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Film, "A Good Day to Die Hard": Bruce Willis and the Explosions

"A Good Day to Die Hard": Bruce Willis and the Explosions

Here we find Bruce Willis at the outermost frontier of nonchalance, between action hero without fear and movie star without interest. Like all those bad guys and bullets, the paychecks just keep coming at him. As NYPD bruiser John McClane…
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Calendar, Night&Day Toxic Holiday

Toxic Holiday

We’re drawn to images and tales of disaster and apocalypse: vacant Detroit buildings fallen into disrepair, abandoned amusement parks, basic cable documentaries such as History’s Life After People. Call it a morbid fascination or disaster porn, but the notion of…
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Calendar, Night&Day 2010 Academy Award Nominated Shorts: Live Action

2010 Academy Award Nominated Shorts: Live Action

Because they're crafted outside the Hollywood system, you might assume that this year's Oscar-nominated live-action and animated shorts stand in sharp defiance to conventional mainstream cinema. But the best of these 10 entries are, in some ways, the most familiar,…
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Music, Hear This Underwater sirens stir local act Kitka to song

Underwater sirens stir local act Kitka to song

In Slavic folklore, rusalki are mythological female creatures of the sea who, after suffering untimely deaths as humans, become ghosts whose mesmerizing songs lead unsuspecting men to their demise. The San Francisco–based group Kitka traveled to Ukraine to learn about…
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Calendar, Night&Day What Are You, Chicken?

What Are You, Chicken?

If you're among the contingent of otherwise-venturesome art junkies in the area who keep telling themselves they really should see more modern dance, then Margaret Jenkins Dance Company may be just the induction you've been looking for. (We know, we…
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Music, Misc. Reviews

Misc. Reviews

From the hipsto-nihilist media empire that brought you "The Vice Guide to Fisting" and "The Vice Guide to Being a Whore" comes The Vice Guide to Travel DVD, an offering that pretty much plays like a video version of Vice…
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Music, House of Tudor House of Tudor

House of Tudor

You might think a handlebar mustache should only be worn with an ironic wink, but the long, curving whiskers sported by 30-year-old Eugene Hütz are, for better or worse, an expression of passion, not parody. Originally from Kiev, where his…
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