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Verses From the Abstract: The Cross-Pollination Between Hip-Hop and Noise/Industrial Music

Jul 16, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

Welcome to the first edition of Verse From the Abstract! We’ll be getting deep into plenty of the nooks and crannies of modern hip hop in the weeks and months to come, from slick to gnarly, from wildly popular to completely unknown. Let’s start, though, by exploring something near and dear to my heart: the growing cross-pollination between hip-hop and noise/industrial music. More

Modest Mouse – Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of “The Moon & Antarctica”

Jun 12, 2020 By Matt the Raven

Twenty years after its initial release, The Moon & Antarctica remains the pivotal release that opened the floodgates to success and helped propel Modest Mouse from Pacific Northwest cult heroes to international indie rock luminaries.     More

PLAYlist 54: Cities Skylines

Jun 12, 2020 By Brad Walton

It’s been a month (or more) for some of us stuck at home and everyone is getting antsy. We want to build, to experience the thrill of infrastructure, and most of all we want to work together on something. This is a good time to pick up Cities: Skylines, the board game. More

PLAYlist 53: Family Game Roundup

Jun 05, 2020 By Austin Trunick

This special edition of our PLAYlist column is for all of the other parents out there looking for more ways to have fun with the little ones they’ve spent so many hours … days… weeks… with in self-isolation. More

A Touch of Magic

May 25, 2020 By Zach Hollwedel

New Orleans graffiti artists Josh Wingerter raised nearly $50,000 for charity through pop-up art sales.  More

The Trump Plague: Viral Politics in the Age of Fuckery

May 04, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

Well, it only took him three years, but Trump finally beat George W. Bush for the title of worst president ever. It’s not as though the president created the virus. It’s not his fault. But he did make it much easier for the coronavirus to ravage the country. More

Pavement – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of “Wowee Zowee”

Apr 17, 2020 By Mark Moody Web Exclusive

I volunteered to write a 25th anniversary piece on Pavement’s middle album, Wowee Zowee. For some reason I had noted the album’s release date as April 21, 1995, but it was actually released on April 11, 1995. Turns out the American landscape changed forever in those 10 days (more on that later). More

20 Years of “American Psycho” in Trump’s America

Apr 10, 2020 By Steve King Web Exclusive

Mary Harron’s 2000 adaptation of Brett Easton Ellis’ American Psycho was released 20 years ago this month. It’s also my favorite movie of all time. I still remember the feeling I had walking out of seeing it for the first time in the theater. It’s scary, moody, funny, and gets the point across without going into all of Ellis’ more gruesome details.  More

Genealogy: Bob Allan of Lanterns on the Lake on His Ancestors

Apr 06, 2020 By Bob Allan Web Exclusive

For our recurring Genealogy series we ask a musician to tell us about their family history. What do they know about their ancestors, their grandparents, great grandparents, and earlier? The people who had to survive and thrive in order for them to be alive today.  More