Zen and the Art of Watching Tom Cruise Run

The current legacy of America’s most complicated movie star has long been defined by a YouTube clip of him jumping on a couch, but—praise Xenu—we finally have something to replace it.
Mary Oliver has received many honors for her poetry, including the Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Award

“I Built It to Build It”: Mary Oliver’s Habit of Being

With the essay collection "Upstream," the lauded poet offers a portrait of herself and the world that is no less shrouded in mystery than her best work.

PREMIERE: Ultimate Painting Serenades with a Live Version of “Song for Brian Jones,” Rest His Soul, in Pickathon’s Slab Series

The special session was recorded for the Oregon festival’s latest shebang, with the band touring in support of their excellent new LP, "Dusk."

Rain Dogs: Despite the Downpour, Beach Goth V Radiates Good Vibes

The Growlers’ annual Orange County shindig once again takes over The Observatory in Santa Ana.

PREMIERE: In 1995, Mike Watt, Eddie Vedder, and Dave Grohl Advised Chicago Alt-Rockers to Take Cover “Against the ’70s”

Taken from Watt’s forthcoming live album, “‘ring spiel’ tour ’95.”

Run the Jewels Have Bad Jokes with Serious Implications in New Single “Talk to Me”

“I might ghost ride a tank, take a ride to the bank” isn’t even among the top-five-best lines in the politically driven first take from “Run the Jewels 3.”

PREMIERE: Unknown Mortal Orchestra Perform “Multi-Love” on “Live at 9:30”

Direct from The 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

The Delayed Launch Cure: A List of Currently Streamable Classics

The launch of the new TCM/Criterion streaming service FilmStruck got pushed to November, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait to get our share of quirky classics.

A Little Bit of Everything: “The Handmaiden” Offers Gothic Romance, Horror, Comedy, and More

The “Stoker” director returns with a complex, compelling (and carnal) genre tour.

PREMIERE: Honus Honus Wants to Introduce You to “Vampires in the Valley”

Come along and ride on a fantastic voyage with the Man Man frontman.

Fly to New Orleans, See AlunaGeorge, Get a New Bike, Don’t Pay for Any of It

The “Mean What I Mean” singer plays the Smoothie King Center with Sia and Miguel on November 3.

Beyond the Great American Novel: On “The Underground Railroad”

Colson Whitehead’s latest novel brings America’s subterranean history up into the light.

PREMIERE: Girl Tears Go on a Tear in “Panic Attack”

Got a minute?

A New Kind of Film for a Modern Form of Menace: Keith Maitland on “Tower”

Using rotoscope animation and imagined talking-head interviews with survivors and victims, the Austin director brings us back to the scene of the 1966 massacre at the University of Texas.

Under The Influence: Jonathan Lethem

The author of “Motherless Brooklyn” and “The Fortress of Solitude” on the inspiration behind his new novel, “A Gambler’s Anatomy.”

The Creepy Clown Cure: A Celebration of Some of Our Most Basic Fears

Enough with creepy clowns, slender men, and other viral freak-shows. Let’s focus instead on more enduring horrors.

Entertaining Complaining: Kyle Kinane’s “Loose in Chicago”

The Windy City–bred, LA-based comedian takes on the joys of concealed carry and Laotian honeymoons in his new Comedy Central special.

Breaking: Shovels & Rope

For the married duo behind the Charleston, South Carolina, Americana act, there is no line between music and life.

PREMIERE: The Meditative Metal of True Widow’s “FWTS:LTM” Gets an Equally Aching Video

The Dallas “stonegaze” trio released their latest album “AVVOLGERE” via Relapse last month.

PREMIERE: Model/Actriz Get Physical in Video for Visceral “3/3”

The Boston threesome bring new meaning to the term “power trio.”

In Conversation: Director Justin Tipping Talks “Kicks”

In the Bay Area director’s debut, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and is now getting a digital release, a pair of Jordans is worth more than its price tag.



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