Opus Digest for April 2023
Some of my favorite things that I posted on Opus last month.
Apr 1: April 2023’s Best Streaming Titles: The Big Lebowski, Ong Bak, Coraline, Doctor Who, Psycho
The Dude, Muay Thai action, Neil Gaiman-inspired stop-motion, our favorite Time Lord, Norman Bates, and more.
Apr 3: My Cultural Diet for March 2023: The Sandman, RRR, Indiana Jones, Gideon Falls
A quick rundown of last month’s cultural experiences.
Apr 7: How does the world work in the John Wick movies?
Do politics, religion, and the insurance industry still matter in a world ruled by the High Table and its killers?
Apr 8: Depeche Mode and the BBC Concert Orchestra
The synth-pop legends deliver a trio of beautiful orchestral renditions, including a Scott Walker cover.
Apr 10: Pet Shop Boys’ Upcoming SMASH Collects 35 Years’ Worth of Singles
The new compilation features 55 singles on six LPs or three CDs.
Apr 11: Twitter vs. Substack, or How Elon Musk Continues to Embarrass Himself
The Twitter CEO’s responses to Substack aren’t sound business decisions. They’re childish tantrums.
Apr 16: Slowdive Has Finished Recording Their Fifth Album
Almost six years have passed since their last album.
Apr 16: “Spirit Duplicator” by Holy Love Incorporated
Airy synth music inspired by Ridge Racer and countless hours of MTV’s Amp.
Apr 16: It’s Okay to Live a Quiet Life by Denison Witmer (Review)
Denison Witmer’s new single espouses a quiet life in a suitably hushed manner.
Apr 19: The Break!! RPG Captures the Vibe of Your Favorite Anime and JRPGs
If you’ve ever wanted to play a Battle Princess or a hapless isekai hero, then Break!! is the game for you.
Apr 20: Web Dev Links (April 2023): Color Palettes, Gradients, Typography, Analytics, and More
Gradients and vertical rhythms and shadows, oh my!
Apr 21: Video Premier: “Night Soughing” by Karen Vogt (Dir. Jolanda Moletta)
Directed by Jolanda Moletta, the moody video is for Karen Vogt’s ocean-inspired Losing the Sea EP.
Apr 22: New Subscriber Playlist: “Songs From a Blood Red Sky”
This month’s subscriber-only playlist and podcast episode explore U2’s storied discography.
Apr 24: Picard and Riker’s Relationship Was the Best Part of Star Trek: Picard
One reason Picard worked as well as it did was that it reveled in the camaraderie between these two old friends.
Apr 29: The Evolution of the USS Enterprise’s Bridge
This is pure nerd catnip.
Here’s everything that I posted on Opus in April 2023.