As I sit here writing almost a year later, the United Nations is gearing up for its Climate Action Summit. It just so happens another artistic relic from (I guess this is some sort of magic number) 48 years ago is coming to mind today.
Black, Latino and LGBT communities have used music and dance as a coping and articulation mechanism for the painful condition of disenfranchisement. For black victims of Apartheid South Africa, it was the Afro-synth bubblegum disco that ignited activism.
Joe Keery, better known as Steve “The Hair” Harrington, released his debut solo album on September 13, under the moniker “Djo.”
The Jonas Brothers are back, and they’ve had sex!
In the nine years since the movie, the iconography of the “Scott Pilgrim” franchise has outgrown both the books and the film, and for obvious reasons. We recently got to speak with O’Malley about why the love for “Scott Pilgrim” is still going strong, where he gets his inspiration from and what he’s got in store for the future.
“Rocko’s Modern Life” had a certain edge not quite found in Nickelodeon’s previous efforts and helped usher in a new generation of animated shows. We spoke to “Rocko” creator Joe Murray about coming back to the special, after twenty years off the air.
Music and art is subjective; what makes “good” art is totally up to the subject. There are some universal truths about what makes art beautiful, like symmetry, harmony and composition, but the lines are often blurred.
The pop-punk scene of the late 2000s to early 2010s was a time that almost anyone in college now can remember with general disgust and an occasional fit of nostalgia. This general feeling is one that, for the past three years now, I’ve felt and understood on a personal level, having been a part of that scene quite heavily in my “youth.”