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Review: Paul

American excess replaces the British austerity vibe that defined the Simon-Pegg-and-Nick-Frost-starring genre send-ups Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in this love letter to Reagan-era Spielberg.
E.T. riff confuses fanboy-baiting references with actual gags
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 18, 2011

DregNog Video Advent Calendar: Day #11: E.T. ruins Christmas, innocence

Hey, it's Christmas Eve, the perfect time to meditate on one of the most epic video-game bummers ever: 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The release of...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 24, 2009
Mysterious light spirals over Norway, and 100 years of weird stuff in the sky

Mysterious light spirals over Norway, and 100 years of weird stuff in the sky

Photo courtesy Gizmodo's Norway Spiral Anomaly galleryAs you've all probably read by now, Norway recently experienced a bit of an aerial dizzy spell that couldn't...
By Shaula Clark  |  December 14, 2009

Inside out

Charlie Kohlhase's love affair with jazz began with the avant-garde. As a high-school kid in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, he found that it was Ornette Coleman, Eric Dolphy, and the Art Ensemble of Chicago who rocked his world.
Charlie Kohlhase's Explorer's Club, Lee Konitz + Minsarah, and Steve Swallow recanting
By JON GARELICK  |  July 03, 2009

Listener, Heal thyself

It's possible things are getting a touch too literary for your average music consumer.
The Cambiata’s new EP is a cure for many ills
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  January 31, 2008

Birds of a feather

What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
By JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2007


Weird science

Lines in Anticipation of the Final Installment of the Harry Potter Series, After Reading About the “Fringe Research” Being Conducted by the Pentagon.
Could be verse: poetry ripped straight from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 27, 2007

Crossword: 'A life of Es'

Those other vowels are so overrated
By MATT JONES  |  April 19, 2006