Finally, An Imperial Stout For The Common People

A couple weeks ago, when we were talking about seasonal beers and all the attendant backlashes and forelashes that come with their increasing popularity, commenter Hamilton Porter made the excellent point that some of the exaggerated hand-wringing stems from the odious cultural trend of "basic-shaming." » 9/30/14 4:22pm Yesterday 4:22pm

Jamie Oliver: Comfort Food Is OK, Now That He Wrote A Book About It

TV host, cookbook author, and brilliant world-renowned chef Jamie Oliver went on The Colbert Report yesterday to sell some copies of his new book, Comfort Food, a guide to preparing the sorts of foods that professional nutrition-scold Jamie Oliver will crash through your kitchen wall to jump-kick off your fork… » 9/30/14 4:08pm Yesterday 4:08pm

ATLien Invasion: Scenes From OutKast's Long-Awaited Atlanta Homecoming

Back in April, when OutKast officially launched their festival-hopping 20th-anniversary reunion tour at Coachella—marking the first time Big Boi and Andre 3000 had performed together in a decade—one city was conspicuous in its absence from the itinerary: Atlanta. For months, the deified rap duo's closest scheduled… » 9/30/14 2:12pm Yesterday 2:12pm

Love, Actually: David Fincher's Dark, Thrilling Gone Girl, Reviewed

In early 2011, when David Fincher was getting ready to shoot The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo while in the midst of Oscars promotion for The Social Network, the director made a revealing comment about how he separates his work into two categories: "movies" and "films." To his mind, Fight Club and Zodiac were… » 9/29/14 3:00pm Monday 3:00pm

TGI Fridays Is Breaking Up With Its Own Restaurants

Time was, the name "TGI Fridays" used to goddamn mean something. Kitsch-bedecked walls. Dim lighting. Aerosmith music. Reheated trashfood slathered in bourbon-flavored pancake syrup. The nagging sense that this interstate off-ramp gas-'n'-grub strip was the neon lure dangling before the yawning razor-toothed… » 9/29/14 1:40pm Monday 1:40pm

Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru: A Sour Beer Worth Road-Tripping For

The Boston Beer Company confounds me. I do like their most famous and best-selling beer, Samuel Adams Boston Lager: It's a seminal brew in many a Masshole's drunken coming of age, mine included, and a large, unbalanced load of the Internet holds this fact against us. I can't swing a dead Yuengling around here without… » 9/29/14 1:15pm Monday 1:15pm

How To Make Chili, Instead Of Just Arguing About It All The Damn Time

Summer is over, pretty definitively: The mornings are cold and crisp and the leaves are beginning to change colors and the soupy yellow humidity-haze is gone from the air and there's Halloween shit on display in the grocery stores and, uh, like, also literally?—summer is actually over. It's autumn now. There was a… » 9/27/14 10:30am Saturday 10:30am

Thom Yorke Did Not Bypass The Gatekeepers. He Is One.

As of this morning there is a new Thom Yorke solo album in the world, titled Tomorrow's Modern Boxes and available for $6 via BitTorrent. This is cool and good; I heartily recommend you stop using BitTorrent to illegally download pornography long enough to legally check it out, flush as it is with atmospheric… » 9/26/14 4:12pm Friday 4:12pm

Stop Name-Dropping John Cassavetes, And Start Actually Watching Him

As any film-studies student (or, to evoke that near-extinct species, any video-store clerk) will tell you, director John Cassavetes is the Father of Modern American Independent Cinema, a touchstone for all up-and-coming cinéastes. The actor whose mug graced classic Golden Age fare like Rosemary's Baby and The Dirty… » 9/26/14 12:44pm Friday 12:44pm

Face/Off Is Even Weirder And Radder Than You Remember

The great Hong Kong action director John Woo got to make a handful of English-language movies during his '90s Hollywood period. But he only ever got to make one true John Woo Movie here. That'd be 1997's Face/Off, an absolute nutball mega-budget pileup of all his favorite images (guys flying through the air in… » 9/25/14 2:23pm Thursday 2:23pm

André 3000 Channels Hendrix, Finds Himself In Jimi: All Is By My Side

In the early 2000s, OutKast seemed poised for world-conquering superstardom. But flush with the success of 1998's Aquemini and 2000's Stankonia (and hit singles like "Rosa Parks" and "Ms. Jackson"), the Atlanta hip-hop duo of André 3000 and Big Boi fractured instead. When the double-solo-album package … » 9/25/14 10:55am Thursday 10:55am