Dwain Smith is the writer of several autobiographical novels detailing his experiences as a detective that can communicate with inanimate objects, a middle-aged supervillain, and a modern day mythological hero. He lives in the Washington, DC area.
To quote the great Stefon, “this list has everything: country music, an indie cover of Paul Simon, raucous rock, bad ass ladies jamming, something that sounds a lot like Air Supply but I swear isn’t and is good, some tracks I fell in love with after experiencing them live (1, 2, 8, 10, 16) and two of my favorite lyrics in recent memory which I won’t recite because they contain naughty words (hint: they are in tracks 8 and 13).” “Born Again Teen” – Lucius “Nobody Die” – Thao & Th
Balder the Brave Bear wants to get out on the road this fall and see the country – and he’d like to go along with you!
For the next FOUR MONTHS (starting today, September 1st, and ending on December 31st) I’m issuing a challenge: I want to get The Adventures of Balder the Brave Bear (and His Pet Boy, Barnabas) in all 50 States. And I want your help! What does that mean?
Have a fall wedding to attend? Taking a much needed vacation? Going tailgating to s
In the magical land of Alizarin, bears can talk, and dance, and juggle. When Balder, a star performing bear, discovers that the rest of his circus has disappeared, he is determined to find his way back to his troupe. He teams up with a ragtag group that includes an amnesiac ten-year-old boy and a black cat with a penchant for getting into trouble. Together, Balder and his companions embark on a journey across Alizarin, encountering honey hoarders, petrifying beasts, greedy sultans, exiled pri
Here are 100 things from pop culture I loved in 2015 (in no particular order):
(some potential spoilers below) 1. Furiosa 2. Finally watching Broadchurch 3. Anytime Ron Funches is on @Midnight 4. Getting to see Ron Funches live 5. John Constantine showing up on Arrow 6. How Did This Get Made doing Face/Off and Con Air episodes 7. Season 1 of Twelve Monkeys 8. Getting to see Nikki Glazer live 9. Rey 10. Finn 11. BB-8 12. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (the book) 13. Me and Earl and the D
It’s that time again! Here are the songs I was obsessed with in 2015: “Nobody Really Cares If You Don’t Go To The Party” by Courtney Barnett (This whole album, called “Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Think” is amazing) “Past Lives” by BORNS (Another great whole album. Every song on “Dopamine” is great and could have made this list. I got to see him live a few months ago and it was one of the best live shows I’ve seen in a long, long time) “Leave A Trace” by CHVRCHES “Entro
It’s time for another edition of “NOW… That’s What Dwain Calls Music, 2014 edition”
As per usual, these are the songs (20 this year) that I was obsessed with. They are in playlist order, not in any sort of 1-20 ranking. “Digital Witness” by St. Vincent (I could’ve chosen almost song from this album, and nearly also included “Rattlesnake” and “Birth in Reverse” on this list) “Wait for a Minute” by Tune-Yards “To The Top” by Twin Shadow “Every Time the Sun Comes Up” by Sharon Van Et
For Monsignor Tom Smith, faith and family were not just intertwined; they were the very same thing. Father Tom was my great-uncle, my grandfather’s oldest brother, our family patriarch, resident genealogist, and a constant reminder that family is more than just shared blood: it’s a community based around shared history, culture, and beliefs. He passed away earlier this week.
Some background. Most families aren’t like the Smiths. Some of my fondest childhood memories are butchering day
Here’s how my day started yesterday: I got a text from my Dad at 9:47 that said “The new Thor is a woman?”
To say dad’s not into comics is a bit of an understatement. So if he heard about Marvel’s plans to introduce an all-new, all-female Thor, than you know it had made the mainstream news. Hours later, my Wednesday ended with me watching Marvel’s Joe Quesada announcing that Sam Wilson, aka the Falcon, will be taking over the mantle of Captain America.
Now I haven’t seen a lot
It’s that time again. Here are the songs I couldn’t get enough of in 2013. As always, you can listen to the playlist right below the list in the embedded Spotify playlist. Typhoon – Morton’s Fork Lucius – Tempest MS MR – Bones Jonathan Boulet – You’re a Animal PAPA – I Am the Lion King Cayucas – High School Lover Father John Misty – I’m Writing a Novel He’s My Brother She’s My Sister – Tales That I Tell Shovels & Rope – Hail Hail Kacey Musgraves – Follow Your Arrow Horse Feathers – Dr