Revisiting "The Apu Trilogy"

Satyajit Ray’s newly restored masterpiece takes us to the presence of the sublime

Favorite Mixtapes of April 2015

Death drives, robo-cadences, and another “retail mixtape”

billy woods

“But one day it will be gone.”

Antoni Maiovvi

“Maybe if retro stuff is a thing now, maybe it’s time to explore something else.”

SXSW Film 2015

The specter of death, the power of forgiveness, and the richness of life

2015: First Quarter Favorites

21 picks from the first three months of the year

SXSW Music 2015

“It’s entirely possible to have a wildly different experience to the person next to you based on tiny factors like your friend’s love of Ludacris and TV On The Radio.”

Daphne & Celeste (with Max Tundra)

The notorious pop act is back after 15 years

Favorite Mixtapes of March 2015

Consensual debauchery, socio-racial parody, and trap orthodoxy

SXSW 2015: PC Music Showcase

“Tie your brain to the tracks and let the neon gears rip through.”

Eternal Tapestry

“There’s a lot of space for the songs to exist on their own and just go where they need to over long periods of time.”


“I’m a one-man band, girl.”

Lightning Bolt

“There’s all kinds of basements and attics and weird little hidden places where weirdos lived that we would play that we don’t do as much any more. I don’t know where those people are anymore.”

Buzzard (Joel Potrykus and Joshua Burge)

“Basically every shot is of Marty, and so we just see his world, and we don’t even know what’s real and what’s not by the end.”


“Emotionally, we all have scars. Psychologically. I just want to write music that speaks to that.”

Favorite Mixtapes of February 2015

Gonzo pornography, stentorian detachment, and Bill O’Reilly in a sex-party compost heap

Galya Chikiss

“I wanted this music to be for the masses, in a good meaning of the word.”

TMT Picks: The Oscars 2015

Who we think should win at the 87th Academy Awards

In Memoriam: The Cinema of Aleksei German

“It has always been like this, and like this it will be.”

Matana Roberts

“You can’t chose who you are related to. But a lot of the stories that are on the Coin Coin record are stories that were told to me as a child, and they fascinate me.”