Notes from the Road

November 2014

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘Viva la Libertà’

Political dramedy Viva la Libertà sees one of Italy’s best actors playing twin brothers.

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘The Mafia Kills Only in Summer’

This film brings the history of organized crime in Sicily to life, but forgets to do the same for its characters.

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘Escort in Love’

Escort in Love plays it too safe, but lead actress Paola Cortellesi comes out on top.

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘A Small Southern Enterprise’

August: Osage County goes to Italy in A Small Southern Enterprise, the Italian Film Festival’s best treat.

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘The Referee’

Perhaps the most corrupt game of football ever staged for cinema is played for huge laughs, here.

Italian Film Festival 2014 - Chicago: ‘I Can Quit Whenever I Want’

I Can Quit Whenever I Want is like Breaking Bad times seven, but funny.

Animal Liberation Orchestra Rescues School of Phish Fans in Santa Barbara

ALO knew this was a special night and threw down one funky song after another, as is their trademark, keeping the dance party grooving for some three plus hours on a night that no one wanted to end.

New York City’s Village Halloween Parade 2014 Photos

Cute and cuddly or grim and gorey, all can revel at the Halloween Parade.

Tits of Clay’s Memorial for Lou Reed: 27 October 2014 - Mercury Lounge, NYC

Tits of Clay and Hedwig co-creator Stephen Trask paid tribute to the passing of Lou Reed with a performance of Transformer.

CMJ 2014: First Aid Kit + Samantha Crain (Photos)

First Aid Kit put out their beautiful and bittersweet Stay Gold this year and it's helped them draw bigger audiences including their even bigger and more golden CMJ show at the start of their Fall tour.

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//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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