My first instrument: the Casio VL-Tone (VL-1)
Apr 13, 2019
Although this tiny instrument doesn't look like much, it entertained me for hours.
Mandy: Method All Up In My Madness
Nov 14, 2018
A new revenge movie staring Nic Cage leans heavily on slow motion, red lens filters, and not much else.
Nov 14, 2018
Content warning: sexual assault. After Jen is assaulted and left for dead she pulls herself together, then takes her attackers apart.
Island of Death
Nov 12, 2018
This movie would be a great travel promotion for a sleepy Greek island if it wasn't for all the blood.
Joe Bob Briggs’s “The Last Drive-In”
Nov 10, 2018
The single best reason to subscribe to the horror-movie streaming service Shudder is Joe Bob Briggs’s movie marathon.
Louis Prima: The Wildest!
Oct 19, 2018
I know Lois Armstrong, Mel Tormé, Dizzy Gillespie — somehow I missed hearing about Louis Prima.
Aug 18, 2018
Cis white men are losing their grip on the representation of themselves and others in our media.
Let’s chat about abolishing ICE
Jul 8, 2018
Conservatives keep telling us to tone it down; we should take that as an invitation to turn it up.
Jun 21, 2018
Some thoughts on maintaining our civility when everything around us is an outrage.
My favorite headphones
May 18, 2018
Hearing loss changes how I evaluate headphones. My current favorite is a happy accident.
Keep On Keeping On: Playlist
May 12, 2018
Including Kon Kan, Herbaliser, Ronnie Hudson, Venetian Snares
Kon Kan: I beg your pardon
May 6, 2018
When I think about music, I think about it in two periods. There’s before Kon Kan, and then there’s after Kon Kan.
Advertising abandoned ethics and it's destroying our country.
Feb 25, 2018
Ad networks, niche targeting, and cost-per-click combine to polarize a nation.
Find Another Way
Feb 16, 2018
A response to the argument that gun control is futile because killers will just get the guns illegally or use some other weapon.