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Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

Sublimity and Sentimentality: Inside Jaguar Sun’s Stunning Debut, This Empty Town

Like a dusty photo album in your parents’ house, Jaguar Sun cracks open an intimate glance of bittersweet hometown...

By Harper Beattie | August 15, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

Lion: Jon Gurd’s Sonic Salute to Human Resilience

On his Anjunadeep debut LP, Jon Gurd explores themes of grief, courage, and rebirth with merging elements of deep house ...

By Harper Beattie | August 14, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why James Gunn’s “Super” Deserves a Second Look

Just like in his acclaimed Guardians of the Galaxy movies, in Super, James Gunn isn’t afraid to push his character...

By David Ginsburg | August 13, 2020
New Music, Read, Reviews

Singer/Songwriter Noa Zimmerman Call for Positive Change in New Music Video, “Rapture”

“Rapture”, a new song from Noa Zimmerman, speaks to our strange times, giving voice to feelings of hopelessn...

By RPM | August 12, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

The Mañanas Rack Up the Retro on “Time Slot”

On their second single, Denver-based alt-rock duo The Mañanas couple retro aesthetics and cinematographic nostalg...

By Harper Beattie | August 07, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Bong Joon-ho’s “The Host” Deserves a Second Look

Genre films are a great way to see the world for what it is. Monster movies may have giant destructive creatures, but th...

By David Ginsburg | August 06, 2020
Films, Reviews

Life is Beautiful and Tragic in Bora Kim’s “House of Hummingbird”

South Korean films are having an amazing rise in U.S. viewership without the necessity for genre tropes. House of Hummin...

By David Ginsburg | August 02, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

The Waterfall II: My Morning Jacket’s Psychedelic Return to Music

Five years after the release of career-highlight LP The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket unearths its long-awaited follow-up...

By Harper Beattie | July 22, 2020
Films, Reviews

Why Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never Really Here” Deserves a Second Look

Lynne Ramsay is one of the best writer-directors working today. Her attention to character is nearly unparalleled, and t...

By David Ginsburg | July 20, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

Grand Lotus’s The Vibrant Migrant Exudes Summer Nostalgia

On their first project in two years, Grand Lotus offers the perfect soundtrack to the summer you wish you were having. T...

By Harper Beattie | July 17, 2020
Album Reviews, Read, Reviews

Sufjan Stevens’s “America” is Protest in its Purest Form

With the unusual selection of a twelve-minute closing track as his album’s lead single, Sufjan Stevens demonstrate...

By Harper Beattie | July 15, 2020
Films, Reviews

Sasie Sealy’s “Lucky Grandma” Teaches You to Respect Your Elders

Sasie Sealy weaves a crime story within a tale of old age, regret, grief, and family. Director and co-writer Sasie Sealy...

By David Ginsburg | July 12, 2020