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Six 2015 Product Recalls

fly boy recall

Every year thousands of products are recalled, including many children's products that can create real danger. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 5 (March 21, 2015): Tove Styrke, Tove Lo, and More

Tove Styrke Performs at SXSW Music Festival 2015

Saturday marked the final full day of SXSW Music Festival 2015, which had a packed night of performances by Tove Styrke, Clean Bandit, and Tove Lo. Read More »

Will the Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Put the Nerd Back in the Comic Convention?

comiccon group

This Atlantic City con looks like one to try and as legitimate as Comic-Con was back in the day before it turned from geek to chic and away from its core fan base. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 4 (March 20, 2015): Snoop Dogg, Courtney Barnett, and More

Lenka

Snoop Dogg was the Keynote Speaker for SXSW Music Festival 2015, which also included performances from Brolin, Lenka, and Courtney Barnett. Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘Manglehorn’ – Al Pacino, Holly Hunter, and a Cat

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Most movies are the merging of technology and short stories, novels or sagas. Manglehorn is technology merged with a poem. It is the story of a locksmith who has lost the love of his life because of something he has done and lives in self-imposed isolation. Manglehorn has constructed a cocoon of memories and fantasies, keeping his son, a former protégé, and the hope of new love at arm’s length. Read More »

SXSW: TV Review – Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless Get Creepy in ‘Mr Robot’ and ‘Salem’

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Christian Slater and Lucy Lawless were on hand at SXSW 2015 to explain just why they are so creepy. Not, personally, of course, but in their new roles. Slater in the new sci-fi series Mr. Robot (SXSW Audience Award Winner – Episodic) premiering on USA Network. Lucy Lawless (Xena, Spartacus) joins the cast of WGN America's Salem for its second season. Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 3 (March 19, 2015): Twin Shadow, Emmy the Great, Summer Heart, and More

Summer Heart performing at SXSW 2015

Twin Shadow, LOLAWOLF, Emmy the Great and Summer Heart were among the many music acts to perform on Day Three of SXSW. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘The Feast’ by Cory Finley at The Flea Theater

Ivan Dolido and Marlowe Holden in 'The Feast' at The Flea Theater. Photo by Bjorn Bolinder

A couple's surface sheen hides serious interpersonal, perhaps psychological problems - and Matt's bathroom is a gateway to much more than innocuous pipes and sewers. Or is it? Read More »

SXSW Music Festival 2015: Day 2 (March 18, 2015): Halsey, Alex Winston and More

Rangleklods, Alex Winston, Summer Heart, and Halsey were among the many music acts to perform on Day Two of SXSW Music Festival 2015 in Austin, Texas. Read More »

SXSW: Movie Review – ‘The Last Man on the Moon’ and ‘Love and Mercy’

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Two remarkable biographies premiered on the screens of SXSW this year. 'The Last Man on the Moon,' profiling Astronaut Gene Cernan, and 'Love and Mercy,' which brings us into the life of Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Read More »