Friday, August 30 2013
Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.
Wednesday, May 29 2013
The magic of video games is that save points, continues, and respawns offer the promise of inevitable resurrection, an unending experience even after we have lost all three of our lives.
Monday, June 11 2012
Some music labels aim to score the next flavor of the week; others, like Saustex in Texas, buckle down and see seminal and compelling backyard styles.
Wednesday, October 26 2011
In video games, dying becomes useful, functional, pedagogical. In some games, it is consequential. However, such pain ironically can magnify the pleasure of play.
Thursday, August 19 2010
When it comes to matters of taste and ranking (a particularly combustible combination), there is no pleasing everyone. In fact, there is no pleasing anyone, since the list makers themselves are invariably disappointed or frustrated. And yet...
Tuesday, August 17 2010
An electrician goes postal in this latest case of brilliant villainy for Lincoln Rhyme, the insightful criminalist who directs his investigation from a wheelchair.
Tuesday, April 27 2010
Warning: Many people died in the making of this book. Second warning: It’s hilarious.
Friday, April 23 2010
Thursday, March 4 2010
Little Richard once proclaimed that "rhythm-and-blues had a baby", and their offspring was rock 'n' roll.
Wednesday, December 16 2009
According to Julian Barnes, the fear of death is "the most rational thing in the world." But denying the certainty of death also can be a rational act, at least until that time when it is not.