The Best Reactions to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Teaser
Even after all these years — and those prequels — there’s still some magic left in the franchise.
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Promises A “Behind the Scenes” Look at Studio Ghibli
Now that Studio Ghibli seems to be in a twilight stage of its existence, I’m doubly interested in Mami Sunada’s documentary.
I’m Not So Sure I Want to Live an Epic Life
I might want to live an epic life of greatness, but I’m not sure that I can. Furthermore, I’m not even sure that I’m supposed to want to live such a life.
Reading: Critiquing Anonymous, Washing the Dead, 4AD Essentials, Celebrating Nebraska, Thanksgiving Politics & More
Also: Tired of introverts, think before you post kid photos, essential 4AD songs, outer space, learning from Satanists, Spirited Away’s beauty, and secular responses to sacred art.
Luxury & Writ on Water Return (Finally!) with New Music
It’s always a pleasant surprise when long-lost bands re-emerge from obscurity with new music. Here are two examples.
Exploring Anime from a Christian Perspective
This may be the only anime article you’ll read that mentions Bertrand Russell in a review of Attack on Titan.
Saint Marie Records’ Static Waves 3 Compilation Celebrates Slowdive’s Legacy
Featuring three discs’ worth of new and unreleased material, plus a disc of Slowdive covers by Echodrone, Seasurfer, Resplandor, and more.
Reading: Lena Dunham & Jill Duggar, Cussing Kids, The Fly, Racism, The Incredibles & More
Also: The Church of Satan’s movie criteria, skeptics make the best religious movies, Bill Watterson’s comeback, the Force as religion, and evolutionary psychology’s shortcomings.
Concert Review: Slowdive & Low (October 31, 2014, Minneapolis, MN)
All I can think is that I’ve waited two decades for this moment… and it is everything I could’ve hoped for.