Culture writer Joe Gross on what's trending (and what should be) in television, movies, comics and culture, popular and not-so-popular.

Happy Birthday, Kim Gordon!

11:36 am Apr. 28, 2016

Happy birthday to the great Kim Gordon: music and fashion icon, Sonic Youth bassist and guitarist, singer, songwriter , memoirist and over all rock music thunder-goddess. She turns 63 today.

(Yes, 63.)

Here are 20 of her

Ten records to look out for on Record Store Day

9:04 am Apr. 15, 2016

Love it, hate it, look forward to it or avoid it, April 16 is Record Store Day.

Here are 10 records that caught my eye, in no particular order.

“Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks” (Demon). A

Why the trailer for “Rogue One” makes it look even better than “The Force Awakens”

10:56 am Apr. 7, 2016

Oh, man.

So, I liked “The Force Awakens.” Was it satisfying? Sure. Was it better than the prequels? Yes. Did it have its flaws? Yes. It was, as a friend once put it about a Liz Phair album, “scrumptiously overratable.”

And I am on the record as having my wig pushed back by the possibilities delivered in the “Force Awakens” trailer.

The trailer for “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” directed by