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The Best of Opus

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

Old-School Christian Goth & Industrial: The Children of Power, Christian Image, and New Society

Old-School Christian Goth & Industrial: The Children of Power, Christian Image, and New Society (Review)

These albums are a fascinating glimpse into a realm of Christian music that most people probably never even knew existed.
Aug 25, 2018
The Boundless Optimism of Japan's "City Pop"

The Boundless Optimism of Japan’s “City Pop”

The music of artists like Toshiki Kadomatsu sounds utterly disposable but I can’t get enough of it these days.
Jul 4, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War

Random Thoughts About Avengers: Infinity War and the Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Review)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe reaches an apocalyptic milestone ten years in the making.
May 1, 2018
Exploring the Strange, Ultra-Futuristic World of Tsutomu Nihei's <em>Blame!</em>

Exploring the Strange, Ultra-Futuristic World of Tsutomu Nihei’s Blame!

Tsutomu Nihei’s manga masterpiece is a journey through a bizarre world filled with nightmarish technology run amok.
Apr 2, 2018
Silver Surfer

Soaring Through the Spaceways With the Silver Surfer (Review)

Dan Slott and Mike Allred’s take on the Silver Surfer is a far cry from the comics of my youth — for better and worse.
Feb 8, 2018
My Favorite Songs of 2017, Featuring Cloakroom, Grails, Lingua Ignota, Mount Eerie, Slowdive & more

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.
Jan 1, 2018
Should Netflix care how much you watched <em>A Christmas Prince</em>?

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.
Dec 18, 2017
What keeps us from falling down?

What keeps us from falling down?

Once again, the moral failure at the heart of American Christianity is exposed for all to see.
Nov 13, 2017
<em>Stranger Things 2</em> Is a (Mostly) Satisfying Return to Hawkins, Indiana

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.
Oct 31, 2017
Let's Be Honest About Hugh Hefner's Legacy

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.
Oct 3, 2017
From Industrial Noise to Serene Ambience: Exploring vidnaObmana's Early Years

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.
Sep 19, 2017
Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age

Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age

What happens when we make ourselves the highest goal of our own existence?
Aug 27, 2017