Music: The Handsome Family
“Each song is like an abridged Flannery O’Connor story read aloud by Johnny Cash, hovering somewhere between the metaphysical and the mundane.” —NME
The Handsome Family (husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks) makes deeply haunting gothic-folk that blends murder ballads and down-home yarns with vivid surrealism and elemental rock. They’ve recently found further acclaim for their theme song for HBO’s True Detective series.
DJ: Bill DeVille
Movie: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Directed by Stanley Kubrick
“Kubrick’s blackest of black comedies.” —Hollywood Reporter
A satire about a crazed war general who takes it upon himself to order a nuclear attack against the Soviet Union. Kubrick’s film debunks the establishment of the military and raises questions about who holds the power. 1964, video, 95 minutes.