Though telepathy and photographing dreams seems like the stuff of sci-fi, physicist Michio Kaku says science is catching up to fiction. In his new book, The Future of the Mind, the theoretical physicist and co-founder of string-field theory delves into the study of the human brain and these seemingl ... More >>
Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These bands aren't necessari ... More >>
TIM HECKER @ ODD FELLOWS HALL | 3/30/12 "Normally I don't sit down when I play," said Tim Hecker with some bemusement before starting his set. "But this chair looked inviting. This will be a special, Stephen Hawking-inspired performance. No disrespect." With that, noises, tones and sounds trickled ... More >>
Westword caught up with the Fray's chief songwriters, Isaac Slade and Joe King, for a track-by-track breakdown of Scars & Stories, the new record. If you've bought the record and you're listening right now wondering what "Run for Your Life" or "Here We Are" is about, wonder no more. Or if you came h ... More >>
Google introduced a new way of filtering search results last week: By reading level. You type something in and it tells you how many results fall into one of levels. Fair enough: if you're writing a research paper on sexual health or something, and thoughtful information would normal ... More >>
A little over six months ago, in late April, the celebrated scientist Stephen Hawking made some, well, some kind of weird comments about sending messages out to possible extraterrestrial life in space: "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus fi ... More >>
As music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list ... More >>
Today's entry has been growing on me for a few days. It's an AutoTuned cutup of Carl Sagan's Cosmos turned into a loving ode to science and our stellar potential that sounds like it could be a lost track from Boards of Canada or one of those other "listening electronica" acts from the late '9 ... More >>
A smart, thoughtful script supported by terrific performances.
Nothing is sacred on the information superhighway.
Meet the masters of heady metal.
This new docudrama is a real mind-bender.
Talking smack wreaks high school havoc in Mean Girls.
Echoes: The Best of Pink Floyd (Capitol), Wouldn't You Miss Me?: The Best of Syd Barrett (Harvest/Capitol)
From the week of December 6, 2001
Dennis Quaid and James Caviezel ham it up as a father and son reuniting via radio in Frequency.