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by Sarah Zupko

10 May 2010


Conan O’Brien stopped by the Google megaplex at part of their @Google series. He takes the stage to the tinny sound of bagpipes before launching into a bit about the silliness of being labeled a “Googler”. Guess he’s on the tech circuit now following his appearance at Twitter and Intel corporate headquarters previously. He says he’s just looking for “free stuff” by way of explaining his recent residency in the Silicon Valley. O’Brien deliciously skewers Google corporate culture too.

by PopMatters Staff

10 May 2010


Legendary singer, actress and civil rights activist Lena Horne passed away this weekend at 92 after a storied life that greatly enriched American and world culture.

by Jonathan Simrin

7 May 2010


The Killer Inside Me stars Casey Affleck as Lou Ford, a sheriff and murderous sociopath. Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, Bill Pulman, and Liam Aiken co-star. Audiences who have seen The Killer Inside Me, based on the novel by Jim Thompson, tend to point to the film’s graphic and horrific nature. Although, you don’t get a huge sense of that from the sleek trailer. The teaser for Winterbottom’s film emphasizes the suggestion or looming threat of violence, with powerful results. The shot of a gloved hand hopelessly outstretched to a foot is haunting in its simple action.

by J.M. Suarez

7 May 2010



Married musicians Josh Ritter and Dawn Landes entertain with a performance of “Southern Pacifica” in their Brooklyn apartment. The song is from Ritter’s new album, So Runs the World Away, just released this week.

by Arnold Pan

7 May 2010


Not sure when summer officially begins, but the Pains of Being Pure at Heart have already kicked off what they’re declaring as “The Summer of Say No to Love” by announcing a new 7” and a short June jaunt of the east coast and south with one of this year’s most hyped newcomers, Surfer Blood. The new single “Say No to Love”, steaming over at Pitchfork, is just what you’d expect from the Brooklyn band, a perfectly sunny, strummy, breathy number that gets you even more in the mood for a vacation. Slumberland releases the single proper on June 8, while the tour begins in Milford, CT on June 3.

TOUR DATES
Thu June 3, 2010—Milford, CT—Daniel Street
Fri June 4, 2010—Rochester, NY—The German House
Sat June 5, 2010—Buffalo, NY—Tralf 

Sun June 6, 2010—Cleveland, OH—Beachland Ballroom 

Tue June 8, 2010—Memphis, TN—Hi Tone Cafe
Wed June 9, 2010—Birmingham, AL—Bottletree Cafe
Thu June 10, 2010—Tallahassee, FL—The Engine Room
Fri June 11, 2010—Orlando, FL—Club at Firestone
Sat June 12, 2010—Miami, FL—Grand Central
Sun June 13, 2010—Jacksonville, FL—Jack Rabbits
Tue June 15, 2010—Carrboro, NC—Cat’s Cradle 

Wed June 16, 2010—Washington, DC—Black Cat

All dates with Surfer Blood and Hooray for Earth

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