Monthly Archives: January 2012

REVIEW: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

January 31st, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

It might be worth seeing, for those consumed with a passionate love for New York, or Tom Hanks, or loud little boys, or some combination of the three — but audiences looking for what this film should have been will have to look elsewhere


“Minnesota, WI” — Bon Iver

January 23rd, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

Bon Iver's latest, self-titled album, Bon Iver, sends waves of surprised pleasure through your body the first time through, and then sort of just melts over your brain like honey butter upon repeat listens


“You and I” — Avalanche City

January 18th, 2012 | by Kristin Clift

One of New Zealand's most recent and finest musical exports is folk rock outfit Avalanche City. Using instruments like glockenspiels, accordions and a "manjo" (more on that later), check out the group that's climbing the Kiwi charts


REVIEW: Another Earth

January 18th, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

It's hard to see indie films, between hearing about them and making the effort to seek them out. Another Earth was that film for me this year. It is quiet realism with science fiction undertones. Irresistible


REVIEW: Young Adult

January 12th, 2012 | by Jordan Petersen

Rarely have I endured more narrative discomfort than as I suffered through than the protagonist's particular brand of sociopathy. It's an awful story. Yet a strong performance by Charlize Theron and sharp writing make this a strong effort


Ask Amanda: Of Baseball Caps and Men

January 4th, 2012 | by Amanda Taylor

I’m so jealous of girls who look sexy in baseball caps. You know the type? They’re running late so they thrown on a pair of jeans, a white v-neck and tuck a ponytail through that little hole (what's that hole really for?) in the back of the baseball cap that represents their devotion to some sports team



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