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Monthly Archives: April 2014

DOPE Digest vol. 9 – Lana Del Rey, Eli Roth, Charli XCX & more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Lana Del Rey – “West Coast” syvo: I am getting seriously pumped for Ultraviolence. Initially, Lana Del Rey’s full length follow-up  to 2011’s Born to Die was supposed to drop in May, but apparently the release date has been pushed back indefinitely. In the meantime, […]

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Mad Men Season 7

First Impressions takes a look at new and returning TV shows, just as they’re kicking off. We fill you in, spoiler-free.   Mad Men has always been a show about the small moments that reveal character. From the very first episode we were trained to expect the worst in these moments– infidelity, alcoholism, drug use, physical […]

PURPLE SWAG: Matt Fraction and David Aja’s Hawkeye

In one of the more interesting ironies of the comic book world’s current interface with Hollywood, it’s become clear that Marvel’s lamest live-action Avenger happens to have its best ongoing comic book. Most neutral observers will agree that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was the one major character largely wasted in Joss Whedon’s fruitful spandex ensemble. This […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 8 – Atmosphere, Sky Ferreira, ScarJo and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Sky Ferreira’s “I Blame Myself” on The Tonight Show syvo: My intense adoration of Ms. Ferreira is well-documented. “I Blame Myself” is easily the best song on her intelligent and electrifying debut  Night Time, My Time (which happens to be […]

Only Lovers Left Alive and Jim Jarmusch’s Aural Aesthetic

The common cliché is that all actors want to direct, and all directors want to act. But legendary indie director Jim Jarmusch doesn’t want to act –he wants to rock. For decades, Jarmusch’s uncompromisingly independent filmmaking philosophy has inspired generations of radicalized film students, but music seems to be the man’s true passion. He has […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 7 – TMNT, Gaga, Drake & More!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer   syvo: YES! Everything about this movie looks incredible, seriously, but what I need to do is rant about how excellent the cast is. I’ve been excited for the movie ever since hearing Megan Fox was […]