Multi-tasking on your smart phone consumes too many resources, including memory, and can cause the system to "choke". Imagine what it does to your brain.
Learn more in THE DISTRACTED MIND, out now via The MIT Press.
The 60 Best Albums of 2017 #bestof2017 #bestmusic2017
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8 Films That Guarantee a Scary #Christmas
Samuel Maoz's philosophical black comedy film Foxtrot is a triptych of surrealism laced with insights about warfare and grief that are both timeless and timely. #PMPick
Two generations of family pay tribute to Bebo Valdés and Chico O'Farrill in a thrilling display of sparkling Latin #jazz from the classic to the utterly modern.
In the film QUEST, Jonathan Olshefski has made a stirring call for the placement of low-income, inner-city families into our collective consciousness.
How well does 'Stranger Things 2' hold up after the long binge?
#PREMIERE: Our Lady Peace's latest music video is yet another compellingly human installment in their ongoing series starring Matthew Santoro.
The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017: In #Americana music the present is female.
Angaleena Presley Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Jason Isbell Justin Townes Earle Nikki Lane Valerie June Rhiannon Giddens Chuck Prophet Official Whitney Rose David Rawlings Natalie Hemby OG Shelby Lynne Allison Moorer New West Records Hurray for the Riff Raff Lilly Hiatt Americana Music Association
Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War mashup of outsider love story and Creature from the Black Lagoon is gorgeously realized and impeccably acted but simplistically written. The Shape of Water is out now.
Did the Victorians deal with their rapidly changing society better than civilization today is dealing with equally new dizzying discoveries?
Not a single frame of Paul Thomas Anderson's latest drama Phantom Thread fails to mesmerize with romance, suspense, and interpersonal politics coalescing into something wholly unforgettable. #PMPick
The Best Metal of 2017: There's common ground between all 20 metal albums despite musical differences: the ability to provide a cathartic release for the creator and the consumer alike, right when we need it most.
Another psychic battle between Charles Xavier and Shadowking finds a way to be one for the ages in #XMen comics.
The big-eyed Louise Brooks makes a comeback on the big screen. Silent London critic Pamela Hutchinson talks about her new book on G. W. Pabst's cult classic.
PopMatters delves into the psyche of one of underground music's most fascinating new bands -- ROPE SECT.
The Best Pop Albums of 2017: Only a precious few releases -- from voices old and new -- were truly able to capture the pop culture zeitgeist. These are those albums. #bestof2017 #bestmusic2017
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Steven Spielberg's inspired rabblerousing THE POST may be preaching to the choir, but it's a damn good sermon. #PMPick
Psychedelic fabulousness! In HENDRIX: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY, Gillian Gaar stitches together a smooth story from the many grey areas of Jimi Hendrix's life and work. Out now via Hal Leonard Books.
Revisiting the Sexual Power Politics in 'Mary Tyler Moore' in the Era of #MeToo
Here we are, perched upon our mountaintop, comforted by experience and enlightenment, by our "wokeness" -- and we cast our judgment upon this '70s-era show. Rightly so.
This five-CD anthology of post-punk is a challenging and enlightening listen, a triumph of curatorship that provides near-encyclopedic insight into this important chapter of UK popular music history. Out now via Cherry Red Records. #PMPick
Apocalypse Now is the most iconic American film about America's War in Vietnam. But we are not here to expand the myth. We are here to explode it.
The Best Indie Rock of 2017: The genre is wide and unwieldy, but the musicians selected here share an awareness of one's place on the cultural-historical timeline. #bestmusic #bestof2017
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Sujatha Gidla's memoir is an example of history as told from down below, by the people who were involved in the labour and caste protests and the women who did the reproductive labour for the revolutionaries.
The Best Indie Pop of 2017: These ten bands share a perspective on the world that doesn't shy away from tough questions or feelings. #bestmusic #bestof2017
Top Shelf Productions Flying Nun Records The Courtneys School Damage Perfume Genius The Clientele Merge Records The Ocean Party Alvvays Polyvinyl Record Company Milk Teddy Fred Thomas Lost & Lonesome Recording Co.
Bjorn Berge‘s ‘Nowherelands’ is a gentle reminder that history -- told here through stamps -- rolls on and the land will outlast us all. Out now via Thames & Hudson.
The Disaster Artist, James Franco's new comedic biopic about The Room, is a gleeful celebration of unrestrained (and disastrous) cinematic dreams. #PMPick
On French scholar Élisabeth Badinter's critical deconstruction of the maternal expectations that create a backlash against women's rights.
Today the character of Star Wars' Princess Leia is celebrated as a feminist icon. But the initial reviews of the first #StarWars film in 1977 make clear that Leia wasn't always a feminist...
The Best Metal of 2017: There's common ground between all 20 #metal albums despite musical differences: the ability to provide a cathartic release for the creator and the consumer alike, right when we need it most. #bestmusic #bestof2017
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INTERVIEW: From mariachi side projects to questioning whether or not to sell out on a regular basis, the fascinating contradictions that make up The Bronx's aesthetic are as compelling as their music is headbanging. #punk #punkrock
Even with a glut of time traveling shenanigans in the pages of comic books, the time-displaced X-men find a way to keep it interesting in 'X-men Blue #16'. #XMEN
This debut novel by sisters Lynne and Valerie Constantine fits well within the mold of Gone Girl-esque thriller. 'The Last Mrs. Parrish' is out now via HarperCollins.
Louis C.K. draws attention to sexual harassment problems while indulging in being able to have such problems in #ILoveYouDaddy.
The Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2017. It was a year of rejuvenation for progressive rock and metal.
#bestof2017 #bestmusic #progrock
Inside Out Music Caligula's Horse Steven Wilson Sky Architect FREIA Music Kscope Lunatic Soul Wobbler Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly Ayreon Major Parkinson Big Big Train Pain of Salvation
Kino Lorber's Blu-rays of 'Cop-Out' and 'The High Commissioner' fall on the disposable but fun end of the spectrum of sophisticated film thrillers
An unexpurgated account of an extraordinary life could, in lesser hands, have been a misery memoir. But Charles Duff created a delightful literary work throughout which, even when revisiting the darkness of his past, he sprinkles gaiety and humour.
Geoff Johns and Gary Frank gamble on the sacred status of #Watchmen and it pays off.
Compared to the Bixby/Ferrigno television series and even most of the Hulk comics, Ang Lee's Hulk was not what audiences were expecting. The Incredible Hulk
The Best Ambient/Instrumental Music of 2017: This roundup of brilliant new voices proves that #ambient artists are taking more risks and breaking more ground than we ever thought possible. #bestof2017 #bestmusic
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