Richard Giraldi is a Chicago-based writer, musician and graduate student at Loyola University Chicago's Digital Media and Storytelling Program. He's the founder/editor of Chicago indie rock website LoudLoopPress.com, which was voted Best Local Music Blog in the Chicago Reader from 2010 to 2013. Additionally, he has written about and reviewed music for the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago and ALARM Magazine.
Heavy Metal or Why the All-New Batman Totally Rocks | 16 Jul 2015 // 4:37 AM
Bruce Wayne who? The most entertaining Batman story in sometime finds Commissioner Gordon donning the cowl.
Why They Fight: A Brief History of Batman Battling Superman | 14 May 2015 // 5:38 AM
Over the course of any relationship, especially ones that last three quarters of a century, there's bound to be some friction, some tension and some overall sour times.
Ratatat: Magnifique | 16 Jul 2015 // 9:30 PM
Five years after Ratatat's bloated experimental effort LP4, the Brooklyn duo have are back with the more focused and accessible Magnifique, which finds them returning to a guitar-centric approach.
High on Fire: Luminiferous | 17 Jun 2015 // 9:30 PM
Thunderous riffs and relentless rhythms aside, Luminiferous is truly shaped by the vastly improved vocal melodies.
Binging on 'Daredevil': Marvel's Netflix Series Is As Brutal As It Is Compelling | 13 Apr 2015 // 7:00 AM
It's hard to imagine that Daredevil exists in the same universe as the Avengers, but the series successfully delves into street-level violence not yet explored in Marvel's big screen efforts.