From the dawn of the music video, there has been the music video babe. Perhaps she's the star of the video, perhaps she's a backup dancer, maybe she just looks longingly at a musician. Most of the music is terrible, a lot of the videos are insipid, and yet somehow these women make it all worthwhile ... More >>
After releasing a few highly touted albums with his band TV on the Radio, and producing a couple more for the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scarlett Johansen, and Foals, Dave Sitek must find it difficult to distance himself from his particular sonic stylings and usual bag of trademark production tricks. ... More >>
Dear Jamie, My wife is due to have our baby any day now. When she goes into labor, I want to document the process in real time on Twitter, which I think would make compelling reading. That probably sounds horrible, but I'm a writer, and like many writers, my life often serves as material. I mean ... More >>
Action JacksonTrashcan Sinatras Thursday, July 30, 2009 Café Du Nord Better Than: Any other Scottish band on a wet weeknight in San Francisco The Trashcan Sinatras are one of pop's--and Scotland's--best-kept secrets. They've been around for two decades, winning fans via extensive college rad ... More >>
We're just not that into He's Just Not That Into You.
She & Him Monday, Nov. 3, 2008 Bimbo's Words by Jennifer Maerz, Photo by Chrissy Loader Better than: Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars; Juliette and The Licks; Scarlett Johansson's Nico overkill on that Tom Waits cover album. It's way too easy to shoot down actors trying out the whole singing thin ... More >>
Local man goes on multi-state beer-run, lives to write book about it By Joe Eskenazi Brian Yaeger has hit the big time. A public relations company recently called the 34-year-old San Franciscan and asked him what address he’d like his complimentary six-pack of Newcastle Brown mailed to. No, ther ... More >>
The fall lineup features sex, lies, secrecy and Milk.
Penélope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson join forces in Woody Allen's (winning!) latest.
Anywhere I Lay My Head (Atco)
The season of big budget bangs uses its brain
Sibling rivalry in all its royal glory in The Other Boleyn Girl.
I know this has been in the works for a while now, but how does this shit happen? Just because you acted for Sophia Coppola and fooled around with J. Timberlake doesn't give you cred to cover Tom Waits. Enough Scarlett Johansson! Please! I'll take a hundred shots of Britney's crotch over this news:L ... More >>
Patti Smith offers a beacon of light in '07's slew of dismal tributes
A Good Woman would benefit from a good actor or two
Woody Allen's Match Point can't return serve
Michael Bay's up to his old tricks -- now older than ever
John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson face off in a Southern Gothic indie
Travel Edition 1990-2005
There's nothing absurd about the appeal of SpongeBob's first movie
Combining moviegoing with appropriate meals increases our pleasure
Life after Party of Five, training for Latin American military officers, and the "Godfather of Gore"
A refugee returns to his native Cambodia, kisses for Robin Williams, and a Sofia Coppola update
Éva Gardos delivers an autobiographical culture clash in her debut feature, An American Rhapsody
Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes trap us with a raptor in Ghost World