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Ranked: 2021 Oscar Nominated Live Action Short Films

Apr 25, 2021 By Austin Trunick

This year’s live action Oscar-nominated short films, ranked. More

Ranked: 2021 Oscar Nominated Animated Short Films

Apr 25, 2021 By Austin Trunick

​The 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony happen tonight, April 25th. As in years past, we’ve taken a look at this year’s short film competitions. The Academy defines a short film as an original motion picture running 40 minutes or less, and excludes all advertisements, unaired or unsold television episodes, or credit sequences from feature-length films. Our critic, Shawn Hazelett, watched and ranked all of this year’s Oscar-nominated shorts. Here are his picks for this year’s animated category. More

Ranked: 2021 Oscar Nominated Documentary Short Films

Apr 25, 2021 By Austin Trunick

The Oscar-nominated Documentary Shorts of 2021: Ranked. More

10 of the Best Songs from The Jesus and Mary Chain

Apr 08, 2021 By Andy Von Pip

Asking a Jesus and Mary Chain fan to pick their favourite 10 songs is akin to asking Imelda Marcos to select her favourite pair of shoes, however here are 10 reasons (in no particular order) why the JAMC remain one of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK in living memory. More

Carnage and Malarkey: Viral Politics in the Age of Fuckery Part III

Jan 20, 2021 By Steve King Web Exclusive

In Danse Macabre Stephen King wrote about American horror at Russia launching Sputnik as “Terror—what Hunter Thompson calls ‘fear and loathing’—often arises from a pervasive sense of disestablishment; that things are in the unmaking. If that sense of unmaking is sudden and seems personal—if it hits you around the heart—then it lodges in the memory as a complete set.” President Trump has terrorized Americans in such a profound way, more people voted (during a pandemic, no less) in this election than ever before in the history of American politics. More

Verses From the Abstract: Fourth Quarter Flavors (Better Late Than Never)

Jan 19, 2021 By Dustin Krcatovich Web Exclusive

Conventional (or at least, capitalist) logic dictates that it’s insane to release your music during the holiday season, much less on an actual holiday. Unless you’re a megastar and/or releasing a Christmas album, you’re dooming yourself to get lost in the mix; besides which, all the year-end best lists are already written by then, right? More

I’m Gonna Cross That River: Musicians We Lost in 2020

Jan 05, 2021 By Mark Moody

Certainly 2020 is a year best observed from the rear view mirror. If you’re reading this, you made it to the other side of what is hopefully the worst year in many of our lifetimes. More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 9: Music Reissues and Box Sets

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Redfern Web Exclusive

For the ninth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we offer up a few music reissues and box sets (we are a music magazine and website after all). More

Under the Radar’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Part 8: Apparel, Technology, and More

Dec 24, 2020 By Mark Redfern and Wendy Lynch Redfern Web Exclusive

For the eighth installment of our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide we present a smorgasbord of present ideas. There’s a little bit of apparel (some themed Christmas sweaters), a couple of tech items, some household items, a few amusing pins, and more. More