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Archive for October, 2017
 
 
 
Q&A
 
Marnie Stern photo by Michael Benabib
Marnie Stern photo by Michael Benabib
Marnie Stern photo by Michael Benabib

New York noise rocker Marnie Stern has such a hard time finding someone to date, she launched a “Win a Date with Marnie” campaign in conjunction with the release of her new album, The Chronicles of Marnie. She received a whoppi...

 
 
Movie
 
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation
G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Aside from a few well-choreographed martial arts sequences, G.I. Joe Retaliation has little going for it. An ill-conceived sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, it starts out with a scene in which the G.L. Joes are betr...

 
Q&A
 
Chuck Ragan by Tom Stone
Chuck Ragan by Tom Stone
Chuck Ragan by Tom Stone

For the past several years, Hot Water Music singer Chuck Ragan has organized The Revival Tour, an old school concept featuring new school punk singers and songwriters. The current tour features a revolving door of artists that ...

 
Q&A
 
Tristan Prettyman by Lauren Ross
Tristan Prettyman by Lauren Ross
Tristan Prettyman by Lauren Ross

People magazine has called Cedar + Gold, the latest album from San Diego-based singer-songwriter Tristan Prettyman a “soulful, shimmering songs about love and loss.” Songs like the opener, “Second Chance,” are surprisingly movi...

 
Beer
 
Alchemy Hour Double IPA
Alchemy Hour Double IPA
Alchemy Hour Double IPA

It’s the time of year when there are so many great India Pale Ales and Double India Pale Ales out there that I just can’t decide what to order.  I was a bit surprised to see the release of Alchemy Hour by Great Lakes Brewing Co...

 
 
Movie
 
Stoker
Stoker
Stoker

Given the epic quality of his “Vengeance Trilogy,” we had great expectations for Stoker, the English language debut from Korean director Park Chan-wook. And in terms of visual style, Stoker certainly has plenty going for it. Th...

 
 
Movie
 
Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers

This is the kind of movie you either love or hate. We hated it. Not sure who had the bright idea of handing art house auteur and all-around weirdo Harmony Korine (Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy) the reins to a film about a group of h...

 
 
Movie
 
The Croods
The Croods
The Croods

We initially didn’t have high hopes for The Croods, an animated feature about a group of prehistoric cave dwellers whose lives are interrupted when the earth’s plates begin to shift. Wild man Nicolas Cage voices Grug, the famil...

 
Flicks
 
Admission with director Paul Weitz
Admission with director Paul Weitz
Admission with director Paul Weitz

An accomplished writer-director who has also authored a number of plays, Paul Weitz helms Admission, a film about Portia, a Princeton college admission officer who has to confront her past when a high school teacher (Paul Rudd)...

 
Flicks
 
Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd
Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd
Admission - Tina Fey and Paul Rudd

Working together in a feature film for the first time, Paul Rudd and Tina Fey respectively portray Portia and John in Admission. She’s a Princeton University  admissions officer and he’s a New Age teacher who wants to get one o...