| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:36 PM
When the members of the Chicago-area heavy metal band For All I Am needed a new guitarist and backup singer for their group, known for its death-growl vocals and head-banging guitar riffs, they turned to 19-year-old Jesse Marx — youngest son of...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
"About Time," Richard Curtis' third and final film as a director, is -- wait a second. Today's theme being time travel, let's suspend that thought and return to the not-terribly-distant past -- specifically, to the fall of 1980, when Universal (the...
| Oct 27, 2013
It's not an exaggeration to describe “The Walking Dead” as the biggest thing on television right now. AMC's hit zombie […]...
| Nov 7, 2013
Lifetime launches its annual holiday programming slate “It’s a Wonderful Lifetime” in sweet country style this Saturday night with A Country Christmas Story, featuring the legendary Dolly Parton. The all-new original film stars...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Back in 2010, shortly after Paramount Pictures’ "Paranormal Activity" became a mega-hit on a micro-budget, executives at the studio decided to launch a label dedicated to making more movies of this kind.
InSurge, as it was known, would produce...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
As lean, haunted lawman Rick Grimes, the character at the center of the apocalyptic horrors that unspool on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Andrew Lincoln has been tasked with embodying the tormented hero, the wounded husband, the emotionally unavailable father...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Ches Smith and These Arches
June 14, 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., $12-$18, Firehouse 12, 45 Crown St., New Haven, (203) 785-0468, firehouse12.com
For Ches Smith, moving from the Bay Area to New York City several years ago didn't just mean a change in...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Genre mash-ups are de rigueur these days. Of course, writers like Margaret Atwood have been tight-roping the misty border between literary fiction and speculative fiction, fantasy and mystery for years. But a new outcropping of younger upstarts, such as...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Like modern fantasy authors from Lewis Carroll, George MacDonald and C. S. Lewis to Gene Wolfe and John Crowley, Neil Gaiman writes about the worlds on the edges of this one -- just off the map, a bit to the left, inaccessible without the right mirror...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
As long as there has been electronic dance music, there has been at least one dumb complaint about it — that all the music sounds the same.
That's a tedious line, one usually said by rock snobs who proudly admit they don't listen to the stuff. But...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The big-budget "World War Z" (directed by Marc Forster from Max Brooks's novel) is first and foremost an old-fashioned zombie movie. It makes no rotting bones about it. In the 45 years since George A. Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" — whose...