira revealed that she too was a fan of the much revered indie wunderkinds the xx. She then launched into a cover of “Islands”, a highlight from the band’s self-titled 2009 debut. Although less intimate than the original, Shakira has managed to amplify the tremendous pop sensibilities embedded beneath Romy Madley Croft’s and Oliver Sim’s hushed coos. And, as great as the xx are, it’s probably safe to say that Shakira can cut a rug better.

by J.M. Suarez

30 Jun 2010


The first video from Pernice Brothers’ latest release, Goodbye, Killer, “Jacqueline Susann” offers no great visual appeal, but the song is the real star of the video anyway—the kind of perfect little pop song the Pernice Brothers do so well.

by Alistair Dickinson

30 Jun 2010


After what seems like years of push-backs and delays, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty—the first stand-alone solo album from Outkast rapper Big Boi—is set to hit the record stores and legal-download sites on July 6.

But that doesn’t mean you have to wait until next week to hear the T.I., Gucci Mane and George Clinton-featuring album. You can spend your July 4th weekend listening to tracks like “Shutterbug” and “Shine Blockas” by making your way to Big Boi’s MySpace where Sir Lucious Left Foot is now streaming in its entirety.

On the other hand, the 15-track album contains over an hour of irresistibly futuristic-funk, so make sure you’ve got that laptop charged up and plenty of credits free on your data plan before you give in to the understandable urge to blast it through your car’s speakers.

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Saul Williams Commands Attention at Summerstage (Photos + Video)

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"Saul Williams played a free, powerful Summerstage show ahead of his appearance at Afropunk this weekend.

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