How the Source Family Turned "Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll" Into a Cult

It's been nearly 40 years since Jim Baker died after diving off a cliff in Hawaii, but members of the utopian community he founded still call him Father. In recent years, they've gone about resurrecting the memory of the cult, and its weird philosophy which melded the decadence of 1960s pop culture with weird… » 4/15/14 7:00pm Tuesday 7:00pm

Slomo: Why You See a Retired Doctor Skating Around San Diego Every Day

If you visit Pacific Beach in San Diego, you might spy an older dude skating in slow motion along the boardwalk. Known as "Slomo," man's been mistaken for many things through the years—homeless, insane, etc.—but he's actually there very much on purpose. This short New York Times doc is his strange, inspiring story. » 4/01/14 9:00pm 4/01/14 9:00pm

Antiviral: Celebrity Culture and Cannibalism

Given that the entire internet has spent the past week buzzing over what may or may not be a sincere effort at selling lab-grown celebrity meat for consumption, it seems only appropriate that we end the week with Antiviral (currently on Netflix). The movie received some mixed reviews, but one thing's for certain—this… » 3/01/14 8:30pm 3/01/14 8:30pm

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay

People loooove getting hoodwinked by close-up magic, and Ricky Jay is a straight-up wizard at the art of sleight of hand. Watching him handle a deck is like seeing someone for whom playing cards are a part of the body—as though handling them is the most natural thing in the world. » 2/12/14 8:00pm 2/12/14 8:00pm

Cuddle Up With Dark Helmet, Yogurt, and the Schwartz Tonight

Did you catch last night's episode of MythBusters, where they tested a bunch of Star Wars stunts to see if they actually work? Doesn't matter. What you really wanna watch tonight is Spaceballs, perhaps the best and funniest spoof movie that ever existed. And it's finally available on Netflix. » 1/05/14 10:00pm 1/05/14 10:00pm

A Band Called Death: Preemininent Punk Rockers, Forgotten Then Found

Discovering music is a way different game in the digital age, when new artists and tunes are a mere mouse click away. Before algorithms were responsible for instantly introducing new faves into the mix, recording demos and hustling for radio play was a key factor in building buzz and gaining new fans. A Band Called… » 12/27/13 8:00pm 12/27/13 8:00pm

Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special: Put Nostalgia In Your Stocking

Christmas is as much about tradition as it is finding new ways to celebrate the holidays with your family. So instead of curling up with A Christmas Story, Scrooged, or It's a Wonderful Life tonight, why not consider the Pee-wee's Playhouse Christmas Special, which is now free to watch until January 12 to celebrate… » 12/25/13 9:00pm 12/25/13 9:00pm