Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

It’s fashion week in Milan, Italy, and all eyes are on the runways. Well, maybe not all. If there are two things that have been intertwined since their inception, it’s been fashion and fur. But over the last few decades, sentiments have started changing. Fur has gradually fallen out of favor over the decades, now limited to either lining winter coats in extreme climates or … Continue reading Fur growing unfashionable at Milan

Retro Review: ‘Formulas Fatal to the Flesh’ by Morbid Angel

Back in 1998, Morbid Angel apparently decided they were going to take a break from Satanic lyrics and indulge themselves in the Mythos. But, the thing that comes to mind when you think of the Mythos is water and space, which is quite a departure from the hellfire that we’re used to hearing from Morbid Angel. The outcome was Formulas Fatal to the Flesh, a … Continue reading Retro Review: ‘Formulas Fatal to the Flesh’ by Morbid Angel

Sacred Reich’s ‘Independent’ still good, not great

Don’t you hate it when something you really liked when you were young isn’t quite as great as you remember? That was my experience with Sacred Reich’s 1993 album Independent. When I bought this album, I was 15 years old. I saw the video for the title song on Headbangers Ball and I thought “man, I have got to get this.” A couple of weeks … Continue reading Sacred Reich’s ‘Independent’ still good, not great

Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

One of the most famous features in our solar system is entering its final years. The Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is shrinking. The massive storm, that was once large enough to swallow three earths, is winding down, according to NASA. At its largest, that humanity has documented, it was big enough to swallow four Earths. At its current size, it can fit only one. We … Continue reading Jupiter’s Red Spot fading away

‘Strapping Young Lad’ shows why Devin Townsend is gifted

I’m sure most of you have talked about people who are gifted when it comes to music. The names people tend to think of first are usually Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Beethoven and Michael Jackson. Why are they gifted? Reasons vary, but for me, I like to think it’s that they can go beyond the mechanisms of writing words, composing the music and performing, and touch … Continue reading ‘Strapping Young Lad’ shows why Devin Townsend is gifted

‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets

It’s almost 24 hours after shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people at Parkland High School in Florida and the party in control of the U.S. government, has put nothing forward but “thoughts and prayers” along with their usual whining of “too soon” when it comes to people demanding something be done about guns flooding America. The New York Times gave a very insightful list of … Continue reading ‘Thoughts and prayers’ don’t stop bullets

Suffocation’s ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ shows death metal still lives

Before I heard their 2013 album, Pinnacle of Bedlam, I was only familiar with Suffocation through magazine articles and a Rock Hard death metal compilation I heard back in high school. At the time, they didn’t strike me as particularly memorable. I’m not sure why that was, because after hearing Pinnacle of Bedlam, I have to say they are one of the best all-around death … Continue reading Suffocation’s ‘Pinnacle of Bedlam’ shows death metal still lives

Arkansas has an absurd love of guns

If you want a sign of how absurd the love of guns in America is, just look at Arkansas. Arkansas is a state whose legislature and governor have approved laws to allow firearms to be taken on college campuses, churches, pubs and bars. If that list were a jeopardy question it would be: Places where someone angry may blow their lid and shoot people. Most … Continue reading Arkansas has an absurd love of guns

Forget thumbs, this AI answers your texts for you

Are you one of those people who are endlessly texted by your friends, family and acquaintances almost nonstop during the day? Do you receive texts at such a volume that you just can’t reply to them all? Well, Google is hoping that its new AI will help you out: Reply aims to take the smart AI-based suggested replies that are available in Google’s Gmail and … Continue reading Forget thumbs, this AI answers your texts for you

Las Vegas killer symbolizes Republicans’ America

A man, likely a white one by the videos, is shooting homeless people while they sleep on the streets in Las Vegas. It’s troubling to think that someone is doing such a vile thing. They’re attacking some of society’s most helpless people. People who either had bad luck, bad addictions, mental illness or any number of other circumstances that led them to sleeping on the … Continue reading Las Vegas killer symbolizes Republicans’ America