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.”

Read The Label #4: Superior Viaduct

“Some artists really are ahead of their time, or victims of it.”

Who Views Short Shorts 2015

TMT Weighs in on This Year’s Oscar-Nominated Short Films

High Maintenance (web series)

“We value plausibility, so I think that keeps things grounded. If it doesn’t seem possible, then we’re not going to portray it.”

Favorite Mixtapes of January 2015

From Lil Wayne and Lil Herb to Chimurenga Renaissance and Pipomixes

Frederick Wiseman (director of National Gallery, Titicut Follies)

“The recognition of ambiguity, whether it’s in film or in your own experience, does complicate things. But it makes them more interesting.”

Daughters Of The Sun

“The lineup changes always seemed to jumpstart new directions that led to new realms.”

Book Review: John Darnielle's "Wolf in White Van"

Teens, Wolf, and Other Feral Creatures

Read The Label #3: Opal Tapes

“I appreciate musicality and composition hugely, but timbral choice is the key to make me listen beyond 30 seconds.”

2014: What Is "Critical" About Contemporary Music Criticism?

On Knowing and Not Knowing in Nicholas Szczepanik, Owen Pallett, and PC Music

2014: The Rise of A24 and Drafthouse Films

Two Indie Distributors That Are Changing How We Watch Movies

2014: The New Mixology

The Collapse of the Mixtape-Album Distinction and the Liberation of Hip-Hop

2014: Unbelievable

Christian Film’s Weird, Successful, and Horrifying Year

2014: Tongue, Throat, Lungs

Voices at the Margins of Body and Mind

Apollo Brown & Ras Kass

“If you put twins on two sides of a lake, 50 years from now one’s going to say, ‘I’m the right-side laker and y’all suck over there,’ and then go kill them.”