Dear Music Industry: No One Cares About Hi-Res Audio
Music Musings

Dear Music Industry: No One Cares About Hi-Res Audio

Billboard reports that the three major music labels—Universal, Sony, and Warner—have collectively announced their support for hi-res audio for streaming services. This is a big step up from the inferior sound quality of MP3s—inferior because they’re compressed—and will instead offer listeners studio-quality audio. That’s great. But I doubt many people care. Unless these labels, in … Continue reading

“The Soul of This Country is Being Destroyed” – Fascism in Henry Bean’s “The Believer”
Film

“The Soul of This Country is Being Destroyed” – Fascism in Henry Bean’s “The Believer”

I’ve been thinking a lot about Henry Bean’s 2001 film The Believer. In it, Ryan Gosling plays a self-hating Jew who joins a fascist group with the intention of killing high-profile Jews in New York. I’m less thinking about what the point of the film is and more about a specific scene at the beginning … Continue reading