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Under Culture Podcast Crossover!

By • Oct 11th, 2011 • Category: side notes

Brian has the pleasure of being a guest on The Brad Bogner Show to talk movies (Red State, Drive), books (Bossypants, Zombie Spaceship Wasteland, Shakespeare), and other assorted topics.



Games, Art, and Bastion: Getting It Wrong and Loving It Anyway

By • Sep 9th, 2011 • Category: playing

Games are the only art form where we can make a choice in the present, and feel for ourselves that very next moment where it becomes painfully clear we’ve made a terrible mistake. That’s something special. And Bastion gets it especially right.



This American Auxiliary Cable

By • Aug 10th, 2011 • Category: side notes

Having moved to a city with excellent public transportation, at some point I may sell my car altogether. But there’s one thing I truly miss about driving.



The Right Kind of Violence

By • Mar 18th, 2011 • Category: watching

Why shocking Asian imports like I Saw The Devil deserve to be seen.



You Know, For Kids: Five Weird Things About Toy Story 3

By • Mar 10th, 2011 • Category: watching

Toy Story 3 is typical Pixar greatness. But a few odd details stand out to the adult viewer.



Our Favorite Shit: The 2010 Undie Awards

By • Feb 25th, 2011 • Category: side notes

An epic virtual discussion of our absolute favorites of 2010 — in every category we could think of — and why each one made the list.



Backlog Addiction: A Wonderful and Terrifying Future of Television

By • Feb 23rd, 2011 • Category: watching

Not only is there a constant stream of TV of ‘now’ to be watching; all of the TV of ‘then’ is available too. For the obsessive pop-culture junkie, being well-versed could amount to a full-time job.



5 Odes to Books from a Recent Kindle Convert

By • Dec 22nd, 2010 • Category: reading

As I happily move forward into an e-book future, five short love-notes to my bound-paper friends.



Under Culture Podcast #12: Nobody Gets Pregnant in a Gun Fight

By • Dec 10th, 2010 • Category: podcasts

Brian and Spencer discuss Kanye, Girl Talk, No Age and Superchunk albums; move on to AMC shows like Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, with a nod to Terriers (RIP); then wrap up with book club picks: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen and Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne. Also, fun with wikipedia and Human Centipede with family. It’s an extra-long pre-holiday show we hope you enjoy.



How to Win at Erotic Photo Hunt: A Checklist

By • Nov 25th, 2010 • Category: playing

As a fan of the game, and noticing some fellow players struggle to beat the clock, I offer some tips for Erotic Photo Success.