Two of the last three girls I felt a shred of anything for didn't feel it back. The other is a shell of a human being and truly someone to be pitied. She's easily the worst of the three, and while I'm sure there was some reason I saw something in her at some point, … Continue reading My Favorite Moments of Unrequited Love
McDonald nearly caused worldwide whiplash when he came to terms with media giant Warner Brothers on a $500,000 lawsuit back in 2013. The suit was for breach of contract, but McDonald didn’t let the bombshell news affect his touring schedule. As crazy as we all went over the news at the time, just imagine how … Continue reading 5 Times Michael McDonald Nearly Broke The Internet
Few indie directors in recent years have seen their star rise as dramatically as Jeremy Saulnier, just 42 years old and slated to direct episodes for the third season of HBO’s True Detective. Saulnier’s ascent is certainly no accident, as he’s responsible for two of the most gripping and brutal films of the decade in … Continue reading Everybody Dies!
Chapel Hill, North Carolina was responsible for a lot of the best and most interesting rock music of the ‘90s and beyond. It’s a fact that has always served as a pleasant reminder to me that art comes from anywhere, and that it breeds more art. Seminal bands like Superchunk and Archers of Loaf called … Continue reading Polvo’s Confusing Masterpiece
Nothing brings a group of people together quite like a good board game, especially board games involving grisly murders. Enter Clue, the 1949 classic that pitted three to six players against each other in a race to discover who killed Mr. Boddy, what they killed Mr. Boddy with, and where they killed Mr. Boddy. There's a … Continue reading We Need to Talk About the Clue Murder Weapons
Today I was tripping around headlines on my phone when I came across a news story on Pitchfork announcing that Strand of Oaks chairman Tim Showalter would be serving as Magnolia Electric Company's frontman for the band's upcoming tour to celebrate the brilliant songs of its deceased leader Jason Molina. Molina passed away in 2013, … Continue reading A Case for Music as the Very Best Thing, Vol. 1
I watched the first (and likely to be only) season of the new Netflix series Safe, an eight-episode mystery surrounding the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl and her boyfriend in the aftermath of a high-school party. Set in England and loaded down with insane plot contrivances and blunt-force misdirection, I'm pretty sure Safe doesn't boast … Continue reading Safe (2018)