The Best of Opus

A sampling of Opus’ finest content from throughout the years, hand-picked for your entertainment, education, and edification.

Slowdive @ Pitchfork Live

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.
A Christmas Prince - Alex Zamm

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.
The Cross and the Flag

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 Mind Flayer

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.
Hugh Hefner

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

Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age

What happens when we make ourselves the highest goal of our own existence?
Building Blocks

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 Logo

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.
Wonder Woman - Patty Jenkins

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.
My Childhood Home

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.


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