Note: List is in alphabetical order. AVANTGARDEN A converted turn-of-the-20th-century house, AvantGarden is a bar, community venue and gathering point where creative and artistic people throughout the city come for poetry readings, live music, theatrical productions, independent-film premieres, ar ... More >>
In Nymphomaniac, von Trier plunges deep.
Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?
Sports Illustrated is out with its latest swimsuit issue, much to the dismay of people who prefer to hear sports-talk radio hosts talk sports. The issue, in these porn0filled days, is not the major event it used to be, of course. Back in the day, its arrival in mailboxes was an eagerly awaited wint ... More >>
Only nine hopefuls remain in this, the 10th season of American Idol (AKA the Greatest Talent Competition Since the Battle of the Bands at San Dimas High School). It's time to separare the wheat from the chaff, the post-adolescents from the mere adolescents, those who are "in it to win it" fro ... More >>
Why are there fang marks on your microphone?
This downtown bar is modest in everything but its whiskey selection.
I used to review movies (over here, if you care), an endeavor I had to quit for a variety of reasons: my hectic neurosurgery rotation, for one, as well as the increasing physical demands of the new Mrs. Vonder Haar, Carla Gugino. But among the non-imaginary factors influencing my decision was the ... More >>
The classics never really go out of style. It was almost 2,000 years ago on this date that Roman Emperor Claudius I was poisoned by his wife Agrippina. Claudius is generally regarded as one of the more competent emperors, proving that the Romans were nothing if not even-handed in their approach to ... More >>
We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of th ... More >>
We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of t ... 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. Here at Rocks Off we’ ... More >>
Mindhunters is truly stupid fun
Nicolas Cage plays the real protagonist in World War II epic about Navajo codetalkers
The Contender is a candidate for the year's most high-minded trash
Berg's sour script kills off suspense as well as a stripper
Hard Rain drowns the myth of small-town virtue
John Woo's latest isn't his best, but he still leads the action pack
Monsters that go dull in the night
Barry Levinson takes a loopy look at the realities of Tinsel Town