Capturing Grant Hart will never be an easy task. But director Gorman Bechard assembled quite a bit about the renowned Hüsker Dü drummer/singer/co-songwriter in the new documentary film Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart. In it, he speaks candidly about his music, art, phil ... More >>
RadioheadSprint Center, Kansas CitySunday, March 11, 2012With Radiohead continuing to ignore the Twin Cities for some unknown, annoying reason (14 years and counting), Kansas City was the closest the band would get during the first leg of their 2012 U.S. tour for The King Of Limbs. So, 18,000 ... More >>
Nearly one year ago I was, along with hundreds of others, sitting on the internet while Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to a sniggering and goose-pimpled public. Chatting with my boss, I explained how underwhelming this giant iPod was to me, a sentiment so painfully shortsighted it's awkward to talk ... More >>
Titanic director's $25M movie cannot subsist on 3-D alone
Much multimedia coming this evening in advance of this week's print issue. This morning we've got a new slideshow from the No Coast Craft-o-Rama, three new Blotter posts, plus the links of the day inside.
Breathe Easy, 'Simpsons' Fans. The Movie Is Eeeexcellent.
The director of 'JFK' was plotting his latest countermyth in 2001
'Devil' slaps the latest duds on the makeover movie
The world's funniest joke revealed, US schools look to Asia for math and science teaching systems, Billy Bragg vs. Rupert Murdoch over MySpace legalese, Darth Vader: Intergalactic sad sack, the Minnesota Blog of the Day, and more...
On Tuesday the San Francisco Bay Guardian posted a thorough editorial on the rumors (more here) of a possible imminent merger between the Phoenix-based New Times alternative weekly newspaper chain and Village Voice Media, which owns City Pages: "If there's a grain of truth here, and VVM and New Time ... More >>
Thirty summers after Jaws attacked intelligent filmmaking, the question remains: Why are the movies so bad? A search for answers with David Thomson
We see the VHS tapes on our shelves and we want to smash them! Or, the brighter side of planned obsolescence in the field of home entertainment
Who loves this country the most? To find out, local filmmaker Michael Wilson challenges Michael Moore to a duel.
'Outfoxed' and 'Uncovered' point a familiar finger at evildoers
Forget Eisner: Disney puts its stock in Dubya
Blur's musical diaspora: Beyond the waterloo sunset, Africa!
The most powerful radio and concert chain hires the most powerful man in local dance music. For Clear Channel and Rich Best, it's business as usual.
The National Entertainment State Stands Firm--Then Runs Away
Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge takes the search for art to the bank.
Or, Cannes 2001: How to love the movies without hating yourself
David Fincher's Fight Club turns macho discontentment into the ultimate dick flick
Surviving the book wars and outfoxing the wolves with the Hungry Mind's David Unowsky
Rupert Murdoch's minions chase "reality" with a sympathy for law and order and an appetite for destruction
What we talk about when we talk about sports