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A Kickstart for Reserved for Rondee

May 4, 2012

Soap stars can be surprisingly—and disarmingly—multi-faceted, despite what their daytime television personas would have us imagine. Take Billy Magnussen and Tom Degnan, for example. The dramatic duo cut their acting teeth on shows like As the World Turns, leaving memories in the mind’s eye of their buff bodies.

Andrew Semans on New York and New Haven

April 20, 2012

The protagonist, a Yale Ph.D. student we love to hate, is fixated on retrieving an old hardcover copy of Dickens’ Little Dorrit from his uncooperative ex-roommate. From this simple premise springs a cautionary tale about what can happen when personal and professional commitments become all but unbearable.

Miike Snow

March 26, 2012

Miike Snow, the jackalope-loving three-man band with one made-up name, returns with their highly anticipated sophomore effort, Happy To You.

Justice Returns to America

March 16, 2012

French electro-rock duo Jus†ice returns to the US at long last—their US tour begins tonight with a concert at Terminal 5 in New York. Comprised of Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé, the award-winning pair hasn’t performed stateside in over two years.

A Glimpse of St. Vincent

November 3, 2011

St. Vincent, the 29-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, is presently touring in support of her third full-length, Strange Mercy, which album has received universally glowing reviews.

Rob Crow Flies Solo Again

October 18, 2011

Pinback co-founder Rob Crow returns to the music scene today with He Thinks He’s People, a half-hour-long jaunt of an album. His first solo release in over four years, this disc sparkles just as much as Living Well, which is saying a lot.

Tiffany Shlain, the Talk of the Town

October 14, 2011

Once dubbed by Newsweek one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” filmmaker Tiffany Shlain returns to shake things up on screens across the country and around the world.

Stars Come Out Tonight

October 11, 2011

Stars, all of whom are also members of musical collective Broken Social Scene, are taking a brief break from recording to revisit former stomping grounds, preview some new tunes, and reunite with longtime fans.

Discovery: Charlie Hewson

October 3, 2011

Charlie Hewson portrays the puffed-up douchebag you love to hate and nails the goofy, fumbling novice.

Miles Fisher Puts the ‘Laughter’ in ‘Slaughter’

August 12, 2011

Miles Fisher has a passion for parody. He’s best known for conceiving and starring in a music video that combines a cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place” with a brilliant homagee to American Psycho, as well as for skewering Tom Cruise in 2008’s Superhero Movie.