Janelle Monáe & Mayer Hawthorne-Rising Stars of R&B

Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 by fillups

Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne If you like great R&B, you need to check out two of my favorite albums of 2013. Janelle Monáe (top, left) has been a major creative force with her unique take on R&B. She continues exploring the boundaries of R&B with her fusion of classic R&B, hip hop and science fiction in The Electric Lady Her video "Q.U.E.E.N." with Erykah Badu seems to be almost . . . more »

The Best Music of 2013 You've Never Heard Of

Posted on Thursday, November 7, 2013 by fillups

Scene from the film Sound City 2013 has been a terrific year for movie music. There has been an embarassment of riches of ridiculously excellent soundtracks coming from unexpected places. And while you may not have heard of all these films, you have definitely heard of the artists such as Skrillex, Dave Grohl and Philip Glass that contributed to these great albums. The music is diverse and often stunning. Check out . . . more »

Christopher Nolan's Mindbending Movies

Posted on Sunday, November 3, 2013 by fillups

Director Christopher Nolan While movies are definitely a collaborative medium, I've always found the idea of the auteur really fascinating. In short, a director who manages to create a film with enough personal style that she (or he) is considered the author. A good case for this is the work of Christopher Nolan. From his very first short film (Doodlebug seen above), Nolan has shown an interest in . . . more »

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