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by Matt Mazur

5 May 2011


Oscar Nominees:

Judy Davis ... A Passage to India
Sally Field ... Places in the Heart
Jessica Lange ... Country
Vanessa Redgrave ... The Bostonians
Sissy Spacek ... The River

Mazur Nominees:

Diane Keaton ... Mrs. Soffell

 

by Timothy Gabriele

5 May 2011


Yeah, there seems to be an endless parade of these hypnagogic light shows, but does it matter if it’s all so good? Here, Konx-Om-Pax seems to be coordinating his visuals life and moves from what looks like a Ballardian orgy of a car pile-up to rainbow tunnels streaming out of a Day of the Dead skull as the artist/group (?) riffs on “Why Aren’t You Here?” from the latest album, Light in Extension, out now on Display Copy. The former album also features Laurel Halo and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.

by R. N. Bradley

4 May 2011


I’m not quite sure if Gwen Stefani’s L’Oreal lipstick commercial is annoying because of the one word rhymes and “it” repetitions (and that’s all she speaks), or if I should let my niece watch it as a more glammed up version of Sesame Street‘s word/phrase of the day. We see the red and I’m seeing red. We get it. Bold and beautiful, no soap opera.

Congratulations on beating out Christina Aguilera as red lipped queen of the world. Can we move on to the next campaign? Disdain. Pain. Hate It. Move It. Over It. See L’Oreal?! I can do “it” too! Gimme a contract!

by Alan Ranta

4 May 2011


After four years of honing her skills in the Australian outback, guitar goddess Abbe May is set to destroy the entire rock world. Her new solo album Design Desire is bursting with the most righteous and gnarly blues-laced guitar sound this side of the White Stripes and the Pack a.d., drifting majestically beneath honest, take-no-prisoners vocals dripping with tasteful effects. This record is destined to break 2011 wide open with truth-bombs. The proof is in the video for the record’s title track, with an rising scale guitar line, deliciously teased bridge and half-time break down, and reverb laden vocals. Heavy, man.

Abbe May “Design Desire”:

by William Carl Ferleman

4 May 2011


Lady Gaga recently performed her latest single, “Judas”, on Ellen. This must have been something of a scandal for William Donohue, Catholic League President and aspiring music journalist. Music fans had to hear his drivel just prior to Easter Sunday in The Daily Mirror: “She is trying to rip off Christian idolatry to shore up her talentless, mundane and boring performances.” (For the record, Lady Gaga is Catholic herself.)

No, sorry, Mr. Donohue, the actual scandal on Easter Sunday was the fact that Catholics, thanks to Maureen Dowd, had to read about a former bishop in Belgium who admitted to child abuse and, too, that during John Paul’s tenure, he apparently turned the other cheek when it came to pedophilia within the priesthood. And Lady Gaga’s performances are not boring.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Highbrow, Middle Brow, and Lowbrow in Free-to-Play Gaming

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