The Heaven of Enough: Black Mirror, Season 3, Episode 1 “Nosedive”

Jonathan May “Nosedive” explores an unforgiving world built on an ethic principle of personal and social perfection. Lacie, played deftly by Bryce Dallas Howard, smiles at every availing opportunity. She performs her smile for her ultimate audience: herself. Her main foible is her inability to discover an objective audience outside of herself because she confuses […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Most Trouble You Ever Got in Before You Were 18?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the most trouble you ever got in before you were 18? Rules are simple: when did a grownup threaten to send you to jail for something you did before you could drive? Read on to hear some stories […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Stupidest Trend So Far in 2014?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the stupidest trend so far for 2014? Rules are simple: what really bothers you about the year? What are the kids up to? I almost said “new television” as mine because I am 10,000 years old and from […]

Tough Questions: What Are Your Pet Peeves?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What are your pet peeves? Rules are simple: WHAT MAKES YOU SO ANGRY YOU TYPE THE INTRO TO A THING IN ALL CAPS? Alex Russell People… who talk online… like this… I want Twitter to have a function that deletes […]

Music Review: Trust – “Capitol”

“Capitol” by Trust Jonathan May Space plays a significant role in this dream-pop, synth-heavy song, presented by Canadian duo Trust from their sophomore album Joyland. We ebb into the main architecture of the song slowly; in the beginning, I had a very hard time understanding what phrase the singer repeated, but I don’t care. When […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Worst Advice You’ve Ever Been Given?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given? Rules are simple: no one can tell you what to do, not even your dad or a cop. They can only advise you. Who has done the worst job of it […]

Song of the Summer? “Beware the Dog” by The Griswolds

“Beware the Dog” by The Griswolds Jonathan May Fresh, and I mean fresh, from Australia comes this fun and bold summer hit! Thank God! I was afraid the perfect track would elude me, but here, at summer’s end, we arrive at the perfect song of the summer. From their debut album Be Impressive, “Beware the […]

Tough Questions: What’s the Grossest Food You Still Love?

Every week we ask everyone who hangs out around here to answer a tough question. This week: What’s the grossest food you still love? Rules are simple: what are you eating? We all have some secret shame around food. I once knew a guy who made what he called “Oreo Sandwiches” out of individually wrapped cheese slices and […]

Song of the Summer? “I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky

“I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith feat. A$AP Rocky Jonathan May I’ve avoided writing about Sam Smith for a while now, even in my review of “Latch” by Disclosure. I’ve avoided the topic because I was waiting for a song like this to come along and show off his ability to mix with […]