The Mastodon In The Room: A Conversation with Mastodon About Art, Disease, and Their New Record “Emperor of Sand”

There is sacredness in suffering. As cruel as this truth may be, we can find comfort in community, holiness of comradery. With the help of others, suffering can not only be overcome but transformed into something beautiful. For artists, inspiration can lead to healing no matter how dire the situation. At SXSW, I got to sit down with members of Georgia metal outfit Mastodon to talk about their new record Emperor of Sand and the catharsis they found in creating… Read more

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 11

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. They talk about Richard’s gamble, Felicia’s wisdom, and human frailty. Listen below. (more…) Read more

A GHOST STORY Trailer Release

There are few films that we are looking forward to as much as David Lowery’s A Ghost Story. We’ll obviously post a review of the film closer to it’s release on July 7th, along with, hopefully, a conversation with Lowery. A24 released the trailer this morning. Check it out, along with a synopsis of the film, below. (more…) Read more

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 5

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my… Read more

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 4

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my… Read more

#KillerSerials: THE PATH, S2 Ep. 10

Tony Jones and Ryan Parker discuss the latest episode of THE PATH, now streaming on HULU. They talk about the importance ritual and group confession and accountability, Tess’ explosive entrance, and the impossibility of reconciliation and atonement while maintaining outsiders. Take a listen after the jump. (more…) Read more

SXSW 2017: ‘Divine Divas’–Drag Wisdom for the Ages

Anyone who has seen the legendary drag documentary Paris is Burning with Dorian Corey knows old drag queens can be sacred sages. During one of the last scenes of that film, Miss Corey shares a lifetime of wisdom in the few moments it takes to blend her eye shadow and glue down her false lashes: “Everybody wants to leave something behind them—some impression, some mark on the world. Then you think…you’ve left a mark on the world if you just… Read more

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 3

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my… Read more

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 2

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my… Read more

At SXSW2017: Music Festival Day 1

Look, there are simply far too many bands at SXSW for one man to cover but damned if I didn’t try.  It’s been said that Austin is uniquely situated to host a festival like SX and it shows – it’s a sprawling sonic smorgasbord of musical delights where every nook and cranny of the town becomes a stage. I’ve seen a lot of bands throughout this week but here are a handful of the standout artists that truly rocked my… Read more


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