What will first hook you into Howl is its amazing style, which is really extraordinary. But what gets me is the film’s heart. Natalie Bettelheim and Sharon Michaeli’s story about a child’s transformation is dark and has real emotion which can make it edgy and tender at the same time. It’s that depth that gives [...]
Without a doubt my favorite new band in a long time. Bleached only have a handful of songs out, but they’re constantly either being played or being sung in my head. Sisters Jessica and Jennifer Clavin craft some of the catchiest rock songs out there that still have an edge to them. There’s nothing sappy [...]
This collaboration between Kristoffer Borgli and The Golden Filter is haunting and beautiful. What I really love about this film is how creative and inventive it is with its space. I love the scene where she is jumping from book to book on the floor. There is nothing inherently special about that setting or the [...]
Letter to Jane Magazine is an independent arts magazine I self-publish for the iPad. I’m ready to start the next issue and I’m hoping to fund the issue through Kickstarter this time.
Shadows on Stars is one of Portland’s best kept secrets. The music that Randa Smith and Brian Vincent make draw from a lot of sources, but the result is always high energy pop. They are a much needed shot of adrenaline to a city that exports a million ‘chill bands’ wearing flannel.
I check out Santiago Salvador’s Flickr all the time. I love the flair and playfulness of and the simplicity of the design. Salvador is able to combine a folk aesthetic with a modern style and his use of color is excellent.