My Album of the Year: The Electric Lady

I started to write a post on why Janelle Monae’s The Electric Lady may be the best album of the year, but I ended up scribbling “Thesis: Ideas of Non-Violence and Violence in Janelle Monae’s Album The Electric Lady,” and the whole thing took on a mind of its own. This isn’t going to be … Continue reading

Movie Review: Drive

My Rating: 3.5 stars (out of 4) Spoilers: minor We have a noir (or as Wikipedia redundantly labels it, a “neo noir crime thriller film”), set in modern day, with a character who is not named, carefully crafted aesthetic/lighting style, and multiple levels of symbolism. It’s almost a checklist of components of this movie. I’m set up to … Continue reading