Young Noam with Mom and Dad I considered titling this week's review "Conservatism for Dummies" but that seemed unnecessarily cruel. As someone raised with your basic anti-social, self-hating, ahistorical so-called "conservative" values, I enjoy reminding myself and others of both my shame as ... More >>
A couple months ago, we learned that Oxbow's Eugene Robinson linked up with Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski for a new project called Black Face, which features Flag's Duk on bass, Oxbow's Robinson on vocals, Insect vs. Robots' Milo Gonzalez (Duk's son) on guitar and Oxbow alum Tom Dobrov on dru ... More >>
With the release of Antichrist Superstar on October 8th, 1996, Marilyn Manson officially positioned himself front and center in the embattled culture wars of the 90's. Labeled by the press as a 'Shock-Rocker' and ever reviled by the religious right, the Trent Reznor co-produced album catapulted ... More >>
Gameplay or graphics--which one one of these characteristics is more important to create a successful video game? It seems like this debate has gone on for as long as video gaming has been around. One side claims that good gameplay is the most important aspect of gaming and the other believes that i ... More >>
Welcome to Heard Mentality's newest regular feature, Video Savant.
It will appear every Tuesday, if all goes according to plan and YouTube keeps delivering the audio/visual goods.
Video Savant's concept is simple: I scour the vast cyber tundra (mostly the beneficent expanses of YouTube) for unus ... More >>