The Year of Magical Thinking is a memoir from Joan Didion, describing the time after her husband passed away. She gives clear and direct words to the tangle of emotions we experience during a period of mourning. The last year or so certainly hasn’t been magical, and for far too many people, it has involved the loss […]
Welcome to our nightmare dreamscape, the prison of our mind, our remake of 2000’s The Cell. We take many (well, five) different paths to recreating this film and its direction. See if we can be redeemed or if we’re too far gone. Thomas Kincaid Feel the Pain, by Dinosaur Jr. Are you making fun of […]
This is like Great British Baking Show…if the stakes were death… – Jer We conclude our What’s Up Docs? series with a light-hearted romp through the world’s most stressful and high-stakes pastry contest. If you enjoy The Great British Baking Show, Iron Chef, or any other culinary contest, may we recommend Kings of Pastry, a documentary about […]
You take the good (Pryor, Wilder, Poitier), you take the bad (the plot, the writing, the directing), you take ’em both and there you have…Stir Crazy. This movie underwhelmed us. And not in the Supergirl or KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park sort of way, but in an “I’m so disappointed in you” sort of way that your […]
“One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” Versions of this quote, sometimes attributed to Joseph Stalin in 1947 or a French diplomat or German satirist in 1925, depending on who you ask, succinctly explains the numbness that the world feels at the death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic, which stands at […]
Art can be visual, auditory, tactile, or kinetic. Dr. Edward Mathis tells us how a simple bike ride can be an expression of art, and reads “A Wanderer,” by Indian poet Hashim ZK. Music in this episode by Andy Wicks.