With 232 pages and an expanded 12″ by 12″ format, our biggest print issue yet celebrates the people, places, music, and art of our hometown, including cover features on David Lynch, Nipsey Hussle, Syd, and Phoebe Bridgers’ Saddest Factory Records, plus Brian Wilson, Cuco, Ty Segall, Lord Huron, Remi Wolf, The Doors, the art of RISK, Taz, Estevan Oriol, Kii Arens, and Edward Colver, and so much more.
Mother Mother, Grief Chapter
A powerful meditation on the real nature of death, their ninth album demonstrates that the Vancouver five-piece hasn’t settled into anything even remotely routine.
Fucked Up, The Chemistry of Common Life: Revisionist History
The Canadian punks’ Polaris-winning sophomore LP proved that hardcore could stray outside of its traditionally narrow confines without sacrificing the band’s reputation within the genre.
Friko, Where we’ve been, Where we go from here
Fueled by the same raw and unfiltered emotional gravitas that haunted Bright Eyes’ early recordings, the Chicago duo’s lush debut draws you into a rich, layered world.
David O. Russell’s real scam in his 2013 crime-(not-quite)-comedy is ripping off Scorsese.
As it gets re-released and (somehow) expanded as the Hulu limited series Faraway Downs, we revisit Baz Luhrmann’s extremely long adventure film on its 15th anniversary.
Upon revisiting the 2008 sex comedy it’s evident that Kevin Smith could have made a better movie.
Nicole Holofcener’s 2013 dramedy about rude white people at least offers a look at James Gandolfini’s softer side in his final (-ish) role.
Wincing through the messy pleasures of Catherine Hardwicke’s 2003 directorial debut.
The songwriter discusses the Claire’s-by-way-of-Sofia-Coppola aesthetic that informs her Live, Raff, Love EP series ahead of her supporting slot on Bishop Briggs and MisterWives’ tour.
The Barb– to 2008’s Barbenheimer is so much more than a movie.
The 2013 Seth Rogen stoner-comedy-turned-disaster-film is far less objectionable than its overwhelming 2013-ness may suggest.
The surprisingly modest and un-preachy 2003 Biblical comedy ages better than most of Jim Carrey’s 1990s run.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s 2008 Odd Couple surrogacy comedy is OK—and that’s OK.
In failing to put funny first, the 2003 Gwyneth Paltrow romcom is grounded before it ever gets a chance to take off.
Revisiting the more Farrell-focused (and slur-laced) predecessor to Oscar fave The Banshees of Inisherin 15 years on.
Offensive in a lazy way, this 2013 collection of comic vignettes is rightly remembered as little more than a strange line on the IMDbs of a dozen respected stars.
Martin Scorsese’s 2002 historical epic is a lot of things—perhaps too many—including unmet potential and misused material.
2012’s installment of The Annual Christmastime Spielberg was good and—huge, annoyed sigh—very relevant.
The mid-’00s homage to the Fab Four is really more of a relic of how mid the 2000s got to be.
With the upcoming TV spin-off due soon, we remember a just-OK movie and a salient cultural artifact from the year 2012.
In this 2007 dramedy, even the low-hanging fruit goes unharvested.
10 years on, the wish-fulfillment-fantasy rom-com is still a pleasant watch, though it may be a bit darker than you remember.
Revisiting the not-entirely-un-Everything-Everywhere-All-at-Once–like dramedy 20 years on.