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DOPE Digest vol. 31 – Fassbender, Vikander, Gerwig, Hardy, and more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   The Light Between Two Oceans Trailer BK: Fassbender. Mustache. Vikander. Lighthouse. Babies-floating-weepily-to-shore. I mean, come on! This is cinematic gold! This trailer pretty much made me cry, so I can only imagine the heartstrings the full movie will be […]

Nicole Dollanganger’s Music Explores the Relationship Between Violence and Love

Last month, Grimes announced on her tumblr the launch of an artist co-operative called Eerie Organization. She also revealed its first artist: Canadian singer-songwriter Nicole Dollanganger. Clearly excited about this girl’s music, Grimes had this to say: I cannot adequately describe it succinctly, but something like Hurt NIN sound design/ pain w Dolly Parton-esque witty […]

Ryan Adams – A Brief Return for Rock ‘n Roll

  Ryan Adams released his self-titled 14th studio album on Tuesday, Sept. 9th. In 2004 I stumbled upon what I thought at the time was Ryan Adams’ debut album, Love is Hell (I was wrong – way wrong – it was actually his fifth studio album which is still crazy to even type). The first […]

DOPE Digest vol. 15 – The Weeknd, Blake Lively, and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   The Weeknd – “King of the Fall” syvo: I loved The Weeknd’s last album, but I’m not sure I’m nuts about this song. There’s somewhat of a fine line between the Weeknd as brooding, emotionally thoughtful creep and the Weekdnd […]

How Ti West Went Wrong with The Sacrament

The ascendancy of found-footage style to the forefront of mainstream horror moviemaking has been a mixed bag. For every pleasant surprise like V/H/S (2012) there’s an insufferable piece of shit like The Devil Inside (2012). But the reliable profitability of the approach and its conduciveness to creative versatility indicates that the trend isn’t stopping any […]