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 » Full Dark, No Stars - Stephen King's new novella questions mankind's ability to trust others.
[02.21.2011 by Bridget Doyle]

MUSIC

 » The Top 30 Albums of 2010 - Fashionably, fabulously late, our favorite music (and believe me, there was a LOT) of 2010, the year that some have called the best year for music ever. And only some of those fools work here. Plenty of usual suspects, lots of ties and a few surprises that I won't spoil, including our unexpected #1.
[12.24.2010 by The LAS Staff]

MUSIC

 » Live: Surfer Blood/The Drums at Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL - Remember when Weezer used to put together records that you could sing along to and rock out to? That's what Surfer Blood's show was like!
[11.04.2010 by Cory Tendering]

Music Reviews

Screaming Females - Castle Talk
»Screaming Females
Castle Talk
Don Giovanni
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
»Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
The Social Network [Original Soundtrack]
The Null Corporation
Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest
»Deerhunter
Halcyon Digest
4AD
No Age - Everything in Between
»No Age
Everything in Between
Sub Pop
Robyn - Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
»Robyn
Body Talk Pt. 1/ Body Talk Pt. 2
Konichiwa
The Walkmen - Lisbon
»The Walkmen
Lisbon
Fat Possum
» Although he is leaving office in a few months, "Dick Cheney vowed on Thursday to stand by Georgia in its showdown with Russia, calling Moscow's military push into the ex-Soviet state an 'illegitimate' act that cast grave doubt on its reliability." RELATED: Stop! Or We'll Say Stop Again!: Why the Europeans can't seem to get past talking about making a decision on Russia to actually make a decision on Russia. AND: WTF is the US Coast Guard doing halfway around the world[09.04.2008 04:00 pm]

» Artists Amanda Visell and Michelle Valigura, founders of Switcheroo, have a busy fall ahead of them. Visell, who was recently featured in Fracture magazine, will have "a custom Dunny show" in the KidRobot room of Toronto's Circa gallery on September 5th, which will overlap with the Beyond Babytattooville group show at the Riverside Art Museum, which runs from September 4th to October 25th. As soon as that event closes, the M Modern in Palm Springs will be hosting Valigura's solo show, Creation Mutation. [09.04.2008 02:00 pm]

» The fresher half of the McCorpse/MILF 08 ticket, "Pitbull" Sarah Palin sinks her teeth into Barack Obama at the Republican convention. AND: "A patriotic delegate from horse-country Virginia explains why her neighbours are excited about Sarah Palin. SEE ALSO: The Economy Vote: "US economic concerns are a constant refrain on the presidential campaign trail. It's not yet clear how the candidates' divergent positions on energy and trade will connect with voters." RELATED: Changes They Can Believe In: "How the candidates edited their Web sites last week." AND: The guys from rock outfit Deathbomb Arc are getting in on the Hope hype with the website Noise For Obama.org, highlighting the political leanings of noiserockers toward anything that's not Republican. [09.04.2008 01:00 pm]

» In conjunction with the University of Texas Press, the chroniclers of American roots music at No Depression magazine will be releasing issue #76 on October 15th as a "bookazine" - an issue of the magazine in book format - which they plan to repeat on a semiannual basis. The first edition's cover will feature the curly-haired banjo player Abigail Washburn and her Sparrow Quartet, and will center around articles exploring the recent glut of string bands full of musicians in their 20s, but will also feature an essay "seeking to place the band Hanson within the continuum of pop music," and of course the magazine's traditional long-form review essays. [09.04.2008 12:00 pm]

» "They cannot have an operation fail... and I don't think they will. They're the A-team of terrorism." A former CIA agent talks about the "war on terror" and why Hezbollah "may even be the best car bombers in the world." NOT RELATED: In parts one and two of his series "Privacy Is Dead - Get Over It," private investigator Steve Rambam explains that the disintegration of privacy in America is not the work of the government, but rather of an uninformed and generally stupid public who seem to content to give away their rights. [09.04.2008 11:00 am]

» "More than just a pretty shelf sitter, these heavy ligatures can be deployed in a wide variety of household and office applications such as bookends, door stops, paperweights, dumbbells for power-walking or self-defense mechanisms." Cast Iron Ampersands from House Industries. ELSEWHERE: In Kaunas, Lithuania, the surface of a 10-story building is covered in some 4500 glass panels that have been coated in a special enamel paint that hardens to form a permanent ceramic print in the image of a LTL 1000 banknote[09.04.2008 10:00 am]

» Dean Ween, guitarist of the drunken musical troupe Ween and the host of the Brownie Troop Fishing Show, has launched a new contest, alternately called the "Freshwater Trash Fishing Derby" and the "Freshwater Shit Fishing Derby." The idea is for anglers to hook winners in one of three categories of fish, to be measured using "a custom BTFS tape measure" and photographed, with entries due by September 18th. More details, including the derby's strict catch-and-release policy, can be found here[09.04.2008 09:00 am]

» In New Orleans, "citizens began trickling back to hot, dank homes on the emptied streets by Wednesday afternoon, as the city - and much of the state - was still mostly without electric power." SEE ALSO: The Politics of Hurricanes: "After Hurricane Katrina and in our 24/7 media world, natural disasters have become the equivalent of national car wrecks, as millions of rubberneckers tune into cable to assess the material and political damage." [09.04.2008 08:00 am]

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