Terrible is better than mediocre: The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist isn’t a bad movie, but it’s a lot less fun than the really bad movie it’s about. The film documents the...

Wizards, teleportation, and energy vampires, oh my!

Last weekend, I was sick. Like, nose running, head pounding, I can’t stand up or I’ll fall over sick. My one beacon of light...

CIVL Shuffle – Jan 17, 2018

Station Manager Aaron Levy is watching rather closely as we continue to experience the broad and overdue phenomenon of calling out powerful men who...

The Shape of Water sees Guillermo del Toro return to form

As far as I can tell, the work of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro can be loosely divided into two categories. You’ve got what...

Orc Cop, Orc Cop, whatcha gonna do?

Netflix has proven that, in terms of content, it is able to stand toe to toe with the giants of traditional cable and Hollywood....

From Nigeria to New York: Antibalas take up Fela’s mantle

I don’t quite remember the first time I listened to afrobeat as a genre, but I do remember the first time I heard Fela...

Black Mirror shows us a warped reflection

The fourth season of Black Mirror, a British sci-fi anthology series which Netflix picked up in 2015, is about as topical and buzzwordy as...

CIVL Shuffle — January 10, 2018

CIVL Station Manager Aaron Levy really likes popular music, despite what you may have heard, or how he may have felt in high school....

A Cascade Holiday Spectacular

If you’ve walked into any department store or turned on the radio lately, odds are you’ve been accosted by sickly-sweet Christmas carols. If that’s...

“Stranger” Stranger Things

The Netflix original series Stranger Things has received excellent reviews since the release of the first season, which aired last summer, leaving viewers anticipating...

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