Holy Crap, Cheese Metal is Back

I present to you “Heroes of Our Time” by Dragonforce: It’s like they’re the opening band for Wyld Stallyns. Or Europe. Please make it up to your ears by listening to the music in the previous post. You’re… Read More

Songs for the Forgotten Future, Vol. 2

My pal Dave Wechsler — who used to be the Rough Guides publicist who had to deal with me, the poor bastard — is also a member of the very groovy band PiƱataland, which specializes in a type… Read More

Books v. Blogs, Atlanta Style

Just in time for Dragon*Con and the Decatur Book Festival, Creative Loafing, Atlanta’s alternative weekly, has done a long meditation on the subject of books and blogs and how the two interact with each other, and the article… Read More

Recurring “Nightmare”

Thursday means my movie column at AMC, and this week, on the occasion of yet another home video release of the film, I look at why Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is more popular now than it… Read More