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Apr 2, 2009
Notes from Japan, Part 3
Mar 27, 2009
Notes from Japan, Part 2
Mar 20, 2009
Notes from Japan, Part 1
Jan 1, 2009
My 2008 Mix, Featuring Portishead, Sun Kil Moon, M83, Lansing-Dreiden, Pallers & more
These are simply my favorite songs of the year, ones that never got old but continued to excite, challenge, and inspire.
Jul 26, 2008
Let’s All Get
There are many reasons to love Spaced, even if you’re not a pop culture geek. However, if you are one, that’s when the series’ true beauty and depth is revealed.
Dec 29, 2007
My 2007 Mix, Featuring The Mary Onettes, Arcade Fire, Low, Radiohead, Epic45 & more
In an attempt to continue the Christmas spirit just a few more days, I offer you a mix.
Dec 9, 2007
The Friendly Beasts
A meditation on my favorite Christmas carol.
Mar 24, 2007
by Arcade Fire (Review)
Though less bombastic and fiery than Funeral, Arcade Fire’s sophomore album is no less powerful.
Mar 17, 2007
I Could Crap Better Sleeve Art
Folks are frustrated that great movies, or at least movies that they love, consistently receive crappy treatment, and so they take matters into their own hands.
Mar 6, 2007
Well I’ll Be Frakked (or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the New Starbuck)
Feb 18, 2007
The Cycle of Days and Seasons
Long drives through midwestern nowheres have become forever linked to Hood’s 1999 masterpiece.
Dec 17, 2006
Songs for Christmas
by Sufjan Stevens (Review)
I’ve heard most of the songs on here before, countless times. But I had never heard them like this, in such a sublime context.
Apr 15, 2006
A Bit of a Ramble on Sci-Fi, Spirituality, Atheists,
What good does it do to ingest the works of someone who has outright denied God’s existence?
Apr 8, 2006
Reviewing the New iMac: A Week’s Worth of Impressions
It’s sleek, slim, and just a wee bit sexy.
Apr 2, 2006
V for Vendetta
by James Mcteigue (Review)
Jan 22, 2006
Finally! My Favorites From 2005
I’m eschewing the list format and opting for something a bit more conversational.
Oct 2, 2005
by Joss Whedon (Review)
But when all is said and done, there’s a sweet sense of vindication throughout the movie.
Nov 30, 2004
Concert Review: The Arcade Fire & Kite Pilot (November 29, 2004, Omaha, NE)
Feb 14, 2004
Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities, 1978-2001
by The Cure (Review)
A microcosm of The Cure’s entire career, highlighting nearly every rise and fall, every stylistic direction, every bold experiment, and every failure the band has ever had.
May 25, 2003
Whisper of the Heart
by Yoshifumi Kondō (Review)
I was excited to watch Whisper of the Heart, but I found it far more rewarding and relevant than I thought possible.
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