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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Stephen Hawking Says There's a Universe Where Zayn Is Still in One Direction

This Week: Stephen Hawking Says There's a Universe Where Zayn Is Still in One Direction

It's a war between old-school and new-tech this week. Whether it's Roger Waters complaining that musicians don't get paid anymore, Stephen Hawking engaging in popular culture to a degree that's uncomfortable for all of us, or Miley Cyrus and Zoe…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Uncertainty Principle: <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> and Sitcoms in Times of Crisis

Uncertainty Principle: The Big Bang Theory and Sitcoms in Times of Crisis

Most TV snobs have completely written off the sitcom genre, myself included. Networks have attempted to redefine the 30-minute form by losing the laugh tracks, adding a documentarian style, and throwing in some homosexuals, but they aren't fooling anyone. We…
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Calendar, Night&Day Stream of Unconscioussness

Stream of Unconscioussness

Be glad you're not inside the comedian's head at “Will Franken: Third Saturday in Extraordinary Time.” It's a vast movie studio lot where thousands of unrelated scenarios play out alongside each other. He guides us through this maze, finding common…
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Calendar, Night&Day Flying Close to the Sun

Flying Close to the Sun

In light art, God — or the nuclear fusion of hydrogen into helium on a scale that even Stephen Hawking can barely comprehend, let alone stare at — is the ultimate artist. Elaine Buckholtz is somewhere under that. We’re not…
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Calendar, Night&Day Eve of Destruction

Eve of Destruction

Al Gore succeeded in ramming global warming into the frontal lobe of American consciousness, but he didn’t make it sexy. Fortunately, scraggly man Leonardo DiCaprio has stepped up to perform that all-important function. As co-producer and onscreen narrator of The…
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Music, Reviewed Cephalic Carnage

Cephalic Carnage

Believe it or don't, a decade has passed since Fortuitous Oddity, Cephalic Carnage's self-released debut, first assaulted eardrums in these parts. Since then, the fearsome five have established themselves internationally as extreme-metal madmen par excellence, and Xenosapien will only enhance…
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Calendar, Halloween

REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Attention all Aries on the edge of time! And you Aries on the edge of the couch, too, for that matter! The cosmic powers say that your quest must begin now! Understand? They'll accept no more…
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