Nearly two decades (and 40 million viewers) after signal boosts from early adopters like yours truly, Adult Swim reboots Harvey Birdman’s postmodern satire for an intersectional epoch.
The most powerful woman on television is back on television, where she belongs. We need her, more than ever.
A decade ago, I wrote about the myriad ways our planet would refuse to put up with us. Today, I look back, during a global lockdown, as a zoonotic dystopia borne from our ceaseless invasion of Earth ravages so-called civilization.
It’s amazing to think I’ve been interviewing Grant Morrison for over a decade now, having read his experimental comics masterpieces for much longer than that. It’s been deep.
It is always worth mentioning new productions from one of the most prolific and influential DJs in history.
“gnaw at the very roots of Batman’s being, fuck up the private lives of his friends and relatives, make him doubt his raison d’etre, set his postal district on fire and blow up his cave.”
Bunyan’s long journey and hushed paeans to family are existential lessons wrapped in three sonic chapters.
When last we spoke, DJ Shadow reminded me that the internet is not our savior. He might as well have added that saviors do not exist.
“I am certainly proud to add Korra to the pantheon of TV characters, which is perpetually sorely lacking in multifaceted female characters who aren’t sidekicks, subordinates or mere trophies for male characters,”
As the dust of the 20th century the Beatles dominated depixelates into memory, Lennon is quietly hacking their legacies to create lasting multimedia of his own.
Pixies are still making great music, and I’m happy to still be listening and interviewing them about it.
“There’s something quaint about these attempts to control us today, in a period where we are boiling with information and complexity, both of which have reached levels that could be called fractal, if that wasn’t a polite way of saying chaotic.“
Unbowed, the Pixies’ reconstructed band, and brand, now soldiers ahead with street and market cred to spare.
“I’m remote from most technology to the point that I’m kind of Amish,” admits the legendarily bearded author without an Internet connection.
Ten years ago, I wrote this autobiographical bow-down when news of the tumultuous Pixies’ longshot reunion started to bubble up. I covered that subsequent momentous convergence for Salon and AlterNet, […]
Jon Stewart has changed late-night television for the smarter, but The Daily Show’s satire kingpin has a way of cowering before powerful people when they come on his set for interviews.
Punch the term “fracking” into DOGGR’s search today and you’ll receive a white screen with the perhaps accidentally ironic query “Did you mean: cracking” in response.
Boogie’s gritty photography collection “It’s All Good” chronicles the lives of thugs, hustlers and addicts without artifice.
It’s the old cliché of grabbing the bull by the horns, and the cool thing is that the United States is one of those few places that’s conducive to such a process.
Welcome to Morphizm’s collection of my Salon column, “Writing in the Margins.” I’d like to thank my editor, my family and, most importantly, my planet.
Like Gabriel García Márquez, to whom they’re frequently compared, the Hernandez brothers find the immanent transcendent in the drudgery of everyday life.
Black Francis summarily reformed the band 12 years after they’d called it quits, and set about touring the world like nothing ever happened.
That the American intelligentsia finally seems ready to admit that Spiegelman was speaking truth to power in the dark years of 2002 and 2003 ought to make us sleep a little better at night
They are standing in the way of history, trying to turn everything, politically and spiritually, back to a medieval vision of the world. Whereas they’re perfectly entitled to have whatever worldview they like, I would suggest that humanity is moving in a forward direction.
“I think poetry is more popular now than it has been in the last 100 years, at least.”