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Drilling Holes in the Wall · 4h ago

One for Friday: NirVincent, “Lithium”

Based on the albums Annie Clark released under the name St. Vincent, I thought she was an incredibly impressive and intricately creatively musician. Then I saw her play live — during the tou...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 20h ago

Playing Catch-Up — Now, Voyager; The Three Faces of Eve; Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God

Now, Voyager (Irving Rapper, 1942). Based on a novel released the previous year, Now, Voyager casts Bette Davis as Charlotte Vale, a miserable heiress who comes under particular abuse from h...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1d ago

My Misspent Youth: JLA by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter

I read a lot of comic books as a kid. This series of posts is about the comics I read, and, occasionally, the comics that I should have read. For a little while in the nineteen-nineties, I w...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 2d ago

Great Moments in Literature

“Julian shooed Sasha into the other bedroom like a peaceable teenage goatherd. Asking if I needed anything before he said good night. I was taken aback—he reminded me of the boys in school w...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 3d ago

Beers I Have Known: Ale Asylum Babadook IPA

This series of posts is dedicated to the many, many six packs, pony kegs and pints that have sauntered into my life at one point or another. There is no shortage of IPAs in the big, sudsy wo...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 4d ago

College Countdown: CMJ Top 40 Cuts, March 16, 1990 — 28 – 25

28. Nine Inch Nails, “Head Like a Hole” Last week, I noted that “Down in It” was the first song Trent Reznor wrote for the album Pretty Hate Machine, the debut release from his band Nine Inc...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 6d ago

From the Archive — Henry V

As the latest directorial effort from Kenneth Branagh is greeted with fairly grim reviews, let’s remember a better time — artistically, anyway — for the knighted titan of the British arts. I...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1w ago

One for Friday — Jack Frost, “Thought That I Was Over You”

When the self-titled debut album from Jack Frost was released, in 1991, the pitch to college radio kids was simple and obvious. The group teamed Steve Kilbey from the Church — still deliveri...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1w ago

The New Releases Shelf — Masseduction

  Of the wondrous “New York,” the lead single off Masseduction, Annie Clark recently said it was the first entry from her swath of creations under the name St. Vincent that she listened to a...
Drilling Holes in the Wall · 1W ago

The Art of the Sell — “Goodfellas” trailer

These posts celebrate the movie trailers, movie posters, commercials, print ads, and other promotional material that stand as their own works of art.  In the summer of 1990, I worked in a vi...