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The Americans - Season 3 reviews

I covered most of season 3 for my school’s newspaper this year, but unfortunately I didn’t post them all here. Rather than make a bunch of posts and clog the feed with them, I’m just going to post these links to my recaps. 77 more words


A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Originally published on 4/27/15 in the Diamondback

My Grade: B

It takes a good amount of originality and expertise to tell a vampire story in a post-Twilight world. 708 more words



Been behind the past couple of weeks with getting my weekly shot for the 52 posted.  This was week 14, first ride of the season. Gearing up for a big trip to the Maah Daah Hey trail in ND in June, can’t wait! 7 more words


Speedy Ortiz - Foil Deer

Originally published on 4/21/15 in The Diamondback

My Grade: B+

Knives, poison, bullets, dead bodies, failed relationships, broken friendships and some deliciously noisy guitar solos make up the bulk of Speedy Ortiz’s second LP, … 589 more words


LASTING IMPACT: The National - Alligator

Originally published on 4/13/15 in The Diamondback

My Grade: A

The National’s third LP, Alligator, was released 10 years ago this month, back when the now-massively successful indie band was still playing often-empty bars and had only a few blips of critical recognition.  728 more words


The Mountain Goats - Beat the Champ

Originally published on 4/7/15 in The Diamondback.

My Grade: B+

John Darnielle, the founder, lead singer, lyricist and bleeding heart of The Mountain Goats, is a storyteller first and foremost. 751 more words


Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell

Originally published on 3/31/15 in The Diamondback.

My Grade: A-

It’s strange to think that Sufjan Stevens’ previous album, The Age of Adz, came out in 2010. 706 more words