America's sweethearts hilariously trash the rom-com.
It's that ever-fascinating time again: the interstitial period between two eras of Batmen. As Christian Bale takes his leave and we welcome Ben Affleck to the cowl, it's a strange time for the Dark Knight. We've seen the way Bale and director Christopher Nolan portrayed him so darkly, and it's tough ... More >>
Through a variety of methods and processes, certain albums throughout the course of pop and rock history have come to be regarded as "classics," critically untouchable works that not only enriched the coffers of their creators but overall made the world a nicer, more beautiful place to be. Of cours ... More >>
Photo courtesy April EvansApril Evans quit NASA over the experimentsPETA is proclaiming victory in their ongoing battle to stop radiation experiments on monkeys that had been planned by NASA. Well, folks, you did it. After scores of protests and more than 100,000 letters, phone calls, and e- ... More >>
THE SANDLOT??? Oh yeah: Read onA few weeks back, Jeff Balke chronicled the five `80's movie scenes that spurred his age group's sexual awakenings. The movies that "caused a stirring in my loins" as he said, at that precocious young age where the world is an awfully confusing and sexy place. ... More >>
Every thorn has its prick: The reason Miley Cyrus' parents are splitting after 17 years of marriage: Mom Tish had an affair with rocker Bret Michaels, reports the new Us Weekly. When Billy Ray learned of it - as well as at least one other fling - he filed for divorce Oct. 27, sources tell U ... More >>
Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos by Ms. Blackout/ myspace ... More >>
Ratt, "Round and Round" Thursday night, Ratt hits up Warehouse Live with what passes for their original line-up. At their peak, the band was a gritty and decadent alternative to bands like Poison, skewing closer to Motley Crue in terms of excess and drug abuse. The band managed to ... More >>
The Humane Society and big agriculture slug it out over animal rights.
Mochi (pronounced mo-chee) is a traditional Japanese food made from a special short-grain sweet brown rice. The rice is steamed and pounded into a nutty, chewy dense square that can then be baked or pan-fried. After being inspired by Alicia Silverstone's Vegan Bible: The Kind Diet, I decided ... More >>
The folks over at the Chronicle might be suffering from a case of blue balls today. Yesterday, the paper breathlessly reported, “Actress Alicia Silverstone's latest role is that of a glisteningly vegetarian Venus, emerging unclothed from a swimming pool to promote People for the Ethical Treatment ... More >>
The Dark Knight's origin story can't overcome its Baleful side
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, '05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Beauty Shop is clipped straight from its predecessors
Amélie sends Jane Austen's best-loved heroine on a wild ride
Director Joel Schumacher, not Mr. Freeze, kills the Dark Knight
Main Street stages a properly proper Pride and Prejudice
Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster
Image is all (but not enough) in the supernatural thriller Hideaway