Issue 6

Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (2015) | Norberto Gomez, Jr.

I had a dream David Bowie taught us how to skateboard But he was shaped like Gumby -Cyrus, “Twinkle Song” There is something great about the image of tweens at a Miley Cyrus concert being forced into existential quandary by the pop star they grew up with now performing with…

Missed Connections

Missed Connections is a sound piece featured at Third Practice Electroacoustic Festival at The University of Richmond, 2015. The piece consists of samples of the composer’s voice reading from the missed connections section of Craigslist for Richmond, VA. By the appropriation of sounds and words, the piece evokes the humor, subversiveness, and yearning that…

The Amazing Spidey Fridge Logic

In 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, Peter Parker has a poster of Rear Window hanging in his room. So Web-Head knows a thing or two about movies. He might know, for example, that long-time Hitchcock collaborator Bernard Hermann didn’t score Rear Window, which is noteworthy because he scored Vertigo, North by…

Language in the Age of Context Collapse

My phone vibrates. I look down. It’s a message from my girlfriend. I just told her that I had to go for a couple of hours. “Okay.” What? What does that even mean? “I’m sorry.” “Don’t be.” Wait, is she upset? Is she trying to communicate to me that she’s…

Therapy TV

(Author’s Note: I originally wrote a version of this article for a website called “Sucker Punch Cinema” that is now very much deceased. But it was a lovely place, I assure you, run by movie nuts whose cinematic obsessions would probably make junkies blanch. Because I spent the last article…