I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard.
To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like.
And she can sang!
Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute.
And how ... More >>
Rising star Mia Wasikowska had a great year in 2010, as the title character in Tim Burton's eye popping Alice in Wonderland and as the inquisitive daughter in The Kids Are All Right.
And Mia isn't exactly M.I.A. this year either.
She stars in Cary Fukunaga's melancholy, effective version of ... More >>
A chameleon with a closetful of hairdos and accents, Johnny Depp has played everything but a household pet that goes on an adventure to discover its true self.
But wait, now he's played just that in the animated Rango!
In fact, that's the official plot description! The chameleon is playing ... More >>
I look at "Playing with Pictures," the small exhibition of Victorian photo-collage tucked in the recesses of the Metropolitan Museum, and I see the participatory future... as well as the remote past, not to mention the present moment, as a new-fangled manifestation of photo-graphic impurity a ... More >>