The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

I bought this game for PS4. I played it for about 30 minutes before I was like… this is absolutely beautiful and haunting, but I’m already frustrated. It’s kinda like a harder/creepier Firewatch. The game literally warns you at the start that it will not be holding your hand. You just walk around and explore […]

“Milwaukee Sucks For Startups”

Good writing by Bryant Randall, responding to Wisconsin being “dead last”, again, for startups.. Some choice quotes: On paper, I’m everything the city says it wants. Every opportunity afforded to me, diverse, I grew up affluent, college educated, with good credit and a head full of market vetted ideas – yet I can get nowhere […]

100 Greatest TV Shows of All Time

I think this list is pretty close to perfect. With the glaring exception of Northern Exposure, which I’d write off as “I’m just a crazed super fan and maybe it’s not really as good as I think it is.” Except that #1 is (spoiler alert) The Sopranos in which they write: [it kicked] off a […]

Bluegrass Country Soul

45 years ago, in 1971: Bluegrass festivals really aren’t that different now. A lot of these old-timers are just passing now. Charlie Waller. Jimmy Martin. Ralph Stanley.