Monday, June 17 2013
British television viewers are hungry for cutting edge programs -- most only available legally in the United States. But will the BBC listen?
Sunday, June 16 2013
Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.
Thursday, June 13 2013
Attempts to update horror icons by recasting them as mere 'mistreated monsters' risk bringing them too far out of the paradoxical isolation that fuels their monstrosity.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
A survey of Sherlock fans supports what broadcasters have long suspected: international viewers won't wait for new episodes on cable when the Internet is oh, so close to home.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
For the past three years, Arab world dictators have been confronted by a new generation of tech savvy youth armed with hip-hop and Twitter.
Monday, June 10 2013
Though the medium hasn't enjoyed the success some hoped it would, podcasting has become news radio for a new generation, taking the marriage between information and entertainment to a completely new level.
Sunday, June 9 2013
The Pastor of Westboro Baptist Church is one of the most hated men in the US. That's OK with him, because he thinks that God hates you more than you hate Fred Phelps.
Thursday, June 6 2013
In "Accidental Racist", history is a generic blob, a "back then" that can safely take the blame for vague injustices while more recent history is overlooked in order to soothe one's own ego. 'Cause these days, it's All About You.
Wednesday, June 5 2013
The Newsroom isn’t just Sorkin’s follow-up to the hyped-then-failed Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip; it’s his argument that the current generation has almost irrevocably maligned public discourse, and as a result America needs a savior. Enter: Will McAvoy.
Tuesday, June 4 2013
With the summer music festival season upon us, it's time to question how relevant these large gatherings are as the multi-band concert industry continues to expand to obnoxious heights.
Monday, June 3 2013
Former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap's roots run deeper than punk rock, but he's got an arty flare you might not expect from a man who loves Hank Williams and Chuck Berry.
Sunday, June 2 2013
Margaret Thatcher is dead, yet her influence is stronger than ever. What lessons can be drawn from the cultural response to Thatcherism, and can they be applied again?
Thursday, May 30 2013
Digital music makes sense to me. But dragging a needle through the grooves of a slab of vinyl and Led Zeppelin IV coming out? Now that's witchcraft befitting the Devil's music.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
On the heels of his sixth solo studio album, it's time to take a look at why Yeezy remains relevant, and why his antics, obnoxious as they can be, never grow old.
It’s human nature to Gatsby-ize others, whether it’s for the pleasures of unsatisfied curiosity, or slander, or just plain sport.
Tuesday, May 28 2013
The impulse is to "update" Superman, to make him "relevant". But what could be more deadening than making an enduring cultural icon "relevant" to passing trends?
Monday, May 27 2013
In gaming, there’s a story within a sword fight that’s missing from the kind of story told by a gunfight.
Thursday, May 23 2013
From deep within the shadows of Hollywood's backlots crawl the creepiest rumors and legends: a hanged Munchkin, the Superman Curse and... Ted Danson in a top hat!
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Despite its rich tradition, the future of gospel music in various parts of the world has been an issue of contention and heartbreak in recent years, but the Electrifying Crown Seekers make a case that the genre is still going strong.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
The LGBT community has been a staple of the service industry for years. At some point, you will have an LGBT server or chef working on your edibles.