/ video

/ apr 2010

  1. 04.24.2010 | 10:23 AM EDT

    Keep It Simple, Stupid: A Response to Reader
    Comments on The New York Time’s article
    “The National Agenda”
    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion. And there’s no accounting for taste when it comes to something like pop music. I could easily be accused of bias and puckering up to The National lads’ ...

  2. 04.03.2010 | 3:23 PM EDT

    Tiltshift Timelapse: Sam O’Hare’s “The Sandpit” I’m a big fan of tilt-shift photography and marginally so of Godfrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi. Sam O’Hare has quite artfully married the two in his short film The Sandpit: 35,000 stil...

/ mar 2010

  1. 03.22.2010 | 12:23 EDT

    Windows 7: Apple’s Idea. Shocker! Have you seen these ridiculous adverts for Windows 7? I know us Mac geeks are wont to take any shot we can at our old nemesis, but this one is a slam dunk. Pretty girl in bad British accent revels in ...

  2. 03.12.2010 | 12:23 PM EDT

    Secret Meeting Pt.1:
    The National Road Test High Violet
    Poised to release their followup to Boxer, The National gathered a few hundred friends, family and music press last night for the first of an intimate two-night stint at Bell House in Gowanus, Brookly...

  3. 03.11.2010 | 3:23 PM EDT

    Practice Pad: Mistaken For Strangers This post needs little embellishment. Suffice to say, this kid is an inspiration to drummers and National fans as she pretty much nails the complex sticking patterns of Bryan Devendorf’s remarka...

/ feb 2010

  1. 02.24.2010 | 4:23 EDT

    The Kitchen Sink:
    Your Creativity Down the Drain
    Those in creative fields still beholden to client demands (record labels, global brands, movie studios, corporate retailers, the list goes on…) are well familiar with the mercenary principle: yo...

  2. 02.23.2010 | 4:23 PM EDT

    Artful CGI. Avatar Can Suck It. This is not narrative filmmaking, simply some stunning architectural sequences created entirely with CGI. Sweet use of rack-focus and the texture work is amazing. Avatar can suck it. Great stuff at t...

  3. 02.09.2010 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Out of Office w/ The National Morissey once whined: “We hate it when our friends become successful.” Well, I kinda get the sentiment, but when it comes to The National boys, I defer to pride… What a thrill itR...

/ dec 2009

  1. 12.19.2009 | 4:23 EDT

    Penned In, Pent Up + Put-Out:
    Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men
    At 83 years of age, the infallible Sidney Lumet wielded the newest HD technology to make 2007′s Before the Devil Knows Your Dead, a disturbing hell-ride that keeps furious pace next to other dar...

  2. 12.01.2009 | 4:23 AM EDT

    Clever Villain, Handsome Devil “Y’all take a listen, you’ll hear a Deep Sound comin’ down from Bobby Peru.” An unforgettable bit of obliquely vulgar dialogue by Willem Dafoe in Wild at Heart. What cinephile among ...

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