Tuesday, September 30 2014
To be in the minority is the natural condition of artists. The referendum gave Scotland's creative community a brief respite from its sense of isolation.
Monday, September 29 2014
The adventurous Annihilation + the Raymond Chandler-like Authority + the existentialist Acceptance = the engaging Southern Reach Trilogy.
Friday, September 26 2014
Somi is a not-exactly jazz singer with roots in Africa and the American midwest, and she has made the year's most amazing record, evoking the spirit of Lagos, Nigeria.
Thursday, September 25 2014
The Party, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and Juggernaut give us good clean fun about slavery and brothels.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
Watch Dog's protagonist is a cliché that never grows beyond cliché.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
The growing popularity and diversity of Canadian comics and graphic literature raises questions around how a culture and place presents itself to the world.
Monday, September 22 2014
Since the early '80s, The Rainmakers have been among the best bands to emerge from the Heartland Rock boom of that decade. They may be the best that's still at it.
Friday, September 19 2014
Love them or loathe them, Emerson, Lake & Palmer wore immoderation like a badge of courage.
Thursday, September 18 2014
Long before Christopher Hitchens and Bill Maher, H.L. Mencken was America's most notorious satirist of religion. And thus began the battle for the soul of America.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
Have listeners of the Danish ambient electronic outfit, Croatian Amor, given more of themselves than the musician ever would?
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Watching Michelle Yeoh fight on screen is like watching Fred Astaire dance: simply beautiful.
Monday, September 15 2014
The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?
Friday, September 12 2014
Fed up with the empty rhetoric of utopian ideology and highfalutin discourse, the new generation of filmmakers take their frustrations out on the grand narratives of Tamil cinema.
Categorizing the world we live in may be one of the most primal of human appetites.This exhibit challenges how we do that.
Wednesday, September 10 2014
Drugs. We LGBT folk certainly seem to like them. We use them at higher rates than heterosexuals, and we really like to mix them with sex. What a shame they're killing us.
Tuesday, September 9 2014
P.T. has the digital world bleeding out into the real, hands flailing in search of something to hold onto so it can pull itself out of the game and into your living room.
Monday, September 8 2014
Kelli Deeth’s characters, at the end of their wits and their youth, take the long, last painful look into their abating past, only to see themselves staring back at a fated future.
Friday, September 5 2014
As art imitates life, there are parallels between the violence in Laura McBride's We Are Called to Rise and the most recent headlines of violence in America.
Thursday, August 28 2014
Surely even Dirty Harry needs a break from cinematic violence, some time off at Walden Pond. Though I doubt its tranquility would deter him from picking off the sparrows.
Wednesday, August 27 2014
However modest in scope, comiXology's new downloads signals the beginning of the end for strict DRM in digital comics -- and it will change how we view comics.