Nicole Kidman to play LAPD detective in Karyn Kusama-directed crime thriller

According to Deadline, Nicole Kidman is set to star in a “modern Los Angeles crime thriller” from Girlfight director Karyn Kusama called Destroyer. Kidman will be playing LAPD detective Erin Bell, who goes on a “moral and existential odyssey” when the leader of a “cult-like gang” that she went undercover with years…

St. Vincent, Beck (finally), Wu-Tang, and more albums to expect this October

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

What are you listening to this week?

Having fallen in love with Destroyer after hearing the soaring guitar-based melodies and shimmering atmospherics of 2006’s still-excellent Destroyer’s Rubies, I was initially put off when Dan Bejar and his band starting drifting into the corny adult-contemporary sheen of Kaputt. But the more I listened, the more I…