THE PERFECT JOVIAN STORM

A transcendent (and color enhanced) visual from the largest planet in our solar system, taken by the Juno probe. I try to remember we are fortunate to be able to look upon weather systems like this at a remove, as asthetes, and to reflect on the fact that true chaos is more than a localized human condition. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/jpl/pia21971/jovian-tempest Advertisements Continue reading THE PERFECT JOVIAN STORM

WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

I kept telling people that I was excited at the notion of composer Mark Mothersbaugh doing the music for Thor: Ragnarok because he did all the music I loved from Wes Anderson’s movies. What I COMPLETELY forgot to also say is that he was also the founder and a main creative force for the band Devo. The track above is called “Grandmaster Jam Session” and … Continue reading WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE GUY FROM DEVO DOING THE MUSIC FOR THOR: RAGNAROK

THE TRASK INDUSTRIES WEBSITE

Fox has put together a killer viral website for the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past movie. This sleek, surely Windows 8-inspired website is for Trask Industries, the company responsible for building the giant mutant hunting Sentinel robots.  Check out this video: At first I was hesitant about Brian Singer coming back on to direct this movie, which is technically the sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s spectacular swinging … Continue reading THE TRASK INDUSTRIES WEBSITE

Review: Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play

Theater Reconstruction Ensemble’s challenging but ultimately rewarding production of “Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play” does more than deconstruct the style of the great American dramas from the 20th century. It may sound exhausting, but playwright Jaclyn Backhaus and director John Kurzynowski essentially present a staged rehearsal, which turns out to be an apt forum for meditation on the techniques … Continue reading Review: Set in the Living Room of a Small Town American Play