Friday, May 6, is the 22nd Bandcamp Friday—a 24-hour period where the retailer passes its usual cut of sales revenue along to the independent labels and artists who sell their music and merchandise through the site. Bandcamp typically announces forthcoming Bandcamp Fridays in three-month chunks, and this Friday is the last one that’s been made […]
Having been a midwestern rock fan my whole life, I’ve come to the conclusion that folks around here don’t just love “heartland classic rock” like John Cougar and Steve Miller—they’re also unusually fond of progressive rock from the UK and Europe. I grew up landlocked and surrounded by mostly featureless landscapes, so I was drawn […]
This is for people who want to see landscapes blow up and large things dropped onto other large things. Those are the only pleasures on offer.
It squanders an opportunity for thoughtful commentary on trauma and survival.
The end of the world sure looks grand in Treefall, but there’s not much to say otherwise
Instead they’re eating raccoons and trading grating put-downs.
This blog post might save your life. Well, anyway, it’s fun to read.
Guest writer Sarah Frier reflects on the preapocalyptic world, postapocalypse
Ring in the end of the world with Metallica’s apocalyptic classic, “The Four Horsemen”
George Romero’s Dawn of the Dead remains the best movie on the subject
Marc Siwak’s plan for a zombie theme park in downtown Detroit
A review of Perfect Sense, a Scottish sci-fi romance new on DVD
Examining the portmanteau.
It’s easy to mock those who gave up their life savings to spread the word of the pending Apocalypse. How, we ask, could they be so gullible? Think of their children, their futures, their mortgages. What could have compelled them to fracture relationships with their families and look so foolish? Faith, I suppose, is a […]
Mayor Daley’s up for reelection in 2011, and his approval ratings are at 35%. Oprah’s contract ends in 2011, her viewership is declining, and she thinks the Black Eyed Peas are hip. Clearly, we need the Olympics, unless of course the above are portents of the End Times. Update: I totally missed this: “The show […]