Reviews

Spike Lee’s “NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½” Review

By David Patrick Schranck, Jr.- Between late August and mid-September of this year, HBO released Spike Lee’s four-part documentary series, NYC Epicenters 9/11→2021½, that connects the 20th anniversary of 9/11, inarguably one of the most pivotal events of the 21st century so far, with the current COVID-19 pandemic and New York City’s role as an…

Why you should take psychedelics with your political opponents…(maybe)

Like many stoners, when preparing for my psychedelic experiences I’ve always tried to surround myself with pleasurable and positive sensory items. I always assumed that the way to avoid a “bad trip” was to only trip with familiar people and to avoid potentially triggering content, however after a very eventful LSD experience, my perspective has…

Judas and the Black Messiah

FILM REVIEW: When I heard that there was an Oscar-bait bio-pic coming out about Fred Hampton, the assassinated Chairman of the Illinois Black Panthers, I was of course skeptical. Hollywood very, very rarely does justice to the stories of radicals. Not even a few months ago, we saw how Hollywood can butcher stories about radicals…

Dancing for justice: Sunrise Eugene benefit show

Sunrise Eugene, the local chapter of the nationwide environmental movement, hosted a benefit show on Feb. 14 to raise membership and funds for their cause. Local bands Broth, Novacane, Los Gandos and Gentlebeing played the show which was attended by more than 100 people. Los Gondos, the second act, tore the roof off the small…

Means TV Review

Means TV, a worker-owned entertainment company, launched its streaming service Feb. 26. The cooperative aims to offer an alternative to the capitalist dominated entertainment structures and foster a culture in which fundamental change is possible. On first glance, the Means TV website doesn’t look any different than other streaming services. Video thumbnails are organized beneath…

Parasite Film Review

If there’s any filmmaker today who truly understands class struggle and weaves it seamlessly into their work, it is South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho. His latest film, Parasite, is no different. Directed by Bong Joon-ho and co-written by Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, the film is a black comedy mixed with a thriller that is centered…

Raging for the Rojava Revolution @ Wandering Goat REVIEWS Silence Mill / Hoarder / Broken Dead

The first act of this November 20th benefit show was Silence Mill, a local punk band who got their name from ‘Le Moulin a Silence,’ an old fashioned name for the guillotine. Why the guillotine? The guillotine represents the disconnect between punk music and the masses. This is the sort of thing Malcolm McLaren’s son…