Air Traffic Controller: “The House”

Remember when you were a kid and all your friends would always end up hanging out at the same house? Maybe it was your house. But why did we always end up at the same kids’ house? On the new Air Traffic Controller track, singer Dave Munro questions, “Was it the house or was it the gang or a phenomenon no one can explain?” Realistically it’s probably because your family was the first to get a PS2 or something…

Delve Into the Dark Reaches of Obsession and Fantasy in Eli Wilde’s “The Lines”

Eli Wilde’s poetry collection The Lines muses on the dark nature of obsession, fantasy, and loneliness. Each piece is just one section in a larger narrative, which turns out to be the story of a young man who has just broken up with his French girlfriend and is returning to his native London. On the train home, the narrator muses on how isolated he feels in comparison to the happy memories of the life he had in Paris with his ex-girlfriend. Slowly but surely, his obsession with the former love of his life becomes incredibly creepy and obsessive as now everything on the train begins to remind the young British man of the woman he left behind in Paris…

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Irony, Illustrated

Irony. The term people love to use… incorrectly. On TV, in literature, between friends — people misapply and misuse the word a million times a day. Even the pop anthem dedicated to the trope gets it wrong. We’re determined to set things right.

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Irony, Illustrated

Irony. The term people love to use… incorrectly. On TV, in literature, between friends — people misapply and misuse the word a million times a day. Even the pop anthem dedicated to the trope gets it wrong. We’re determined to set things right.

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Irony, Illustrated

Irony. The term people love to use… incorrectly. On TV, in literature, between friends — people misapply and misuse the word a million times a day. Even the pop anthem dedicated to the trope gets it wrong. We’re determined to set things right.

“The Dictionary of Unhappiness,” an Alphabet Book for Pessimists

Ahh, finally an alphabet book for today’s cynical adult. The Dictionary of Unhappiness is an 80-page book that mirrors the colorful alphabet books of our youth, but instead of C is for Cat, C stands for “Child: Proof of disposable income.”
“The Dictionary of Unhappiness,” an Alphabet Book for Pessimists

Ahh, finally an alphabet book for today’s cynical adult. The Dictionary of Unhappiness is an 80-page book that mirrors the colorful alphabet books of our youth, but instead of C is for Cat, C stands for “Child: Proof of disposable income.”
“The Dictionary of Unhappiness,” an Alphabet Book for Pessimists

Ahh, finally an alphabet book for today’s cynical adult. The Dictionary of Unhappiness is an 80-page book that mirrors the colorful alphabet books of our youth, but instead of C is for Cat, C stands for “Child: Proof of disposable income.”

“The Dictionary of Unhappiness,” an Alphabet Book for Pessimists

Ahh, finally an alphabet book for today’s cynical adult. The Dictionary of Unhappiness is an 80-page book that mirrors the colorful alphabet books of our youth, but instead of C is for Cat, C stands for “Child: Proof of disposable income.”

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The person who put this video together of NES-style grunge wins everything.

Radial: “The Heat”

Staten Island duo Radial are getting ready to release their People EP next week, and we’ve finally got a taste of what to expect. “The Heat” finds Mark and Joe Endozo continuing to explore the ’80s disco-infused electro-pop sound they’ve shown on their previous EPs with dark synths and a perfect dance groove…

“Dear,” a Surprisingly In-Depth Portrayal of a Decaying Marriage

Playing Dear is quite possibly one of the most depressing experiences you can have without actually leaving your computer. Then again, it is a game about a marriage on its last legs, and so laughs do not exactly abound. The game is fairly simple. A man and a woman are in a house, and the woman asks the man to buy her something. Once the man arrives at the store, he can choose between purchasing an item for himself or an item for her…but beware, player, because his gifts are never met with gratitude…

Maritime Mythology Comes Alive in Alexi Zentner’s “The Lobster Kings”

Alexi Zentner’s The Lobster King adds a touch of magical realism in a lonely fishing village ruled by an aging patriarch with a fiery daughter. Somewhat based off of the Shakespearean play King Lear, Cordelia is the eldest daughter of Woody Kings, who is the reigning patriarch of the lonely fishing village Loosewood Island in New England. Even though the Kings family has been prosperous, there’s a curse on them: each generation’s fated to watch their first-born sons die. As the elderly ruler becomes more and more absent-minded, it’s up to his daughter to keep her beloved island out of the reach of the meth dealers who threaten to destroy the peace and keep her two younger sisters from making mischief, all while attempting to not suffer the same fate as her literary namesake…

This Is What Happens When You Attach a Camera to a Car Wheel

I doubt that Ryan Fox was the first person to have the idea to put a camera on the wheel of a car and drive around, but doing it without smashing the equipment involved and uploading it to YouTube is likely a much rarer feat. In Fox’s video above, the night lights of the city and constant speed make for a mesmerizing visual effect, like watching abstract video…