May 2017 Archives

My Childhood Home

Sometimes You Really Can’t Go Home Again

The demolition of my childhood home and the impermanence of memory.
Robert Smith of The Cure

Reading: The Cure’s Best Songs, Seeing Star Wars in ‘77, Facebook’s Latest Debacle, Trump’s Declining Speech & More

Also: Marvel’s comic woes, revisiting ‘Code 46,’ an atheist biopic, pretentious movies, the Republicans’ pro-life fail, and living the Lego dream.
Blame, Tsutomu Nihei

Netflix’s Blame! Adequately Captures the Spirit of Tsutomu Nihei’s Cyberpunk Manga (Review)

But those hoping to see lots of the manga’s vast, dystopian weirdness may be slightly disappointed.
Netflix Logo

Are Netflix’s Movies Less Legitimate Than Studio Movies?

Methinks some people need to be a little less pretentious concerning the art form’s integrity.
RAIJ Live 3

Reading: Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus, Star Trek: Discovery, MST3K, Fearing the Alt-Left & More

Also: Screwing over creatives, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’s narrative flaws, saving old TV shows, redeeming nostalgia, touring Apple’s new campus, hand-coding CSS, and a better pro-life approach.
Sincerely, Future Pollution - Timber Timbre

Sincerely, Future Pollution by Timber Timbre (Review)

Timber Timbre’s music is dark and disquieting, and intoxicating precisely because of that.
PWR BTTM

PWR BTTM’s Disgrace Reminds Us That Separating Artists From Their Art Is Difficult

Art can be transcendent — but enjoying it in spite of the artist’s flaws and transgressions can be difficult.
Moana

Reading: Moana, The Handmaid’s Tale, Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me & More

Also: King Arthur, Silicon Valley silliness, and the downside of “mobile first” web design.
Donald Trump

Dear NPR: There Are More Reasons to Reject Donald Trump Than “Two Corinthians”

Focusing on his “mispronunciation” (again) overlooks a host of much more valid reasons.
Slowdive @ Pitchfork Live

Watch Slowdive on Pitchfork Live (and Listen to a Bonus Track)

Slowdive’s Pitchfork Live performance accentuates the great continuity between their oldest and newest material.
Take a Minute, Unwed Sailor

Take a Minute by Unwed Sailor (Review)

Unwed Sailor’s latest EP is particularly ambitious in scope and sonic diversity.
Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049’s Latest Trailer May Be the Prettiest Thing You Watch All Week

I don’t know what it all means, but I can’t wait to see it on the big screen.

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