October 15, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) You have to wonder if Ben Gibbard ever feels at all resentful. His two widely celebrated bands, Death Cab for Cutie and the one-off collaboration Postal Service, helped pave the way for indie-indebted acts like fun. and Owl City that have topped the charts recently. His former wife, Zooey Deschanel, is now a household name with her TV show “New Girl,” symbolizing the kind of hip/awkward sensibility that Death Cab made cool. Meanwhile on his new solo album “Former Lives,” here's Gibbard, playing a bunch of songs that supposedly didn't fit on previous group...
January 12, 2012 |
Awkward teen Paul sees dead people. So what, right? As you begin to read this review of BBC America's "The Fade," ( 8 p.m. Jan. 14, BBC America; 3.5 stars out of 4 ), you're likely going to shrug, thinking you've seen plenty of ghost stories, not to mention TV shows and movies about teen outcasts trying to fit in and/or get lucky. You haven't seen "The Fades. " Created by Jack Thorne (British versions of "Skins" and "Shameless"), this six-part horror series skillfully crosses "Superbad" with "The Sixth Sense" and just a drop of...
March 29, 2012 |
Dear Anna, My guy and I have been together for just over two years. We have great communication; we have great sex and lots of chemistry. He is truly my best friend. What hurts our relationship is his depression. He'll have long periods where he is doing great, followed by very rough patches of depression. He won't get out of bed. He takes time off of work and completely shuts down from me. He won't go on any outings with me, and I'm left making excuses to friends about his absence. He tells me not to take it personally.
April 12, 2013 |
Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump wants to make something clear. “In no world did my [solo] record not sell and my thing flopped and then I go, 'OK, well, I'll go back to Fall Out Boy,'” the 28-year-old frontman says by phone from London. “[Bleep] no. Whether or not people like [the new album], I think it's audible, you can tell in the music that we do that we are happy to be making this record. And that's the kind of thing you can't make out of obligation.” You can say that again.