Mike Pursley
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Reviews // 14 Articles

"Cats Need to Lighten Up": An Interview with Wolf Eyes | 9 Nov 2015 // 8:00 PM

Noise veterans Wolf Eyes bring I Am A Problem: Mind in Pieces to Jack White's Third Man Records, and live to tell the tale.

"It's Supposed to Be Weird": An Interview with CocoRosie | 17 Sep 2015 // 12:50 AM

CocoRosie's auditory and semiotic mashups confused and upset people. Time has softened some of the criticism. Or, more likely, the Casadys have held a singular worldview long enough earn respect from those who first viewed the project as a trifle.


In Search of Rome's Notorious Boy Emperor: Martijn Icks' 'The Crimes of Elagabalus' | 4 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

Though his debaucheries became legendary, the reign of Elagabalus may have been less remarkable than once believed.

'Animalinside': A Feral Gathering of Images and Words | 9 Nov 2011 // 3:02 PM

Thirty-nine pages, 14 chapters, 14 images: that’s all that can be definitively said. The explanation of the rest is up for grabs.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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