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Christopher Owens had an absolutely flawless run as the frontman of the San Francisco band Girls, but he dissolved his band in 2012. And last year, he released the intriguing but spotty solo debut…   Read Story »
Last month, I lead into this saying how January has a bad reputation for new movies. But it's really February that's the wasteland, where we're expected to survive on the fumes of the last glut of…   Read Story »
After "Hard Out Here" and "Air Balloon," the Lily Allen comeback marches on. Along with people like Jenny Lewis, Cat Power, and Miguel, Allen has contributed a new song to the soundtrack of the third…   Read Story »
There are many good things about Super Bowl Sunday, but one big drawback was this: HBO yanked its original programming for the night, which meant we got no new Girls and no new True Detective. (It…   Read Story »
January has a bad reputation. Over the years, the pattern in which studios distribute their films has ossified, so that we automatically expect most "serious" Oscar contenders to be crammed in…   Read Story »
Some of the music on the new Girls soundtrack Girls Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do is brand new (Jenny Lewis and Rostam Batmanglij's "Completely Not Me" and Beck's "Blue Moon," for instance), and…   Read Story »
Last night, Girls returned for a third season on HBO, debuting two new episodes. This was great for many reasons, and one of those reasons was this: We got to hear Kim Gordon say, "She's a bitch.…   Read Story »
The third season of Girls premiered last night on HBO, and it featured a bouncy yet melancholic new Jenny Lewis song called "Completely Not Me." The tune, recorded with Rostam Batmanglij from Vampire…   Read Story »
HBO's great Lena Dunham show Girls, which happily returns this Sunday, doesn't have one of those O.C. reputations as a show that breaks bands, but the show has gotten sneaky-good at using music over…   Read Story »
Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but as much as I love TV and movies on their own merits, the second or third…   Read Story »