The perfect mood-setter for people who like their lovers loyal, cuddly and coughing up hair. Between the USA for Africa parody, the finger-popping swing tune and the New Order rip ("Mixed-Up Human Race" actually nails their sense of alienation), the target audience for Love Songs for Cat Lovers appears to be anyone who gets a visceral reaction when they hear the word "cat." Friskiest of all is "From Here On Out," a Stephanie Mills-styled soul tribute to a neglected kitty that's so sultry and wet that it's got to be breaking some law — hey, Mittens, it worked out for Beauty and the Beast, right?
By Douglas Wolk on 08.24.14 in Reviews
Apparently the final incarnation of a project that Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch has been working on for upward of a decade, the soundtrack to his film God Help the Girl is a grand piece of personal mythology. It'...
By Maura Johnston on 07.23.14 in Features
The fact that "Weird Al" Yankovic still has people figuring out his lighter-than-air jokes three decades into his career puts him miles ahead of most other comedians.
By Andy Beta on 07.08.14 in Reviews
There have been few superhero franchises as successful as that of Fantômas. It spans centuries and countries as well as all as media — there are Fantômas books, silent serials and feature films, comic books and televisio...
By Barry Walters on 07.08.14 in Reviews
The rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch began as a vehicle for its writer/star John Cameron Mitchell to strut his stuff at Manhattan's queer rock club Squeezebox, where Steven Trask's band Cheater backed drag entertai...