Mixed Media

July 2010

The Smashing Pumpkins Release New Song “Freak” From Teargarden by Kaleidyscope

The latest version of The Smashing Pumpkins—including new drummer Mike Byrne (who fills heavy shoes) and new bassist Nicole Fiorentino—have recently unveiled the

The Highest Rated TV Shows… For Parrots?

If I told you that Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob Squarepants was the highest rated show amongst kids, you probably wouldn’t be surprised. If I added

“Jack Goes Boating”: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Directorial Debut (trailer)

The acclaimed actor steps into the director's chair for this Sundance film about working-class New Yorkers finding love – and learning how to swim.

LXD 1x02 “Antigravity Heroes”

Two friends find an abandoned warehouse and are granted the power to defy gravity.

New Collisions - “Dying Alone” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Boston power-poppers New Collisions have been touring with ‘80s pop legends Blondie and the B-52s, quite appropriate given that the female-fronted band’s slightly

Iggy Pop Rides Through Classic Cinema

This video is a clever compilation of tracks from classic cinema set to Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger”. Pop was fresh out of rehab, in

The Rock and Awe of Surprise Concerts

The surprise show is one of the greatest things that can happen to a concert fan. And one of the reasons I love surprise concerts

‘Mad Men’ Flirting 101: A Quick Review

Mad Men's fourth season doesn't premiere until July 25, so until then, let the cast teach you a thing or two about flirting in what Peggy Olson appropriately calls, "the business of persuasion".

LXD 1x01 “The Tale of Trevor Drift”

A boy discovers his incredible dance powers. Years later, he finally displays them at prom to win the affections of his crush.

R.E.M.‘s Unreleased Demo of “Feeling Gravity’s Pull”

R.E.M.’s 1985 album Fables of the Reconstruction has been remastered and will reissued on July 13th on Capitol and I.R.S. It’

June 2010

//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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