Feature Artwork by​ Cap Blackard When Stephen King published his first novel, Carrie, on April 5, 1974, the New England author unknowingly caused a rift in genre storytelling and filmmaking that has yet to zip back up. Since then, he’s published nearly 100 works and sold over 350 million copies,Read More →

The Twilight Zone was one of the greatest case studies for the wide-reaching scope of science fiction. Rod Serling’s seminal anthology show offered up a murderer’s row of diverse stories that explored different facets of the human condition. Between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge,Read More →

Since launching it back in the fall, Nick Cave has been actively interacting with fans via his online public forum, The Red Hand Files. Back in February, for example, he responded to a 10-year-old fan with a heartfelt letter of encouragement and wisdom. Now, the Bad Seeds frontman has used theRead More →

In 1986, after years of work in animation, various other below-the-line contributions, and a pair of short films by his own hand, Tim Burton stormed onto the international filmmaking stage with his ’80s feature run of Pee-wee’s Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, and Batman. In just a few years, Burton made himself a household name,Read More →

This feature originally ran in April 2015. We’re revisiting in time for an extremely early Opening Day. With Opening Day fast approaching, Matt Melis, Justin Gerber, Michael Roffman, and Dominick Suzanne-Mayer got together to shell sunflower seeds, practice their seventh-inning stretches, and try to avoid a rhubarb as they selected the topRead More →

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we follow Motley Crue’s career from their debut, 1981’s Too Fast for Love, to their last album, 2008’s SaintsRead More →

A forlorn man wants to erase the memory of his ex-lover, and the pseudo-scientific process is depicted through him traversing the desaturated hallways of his own mind, like Poe splattered with white-out ink. A gifted chauffeur-cum-ninja whoops the ass of several baddies through the very visual process of “Kato Vision,”Read More →

This feature originally ran in April 2015 and will be periodically updated and re-published with the latest Marvel releases. Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. ThisRead More →

(Editor’s Note: On the 35th anniversary of the iconic rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, we are honored to have Marty DiBergi Jr., son of filmmaker Marty DiBergi, take a look back at the film’s funniest moments. Below are his words, as he takes us on a trip through the classicRead More →

This article is being revisited in honor of This Is Spinal Tap turning 35 this weekend. I’d argue that it’s easier to identify a rock and roll movie than define one. Looking through this list, there are docs and biopics, concert films and musicals, movies with flick-making and generation-defining soundtracks,Read More →

Note: This feature was originally published in October 2014. We’ve updated it with the release of The Black Album. Put this in your hash pipe and smoke it: Weezer doesn’t have a bad album. No, not every record of theirs is great, but even the misfires get brownie points fromRead More →

Welcome to Dissected, where we disassemble a band’s catalog, a director’s filmography, or some other critical pop-culture collection in the abstract. It’s exact science by way of a few beers. This time, we follow Ozzy Osbourne’s solo career from the masterful Blizzard of Ozz to what, for now, remains hisRead More →

Feature photo by Philip Cosores Deep Cuts collects all the forgotten and often hidden gems in a band’s catalogue. This time around, Michael Roffman and Justin Gerber take a look through Weezer’s extensive catalogue and come back with plenty of surf wax. A long time ago, in a galaxy that’s nowRead More →

Download | Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | Stitcher| Podchaser | RSS We’ve packed our bags. We waved goodbye to 45 Lampkin Lane. We’re now about 72 miles from Haddonfield, Illinois. The leaves crumpled and died long ago. The snow has set in. It’s going to be a long drive to Springwood, Ohio. Join hosts McKenzie Gerber, MichaelRead More →