Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy (10th Anniversary Edition)

By Jonathan Frahm

Okkervil River return to their surreptitious magnum opus, and for that, we are grateful. 30 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

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Arca: Mutant

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19 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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