We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.
Quentin Tarantino emerges from a chaotic couple of years with his most ambitious film to date, Django Unchained. Will the academy really, really like it?
Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Last week, it was announced that AMC, original drama channel numero uno, would be officially backing what has been an under the radar development for a television series based on the movie Goodfellas. My first reaction to the news, which trickled through the intertubes in the last year or so, was ... More >>
Suck my wig, serious female chefs everywhere!Michael Symon is a chef, a restaurant owner and a contributor to magazines like Gourmet and Saveur; in 2009, he won a James Beard award. Michael Ruhlman once credited Symon with saving the entire Cleveland restaurant scene. Giada De Laurentiis, wh ... More >>
Noah Baumbach goes west for his latest self-obsessed, unlikable protagonist in Greenberg.
Sorry, Joe Strummer, but "phony Beatlemania" hasn't bitten the dust yet, not with the release of both the remastered Beatles catalogue and The Beatles: Rock Band this week. Rocks Off knows this all to well, having flung down the gauntlet of challenge to all those who would test their video-game c ... More >>
When LOM returned to Houston from India in 1987, former Chronicle music critic Marty Racine became near-religious reading for me. I couldn't wait for his Thursday "Critic's Picks" column so I could plan my musical weekend. I learned about all kinds of below-the-radar bands from Racine: Mojo Nixon, S ... More >>
And then there were five. Not the quite the five we expected, either: both Lil Rounds' reign of ineptness and Anoop "Ralph Lauren" Desai's bob-weave hit-or-miss streak have come to an end, cut short by American Idol voters. Justin Timberlake clone Matt Giraud apparently has the kind of luck usually ... More >>
Photo courtesy of VlastulaSeriously. Why do I torture myself? Why do I find myself creating an appointment television relationship with MTV's reality show, The Hills? And by reality I mean as real as Heidi Montag's tits. Frankly, I think it's pretty much basically sick to ... More >>
Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers
Hard Candy turns the tables on an online pedophile
Rock memoirs take us behind the music
Two years ago, the Velvet Teen took the road less traveled, and that has made all the difference
By the Way (Warner Bros.)
A lack of perspective crashes this Anniversary Party in the Hollywood Hills
Former fans uncertain of the new direction for a dynamic director
The Hollywood of Hurlyburly has moved on to better places
David Lynch barrels down the Lost Highway and crashes into twisted brilliance
The boys in the band want you to know Counting Crows is more than its lead singer
Ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante sleepwalks through a rock and roll nightmare
For Warren Zevon, it's all about how he looks in the hat
Cypress Hill's B Real looks to the future, but can't forget his past
From the closet to the charts, Melissa Etheridge is out and rising
Call it integrity or call it stubbornness, but the Joint Chiefs won't slim down their bursting-at-the-seams jazz/grunge/funk act