Mixed Media

May 2010

The Clientele Covers M.I.A.‘s ‘Paper Planes’ (video)

This is a bit easier on the eyes compared to red headed children being murdered, isn’t it? As part of AV Club’s “Undercover”

Chapterhouse Battles Eyjafjallajökull, Postpones North American Tour

Indie/shoegaze fanatics who’d wept salty tears of absolute joy at the news last year of Chapterhouse’s decision to reunite for a world

New Gang of Four Album Due This Summer (interview / pledge drive)

It’s not quite the same thing as being part of a legendary post-punk band 30 years past its prime, but you can help out in

The American: George Clooney Goes Back to His Beloved Italy (trailer)

The new film from director Anton Corbijn stars Clooney as an assassin who just needs to do that one last job before getting out of the hit man business.

Adam Kesher - “Hour of the Wolf” (MP3)

Contrary to any images conjured up by the name, Adam Kesher is not a solo act. Rather, they are a French five piece, whose infectiously

You Can’t Do Without ‘You Can’t Do That on Television’

Volumes could be written about You Can’t Do That on Television, the Canadian kids’ show which ran in the States on the cable channel

Wolf Parade - Expo 86 (new album / stream)

Wolf Parade Expo 86 (Sub Pop) Releasing: 29 June There has probably never been a bigger week for fans of Canadian alt-rock collectives than this one. Not

New Divine Comedy Single/Video in the Running for Most Referential Song Ever

For your enjoyment—a (surprise surprise) string-laden return to form from the Divine Comedy, who release Bang Goes the Knighthood, their first album in four

Twitter & the Death of Rock - Criticism II: Music Is Math (video)

Christopher R. Weingarten delivers a humorous, but on-target, critique of the Internet hive mentality as relates to new music. True criticism is imperiled under the

Pumzi: Dystopia and Dream Supressants in Kenyan Film (trailer)

Wanuri Kahiu hopes to develop her short film, showcased at Sundance this year, into a feature-length film.

April 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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