“I see this 21st Century malaise reaching its snapping point,” Rankin explained. “Last century saw the rise of innumerable idealistic movements. This traumatized world is the one we inherited.”
The most powerful woman on television is back on television, where she belongs. We need her, more than ever.
Fifty years ago, The Beatles tragically left us, after changing the world for almost a decade. And what they left us with, like much of what they made, sequenced the genes for the recombined culture to come.
I kicked off my first month as Cartoon Brew’s associate editor with an exclusive on the late, great John Lennon.
“It was created from original drawings by John Lennon and a soundtrack that I also edited together, consisting of snatches of conversation between John and Yoko and song excerpts.”
“My dad’s soundtracks were always psychedelic.”
Fans of Alan Moore and his prescient comics like V For Vendetta and Watchmen knew he’d one day anchor a revolution.
“Funnily enough, we’re written about in a much more accurate way now than at the time, when it was just underwater guitar, millions of overdubs and mumbled vocals.”
Who knew we needed to kill comics to save them? Matt Pizzolo, that’s who.
“It has been a long road but this seems to be the only path forward.”
Pinback’s Rob Crow and Zach Smith touch down on a prehistoric planet in the new music video, “Sherman.”
The Coup‘s frontman is looking for our nation’s heart and power, as the 2012 general election nears.
“We moved to completely copying realism. Maybe this is a good time to start going back to the old ways, where anything can happen.”
“The timing is perfect, because as year two begins there is a lot of soul searching about what the movement means and how it can evolve.”
Like many culture vultures, Wimberly is something of a reboot specialist.
Price’s influential spirit inhabits some small or large part in almost everything Tim Burton has ever made.
“Both dinosaurs and aliens can be seen as representatives of where we are as people right now.”
“The image I drew over a decade ago seems to still be relevant,” Spiegelman said. “Occupy is one of the most significant things happening that could actually bring hope and change to our ravaged nation.”
“‘Sophistructure’ is the idea of creating a structured lifestyle plan around sophistry,” Crow told me. “Which is, of course, impossible.”
Those in search of an imaginative writer who makes you feel bad you didn’t find him earlier should take a head-trip through my recent Cornell coverage.
“I’m all about trying to reduce my level of ADD.”
How’s this for postmodern circularity?
Living in the Material World explores the so-called quiet Beatle‘s storied career using previously unseen archival materials and movies, as well as revealing interviews with Paul McCartney, Terry Gilliam, Eric Clapton and more.
Which is to say, I got to show it off first.
The first part of my two-part Wired interview with the Beatles’ legend, solo dynamo and postmodern knight.