Four months ago, I was doing pretty much what I had been doing for the two decades leading up to that point. I was working in the editorial department of the Georgia Straight, editing copy and occasionally writing about music or graphic novels as space allowed. Oh, sure, the paper was under new ownership, but … Continue reading ESports, cannabis, and me: welcome to the new normal
Few scores have become truly iconic as quickly as the ones Canadian composer Howard Shore created for director Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy.
It’s a safe bet that no one watching the “Enter the Ninja” video had ever seen anything like it before. While Ninja spits head-spinning rhymes about decapitating haters, Vi$$er does a Lolita routine in a bedroom plastered with pictures of her bandmate and crawling with rats.
I Love You, Honeybear is romantic, sure, but it’s about lovers in a dangerous time, finding solace in each other despite living in a world that is truly, deeply fucked.
Josh Tillman is probably already weary of talking about it, but when you pack up your drum kit and quit a band as successful as Fleet Foxes, people are going to ask questions.
I just created a page on SoundCloud where I will posting tracks I have created at home by myself, some new and some old. These are all things that don't generally fit into my current musical project, the Starling Effect. But, who knows, they might morph into Starling Effect songs somehow.
Martin Amis has never been just one sort of writer. He’s arguably most recognized as the masterful novelist behind Money and London Fields, but he’s adept at nonfiction as well.
He gave his latest novel, Lionel Asbo, the subtitle State of England, but Martin Amis has been doing a lot of thinking about the state of America.
His picture is on the cover, but Timothy Showalter insists that he is not, in fact, the person primarily responsible for the existence of the latest Strand of Oaks album, Eraserland.
“It’s practically a diary entry,” Showalter admits. “It’s almost uncomfortably honest at times. I didn’t intend for it to be that way, but I just wanted to go there. I didn’t want to hide behind metaphors anymore.”