Disney documentary ‘Bears’ it all for the camera

Oski would be proud of the new Disneynature film “Bears.” This documentary promises bears, and it does not disappoint. Not only does the movie provide the cuteness and the knowledge one would expect from a documentary about a mama brown bear and her newborn cubs, but it goes further, giving Read More…

Planet Booty’s music is more than just the booty of jokes

Planet Booty wants you to know that they’re not just a joke band. Even though they don skimpy sailor costumes and write songs about — who would’ve thought — booties, they are taking their sound in a more serious direction come June 2, when their second full-length album, Future Sweat, Read More…

The at-home Coachella experience

I sat down in my desk chair, opened up my computer and clicked on the Coachella live stream on YouTube. As has been my tradition the past few years, I began to pretend I was actually there. And, just by pretending, I was able to enjoy the music and the Read More…

‘Spying on Democracy’ weighed down by the facts of the trade

When attempting to provide an unbiased outlook on the United States government and its politics, where does one begin? For Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild and author of “Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power and Public Resistance,” the investigation hinges on its undisclosed facts. Boghosian’s Read More…

On board for a darker, heavier ‘Mad Men’

Tuning into the season premiere of “Mad Men,” audiences might have expected another showcase of whiskey-soaked, midcentury cool from one of our dapper protagonists. Instead, “Time Zones” starts off in a room in Sterling Cooper & Partners, muffled by a gloomy, stifling winter sky. Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) stares us Read More…

Questioning consciousness in film ‘Transcendence’

Wally Pfister made it a point to emphasize to the audience that “Transcendence,” his directorial debut, was a sci-fi thriller meant as entertainment. The film, starring Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany, revolves around the possibility of uploading a human consciousness to a computer. At an event April 9 Read More…

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‘Game of Thrones’ 4×02 recap: THE BASTARD IS DEAD!

Serial killer and Santa impersonator George R. R. Martin, who authored last night’s episode, continued his ruthless killing streak on the latest episode of “Game of Thrones.” Two great tragedies befell the world in “The Lion and the Rose”: We were not blessed by the presence of Daenerys Stormborn of House Read More…