Signs Following’s first EP, The Space Between Words, is a haunting exploration of purpose and permanence, something that Josh Mays and the city of Chattanooga should be proud of.
I’m not like a big rom-com guy. I don’t know if that’s because I grew up in a household of four brothers, all of who (Sure, whom, but that just doesn’t sound right, and I’m not a hardcore prescriptivist) preferred action movies, or because of some underlying genetic predisposition against romantic comedies. Maybe I haven’t … Continue reading Finding Comedy in the Mundane: The Big Sick
I mean yeah, the main character was a gaping black hole of nothingness (aside from the love for his girlfriend, and mildly unhealthy [sarcasm] loyalty to his job), but I think that’s why the movie works. We go to see movies to escape, certainly, but we also go to be moved, both emotionally, mentally, adrenally, … Continue reading The iPod Classic & Abnormal Relatability in Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’
Alex’ Apple earbuds are as much a part of him as the black, butter-stained apron, thick-rimmed glasses, or fiery Norse beard and complementary runic tattoo. He has five main pivot points: the fryer, the grill, the fridge, the prep station and the silver table; rotating seamlessly between, never misstepping. It only takes two minutes in … Continue reading The Pub Cook
I prefer my road kill as dead as possible: its face ripped off, its paws dragged along the last mile and a half of the interstate, the skin of its back zested off like the curled orange rind floating above the foam topping a cold mug of blue moon. It’s just no fun when … Continue reading Road Kill
Everyone has an irrational fear of some type: a horror of something that can’t hurt you, or at least is highly unlikely. I for one am bothered by thunderstorms, due to almost being hit by lightning on a Boy Scout trip. My girlfriend loathes moths and butterflies, because “they’re like tiny weird aliens, and I … Continue reading Fear of Trains
Instead of talking to this stranger sitting next to me, who came from macro-evolution or theological miracle depending on who you ask, who went to school (and may have multiple slips of paper to prove it) who cheated on tests or boyfriends (or both) who has rings on every other finger (each containing a story, … Continue reading Headphones