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Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole life he's been rocking out in ne ... More >>
Desolation of Smaug is the fullest realization of the fantasy-entertainment complex
By Darryl Smyers Formed in Austin nearly a decade ago, The Sword is one of the heaviest bands to emerge from that scene. Full of monstrous guitar riffs and typically bombastic sci-fi themes, the four Sword albums are intense, thought-provoking and filled with good humor. The band's most recent effo ... More >>
R.A. The Rugged Man releases his Legends Never Die album this week. It's a project the thuggish ruggish rap chap promises will showcase his ability to "annihilate any rapper on this Earth." We don't doubt the Rugged man. In other, chirpier news, here's R.A. explaining away his Twitter timeline chatt ... More >>
And we love him for it. The Lord of the Rings star, classical stage actor, and activist feels the obits for Maggie Thatcher were a tad incomplete--sort of like mash without bangers. Well, here come the bangers:
Cloud Becomes Your Hand might be thought of as Brooklyn's indie-pop answer to Baltimore's late, great Teeth Mountain: Dada-minded insurrectionists hellbent on dismantling various genres then re-assembling them inside out with gleeful aplomb. Classifying some of the pastiches on the quintet's 2010 se ... More >>
With the release of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Peter Jackson has given the world 162 minutes of imaginative visions never before realized on a movie screen, save for those in Jackson's previous 12 hours of Middle Earth adventures. It's not bad; it's just stubbornly pokey and almost never gran ... More >>
Getting neither there nor back again
Thanks to Frankenstorm, a whole slate of concerts has been wiped out tonight and tomorrow, including this evening's Joshua Radin/A Fine Frenzy gig at Best Buy Theater--it's been rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4. As it turns out, Alison Sudol, the brainy beauty behind AFF, is about more than just music ... More >>
He can hear you spreading those rumors, you know. Meanwhile, on the other side of the fake stories about celebrity mortality spectrum, Will Smith has been killed by the Internet--specifically by a story from FakeAWish.com that claimed the former Fresh Prince had fallen to his death from a cli ... More >>
More transcendent absurdity from Miami's most improved rapper
Woe to pigs who value their head and feet!
Is wiry, big-lipped frontman Steven Tyler walking this way right out of Aerosmith? That seems to be the case according to some of the signs popping up in the media--like the fact that he quit.
King of pop, meet the man who made High School Musical
Forget the snogging! This novel's hero prefers sex and recreational drug use.
Famously busted for his Revolution-era sub, artist/mariner Duke Riley returns at Magnan Projects
New German pork-and-beer joint in Bay Ridge delivers a winner schnitzel
Old familiar misogyny poisons Neil LaBute's cult-thriller remake
The thematic daring and genre-bending perversity of the original Wicker Man
Circling the wagons around the defense secretary and his commander in chief
Raging against the Republican machine
Bill Murray's Star Vehicle, Gus Van Sant's Double Comeback, and the Year of the Documentary
Secret of the universe swallowed by infernal orange and blue orgone-light tentacle vortex
What Editors and Writers Wish For in 2003
The Many Sides of Indie Film's Newest Siren
Searching for the Diamonds in the Rough
Getting to the Root of Tolkiens Tongues
Millennium Movies Get a Second Chance
Moviegoers Avoid Big-Budget Pitfalls