Muse

Simulation Theory

Warner Bros.

Nov 12, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Simulation theory, for anyone who hasn't seen The Matrix, is a theory that argues reality is a complex simulation so realistic it convinces its inhabitant that it's real. It is also exactly the sort of thing you would expect Muse to write an album about, as it allows them to indulge in camp sci-fi fantasy while keeping an air of intelligence.  More

Nov 09, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The "acoustic" album, more often than not, is a risky move. Yet, on J Mascis' latest solo, "acoustic" album, Elastic Days, the immortal indie shredder regresses into a catastrophically vulnerable state of mind. More

Nov 08, 2018 TV Web Exclusive

Free will: Does it exist? Although this question may seem bizzare to ask, it isn't off limits in philosophy. The Good Place's latest episode, "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will," goes deep on it. More

Richard Swift

The Hex

Secretly Canadian

Nov 08, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

The western frontier was an unforgiving place. Each town you rode into seemed to come with its own set of rules you had to navigate and adjust to immediately on arrival. And while this punishing and unpredictable environment often broke people down, it also was animated by a triumphant spirit of discovery and possibility.  More

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Studio: Netflix
Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen

Nov 08, 2018 Cinema Web Exclusive

After thirty-five years and eighteen films, the Coen Brothers have become something of a cinematic institution.  More

Nov 08, 2018 Books Web Exclusive

Cam Cobb explores the history of Moby Grape from finish to start in What's Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?. More

Nov 07, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Ty Segall is a restless, erudite insomniac. Since January of 2018, Segall has dropped two full-length studio albums. Freedom's Goblin, a monstrous solo effort, and Joy, a full length with longtime creative buddy White Fence.  More

Osamu Tezuka’s Metropolis

Studio: Mill Creek Entertainment

Nov 07, 2018 DVDs Web Exclusive

Metropolis stands one of the most ambitious undertakings in anime history. More

Nov 06, 2018 Music Web Exclusive

Imagine a wanderer, and you'll probably conjure images of an aimless solo traveller, trudging along a dusty, sun-beaten track, guitar slung over one shoulder; it's a word synonymous with rootlessness, with the rejection of a fixed home, certainty and structure.  More