Author Archives: Kyle Thomas McGovern
Third Dimension Divides Opinions: The Debate Over 3-D Films
For a brief moment, it seemed that 3-D movies had nowhere to go but out of style. That extra dimension meant higher ticket prices and higher expectations. And when it was tacked onto films shot in 2-D, audiences felt swindled. … Continue reading
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Record Store Day Draws Record Crowds
Music geeks have a lot to look forward to this weekend. Saturday, April 16, is Record Store Day, an annual event when musicians put out new releases or reissues that are sold exclusively through independent record stores. “It gives people … Continue reading
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David Foster Wallace, The Posthumous King
Despite his relatively small output, David Foster Wallace has quite a reputation. Several posthumous books on the post-modern pagemaster, who committed suicide in September 2008, have helped establish Wallace as a beloved American author. Although Of Course You End Up … Continue reading
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Do We Call Them Comebacks?
Next week, The Strokes will release Angles, their follow-up to 2006’s First Impressions Of Earth, a record even the band considers best forgotten. After five years of solo albums and side projects, the former boy-kings of lower Manhattan are being … Continue reading
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New Hollywood Projects Set Up Camp In Old West
Cowboys are riding a big comeback lately. The Coen Brothers had an unexpected hit with True Grit; David Milch’s brilliant Deadwood was recently released on Blu-Ray; and the open-world outlaw video game Red Dead Redemption reportedly shipped eight million units … Continue reading