Flying Lotus, "You're Dead!" (Warp)
The fifth album by Los Angeles producer Flying Lotus moves even further away from his early instrumental hip-hop work toward a more fully immersed form of "fusion." Don't be misled by the title. "You're Dead!" is a celebration of what comes next.
"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles
Kathryn Miles' "Superstorm" explores the human drama that unfolded in Sandy's path from its late October genesis in the southwestern Caribbean through its terrifying landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey.
In "Laggies," Lynn Shelton has brought her light, heartfelt touch to her most familiar, movie-ready plot — a version of the back-to-school comedy rendered not with Rodney Dangerfield antics but the soul-searching of a direction-less 28-year-old Seattleite (Keira Knightley).
An exhibition at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art showcases a group of impressionist and post-impressionist works amassed by a private collector who described the pursuit and acquisition of the pieces as an adventure.
Several pods of sperm whales emerged off the Southern California coast in an extremely rare, hours-long sighting that had whale watchers and scientists giddy with excitement.
A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts. An ambitious satire that questions just how "post-racial" America has become, the film is never at a loss for words, but sometimes confuses galvanizing rhetoric for legitimate deliberation.
Aretha Franklin, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" (RCA Records)
The release of "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" raises one question right off: Does the singular Queen of Soul really need to borrow from other divas?
"Time Out of Mind: The Lives of Bob Dylan" (Pegasus Books), by Ian Bell
The second installment of Ian Bell's two-part biography of Bob Dylan, "Time Out of Mind," is a compelling, focused examination of the latter half of the elusive singer-songwriter's life and career, starting off with his acclaimed "Blood on the Tracks" album in 1975 and bringing readers close to the present day.
The next and final Thursday Night Live will take place on Oct. 30.
While some of Jefferson City’s bigger entertainment events on Halloween have moved to different dates or been canceled, one continues to grow and grow.
Dozens of artifacts are on their way back to Peru after being seized in the United States during investigations into the smuggling of cultural relics.
Dakota the duckbilled dinosaur might have found permanent digs in Bismarck.
Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.
The Rockettes are taking a second stab at opening a spring show, and they’re leaning on some Broadway creative stars to do it.
In the aptly named Graveyard of the Atlantic off the North Carolina coast, researchers have found the wrecks of a Nazi U-boat and the ship it sank during a World War II convoy.