Sure, Anne, go with that costume. Fresh from the movie news wire comes the announcement that Anne Hathaway will play Catwoman in the third entry to Chris Nolan's gritty Batman series, inexplicably titled The Dark Knight Rises (probably because these movies make everyone involved a lot of doug ... More >>
Dear stores, we get it: It's Christmas time. It only comes but once a year -- yadda, yadda, yadda. That's great and all, but being bombarded by Christmas music while searching for the perfect gifts is driving us nuts -- it's like being a mouse in an endless maze with no buttons to push. And, ... More >>
Christmas songs really ought to be up little tunes -- hope, faith, charity, love and all that. But some songs have apparently snuck through the back door, drunk up all the rum, made a clumsy pass on pretty much everyone but the family dog, and are now holding court in the corner, seriously br ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Pac ... More >>
Catwoman prompts both purrs and hisses.
Her Mystery Not of High Heels and Eye Shadow (Vapor)
'Tis the season to rate another avalanche of holiday discs.
Felt Mountain (Mute)
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings -- and beatings.
The best holiday discs, as well as others that will make you pity the yule.
Digging out from a blizzard of seasonal CD releases.
Hark! The Herald Angels are practically the only group without a holiday CD this year.
THE GOOD, THE BAND AND THE UGLY CHRISTMAS ALBUMS FOR 1994.