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Verses From the Abstract: Home and the Great Escape

Sep 04, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

First thing’s first: sorry for the delay in getting this column to your eye sockets. My partner, cat, and I just spent late July and the first half of August packing a retired 2002 school bus full of our personal possessions, then driving said bus across the country from Portland to Ann Arbor.  More

Garbage – Reflecting on the 25th Anniversary of Their Self-Titled Debut

Sep 04, 2020 By Matt the Raven Web Exclusive

Twenty-five years ago Garbage released their eponymous debut album. It took the world by storm and became the definitive alternative rock album that propelled Garbage to become one of the most successful acts of the late ’90s and beyond.  More

Gaming Frequencies: Arkagis Revolution

Sep 03, 2020 By Austin Trunick

Based in Pittsburgh, Mega Cat Studios is a premier example of a game studio that kicks it old school. More

Kamala Harris and the Long Wait for Political Vindication

Aug 19, 2020 By Steve King

I guess I should have prepared this before the announcement but the feeling is fresh and raw, and hot, so I figured, let’s just brazen through it and see what happens. Let’s be honest. Throughout the so-called “veepstakes,” it was never not going to be Kamala Harris. More

Verses From the Abstract: To Bop or Not to Bop

Jul 29, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

Like most people that heard “RASCAL” when it dropped earlier this year, I wanted to know more about RMR from the jump. There’s something so perverse about flipping a Rascal Flatts love ballad and turning it into an anti-cop anthem, of making a refrain of “fuck 12” into a lighters-hoisted singalong. More

Verses From the Abstract: The Cross-Pollination Between Hip-Hop and Noise/Industrial Music

Jul 16, 2020 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

Welcome to the first edition of Verse From the Abstract! We’ll be getting deep into plenty of the nooks and crannies of modern hip hop in the weeks and months to come, from slick to gnarly, from wildly popular to completely unknown. Let’s start, though, by exploring something near and dear to my heart: the growing cross-pollination between hip-hop and noise/industrial music. More

Modest Mouse – Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of “The Moon & Antarctica”

Jun 12, 2020 By Matt the Raven

Twenty years after its initial release, The Moon & Antarctica remains the pivotal release that opened the floodgates to success and helped propel Modest Mouse from Pacific Northwest cult heroes to international indie rock luminaries.     More

PLAYlist 54: Cities Skylines

Jun 12, 2020 By Brad Walton

It’s been a month (or more) for some of us stuck at home and everyone is getting antsy. We want to build, to experience the thrill of infrastructure, and most of all we want to work together on something. This is a good time to pick up Cities: Skylines, the board game. More

PLAYlist 53: Family Game Roundup

Jun 05, 2020 By Austin Trunick

This special edition of our PLAYlist column is for all of the other parents out there looking for more ways to have fun with the little ones they’ve spent so many hours … days… weeks… with in self-isolation. More