My Favorite Songs of 2017, Featuring Cloakroom, Grails, Lingua Ignota, Mount Eerie, Slowdive & more
This mix is a collection of songs that helped me get through the year — that encouraged, uplifted, challenged, and yes, moved me.
Should Netflix care how much you watched A Christmas Prince?
We need to get over any notion we might have that online services like Netflix are neutral platforms, or platforms that care about us.
What keeps us from falling down?
Once again, the moral failure at the heart of American Christianity is exposed for all to see.
Stranger Things 2 Is a (Mostly) Satisfying Return to Hawkins, Indiana
Also, let’s talk about what’ll happen in season 3 and why the series is so affecting to begin with.
Let’s Be Honest About Hugh Hefner’s Legacy
In light of his death, some have examined Hugh Hefner’s legacy and found it deeply wanting.
From Industrial Noise to Serene Ambience: Exploring vidnaObmana’s Early Years
Dirk Serries’ acclaimed ambient project underwent some pretty dramatic shifts as evidenced by these early recordings.
Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age
What happens when we make ourselves the highest goal of our own existence?
It’s Time to Adopt a Block-Oriented View of Website Content Management
Think of a webpage as a collection of discrete, self-contained blocks of content — and edit it accordingly.
Star Trek Has Always Been More Religious Than Its Creators Want or Realize
It’s a stretch to say that “religion basically no longer exists” in the Star Trek universe.
As a Man, I’m Thankful for an Awesome Female Superhero Movie
Or, some random thoughts about Wonder Woman, inclusivity, and how women are objectified in movies.
Sometimes You Really Can’t Go Home Again
The demolition of my childhood home and the impermanence of memory.
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.