John Legend Delivers a Memorial Day to Remember

The popular singer hits all the right notes on his Darkness and Light Tour. … More John Legend Delivers a Memorial Day to Remember

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Best of 2016: TV

The television half-hour is the boldest and most exciting art form in popular culture right now, as “former” TV critic Andy Greenwald has been quick to point out over the last couple years, and this was very much the case in 2016. Nowhere was that more apparent than Atlanta, the best new show of the … More Best of 2016: TV

Best of 2016: Music

2016 was another strong year for music across the board, so you couldn’t really go wrong with any genre, even country, which featured Sturgill Simpson leading the scene. However, it will probably be remembered most for two things – the legends we lost and the possible peak of the surprise album drop. Many eulogies have … More Best of 2016: Music

‘Continuum’ Turns 10

Today marks the 10th birthday to my favorite album of all time. I still remember the first time I heard Continuum, streaming it a week early on Yahoo! Music in my dorm room my junior year of college. I had never listened to a John Mayer record before, he was not remotely my style of … More ‘Continuum’ Turns 10

Best of 2015: Music

2015 was another rock solid year for music across genres. While it may have proven short on delivering albums that years from now will be ranked among the classics (To Pimp a Butterfly is the only shoo-in there, Carrie & Lowell perhaps the next closest), most anticipated releases more or less at least came close … More Best of 2015: Music

Inside Out

In the years following the widely praised Toy Story 3, the luster behind Pixar, the studio with the near perfect track record that was the envy of Hollywood, dissipated into the ether. It released its two worst films to date (Cars 2, Brave), a lightweight (albeit still fun) prequel (Monsters University), suffered major behind-the-scenes drama … More Inside Out

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel is unabashedly a Wes Anderson concoction that only he could create, as viewers of his previous seven films will quickly attest, and yet it’s a little bit different as well. The symmetrical compositions, color palette, detailed production design, meticulous camera shots, quirky antics and epic ensemble are all there, but this … More The Grand Budapest Hotel