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Becoming Secret: An Interview with Liz Hysen of Picastro
22 Apr 2010 // 4:00 PM

The master of "mean love songs" are on the verge of breaking big, causing Liz Hysen to talk to PopMatters about a love of everything Mike Tyson, jam sessions with cellists, and a craving for ... secrets!


Picastro: You
16 Mar 2014 // 8:05 PM

Dark-hued Toronto band makes another "quiet and aggressive" album that's as much a source of connection and support as it is scary.

Picastro: Become Secret
16 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM

Dark without being cartoonish or goth, delicate without being merely pretty, stark without being dourly ascetic, this Toronto band has made its masterpiece.

//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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