Articles tagged mogwai, black friday, death

‘Multiple Choice’ Is Like a Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock Painting

This sparse, abstract literary text gives us ample room to interpret and to question the very notion of interpretation.

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Mogwai Explores the Nuclear Age’s Benefits and Disasters on ‘Atomic’

Mogwai finds ways to balance their music to their political stance -- complete nuclear disarmament of all countries in possession of weapons of mass destruction -- with a strong emphasis of dynamics to match the themes of annihilation, despair, and hope, albeit bleak.

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‘Til Human Faces Wake Us: Don DeLillo’s ‘Zero K’

For all that it is cold and disquieting, DeLillo's latest is also his most sincere -- his most human -- meditation on death yet.

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30 Mar 2016 // 1:30 AM

Mogwai: Atomic

Mogwai tackle soundtracking the fear of the bomb with a smart emphasis on how delicate and sacred life is.

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26 Feb 2016 // 10:08 AM

Minor Victories - “A Hundred Ropes” (Singles Going Steady)

Minor Victories are an agglomeration of new-century post-punk wanderers, and their sound, elusive yet in-your-face, is an anxious stagger through the streets of some urban labyrinth.

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24 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Mogwai: Central Belters

Mogwai celebrate 20 years of racket in style with Central Belters, a box set primed for fans to hair-split.

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The Ethics of Death-Defying Media

Furious 7's path to the screen is emblematic of the ways in which film and other media defy (and define) death as images develop lives of their own.

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‘Cries and Whispers’ Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death

To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.

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23 Jul 2014 // 1:14 AM

A Tragedy Wanting to Happen: Death and Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost.

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The Great Scores: ‘The Fountain’ and a Sonic Road to Awe

Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.

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Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.

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‘no one has to die’ Tells the Story of Death in Video Games

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.

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Yuck: Yuck (Deluxe Edition)

The shoegazing Brits re-release their excellent February debut album along with a bonus EP; a nice addition for fans, a must-have for the uninitiated.

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Dead Again: Notes on the Impermanence of the Virtual Body

In video games, dying becomes useful, functional, pedagogical. In some games, it is consequential. However, such pain ironically can magnify the pleasure of play.

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This Is the End Beautiful Friends, This Is the End

It has been an incredibly busy spring semester for yours truly, which means that my PopMatters posting has been much lighter than usual. As of

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Mogwai: Special Moves/Burning

Most bands would be adequately represented by this fine live album, but the Glaswegan quintet's live presence is so immense that records can't really do it justice.

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Jeffery Deaver Electrically Charges Thrillers

An electrician goes postal in this latest case of brilliant villainy for Lincoln Rhyme, the insightful criminalist who directs his investigation from a wheelchair.

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Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-Training by Tom Jokinen

Warning: Many people died in the making of this book. Second warning: It’s hilarious.

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Rediscovered Proto-Punk Band Death the Subject of a New Documentary

It was perhaps one of the single greatest music-related stories of the past year. In a nutshell, the story of Death includes a family punk

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The Inevitable Death of Julian Barnes and Everyone Else

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.

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Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

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"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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