John Vanderslice has been releasing solo albums for the past decade, as well as producing albums for such bands as Spoon and the Mountain Goats. He writes clean, clever music that often tackles the dark and the political while still offering sweet melodies and a warm analog sound.
Within the independent film world, Christian-themed cinema has been a vibrant undercurrent that has been quietly growing for a number of years. One of the newest filmmakers within this genre is Judah Thomas.
Banerjee’s photographs ask us to reframe the way we look at our environment, by focusing on one eco-system–the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge–and the indigenous tribes, native animals and geological structures that populate it.
In 1859, British naturalist Charles Darwin wrote about evolution through “natural selection” in his On the Origin of Species. Dan Faltz offers a surprising twist on the old theory in his disturbing, often farcical psychological thriller, Weak Species
Once in a while, a film comes along that forever changes our lives. Russ Emanuel manages to do this in P.J.—an award-winning film concerning an ordinary man’s extraordinary insight.
Rob Greenberg’s delightful romantic comedy, Saturday Morning, carries strong implications and a huge punch.
“I find the most visceral and stimulating form of music to be classical. It comes to you from a different angle.”
“Until the Light Takes Us,” a new documentary by Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites, tells the origin story of Black Metal.
Bright Lights Film Journal, which offers some of the finest film writing out there, took the gamble and went virtual in 1996 after an on-off history in print.
San Francisco-based artist and teacher Wendy Testu discusses her latest project: a labor of love that galvanizes one community around its social and environmental history.
“I don’t know if music itself changes the way people live their lives, I think it’s the other way around.”
“Music has the ability to inspire and elevate our moods. It also has the ability to make us feel "cool" or understood. That’s why a person’s taste in music so quickly defines them.”