//MUSIC
Thomas Brinkmann: What You Hear (Is What You Hear)

Thomas Brinkmann

What You Hear (Is What You Hear)

Thomas Brinkmann buries the parameters so deep you can barely feel them.

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Eilen Jewell: Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell

Sundown Over Ghost Town

Eilen Jewell continues refining her poetic lyricism and songcraft on her fifth studio LP.

GNOD: Infinity Machines

GNOD

Infinity Machines

Commanded by drones and synths, GNOD's Infinity Machines captures the terrifying experience of human mortality.

//FILM
'It! The Terror From Beyond Space' Is Just a Guy in a Rubber Suit

This classic if dated antecedent of Alien looks good on Blu-ray, but considering its influence it deserves much more than this bare-bones release.

Cannes 2015: A Flight Over Our Planet - Reflections on the Festival

Cannes 2015

A Flight Over Our Planet - Reflections on the Festival

The best films of Cannes 2015? Those with a visceral combination of sound and image that document bodies moving through space and forge a primal kinetic connection with the viewer.

//BOOKS
//GAMES
A Year in the Life of 'Mario Kart 8'

A Year in the Life of 'Mario Kart 8'

"With a year having passed since the start of Mario Kart 8, it's time to look back on 12 months of roaring engines, hairpin turns, blue shells, and a whole lot of swearing."

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Can Video Game Mechanics Be Trashy?

Speed is the pornography of video games. Like adding skin to a film, adding speed to a game isn't usually about making the game a more thoughtful experience. It is about exciting its audience's instincts on the most visceral level possible.

//CULTURE
Is There Anybody Out There? Looking for UFOs in the California Desert

Is There Anybody Out There? Looking for UFOs in the California Desert

"With his appearance at the Contact in the Desert conference this year, Jim Marrs continues to spread his unconventional views on what is really going on in the world."

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Why It's Time to Stop Hating Spotify

An independent artist opens up about how much he’s earned from Spotify, what it means to his band, and why listeners should feel good about the shift to streaming consumption.

//COMICS

The stakes are purposefully kept low in Convergence: Shazam! #1, which works as a highly entertaining reintroduction to Golden Age Captain Marvel.

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//TV

With its constant nods to the work of David Lynch and Alfred Hitchcock, Pretty Little Liars conjures up a world of allusions, where the source of truth is always uncertain.

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//Pop Ten
Blood and Thunder: Entering the Echo Chamber
In an age where writers regularly churn out content at dizzying speeds, truly great music makes a writer slow down and take time to reflect. Read More
Let the Face Speak for Itself: Hard Features in 'The White Buffalo'
Webs of Deception and Allusion Thread Together to Make 'Pretty Little Liars'
Abandoned 'Star Wars' Plot Points, Episode III: Evolution of Light and Dark
//Mixed media