The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

The Obscure Cities Series Blends the Subtle and the Fantastic

By Hans Rollman

The steampunk cityscapes are fantastic in The Theory of the Grain of Sand, yet the underlying mystery is subtle. 17 Feb 2017 // 7:30 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers (Super Deluxe Edition)

During their peak years, the Rolling Stones were the world's preeminent band and here they re-release one of their greatest albums in multiple versions.

READ more
Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

Peace Is the Mission provides the comforting thesis: if peace can be achieved by dancing, this is the album to spin.

READ more
Henry Threadgill & Zooid: In for a Penny, In for a Pound

Henry Threadgill and Zooid use In for a Penny, In for a Pound to do something they've never done before -- take you on a long road trip.

READ more
‘Winter Sleep’ Is a Cinematic Essay on Emotional Collapse

Filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan captures the haunted air of a quiet Turkish village in his Palme d'Or winning film.

READ more
Claire Holley: Time in the Middle

It takes only a perfunctory listen to Claire Holley’s new album Time in the Middle to recognize the hold that’s maintained on her music by her Mississippi roots.

READ more
What’s So Scary About Data Management, Psychology and Social Groups?

Robert Charles Wilson's The Affinities has subtle and intelligent writing, dedication to character, and believability -- and a message.

READ more
Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2015: ‘Cartel Land’ and the Never-Ending Story of the Drug War

Cartel Land reveals the false opposition between good and evil in the drug wars.

READ more

12 Jun 2015 // 10:45 AM

Actress: DJ-Kicks

In attempting to create a cohesive DJ set, Darren Cunningham (Actress) shows his skills lie more in his own material than the seamless integration of others.

READ more

12 Jun 2015 // 9:54 AM

Hannah Miller: Hannah Miller

On her self-titled release, Hannah Miller strips back the instrumental curtain for a more broodingly honest delivery.

READ more

12 Jun 2015 // 8:30 AM

‘Jurassic World’ Revists Monstrous Corporate Greed

For obvious reasons, Jurassic World can’t directly call out corporate titans, but it does in a subversive way. The dinosaurs aren't the only ones with claws, here.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

READ the article