Stephen Rowland
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Stephen Rowland has been founding and contributing to numerous underground film and music publications for the last 12 years. In addition to critiquing images and sounds, he makes no money as a regional historian and preservationist, co-authoring "Postcard History Series: Alameda" and "Images of America: Alameda," available from Arcadia Publishing.

Reviews // 36 Articles
Blogs // 12 Articles

Withered Hand: Good News | 1 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM

This squeaky-voiced Scot looks deep into himself and delivers a sad and beautiful folk-pop near-masterpiece.

Scattered Trees: Sympathy | 20 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

This Chicago indie-rock sextet come out of nowhere and give us one of 2011's great albums.

//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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