The Brothers’ Guard Review The Avett Bros. “Closer Than Together”

“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.

What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading

Saved By the Bell is About the Principal

Remember Saved by the Bell? Maybe you remember it like this.

Zack Morris is an incorrigible student who wields his charm in and out of trouble. He’s the student struggling to be himself at school by conforming to all the rules that keep him from being such a charming ball of mischief. The show could exist without any of the characters, except for Morris, because what kid doesn’t want to get away with, well, whatever they want?

But there’s another character the show couldn’t be without: Mr. Belding. Continue reading