Jason Kottke, the Modern State of Blogging, and My Own Blogging Mission
At the risk of sounding pretentious, I want Opus to be a source for hope in times like these.
Raison d’être’s Alchymeia Is a Jung-Inspired Soundtrack Through the Shadows (Review)
Raison d’être’s dark ambience may begin in the shadows, but it’s never content to stay there.
Weekend Reads: Altered Carbon’s Sexuality, Ice Skating Narratives, Masturbatory Worship Music, Secularizing Lent & more
Also: Dystopia’s downfall, the Church and authenticity, information apocalypse, sexual assault at the Alamo Drafthouse, and C.S. Lewis’s influence on Neil Gaiman.
Jóhann Jóhannsson (1969-2018)
Cinema has lost one of its most admired, acclaimed, and distinguished composers.
Random Nerdery: iZombie, Wilde Life, Blossom Detective Holmes
The CW’s zombies returns for season 4, a supernatural comic book, and Sherlock Holmes gets an anime twist.
Watch the New Trailer for Luxury Documentary Parallel Love
Luxury was one of those bands that never really got their due.
Soaring Through the Spaceways With the Silver Surfer (Review)
Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s take on the Silver Surfer is a far cry from the comics of my youth — for better and worse.
Review Round-Up: Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther
Critics laud the movie’s Afrofuturistic aesthetic, strong female characters, and complex villain (among other things).
The Honeybear by Hampshire & Foat (Review)
This “children fairytale book concept album” is full of enchanting, beguiling music.
Watch Slowdive’s Lovely Performance for Seattle’s KEXP
Proof that Slowdive’s lush shoegaze pop holds up perfectly well outside studio walls.
Weekend Reads: Social Media Woes, Designing Emoji, Star Trek, Viral Videos & more
Also: The wonders of outer space, childrens stories, missile warnings and UI design, understanding the Bible’s story.
Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom
Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?