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Monthly Archives: December 2013

FILM REVIEW: The Wolf of Wall Street

I’ve always thought of finance as a form of alchemy. It involves the arcane manipulation of ancient symbology (i.e. “numbers”) in order to turn shit into gold, and sometimes back again. It is a mysterious Dark Art that some find intriguing and intoxicating, and others find it bewildering or disgusting. Finance is at best the […]

MUSIC REVIEW: Beyoncé – Beyoncé

In the early hours of December 13, 2013, Beyoncé released an unannounced self-titled album, causing pandemonium among fans, foiling year-end lists of critics and tumblr-geeks, and striking envy into the hearts of lady popstars everywhere. Tweet

DOPE Digest Vol. 2: Rap, Funk, and TRAILERS!

So many wonderful things happen in pop culture each week, but only the best of the best make it into our weekly DOPE Digest. Syvology-approved goodness from wherever we find it. Little Pain – “Suicide Watch” syvo: I’m always on the lookout for dark, semi-avant-garde hip hop, so Brooklyn rapper Little Pain caught my attention immediately. I’ve […]

CHRISTMAS FILMS: a syvology roundtable discussion

With the holiday season in full effect this week, we wanted to take a moment to share our thoughts on everyone’s favorite seasonal genre: Christmas movies. White Christmas (1954) By Braden King In recent years, starting with the release of X-Men on DVD in 2000 and continuing with the parade of superhero movies that have followed, my […]

REVIEW: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

By Dan Binazeski A review containing a fairly high amount of passion and spoilers – you’ve been warned. I’d like to take the time to prove how much of an enthusiast I am for J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. But for the sake of time, I won’t bore you. If you’re reading this, I’ll just have to […]

DOPE Digest – Vol. 1: Spider-Man, Lana Del Rey, Wes Anderson…

So many wonderful things happen in pop culture each week, but only the best of the best make it into our weekly DOPE Digest. Syvology-approved goodness from wherever we find it. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer BK: By now you’ve probably seen it, but it is definitely worth repeat viewing. The original Spider-Man movies with Sam Raimi […]

Wondering About Our New Wonder Woman

“In life women are strong. It should be the same on film.” -Gal Gadot Warner Bros. announced this week that Israeli model-turned-actor Gal Gadot is playing Diana Prince (Wonder Woman, that is!) in Zach Snyder’s upcoming Superman/Batman film. This is easily the biggest news we’ve heard regarding the project since the infamous casting of Ben Affleck as Bruce […]

I’m Not With the Band: The 1975

The title of this article is only meant to convey the fact that I am not a licensed music journalist. I am totally ‘with’ the band, as the kids say. They rock. Last March I had the chance to see The 1975 at Mercury Lounge in downtown Manhattan. It’s a small venue with space for […]

Giving The Devil His Due: Why Daredevil Is Marvel’s Most Underrated Character

As you may have heard by now, Netflix and Disney are teaming up to bring four of Marvel’s lesser-known characters to streaming video service in 2015. Such C-list stalwarts as Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones will each get their own 13 episode series. Purportedly, the project will culminate in a Defenders mini-series. Tweet