Stephen Rowland
Image: Stephen Rowland

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
//Reviews

Withered Hand: Good News | 1 Dec 2011 // 4:00 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 // 4:00 PM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

READ the article