Our review of this week's Dracula Untold doesn't inspire much hope: "This Dracula Begins-style sword-and-fangs curio plays like someone said, 'What if we took a vampire flick but did a find-and-replace swapping out all that bare-neck sensuality for some video-game ass-kicking?'" But for every genre ... More >>
If you've resolved this year to get your brain, as well as your body, limber, the pub quiz is a great start. This athletics of the mind can be highly rewarding, both tangibly (winning nets you cash prizes, bar tabs, and gift certificates) and intangibly (finding an outlet for such mental detritus as ... More >>
Triskaidekaphobic fans of the Dandy Warhols are probably clawing at themselves in fits of anxiety over the Portland alternative demi-gods' upcoming tour, but thankfully the rest of us hoping to hear the songs of Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia will have plenty to look forward to in the coming week ... More >>
2:54 w/Widowspeak, The Denzels, Indian Rebound Mercury Lounge Monday, June 11 Better than: A Buffy The Vampire Slayer marathon. There aren't nearly as many female serial killers as male one out prowling for victims, at least among the notorious ones. And while the sister duo Hannah and Colette Thu ... More >>
Enjoy a rustic bloodbath
Inspiring words from Lincoln to Amway
Footage from 1999 of Delaware's finest anti-masturbation Republican/Tea-Party candidate for Senate, Christine O'Donnell, admitting to having "dabbled in Witchcraft" has hit the internet! It's a sensation, especially for those of us punishment-fetishists who also enjoy masturbating to witches. ... More >>
A long weekend brings a slow Monday. For the Wallflowers at Irving Plaza, accept Greil Marcus's digestion of God Says Nothing Back, which could describe most any of the band's songs: "With a stoic backbeat and Jakob Dylan's fatalistic way of biting off his words, this is the sound of someone thinki ... More >>
Party like it's 1999—and you're a vampire slayer
An evening with Ira Glass and his hipster/geek pals
"Dollhouse," the new show by Joss Whedon ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer"), is apparently about attractive young women who kill and are given high-tech roofies so they don't remember what they've done. But it's on network TV so, as the young folks say, you can't see nothin'. That didn't stop producers fr ... More >>
It's the Littlest-Blockbuster-That-Could. The notorious fan-made remake of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' rides into Anthology Film Archives.
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Two new dramas continue the trend of ordinary characters saddled with occult powers
Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino keeps the chick factor sweet and low
Regarding the geekiness of high schoolers: Two new series mix hormones with angst
Freaks and mystiques: Not just another drama about a girl who talks to stuffed animals
The Year in TV
Give Me 3 cc's of Relocation Arc and a Plot Twist, Stat!
What's Behind the Sudden Surge in Spirituality?
Devilish Biopics; Buffy Puts a Stake in It
Pentagon Spokesman Jerry Bruckheimer; Buffy's Dread
A Grief Observed
TV Networks Are Rolling Out Their New Fall Programming, But Is the Stuff Worth Watching?
Some get a decade; we get a moment
Buffy Fans Bite Back and Bring a Larger Issue to Light
Why TV Ad Agencies Take Female Viewers For Granted
Teen Outcasts Change the Face of Identity Politics
Grading baseball's off-season moves
Allegories for the Slumber-Party Set