| Jan 25, 2013
| 10:36 AM
For Brit-pop fans, Thursday night's Coachella announcement was like a birthday, Christmas, Hannukah and an unexpected inheritance check all arriving at once. Devotees of the dance-leaning Sahara Tent, however, might be taken aback by the light bill of...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 11:15 AM
It took a decade for NEW/NOW artist Tony de los Reyes to have his way with Herman Melville's classic Moby Dick (that's about how long it takes most of us to read it). Reyes re-interpreted the book visually, but not in the graphic novel sense; he...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Someone has turned a crucial dolphin birthing area off the U.S. Gulf Coast into a killing zone and the race is on to find the culprit or culprits before the marine mammals begin giving birth and the newborn dolphins are put at risk.
"There is a sense of...
| Dec 1, 2012
"You'll shoot your eye out, kid."
You probably recognize that line from the film "A Christmas Story," the holiday season classic that gets a 24-hour showing on Christmas Day. It tells the story of young Ralphie, who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 2:19 PM
In two previous posts, I discussed the Amazon pilots, a slate of proposed series by the cyberspace bookseller turned virtual moving-picture studio, now streaming online for viewer comment and ratings. (Thousands have already chimed in.) The first post was...
| May 2, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Not content to just sell us books, lawn implements, baseball bats, printers, devices to read books on, bar tools, printer paper, used printers, ink cartridges, used ink cartridges and automobile floor mats — did I miss anything? — Amazon is...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Gather round, 21st century dramatists. Here's a little addendum to your playwriting handbook: Protagonists in bathrobes are not your friend.
This insight, hereby given the status of a dramatic verity, was born out of seeing "Build," Michael Golamco's new...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:43 PM
When Keith Gessen, the co-editor of n+1, asked if he could send me his translation of a Russian author I'd never heard of, I had no idea what I was getting into. "It's No Good" — a selection of the post-Soviet writer Kirill Medvedev's poems, essays,...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 9:46 AM
INDIO -- The primary story out of Coachella in 2012 was dance music, the handiwork of oxygen-gobbling sets by superstar DJs such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafia. And electronic beats are definitely a part of the mix at this year's festival....
| Jul 13, 2012
A book trailer for "Four New Messages" by Joshua Cohen features an actor from the popular HBO television series "Girls."...