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.
Alchymeia - Raison d'être

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.
Altered Carbon

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

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.
Parallel Love

Watch the New Trailer for Luxury Documentary Parallel Love

Luxury was one of those bands that never really got their due.
Silver Surfer - Dan Slott, Michael Allred

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.
Black Panther - Ryan Coogler

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 - Hampshire & Foat

The Honeybear by Hampshire & Foat (Review)

This “children fairytale book concept album” is full of enchanting, beguiling music.
Slowdive at KEXP, October 25, 2017

Watch Slowdive’s Lovely Performance for Seattle’s KEXP

Proof that Slowdive’s lush shoegaze pop holds up perfectly well outside studio walls.
Facebook App Icon

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, Super Bowl LII

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?
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