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The Best TV Show That You’re (Probably) Not Watching

Binge-worthy television is all the rage. Series like Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and Breaking Bad are turning viewers into eager and awestruck couch potatoes.

And it’s easy to see why—production, storytelling, and acting are firing on all cylinders; characters are given room to develop; plots twist and turn surprisingly.

In terms of overall quality and entertainment value, television is giving box office juggernauts, like Star Wars and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a run for their money. I mean they don’t call this the Golden Age of Television for nothing!

But modern television is more than just entertainment escapism; it’s a cultural currency.

We theorize, and we spoil. We “talk it out” with friends. We scour the internet for clues. We troll. We read magazine articles. We watch. We re-watch.

And we love it.

We’re obsessed. Read more…

Plumbing Stanley Kubrick

ARRIVAL: Bridging The Divide

While the US is seemingly tearing itself apart through narrow-minded interpretation and megalomaniacal levels of self interest, it’s invigorating to see a movie that explores the way in which we communicate with each other. Through a step-by-step deconstruction of language, context, and meaning, Arrival reminds us that we’re all just one small piece in a very large puzzle that’s still being put together. Read more…

When will I be home? I don't know. In the mountains, in the rainy night, the Autumn lake is flooded. Someday we will be back together again. We will sit in the candlelight by the West window and I will tell you how I remembered you tonight on the stormy mountain.

“When Will I Be Home?” by Li Shang Ying (quoted in The Dog Stars by Peter Heller)

Breaking down David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ – track-by-track

“Confirming inflation would mean that the universe we see, extending 14 billion light-years in space with its hundreds of billions of galaxies, is only an infinitesimal patch in a larger cosmos whose extent, architecture and fate are unknowable.”

Part subdued Scissor Sisters, part cooled-down LCD Soundsystem...the twist is fresh enough to keep you invested.

Seattle Weekly on The West

A Little Haunted Inspiration from Adrienne

Chairlift – “Amanaemonesia”