Opus Digest for July 2020

Highlighting Opus' best content from the past month.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant stream of articles, posts, and tweets. It’s hard to know what you’ve missed. To help with that, I compile a list of each month’s most notable posts and reviews (i.e., the Reader’s Digest version of Opus).

July 1: July 2020’s Best Streaming Titles: Spaceballs, Warrior Nun, Jim Gaffigan, Hamilton, The Incredibles 2

Mel Brooks in space, superpowered sisters, stand-up comedy, a Broadway smash, a superhero family, and more.

July 2: New Subscriber Playlist: “The Nostalgists”

Subscribers can listen to a selection of songs from one of my favorite groups of musicians.

July 7: Netflix’s Dark Is an Intricate & Ominous Time Travel Story (Review)

The show’s three seasons, which span multiple eras in an isolated German town, make for some confusing and captivating viewing.

July 14: Handful of Snowdrops Bids Farewell

The Canadian “postwave” band sadly calls it quits after an impressive run.

July 15: Why did I watch this Pizza Hut training video from 1988?

There’s no pandemic in this kitchen. Just the promise of perfect pizza.

July 16: The Imaginative Worldbuilding of Lancer

Even if I never run a Lancer campaign, I’ve still thoroughly enjoyed the imagination and creativity on display in its lore.

July 17: Petroleum Spirit Daze by Swervedriver

The shoegaze giants release the original version of their debut EP recorded thirty years ago.

July 19: 2020 Has Been a Productive Year for Steve Swartz

The ambient/electronic composer has already released two excellent titles this year, with a third on the way.

July 24: Playing Through The Game Bakers’ Haven Xbox One Demo

Billed as an “RPG adventure about love and freedom,” Haven boasts a stylish aesthetic and potential for engaging human drama.

July 27: What happened to AllSocial?

The slick-looking social network promised free speech, privacy, and better handling of user content. It’s been offline for over a month.

July 30: “Worlds Apart MMXIX” by Desiderii Marginis

The dark ambient maestro’s latest album includes a reworking of one of his finest songs.

Click here to see everything I published on Opus in the month of July 2020.

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