Kanye West is the best argument both for and against the separation of art and artist. JK Rowling is the best argument both for and against an author’s influence on canon after the original series is officially over. This post was brought to you by this episode of The Last Podcast with Zac Little and this New Yorker cartoon. Let me … Continue reading Art v. Artist and Authorial Intent v. Canon
You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes: Bo Burnham #3 https://overcast.fm/+HGWMiEc It’s a three hour conversation, which is about 6 times longer than the average podcast episode I listen to, but it’s such a great conversation. It’s the type of conversation that seems to cover everything, even though it’s not really focused on anything at … Continue reading Listen to this: Bo Burnham on You Made it Weird
I binge-watched Stranger Things in one day and highly recommend that you do the same. Here’s why— Continue reading Stranger Things
Below is a list of movies I’m really excited to see in 2016. There are many indie films and smaller releases that I’m looking forward to, but these are the big ones — these are the ones that have been on my radar for a while. Deadpool The marketing for this movie is just crazy good. … Continue reading Movies I’m looking forward to in 2016
I don’t think I’ve read a sci-fi book since I, Robot back in Middle School, but DAMN The Martian was the perfect “Welcome Back to the Genre” book. It’s exciting, it seems like just enough fact-checking happened to make this story plausible, and it appeals to every kid who’s ever wanted to be an astronaut … Continue reading The Martian by Andy Weir | Book Review (With Insignificant Spoilers)
I’ve been binge watching Mr. Robot this past weekend. It’s a great show, and even though I haven’t watched many of the other new shows that came out this summer (Sense 8, OITNB, True Detective, etc.) I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said that this is one of the best. The show … Continue reading FFS Watch This: Mr. Robot
Music has always been an important part of my life. I grew up in a household where music was always playing on the stereo. I was encouraged to pursue a musical instrument at an early age (I play drums, and how I started is a topic for a whole other blog post). If there was ever a CD or cassette that I wanted, I would inevitably get it. Music, like books, was one of the few things in my childhood that was completely uncensored.
Growing up, I obviously went through all the stages of “appreciating music”. There was the “I want to fit in” phase, the “I want to stand out” phase, the “I want to listen to stuff I actually like” phase, and the “Linking Park gets me” phrase. With all the free time and friends I had in school, finding new music was easy. I had a tightly-knit group of like-minded friends, and we would share albums, songs, and artists we liked and admired. Since then, though, I’ve had very little of that in my life, so music discovery (when I had time for it) became a little more tedious.
Bellow are some of my favorite recourses for discovering new music:
My love for action movies has steadily been decreasing since the age of 10, but every once in a while a new action film will come out that will rekindle my love for the genre. Action movies seldom captivate the audience with amazing plots or themes, but what they lack in this regard they try to make up for by having amazing action sequences. Below are my Top 6 Action Films (in no particular order).
This is a post about Becky.
Becky thinks she’s figured out what “growing up” means. It makes sense to her now, why most “adults” describe it as an increase in the amount of responsibility and shit. It’s not just about that, though, there’s more.
It’s been a year since the first 100 deaths occurred during the revolution at Maidan. Feels wrong calling it an “anniversary”, but I guess that’s what it is. I knew there was an event at Maidan to commemorate this day and the events that happened a year ago, but I wasn’t inclined to go. A … Continue reading One minute seems like a very long time