Monday, January 13 2014
Australian writer and director Daley Pearson is funny in all of his creations and conquers every type of comedy he tries.
Five books published in 2013 that stayed with me, that I found myself urging on others, that I now say to you, Hey! Read this!
Friday, January 10 2014
With Collins' recent rumblings about returning to music, it's time to lay the "which era is better" question to rest.
Thursday, January 9 2014
Obsessive collection, mainstream mocking, and a never-ending list of styles. It’s no surprise that so many music nerds turn into beer geeks, as well.
Wednesday, January 8 2014
Teenagers use social media to escape the control of authority figures, engage in sexual behavior with peers, and entertain anonymous strangers. Is this a problem?
Tuesday, January 7 2014
The Room understands that we are gamers, geeks who like to look at a thing, take it apart, and figure out how it works. We aren't mere computers.
Monday, January 6 2014
Comics is an ideal medium for showing memory, time and mind, as having "physical dimensions".
Friday, December 20 2013
Like television itself, Doctor Who has consistently confronted limitation with ingenuity, cancelation with rebirth, constraint with transcendence.
Thursday, December 19 2013
Negative encounters with the media, which play out in the media, are the highly visible effects of broader cultural shifts that are occurring regardless of celebrity status.
Wednesday, December 18 2013
Some TV shows just aren’t willing to launch themselves into Christmas joy without also considering the validity of the Grinch's perspective.
Tuesday, December 17 2013
Every year a slew of great albums from the louder spheres are missed, misplaced, or overlooked on those end of year lists. Ragnarök's Gloomy Awards seeks to redress that imbalance.
Monday, December 16 2013
Afghan musicians have always been adept at finding ways to preserve and advance their music regardless of the political or economic climate.
Friday, December 13 2013
We Americans may get disapproving looks for our "I'm not gay but my girlfriend is" t-shirts, but we don't worry that we'll be thrown in jail and tortured. Yet, in 76 countries in the world, that's a real possibility.
Thursday, December 12 2013
Will a Kickstarter campaign make Betty Suarez the next Veronica Mars?
Wednesday, December 11 2013
This year saw no shortage of innovative, exciting film scores. Notes on Celluloid counts down the ten soundtracks that lingered the longest in our minds.
Tuesday, December 10 2013
This was another banner year for Latin Jazz, a genre that is so rich and established that it hardly a subset of jazz as much as a glorious thing unto itself.
Thursday, December 5 2013
Clint Mansell’s score for Darren Aronofsky’s metaphysical science fiction film, The Fountain, is a masterpiece of both film music and contemporary art music.
Wednesday, December 4 2013
As civil liberties were absorbed by the religious state and exacting codes of conduct were implemented with brutal force in Iran, Kiarostami used his canvas to show hope to his countrymen.
In Naked City there are rarely clear instances of heroism or cowardice. Guilt and innocence are always subjective, and early impressions are more often than not reversed by the final reel.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
Kelly Reichardt has established herself as a singular and essential voice in modern cinema by being a master of the miniature, a maestro of The Moment.