Notes from the Road

September 2013

TIFF 2013: Gravity (dir. Alfonso Cuarón) / Le Week-End (dir. Roger Michell)

Our third day at TIFF finds Alfonso Cuarón casting Sandra Bullock and George Clooney into space and creating a visually dazzling and richly emotional sci-fi epic in the process. Meanwhile, Roger Michell sends Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan to Paris to less compelling effect. PopMatters reports.

TIFF 2013: A Story of Children and Film (dir. Mark Cousins) / InRealLife (dir. Beeban Kidron)

With a couple of fiction films punching below their weight, two major documentaries about young people prove to be the highlights of our second day at Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF 2013: ‘Stranger By the Lake’ (dir. Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

Guiraudie's movie unfolds entirely at a gay cruising area on the French coast where men flop naked on the beach, appraise each other and head to the woods for more intimate encounters

TIFF 2013: ‘Bastards’ (dir. Claire Denis, 2013)

On his first day at TIFF 2013, Alex Ramon applauds two startling French features, the latest works from Claire Denis and Alain Guiraudie, that both twist the suspense thriller into fresh territory.

August 2013

Afropunk Fest: 25 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 2 Photos)

Within contains thoughts on the entirety of Afropunk Fest and photos from Day 2, including Big Freedia and Vintage Trouble.

The Octopus Project: 17 August 2013 – New York (Photos)

The Octopus Project reaches new heights in full voice (Four Minds = Eight Hands = Big Sound = Huge Fun).

Afropunk Fest: 24 August 2013 - Brooklyn, NY (Day 1 Photos)

Pictures from Afropunk Fest Day 1, including ones of Saul Williams and the kids of Unlocking the Truth, are here.

Matt Hires: 13 August 2013 - Irving Plaza, New York (Photos)

Opening for Parachute, Hires faced a gaggle of girls at Irving Plaza, nearly five years from his first gig there, to celebrate his just released 'This World Won't Last Forever...'.

NYC Brewers Guild Block Party (Preview: 25 August 2013)

NYC Beer Week doesn't come around again until 2014, but that doesn't mean the New York City Brewers Guild hasn't already started getting ready for the festivities. To kick off fundraising for next year's week filled with fine brews from around the world, the Brewers Guild will be throwing a Block Party at The Well in Brooklyn on August 25.

Little Green Cars: 6 August 2013 - New York

Fresh from their gig at Lollapalooza, the folksy group from the Emerald Isle, Little Green Cars gave a solid show for a small audience in NYC.

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//Mixed media

How Röyksopp's 'Melody A.M.' Brought Electronica Into the Mainstream

// Sound Affects

"With their debut, the Norwegian duo essentially provided the everyman's guide to electronic music.

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