Fiction Is Coming

Fiction Is Coming

Over the past six months, I've posted two new articles on this site every week (save holidays) and, barring a few digressions into other topics, they've mostly alternated between discussing music and books. (Sometimes both.) But over the next month, things are going to be a little bit different. Sticking to my two-posts-per-week schedule, I'm [...]

The Entropy of Ben Folds

The Entropy of Ben Folds

In the 22 years since "Brick" made him a recognizable figure in pop music, Ben Folds has explored his art in an awful lot of ways. He's recorded albums with his band, as a solo artist and with William freaking Shatner. After he unexpectedly became an a cappella icon, he hosted a singing competition with [...]

Let’s Mosey, Indeed: On the Value of Tim Rogers’ Slow Translation of Final Fantasy VII

Let’s Mosey, Indeed: On the Value of Tim Rogers’ Slow Translation of Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII's story is bonkers: A genetically engineered super-soldier overthrows the corporation that acts as a de facto world government and then, believing that he has a divine right to rule, summons a meteor to strike the planet so that he can merge with the energy of all living things, becoming a god. But [...]