Religion and Biological Limits in Post-Humanity: 'Her' and 'Transcendence' | 17 Jun 2014 // 9:14 PM

Post-humanism, transhumanism, and the stakes of religion in the digital age intersect in Her and Transcendence, hinting at radical societal change to come.


'Transcendence' Is a High-Tech Mess of Subplots | 21 Aug 2014 // 2:00 AM

Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.

Johnny Depp Is Ubiquitous Not Only in Real Life, but in 'Transcendence', Too | 18 Apr 2014 // 3:30 AM

The decision to preserve the consciousness of Johnny Depp's AI researcher is a Frankenstein- and Skynet-like Very Bad Idea.


Five Reasons Why 'Transcendence' Failed | 22 Apr 2014 // 5:30 AM

It could have been a late April sleeper. Instead, Johnny Depp's sci-fi thriller failed to ignite the box office. Here are five reasons why.

//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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