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American singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer is coming under fire on social media for saying U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will “make punk rock great again.” “It’s been a really scary time in America,” Palmer said at a news conference during Australia’s Woodford Folk festival, according to the Guardian. “I don’t know how it’s felt over here for the past few months, but it’s a total s— show over there. Especially if you’re an artist, a woman, a minority, gay — anything but a rich white man — it’s really very scary.” “But being an optimist … there is this part of me. »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Dontnod and Square Enix’s episodic graphic adventure game ‘Life Is Strange’ has been critically acclaimed the world over since it’s release last year.
The game, which sees photography student Maxine Caulfield attempt to prevent the total destruction of her town with her new found ability to rewind time, features a widely celebrated soundtrack, containing tracks from artists as far reaching as Jose Gonzalez, Mogwai, Amanda Palmer and Bright Eyes, and we’re teaming up with the lovely folks over at Square Enix to give away a limited edition (1 of 500 globally!) vinyl soundtrack of Life is Strange alongside a box set of the title, containing a physical copy of the game for Xbox One, the CD edition of the game’s phenomenal soundtrack and a stunning 32 page art book.
This is truly the definitive way to experience ‘Life Is Strange’ and is an absolute must-have for fans of the game. »
- Sam Driver
Anyone expecting from Theban Plays a straightforward modernized retelling of Sophoclean tragedies should abandon that idea. This highly experimental work, conceived and directed by Asa Horvitz and created by its performers, uses its ancient Greek antecedents, short pieces of which are read at several points, as a jumping-off point for a tapestry of monologues, video, audio and music, and even painting. Taken together, these elements bring lines of thought inspired by its sources to bear on an interrogation of aspects of the modern condition.
Theban Plays is structured as three main sections, each centered on a version of a character from Sophocles. All three, "Oedcast," "Jocasta/Colonus," and "Antigone," decontextualize their speakers as residents of contemporary NYC. The Oedipus figure (Ryan Pater) in "Oedcast" arrived in the city with »
- Leah Richards
3 items from 2016
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