Friday releases: The Weeknd, Bohnes, Punchline, Kacey Musgraves

There's plenty of great music out this weekend. Here's what I'd recommend: The Weeknd - My Dear Melencholy The Weeknd dropped a new EP tonight. The biggest surprise wasn't 6 new tracks with just two days notice, but the throwback...

My Favorite Things 2016: Games

In 2016, I’ve been making an effort to play more games. A few years back, I bought a PS4 I hardly ever use. [1] This year, I bought an iPhone 7 with enough storage to justify carrying games around...

My Favorite Things 2016: Television

I didn't watch a whole lot of movies this year. Instead, I watched quite a bit of TV. I finally got the stones to finish the The Newsroom, which is my favorite show. I recently learned about Hardware, an old...

My Favorite Things 2016: Movies

In 2016, I saw more movies in theaters than usual but less in film overall. Mae and I spent a lot of time watching older sagas like Star Wars, Oceans 11-13, Indiana Jones, and the Bourne saga. Otherwise, it's really...

My Favorite Things 2016: Music

Despite hosting a podcast revolving almost entirely around movers and shakers in the alternative music industry, I’ve listened to very little new music this year. Of that, an even smaller percentage has stuck. The result is a shorter list...

Podcast Recommendation: Heavyweight

Of all the new shows this year, Gimlet Media’s Heavyweight is easily the one most worth trying. 1 Show description via Gimlet Media: A podcast about journeying back to the moment when everything went wrong. Hosted by Jonathan Goldstein....

It's official. I've been Pinegrove'd.

It happened. After months of continued recommendations from friends that probably know what's best for me anyway, I've fallen deeply in love with Pinegrove. With roots in Montclair, New Jersey, Pinegrove took shape after many years of collaboration between vocalist...

Anderson .Paak makes his TV debut

At some point, years after I loaded her MP3 player up with key tracks from Bayside and The Starting Line, my sister has officially become more savvy than I when it comes to emerging musical trends. I owe my love...

My Favorite Things 2015: Music

Here we are yet again. The year has come to an end and music has been released, now on Fridays, for me to rank as my favorite. As I said in July, I’ve been making Album of The Year...

Podcasts I listen to

Inspired by Zack's recent posts regarding the podcasts he listens to, and the Top Four favorites of Tiffany and Marco Arment, I'm listing mine out as well. Hopefully, it serves as a starting point for those hoping to get involved...

Podcast Recommendation: Limetown

Serial was a phenomenon, an unbridled success in podcasting. Produced by the team that brought us radio-ready American Life broadcasts, the series captured the attention of thousands whether they were familiar with the podcasting medium or not. The lasting effects...

My Favorite Things 2015: Music (The First Half)

Another year, another list of albums I liked. I’ve only been doing this for like five years, but it only took that long to realize that I’m not making these for approval or blog hits, but so that...

Tommy Boys' Self-Titled Album Available Now

Last year, I fell in love with a band called Tommy Boys. Their noodly jams have been on my rotation for several months. Now they can be on yours too. Grab their record on iTunes today via the great Other...

Humble Doctor Who Audiobook Bundle

Humble Bundle: The Doctor is IN with over $447 worth of audio adventures in the Humble Doctor Who Audiobook Bundle!Humble Bundle strikes again with an incredible collection of Doctor Who audio adventures. For $15, you can get the following...

GuideGuide: Painless Photoshop Guides in Seconds

GuideGuide an extension for Adobe Photoshop that makes it easy to place guides and create grids in your document or selection.When I did a clean install of OS X Yosemite and Adobe CS6, one of customizations I first noticed...

My Favorite Things 2014: Music

2014 has come to an end. I’m sitting at my kitchen table considering the idea that, for the first time since I began making them, I don’t have a publication with which to publish my end-of-the-year lists as...

Mos Eisley My Favorite

The aliens and robots of Star Wars as drawn by Patrick Dean. I’m a recent fan of Dean’s artwork and he’s a big fan of Star Wars. He’s drawing one character from the Star Wars universe...

App Recommendation: Crossy Road

In 1981, Frogger leapt its way into the world. A spiritual successor called Flappy bird entered screen-left in 2013. Each left their mark on gaming for their simplicity and addictive game play. Gaming studio Hipster Whale took the best of...

App Recommendation: Nuzzel

Let’s talk about Nuzzel, a news app for the behind. Nuzzel is the super-easy way to see news from your friends. Discover the top news stories shared by your friends on Facebook and Twitter, without being overwhelmed or missing...