The Violet Burning

The Violet Burning Are Planning Three New Albums for 2018

This will be the first new music from the Violets since 2011.
The Cross and the Flag

Weekend Reads: Evangelicals & Trump, The Women of Black Panther, Dungeons & Dragons, Cleaning Up Reddit & more

Also: Black Christians and white churches, Mamoru Oshii, Hulu’s satanic panic, wormholes, Stephen Hawking, Spotify, and understanding tech.
The Strife of Love in a Dream - Miracle

Miracle’s The Strife of Love in a Dream Revels in Esoteric, Elegant Synth-Pop (Review)

Miracle’s darkly elegant music takes the sounds of the ’80s and reshapes them into strange and thrilling​ new forms.
Not Thrilled - Fine China

Not Thrilled by Fine China (Review)

Fine China return after thirteen years with some of their best songs to date. Elegant, wistful pop of the finest sort.
The Outlaw Johnny Black

Random Nerdery: The Outlaw Johnny Black, The Endless, Netflix’s Lost in Space

Michael Jai White takes blaxploitation to the Old West, a trippy new horror film, and Netflix remakes another classic series.
MagentaMantaLoveTree - DigHayZoose

DigHayZoose’s Ambitious MagentaMantaLoveTree Combined Funk, Metal & Psychedelia With Strange Results (Review)

MagentaMantaLoveTree is a sprawling, uneven album that’s by turns fascinating and frustrating, impassioned and inconsistent.
Silver Surfer - Dan Slott, Michael Allred

Random Nerdery: A Silver Surfer Movie, Ta-Nehisi Coates & Captain America

The Sentinel of the Spaceways might finally get a good movie and the First Avenger gets an acclaimed new writer.
Haruki Murakami

Weekend Reads: Haruki Murakami, Afrofuturism, Broadchurch, Billy Graham & Johnny Cash & more

Also: Sin and the internet, Netflix’s Dark, Amazon, the Babylon Bee, the Book of Jonah, abortion and politics, and Christian martyr fantasies.
Mute - Duncan Jones

Duncan Jones’ Mute Is an Interesting Film, It’s Just Not a Good One (Review)

Though it features some interesting visuals, Mute is a significant misstep for the talented director.
Matrix Code 2

Web Dev Links: Making Opus Faster, Web Development Complexity, Slack’s Dark Side, Scrolling Myths & more

Ghostbusters - Ivan Reitman

March 2018’s Best Streaming Titles: Ghostbusters, Voltron, Jessica Jones, James Bond, Hackers & more

Also: Ambitious low-budget sci-fi, Netflix original anime, James Bond, Takashi Miike’s 100th film, and Luc Besson’s return.
Statamic's Bard

Statamic’s “Bard” Is an Elegant-Looking Approach to Content Management

Bard combines an unobtrusive text editor with very customizable content block functionality.
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