| Aug 21, 2013
| 12:18 PM
As a kid, Dean Storm would create stop motion animation featuring G.I. Joe characters and make animated action flip movies on bus pass booklets.
"I wanted to be like Dawson on 'Dawson's Creek,'" he said. Storm, who lived in Canton for seven years...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Francesca Lia Block sat down to write her latest young adult novel, "Love in the Time of Global Warming" (Holt Books for Young Readers: 240 pp., $16.99), she took her beloved hometown of Los Angeles and destroyed it.
But she didn't just destroy it....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:10 AM
Over the last decade, the FYF Fest has grown from a scrappy punk-focused event to a sort of mini-version of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
Yet even as the two-day FYF draws on Coachella-worthy headliners, books an increasing number of...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 7:34 AM
Most music festivals aim to wow potential attendees with top-bill talent, but Scapescape, now in its third year, is not most festivals.
"It sounds weird to say, but we want quantity over quality. We're looking for consistency throughout the day," said...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 2:16 PM
There’s a difference between “electronic music” and “dance music,” and the FYF Fest has long lived in the spaces between them.
Maybe FYF’s bookers don’t have a particular interest in more orthodox dance music...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 7:01 AM
It's not your imagination: South Florida's music calendar really is exhibiting a more-pronounced country twang, with top acts playing the big amphitheaters and new singers staring their careers at strip-mall bars.
The Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:38 AM
It’s enough of a tout for a young rapper when Missy Elliott, a giant of the genre, jumps onstage to spit bars on your single. It’s extra meaningful when that single isn’t in English. So, South Korean superstar MC G-Dragon probably woke...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:27 PM
Time Warner Cable launched its TV application for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 devices Tuesday, after already having introduced apps for smartphones, tablets and Roku's set-top boxes.
Xbox Live Gold members can access up to 300 channels through the app,...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk.
"I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
There's one second of sound on John Legend's new album, "Love in the Future," that sums up his current artistic mission. It's on the delicate, gloomy track "Asylum," and the sound is a snare drum. Or rather a blast of raw, percussive white noise that...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 8:48 AM
"Cold Justice" -- From "Law and Order" czar Dick Wolf comes a true-crime detective procedural. Playing a bit like reality's version of "Rizzoli & Isles," "Cold Justice" follows attorney and former Texas prosecutor Kelly Siegler and former crime scene...