Dan Deacon can drop some knowledge. The enterprising electronica composer -- who drops his clusterfucking soundscapes at this week's Noise Pop Festival -- recently gave a reporter a very coherent verbal essay on the state of the music biz and the nature of pop music. An academic's experimentalis ... More >>
Spider-Man swings in this touching, thrilling, superior sequel
On Sept. 11, the world needed superheroes. They found them not in comic books, but in real life.
Alex Ross, painter of supermen and superwomen, makes it easy to believe in heroes
Conductor Herbert Blomstedt rescues an obscure composer from the classical dustbin
A neo-noir, an Ur-neo-noir, and a black political satire color a pallid year of retreads, bogus events, and charity cases.