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An Oldie but Goodie: Fidel

An Oldie but Goodie: Fidel

On Sept. 9th, The Wild Detectives will host the Wordspace sponsored Utopian Fantasies event, featuring rapper Fidel, filmmaker Michael A. Morris, and writers Lee Escobedo and Patrick Patterson-Carroll. Curated by Randall Garrett, it will be the second of nine multimedia art events for the Utopia/Paradise themed Freefall Festival beginning Sept. 8th and ending on Dec. 17th.

The Medium is the Message: How We Read and How It Affects Us

The Medium is the Message: How We Read and How It Affects Us

A recent study concluded that college students prefer paper to e-books at an alarming rate, almost nine to one. Does our preference for paper sound the death knell of e-books? Or have e-books simply failed to live up to their potential? In this writer’s opinion, we may interpret the successes, and shortcomings, of e-books by understanding simply that the way which we consume literature, its method of delivery, can be as important as the words themselves.

Losing the War on Drugs – A Praise to Don Winslow

Losing the War on Drugs – A Praise to Don Winslow

Some of us felt something close to an existential emptiness after we finished watching The Wire’s finale. It was so rich and stimulating that it seemed almost impossible to find something slightly close to that level of entertainment.

Music Heals

Music Heals

Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On is a spiritual heartbreaking haunting plea for change. America is on fire. Civil conversations have turned into shout fests, nonsense fueled with self-serving agendas. Some politicians seem to blame everyone but themselves. How much unnecessary bloodshed and loss do we need to go through for things to change? Bullet shells and tears are flooding the streets. What’s Going On is more relevant than ever. Sadly the issues being addressed within the record are clear and present in 2016.

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