Donkey Kong

'Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze', an Old School Game with a New School Feel | 5 Mar 2014 // 2:27 AM

The original Donkey Kong is a difficult game. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is ruthlessly difficult.


Donkey Kong's Tie, or the Domestication of the Villain | 24 Mar 2014 // 2:00 AM

Donkey Kong's representation as a character and his success as a hero is important because it keys into what we want in an avatar, someone who is responsible, who puts on a tie in the morning, and does the selfless dirty work necessary to get by.

We're Sorry, Pauline, But Your Plumber Is in Another Castle | 12 Mar 2013 // 11:00 PM

What Mike Mika's daughter wanted, what provoked him to hack a classic game, was a quite simple request: “She wanted to play as Pauline ... and she wanted Pauline to rescue Mario.“

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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