Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La is a magical-yet-hokey monument to music—and to Rick Rubin


There’s a bit of cognitive dissonance in the not-exactly-a-Rick Rubin documentary Shangri-La, in that it deifies the music mogul while also deflecting credit for his genius onto some nonspecific higher power—the gods of creativity, if you will. Helping to discover, nurture, and create some of the most important music…

The documentary What’s My Name is the latest about the Greatest, and one of the best


Documentaries about Muhammad Ali aren’t exactly in short supply. The boxer’s life and career have been examined from dozen of angles since his rise to fame: A.K.A. Muhammad Ali came out way back in 1970, when he was still in the thick of it. Facing Ali, from 2009, tells Ali’s story from the perspective of the fighters…

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?

The Takeout proposed a straight-forward question to our staff and our colleagues at The A.V. Club: What’s the best meal you’ve ever had? And after you’ve read our responses, please let us know about your best meal in the comment section below.