Better Than: Getting older.
There's a huge, pulsing vein on the side of Hamilton Leithauser's neck. Anytime the Walkmen frontman howls, which he did pretty frequently last night at Terminal 5 while headlining one of CMJ's biggest shows, that vein throbs uncontrollably. And as he yelps, he sometimes ... More >>
This is a blog post about two movies that were screened for the press within the first 24 hours of the Toronto Film Festival, both of which feature three-way sex scenes. In Spring Breakers, characters played by James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson "do it" in a swimming pool; in Do Not Dis ... More >>
Even before Sub Pop struck gazillions gold when punk rock broke in 1991 with Nevermind, the Seattle label was abiding by and stamping its merch with its tongue-in-cheek, yet notorious (and now complete) "World Domination" credo. But back in their cash-strapped early days, that domination only extend ... More >>
ABC News got its hands on a juicy story out of Idaho about a possible Big Foot sighting caught on tape. There is one minor problem, though: Big Foot isn't real. Like, not even a little bit.The story currently is the second featured story on ABC's New York affiliate's "news" website (right after Mike ... More >>
Just a few weeks after the Scientologists at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida experienced it for themselves, here it is: video from this year's L. Ron Hubbard birthday event. On March 13, LRH would have turned 101 years old (if he hadn't so wisely dropped his meat body in 1986 to research hig ... More >>
Some sturdy specimens photographed at a Chinese restaurant in San Mateo, California
Have you ever seen a creature -- seagoing or not -- with a longer schlong? Of course not. And even more so when you consider the size in relation to its puny body. Man, can you imagine the geoduck (pronounced "goo ... More >>
In 1620, a group of religious extremists set sail from Plymouth, England, on a ship called the Mayflower. The pilgrims basically wanted to set up a theocracy in the New World, and found a couple of British investors to foot the bill. So off they went, hoping that their slice of paradise -- pretty mu ... More >>
Marijuana enthusiasts know that despite the West Coast's deficiencies, it has one thing really going for it: weed is cheap out there and plentiful. And usually better.
This information has now been backed up in fancy infographic form, with data from Floating Sheep, a collective of geographe ... More >>
Amazon's Kindle is such a popular product, some people don't even know if they own one. The above picture, via Cord Jefferson's Tumblr, is from a poll conducted by the Puget Sound Business Journal. They found that 41% of their savvy readers own Kindles while 57% do not. 2% of respondents, how ... More >>
United Palace Theater
Wednesday, May 18
Better than: Staying home and listening to Simon & Garfunkel records.
Fleet Foxes' pastoral folk can strike some modern listeners as old-fashioned and derivative.
But Wednesday's sold-out performance at the United Palace Theater was a vivid rem ... More >>