The Instagram “Top Nine” hashtag has been popping up over the holidays. I couldn’t pick a top nine to feature, so I’m pushing it out to my blog here and posting my top 25 favorite shots from 2016. Enjoy. @aristotleslantern
Onward to my top ten favorite albums of the year! 10. Bon Iver – 22, A Million It sure seemed like Bon Iver was breaking up a couple of years ago. Justin Vernon even said as much at various times. But the truth was that he had another album in him, a very different album. […]
I thought it was a pretty great year for music releases this year, but 2016 will probably be remember most for what the music industry lost. The deaths of a few iconic musicians in the last 12 months were hard to grapple with. David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and Sharon Jones were some of the […]
I thought it was a great year for interesting TV shows this year. Many established shows had stand-out seasons and some new, compelling shows made their debut. As the medium evolves, limited/anthology/miniseries have become a new form that can really pull viewers in. I enjoyed quite a few of these types of series this year, […]
I’m extremely excited for more sci-fi shenanigans from this crew! Check out the new poster and teaser trailer! A very effective first poster, channeling the Ramones! And a little “I Spy” for Baby Groot! And here’s the teaser trailer. Hurry up, 2017!
Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Ros is probably my favorite live act. I’ve seen them 3 times and each time has been different and beautiful. My first experience was 10 years ago when they played the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis. They were one tour following the release of their album “Takk…” and they brought along their […]
MOVIE REVIEW: Star Trek Beyond SPOILERS ABOUND I wrote awhile back about my anticipation for the third film the re-booted Star Trek franchise. At the time, the marketing of the movie was finally getting in gear after a somewhat disastrous teaser trailer that looked like it the marriage of Fast and Furious director Justin Lin and Star […]