by Teresa Beamon | Jun 30, 2021 | Movies
Fatherhood is a lot like Kevin Hart at the beginning of the movie: trying to be a good single father and making a ton of mistakes. Teresa reflects on everything that doesn't work about the film while appreciating it for Hart's heartfelt performance and its depiction of the challenges and triumphs of single parenting.
by Chris Dodson | Jun 29, 2021 | Hoops
Our journey through the 2021 NBA graveyard continues with a stop in Portland. Terry Stotts is out and Chauncy Billups is in. Reports are circulating that Dame Lillard is unhappy. C.J. McCollum's trade rumor buzz has never been louder. Dodson is on the case to give us the inside report on Rip City.
by Sasha Klare-Ayvazian, Masseo Davis | Jun 28, 2021 | Movies
One day my friend Charlie came to our crew with an idea that is as simple as it is awesome: linking two movies around a theme. "Double Feature," he called it. Let's dive in.
by Simon Pruitt | Jun 27, 2021 | Movies
Movies are escapism. Whether it’s literally escaping from a rabid shark on Amity Island in Jaws or romancing Ingrid Bergman’s Isla Lund in Casablanca, movies take us on impossible adventures that are often reflective of social trends and beliefs.
by Jessye Herrell | Jun 25, 2021 | Movies
There may be no daydream more sacred to movie lovers than imagining yourself in the role of your beloved characters. Video games amped up that daydream to a playable not-quite-virtual-reality in the early 80’s with games that were at once delightfully simple, deceivingly challenging, and totally worth celebrating. So blow on those cartridges and fire up the console: It’s time to take a trip down memory lane and get got by some huge pixels.
by Nate Mondschein | Jun 24, 2021 | Movies
In honor of this past weeks’ release of Luca, Nate Mondschein (a glutton for punishment), categorizes and ranks (nearly) every Pixar movie, in the process angering countless Pete Docter fans across the globe.
by Nico Carter | Jun 23, 2021 | Movies
Nico Carter examines the symbolic underbelly of The Lion King and The Hunger Games and their connection to the history of African and Indigenous resistance to slavery in the Americas.
by David Haffner | Jun 22, 2021 | Movies
A standup comic drives himself mad for our entertainment.
by Sasha Klare-Ayvazian | Jun 21, 2021 | Music
One for the songwriters! One for the music theory heads! Ten accomplished songwriters share their favorite chord progressions. If you're a rising songwriter or composer treat this document like a sacred text.
by Cody Tannen-Barrup | Jun 21, 2021 | Hoops
Think you know what’s going on with the NBA playoffs? Cody tests your knowledge...