Joyeux Noel! Great Music for the Celebration of Our Lord’s Birthday

Music

Christmas, the time of magic, the time of mystery. In it’s present manner, surely it’s a bit much sometimes. The pervasive materialism, the shallow…

Rickie Lee Jones, The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard (2007)

Music

Back in the Eighties, film writer, director, and producer Robert Lee Cantalon decided to “write the words of Jesus in modern language, and publish…

Spoon, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga, Ga (2007)

Music

Many years back now when a site called epitonic was "the" place to go for indie music I stumbled across spoon with catchy songs…

Karen Choi, Through Our Veins (2016)

Culture / Music

Yearning for a home beyond time I had the chance earlier this summer to hear Karen Choi play at the Aster Café in Minneapolis.…

Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool (2016)

Music

When true love waits The first song, “Burn the Witch” on Radiohead’s newest album is in homage to the brilliant British cult classic horror…

Get Scared, Built for Blame, Laced with Shame (2012)

Music

The lament of a burdened heart Though moving is no fun, developing new friendships is. So I asked a young woman I am getting…

The Weepies, Sirens (2015)

Music

This is not the way I thought it would be Sirens (2015), the first full-length album by The Weepies in five years, released after…

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell (2015)

Music

When loss and love in the past linger For several days after downloading Sufjan Steven’s latest album, Carrie & Lowell, I simply pressed REPEAT…

Against Me!, Transgender Dysphoria Blues (2014)

Music / Pluralistic World

Music for a transgender journey In the contemporary American dialogue about sexual expression, there are increasing numbers of individuals talking about the transgender experience.…