I Wanna Be Literated #255
BOOKS

The Book of Darrylby the Goggles Look, let’s cut to the chase here. I love a good idea, and the Book of Darryl is full of good ideas. The premise: imagine that Jesus had a childhood friend that he formed a band with in the dark years that weren’t covered in the bible. Add to that some great illustrations, inspired by the look of those medieval paintings and have them come to life to elevate the story. Then, write some...

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Sunday, 01 May 2022
Photo Booth: Pears @ O’Briens, Boston MA, 04-27-22
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Photos by Brittany Rose QueenFollow her on IG for the best coverage of Boston area...

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Friday, 29 April 2022
TV Party Tonight! #109
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Malignant Don’t listen to people who say Malignant is somehow shifting the paradigm of horror movies. Just approach it as you would a normal movie and allow yourself to be impressed, OK? People are dumb and you need to form your own opinions. This was my approach watching Malignant and I think I’m better off for it. It’s hard to do anything new with the horror genre because audiences don’t really want anything new. They want, generally speaking, the same...

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Wednesday, 20 April 2022
I Wanna Be Literated #254
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The Awakeningby Kate Chopin God bless those free libraries you see around town. Not only is it a perfect way to spread culture and joy throughout the community, it’s a haven of opportunity. This is the year I’m trying to read more classics, and lo and behold, my local free library had a copy of Kate Chopin’s The Awakening. A classic if there ever was one. The summary on the back made it sound like a prude gets horny one...

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Sunday, 17 April 2022
TV Party Tonight! #108
DVD/Blu-Ray

Reds – 40th Anniversary Edition Is Reds the greatest longest movie of all time? Better than Apocalypse Now! Redux? I’m looking at the AFI Top 100 movies of all time and I think Lawrence of Arabia is the longest at 3 hours 42 minutes. That movie’s good. It’s fine. It’s just too long, you know? There are too many long shots of the desert, which I’m sure was a technical achievement at the time, but unlike that movie, Reds just...

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Monday, 11 April 2022
Photo Booth: LCD Soundsystem @Roadrunner [Boston, MA] 04-06-22
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Photos by Dan Benedetto @dbendo on...

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Friday, 08 April 2022
I Wanna Be Literated #253
BOOKS

Comedy Comedy Comedy Dramaby Bob Odenkirk Look, I can’t help but love Bob Odenkirk, OK? Or “Bob” as I like to call him. Watching him do comedy is almost as interesting as watching his rise into the mainstream. I couldn’t be happier for him and I’ve always thought he was an underappreciated comedic genius. But, I guess most people don’t know him from comedy, but from Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul. Personally, I don’t think his work in BCS is really...

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Thursday, 07 April 2022
Vinyl Vlog 545
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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Official Video Game Soundtrack 2xLP Guardians of the Galaxy is what really changed how we see Marvel Movies. You see, GoG is not exactly the highest intellectual property in the Marvel franchise but with the success of the movie, its sequels, its incorporation into the Avengers and the MCU, it’s become clear that Marvel would be able to propel any of its IP to greatness with the right people in charge. You just can’t...

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Wednesday, 30 March 2022
Vinyl Vlog 544
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Now thirty years and several significant cultural movements later, it’s difficult to get a sense of how much excitement and promise there was surrounding Jane’s Addiction at the height of the band’s fame. Simply said, Jane’s Addiction represented a way to transition from the staid, well-established values and forms evident in classic rock to the far most untested and new paradigm exemplified in alternative rock in the Nineties. 1990’s Ritual de lo Habitual was the band’s third album and proved...

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Monday, 28 March 2022
Photo Booth: The Bombpops @ House of Blues [03-18-22] Boston, MA
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Photos by the wonderful Brittany Rose Queen. Check out her IG account for the best Boston area photo coverage...

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Friday, 25 March 2022