Mixed Media

April 2010

Liquid Liquid - “Optimo” / “Cavern” (Live @ Jimmy Fallon) (video)

Last week, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon featured the first ever television appearance of Liquid Liquid, who performed their classic 1981 deep cuts “Optimo” (non-televised and

Dirty Sweet - “You’ve Been Warned” (video)

If you’re a music fan in San Diego or someone who sets a lot of store in the English rock press, then you’ve

Tracey Thorn - “Oh, the Divorces!” (stream)

Longtime fans of Everything But the Girl (meaning those who date back to Love Not Money and Eden, not just “Missing”) will be excited to

Hooray for Earth - “Surrounded By Friends” (video)

Hooray for Earth is a frighteningly innovative NYC band currently penciled in as THE hottest freshman act of the new decade. Their already acclaimed MOMO

Queer Control Records 2010 Compilation (MP3)

The only thing better than discovering great new music is doing it for FREE. San Francisco’s Queer Control Records has released a completely gratis

Miranda Lambert - “The House That Built Me” (video)

Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” is a rocket chart single and debuted on iTunes yesterday. Here’s a live take on the

Reading books on the iPad - a preview for those of us without $500 to spare!

Wondering if an iPad as e-reader is worth it? Don’t have a spare $500 to find out? Check out Steve Jobs’ preview of iBooks, the

The Joker Takes on the iPad, via @jimlee00 (photos)

DC Comics artist and co-publisher, Jim Lee, has an iPad. And he has put it to very good use, sketching iconic DC characters the Joker

Resident Evil: Afterlife (trailer)

The stunning Milla Jovovich returns as “Alice” in Resident Evil: Afterlife, director Paul W.S. Anderson’s fourth film based on the popular survival-horror gaming

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti - Before Today (new album / MP3)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Before Today (4AD) Releasing: 8 June Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti are making their 4AD debut this June with Before Today

March 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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