Thursday, July 27 2017
As the recent Lawrence Field Day Festival illustrates, indie rock may be artistically benefiting from an increasingly marginalized status in the music world.
Thursday, May 4 2017
Every day elite policymakers throughout America make the same arrogant blunders as the Fyre Festival organizers did, and their mistakes can be seen in a drive through most inner cities.
Monday, February 6 2017
I suppose sometimes a cake is just a cake, but more often than not, it’s not.
Tuesday, June 28 2016
You’ll really feel like you’re in a KFC when those 11 herbs and spices waft up your nostrils on a wave of ethyl acetate.
Thursday, June 16 2016
Remember when Mumford and Sons spent their pre-show hours swinging from tires in a lake crowded with fans?
Monday, June 13 2016
Krzysztof Warlikowski’s characteristically idiosyncratic production reflects on the legend and legacy of Phaedra as icon – and draws much of its interest from Isabelle Huppert as icon.
Friday, June 10 2016
Carrie Cracknell delivers a beautiful, sensitive and measured production of the Terence Rattigan masterpiece.
Thursday, February 25 2016
Over-stylised and strangely unaffecting, Katie Mitchell’s staging of Sarah Kane’s controversial play yields mixed results.
Tuesday, January 26 2016
There's an interesting play somewhere in the thin structure of China Doll, but not even a dutiful performance by Al Pacino can bring it to life.
Tuesday, July 21 2015
Hip-hop, free speech and misogyny at North by Northeast.
Wednesday, July 8 2015
There is a large community of alt-black folks out there, and Afropunk has given them a big tent to party under.
Monday, June 8 2015
Bob Dylan's current show is a book musical without the book, crafted by the American Shakespeare.
Monday, January 19 2015
Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.
Monday, November 10 2014
GeekGirlCon may not be a "comic-con", but it has helped to bring about positive change in comics culture.
Thursday, October 30 2014
Haunted houses. Extreme haunts. Big scares. Big money. Maybe even big health benefits (when used with caution, of course). Step inside, if you dare.
Monday, October 13 2014
The trend in alternate reality gaming fits a traditional definition of hyperreality; the condition where fiction and the real become indistinguishably blended together.
Friday, September 12 2014
Categorizing the world we live in may be one of the most primal of human appetites.This exhibit challenges how we do that.
Friday, May 16 2014
Artists feed off their fans. Fans feed off the artists. A good live performance leaves the spirit relieved of its hunger. Hear that, Chvrches?
Monday, November 11 2013
I can't think of another gathering of academics, practitioners, and fans that places comics alongside not just other pop media, but also science, math, and technology.
Wednesday, June 26 2013
Rarely does a one-off side project generate so much interest a full decade after the band's lone release.