My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields turns 50 today. Celebrate with this excellent live version of “Only Tomorrow.” Director Richard Linklater has built his career on Gen-X self-examination; here are his works ranked from worst to best. Looking through the lens of “transcendental black metal” movement, the A.V. Club examines the fine line between niche and pretentious. Lastly, muggles, rejoice! This beautiful, hand-illustrated, first-edition copy of Harry Potter is almost as impressive as J.K. Rowling’s insanely detailed book outlines.