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The Newsroom

(HBO Home Entertainment) 2012, Not Rated

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The Newsroom is at once a high-minded critique of what television news divisions have become (ratings-obsessed entities more concerned with the bottom line than with “speaking truth to stupid,” as one character puts it) and a wit-infused comedic drama with myriad romantic subplots (most of which come off as clunky rip-offs of the one that anchored James L. Brooks’ far more successful Broadcast News).   

Black Flag

June 20 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Why the sudden urge to revive Black Flag, the iconic West Coast Hardcore band that helped write the DIY playbook and influenced an entire generation of like-minded iconoclasts? We may never know.  

Literary: Theron Humphrey

0 Comments · Monday, June 17, 2013
Dogs are the best creatures on planet Earth. More proof of this undeniable claim is on display in photographer Theron Humphrey’s Maddie on Things: A Super Serious Project About Dogs and Physics.&nbs  

Literary: Edward McClelland

1 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Globalization has hit the American middle class hard as blue-collar jobs that once yielded stellar wages and comprehensive benefits have eroded, if not completely vanished, in the last 25 years. Few k  

Music: Coliseum with Baroness

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The music video for Coliseum’s “Bad Will” — one of many addictively visceral tracks on the band’s just-released fourth album, Sister Faith — is shot in vérité-style black and white as th  

Music: The Mountain Goats with The Baptist Generals

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
One gets the sense that John Darnielle would completely lose it if he couldn’t write songs. Seriously, is there anyone on the current musical landscape who seems to get more out of unloading his fer  

Five Summer Reading Releases

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Who says summer reading has to be light and frothy? We’d much rather read the good stuff, no matter the genre or tone. Here’s a list of our most anticipated books that will be published this summer.    

Coliseum

June 12 • Ballroom at the Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The music video for Coliseum’s “Bad Will” — one of many addictively visceral tracks on the band’s just-released fourth album, Sister Faith — is shot in vérité-style black and white as   

The Mountain Goats

June 14 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 11, 2013
One gets the sense that John Darnielle would completely lose it if he couldn’t write songs. Seriously, is there anyone on the current musical landscape who seems to get more out of unloading his fertile imagination than the prolific Mountains Goats ringleader?
  

Father John Misty

June 11 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Tuesday, June 4, 2013
 Josh Tillman is a funny, hyper-articulate guy with an absurdist streak that makes itself readily apparent in interviews and between-song live-show banter.