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Short Cut to Nirvana: Kumbh Mela
A fascinating, confounding documentary portrait of the "longest running religious festival in history" – the Kumbh Mela in Prayag, India, a 70 million-strong, once-every-12-years event.
"...Kumbh Mela in Prayag, India – Short Cut to Nirvana offers Westerners a tantalizing glimpse into this 70 million-strong,..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'Major League Baseball 2K7' for the Xbox 360 Fails to Reach Nirvana
"...most assuredly seen the commercial for this game featuring Nirvana's "Breed." I'm a huge fan of baseball, video games,..."

March 29, 2007 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Drag Nirvana
A new world-class restaurant on Guadalupe
"...coconut soup with chicken ($5.95). The first spoonful was nirvana, with the aroma and flavor of galangal and makroot..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Playback: Grohl Call
Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on
"...segment of Sonic Highways, did you think back to Nirvana's 1991 Liberty Lunch gig?..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Tell Me Who's Bad
Hip-pop "Royals" Lorde and Iggy do battle Down Under
"...Lorde’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame performance with Nirvana was “inappropriate.” Azalea added that one of Kurt Cobain’s..."

June 12, 2014 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

This sassy superhero movie is not your child’s comic-book origin tale
"...should be a hoot for the average viewer and nirvana for connoisseurs of the Marvel Universe. The opening credits..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sonic Highwayman Dave Grohl
Foo Fighters frontman documents ATX culture and tradition
"...segment of his HBO series and fielded questions about Nirvana’s Texas shows in 1991...."

Nov. 20, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

British director Mike Leigh's latest is an uncharacteristic story about an indomitably joyful woman – a lovely state of being, perhaps, but not necessarily of dramatic interest.
"...wants to watch a film about someone who’s discovered nirvana on earth, who’s learned the answer to the universe’s..."

Oct. 31, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Wedding Singer
" the film's final minutes, you're practically screaming for Nirvana to swoop down from the heavens and smite the..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Little Buddha
"...opens far enough to offer a few glimpses of nirvana...."

May 27, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hard Boiled
"...aria of muzzle-flashes, bullet hits, and tightly-edited explosions. It's nirvana for seekers of action, and it rarely gets any..."

Sept. 10, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Marcos Valle
Manic Nirvana
"...swam into pop culture consciousness on the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind, a floating Marcos Valle stared blankly through the..."

Aug. 16, 2013 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Overhang Party
Manic Nirvana
"...In 1991, the year punk broke via Nirvana's Nevermind, an altogether different movement seized the Japanese underground...."

Aug. 16, 2013 Music Review by Austin Powell

Crash Landing in Teen Heaven
A reunited Sincola on the 1990s
"...KOOP inquired if I'd like to talk about Nirvana and the 1990s, but other than the Gits, it..."

Sept. 8, 2011 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Whither Rock?
" best. "Money," he said, "money changes everything." After Nirvana released Nevermind in the fall of 1991, money did..."

Oct. 17, 1997 Books Feature by Gina Arnold

Shooting Star
"...rock music. Six months before he splattered his brains, Nirvana superstar Kurt Cobain cited the Meat Puppets as a..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Music Feature by David Holthouse

Girl Talk's Gestalt
Gregg Gillis and his monster mash-up brain
"...OTR: You sample Roy Orbison, Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix on Feed the Animals. Is nothing..."

Oct. 20, 2008 Music Post by Austin Powell

Rock & Roll Books
"...Nirvana: The Biography..."

June 1, 2007 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...1991, even as Geffen prepared for the release of Nirvana's Nevermind. The Seattle trio's album came out that September,..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

Gift guide
"...NirvanaWith the Lights Out (DGC)..."

Dec. 10, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Music Critics Poll: The Decade
"...Band: Nirvana..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature

What Is This?
"...perform "Oh, Me," "Plateau," and "Lake of Fire" on Nirvana's MTV Unplugged special and soundtrack -- Meat Puppets II..."

April 9, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Record Reviews

Nov. 1, 1996 Music Review

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous
Twenty years after Nevermind, only Austin albums feel relevant
" radio station to discuss the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind. "In terms of what it meant for music..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

When the album becomes Immersion
"...NirvanaNevermind Limited Edition (Universal)..."

Dec. 9, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

"...NirvanaBleach (Deluxe Edition) (Sub Pop) NirvanaLive at Reading (Geffen/UMe)..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Enlighten Up!
The filmmaker, a yoga practitioner, documents a skeptic’s journey into the big om.
"...myriad forms and styles, yet remains wholly unconvinced that nirvana is attainable simply by clearing one's mind and bending..."

June 19, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Lake of Fire
Meat Puppets, Chapter 3: Curt and Cris Kirkwood, reunited, and it feels so good
"...Forbidden Places, a breakthrough eclipsed by the release of Nirvana's Nevermind just two months later...."

July 20, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Smells Like Preteen Spirit
Kid rockers Three Hourz Sleep confront their first major crisis when their drummer moves away.
"...a little too old to cut loose to a Nirvana song played in a parking lot. They looked suspiciously..."

Dec. 28, 2001 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Death of Rock & Roll
Top 10s: Year, Decade, Eternity
"..."alternative rock radio," the medium's defining format in the post-Nirvana Nineties, into sharp relief; turns out "modern rock" playlists..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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