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If you ask me, 2018 was the year that the “music video” was cemented as an art form within its own right. With artists (especially in the hip hop genre) displaying a near obligation to release visuals with any album, it seems as though many are coming to the consensus...


 Emma Stone and Jonah Hill in Netflix's Maniac.

This year’s television shows continued to make the medium difficult to define, let alone rank. Traditional, serialized shows exist side by side with limited series that play more like six-hour-long movies. How does one com...

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. 

Are you starting to prepare for the upcoming awards season, or simply looking for something new to watch? Take a look at The Indy's picks for top films of 2018:

15. Mid90s

Another remarkable film by the up-and-coming produc...


Julia Holter's Aviary was released in October of this year. 

50. Prince - Piano & A Microphone 1983

Although it was recorded over thirty-five years ago, this deep cut deserves special mention.

Genre: Singer/Songwriter

Best Tracks: “A Case of You,” “Mary Don’t You Weep”



Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, author of Friday Black.


Cherry by Nico Walker 

Nico Walker is never on solid ground. His autobiographical novel chases its unnamed narrator from college doldrums to the maelstrom of the Iraq War to a hidden opioid addiction to, finally,...

(Or other years because do you honestly think we're going to do research on something like this?)

  1. Muscular arm men

    C'mon gamers. Rise and grind. Let's get this Leo's bread.

  2. Let's get this bread.

    (See above.)

  3. Moth and Lamp

     Let's be honest,...

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