WandaVision as a reflection of a COVID-ridden world
A cosplayer dressed as the Vision at the 2015 New York Comic Con.

WandaVision as a reflection of a COVID-ridden world

Disclaimer: this article contains spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, Avengers: Infinity War and WandaVision. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj9J2ecsSpo Whenever there is mass societal unrest, there are usually superhero stories to follow.  For example, the cinematic world post-9/11 saw a renaissance of less campy superheroes and darker supervillains. …

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Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”
Core Members of the Illegal Civilization crew as they are displayed on the collective's official website.

Illegal Civilization and the road to “North Hollywood”

Mikey Alfred’s directorial debut North Hollywood has been a long time coming. The new feature comes from the minds of Alfred and the other members of the skateboarding and art collective Illegal Civilization. From start to finish, I was completely sucked into the world of…

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My Chemical Romance and Thursday: a history
Thursday playing at the Starland Ballroom in 2006 (Creative Commons)

My Chemical Romance and Thursday: a history

You’ve heard of My Chemical Romance (MCR). Don’t lie to me. If you go to this school, there’s a good chance. They’re pretty much the 2000s “emo” band. But have you heard of Thursday?  Okay, maybe you have. I’m not going to act like they’re…

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Video Girl’s musical journey from a Sarasota church to the airwaves of Denver
Video Girl members Emily Gaul and Bryan Pascarella in the home studio. Photos courtesy of Video Girl.

Video Girl’s musical journey from a Sarasota church to the airwaves of Denver

Discovering new music right now can be difficult in a sea of musical possibilities that all blend together. But in this vast ocean, Video Girl stands out. The three piece band is made up of vocalist/producer/audio engineer Bryan Pascarella, vocalist/lyricist Emily Gaul and producer/audio engineer…

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