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Kirk/Spock "Slashups" Cover Pulp and Nine Inch Nails

William Shatner's excellent Has Been featured his inimitable interpretation of Pulp's "Common People", which inspired YouTube user kirkslashspock to create this fun video. Edited together with clips from the classic Star Trek cartoon series, this video also touches upon the infamous Kirk/Spock genre of slash fiction.

This second video uses Nine Inch Nails' "Closer" to imagine a considerably darker Kirk/Spock story, which in many ways quite haunting and beautiful. Spock's Nosferatu-like pose is particularly cool.


Oh, That Tiger!: Fritz Lang's Indian Epics

Fritz Lang's The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb are hothouse flowers of cinema with gyrating dancers, man-eating tigers, pagan magic, groaning lepers, and mythic moments. Has Lang ever come up with more desperate, mad, or heroic symbols of futile struggle?

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The 20 Best Folk Albums of 2019

Folk in 2019 is an image of inclusivity and unity in the face of international political upheaval. It's most captivating in its moments of sheer, heart-bearing authenticity and ensnares with new musical bearings introduced by some of its foremost innovators and newcomers to the scene.

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