//MUSIC
Nick Lowe: Reissues, 1982-1990

Nick Lowe

Reissues, 1982-1990

Six vital releases from one of the most underappreciated titans of power pop are finally back in print.

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Gaudi: Magnetic

Gaudi

Magnetic

The producer's interplay between drum and bass forms the album's heart. A resonant, visceral listen.

Goatwhore: Vengeful Ascension

Goatwhore

Vengeful Ascension

Extreme metal overlords Goatwhore celebrate 20 years of with their most mature outing to date.

//FILM
'Dunkirk': The Bodies Come Back

'Dunkirk'

"The Bodies Come Back"

Dunkirk turns war movie tropes inside out to articulate a broader theme, not only the truism that war is excruciating, but more profoundly, that war is always the same, that it repeats, that it cannot be won.

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//BOOKS
//TV
'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?"

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A Feminist Reads Philip Roth

Thoughts about Roth's The Dying Animal, as brought on by the season 6 episode of Girls, "American Bitch".

//CULTURE

The Epilogue to Basic Income correctly identifies that the cause for economic anxiety and stagnation is the “dictatorship of the market”. From this, UBI would inarguably set us free.

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//COMICS
The Top Tier X-men Assemble for a Top Level Blockbuster in 'Astonishing X-men #1'

The Top Tier X-men Assemble for a Top Level Blockbuster in 'Astonishing X-men #1'

"Astonishing X-men may be the most important X-men comic to come along since Secret Wars."

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The True Origin of the Superhero Film Craze? 'X-Men' Comics

Bryan Singer's first X-Men film launched the comic book film craze that is still sweeping through Hollywood. But it had a predecessor in Marvel Masterworks: The X-Men Volume 1.

//GAMES

Assassin's Creed: Syndicate's politics are painted with broad strokes, but in these times of absurd politics, those broad strokes become pointed commentary.

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//Pop Ten
The Highway Is for Gamblers: Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen Take a One-way Trip
How Joyce Carol Oates, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen traveled out of a small town towards the great unknown. Read More
#EverythingGetsAThumbsUp: How Avidity Has Overtaken American Culture
'iZombie': Discovery Day Brings Chaos in "Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2"
Prince's Classic Finally Expanded: The Deluxe 'Purple Rain' Reissue
//Mixed media