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  • ‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin': The Official Led Zeppelin Book

    ‘Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin': The Official Led Zeppelin Book

    Led Zeppelin, like the Big Mac, turns 50 this year. And to commemorate, the surviving members of the band are going to get back together, head to their local Mickey D’s, and eat Big Macs until they drop from exhaustion, just like the old world tour days. Just kidding, they’re putting out Led Zeppelin by Led […]

  • ‘Castlevania’ Season 2 Coming in October (Trailer)

    ‘Castlevania’ Season 2 Coming in October (Trailer)

    It’s been about a year since the short first season of Castlevania, an animated series based on the video game franchise of the same name, made its bloody way to Netflix. It ended on a cliffhanger, with the evil Dracula still very much at large, and Trevor Belmont still on his way to bringing him down […]

  • ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    ‘How to Swear: An Illustrated Guide’ by Stephen Wildish

    From high atop my ivory perch, I’ve noticed an increasingly worrisome trend among my friends and other generational peers: Many of us simply don’t know how to swear. No matter how many f-bombs we drop, or how many profanity-laden tirades we may tweet and delete at 2 in the morning, some people just can’t help […]

  • ‘Roma': Upcoming Alfonso Cuarón Film Gets Mysterious Teaser (Video)

    ‘Roma': Upcoming Alfonso Cuarón Film Gets Mysterious Teaser (Video)

    Filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón’s last movie, Gravity, was basically an old-fashioned star vehicle, with Sandra Bullock and George Clooney drawing crowds into a claustrophobic chamber piece about the terror of space. His next movie doesn’t have any stars or a nifty scifi hook, so Netflix is going the mysterious route in advertising Roma in advance of its premiere on […]

  • Arcade1UP Cabinets Cost $299 (Video)

    Arcade1UP Cabinets Cost $299 (Video)

    Generally speaking, if you want an authentic arcade cabinet in your house you’re going to have to pony up. But the people at Tastemakers and Gamestop have come up with a relatively affordable way to turn your place into a mini Richie Rich style mansion: A line of arcade cabinets called Arcade1UP, priced at just under […]

  • ‘I Am Paul Walker’ Documentary Coming to the Paramount Network (Trailer)

    ‘I Am Paul Walker’ Documentary Coming to the Paramount Network (Trailer)

    The ‘I Am‘ series of documentaries from Paramount continues with I Am Paul Walker, an ode to the late actor’s life and work. And as the installment’s official tagline demonstrates, his life is a pretty important part of that equation: “Father. Humanitarian. Friend. Paul Walker’s was a life fully lived, and his legacy of kindness and […]

  • ‘The First': Sean Penn Comes to TV (Trailer)

    ‘The First': Sean Penn Comes to TV (Trailer)

    2018 continues its parade of unlikely, downright impossible events. Sean Penn, after years of commitment to the movie star lifestyle, is actually doing a TV show. And I’m not talking about some self-referential cameo Larry Sanders, I mean a full-on leading role in a Hulu TV series called The First. Here’s what it’s all about: “Set in […]

  • Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    Oddball: “The Drum Machine Crammed in a Ball” (Video)

    I’m a big fan of Brian Eno, whose specialty (or at least one of them) for the last few decades has been setting up music that creates itself with minimal direct guidance. So if anyone out there can forward this to him, I think he’d appreciate it: Oddball, a drum machine that also acts as a […]

  • ‘Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries’ from Taschen

    ‘Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries’ from Taschen

    Personally, when I think about libraries, I think about cozy suburban branches, or massive modern downtown libraries, rather than the opulent cathedrals of learning that have been around for hundreds of years. Still, in browsing around the new Taschen joint Massimo Listri: The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries, I can see the appeal of the latter. As […]

  • ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Second Official Trailer (Video)

    ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Gets Second Official Trailer (Video)

    Like the Rolling Stones say, when you’re downright disgusted, and life ain’t worth a dang, get a girl with anime eyes. A girl like Alita: Battle Angel, for instance, the cyborg heroine of an upcoming collaboration between Bob Rodriguez and Jim Cameron, the second trailer for which is now online. Here’s (part of) the accompanying synopsis: […]