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Welcome to antonym: a once-monthly newsletter fueled by the people (which is everyone) in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. This is a surreal time in our world; with our site, we’re hoping to provide a place where people can breathe, express, and share their thoughts. So subscribe to receive a monthly newsletter full of …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: The Lighthouse (2019)

In this psychological thriller, Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson star as two lighthouse keepers who become stranded on their small island when a storm hits. As their relationship deepens into something abusive and toxic, their sanity wanes, and their true identities begin to come to light.  This is a gorgeous black and white film that …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Pumpkinhead (1988)

I was into punk music before I was into horror movies, so when I realized that the Misfits song “Pumpkin Head” was inspired by a film, I had to see it. Stan Winston’s Pumpkinhead was itself inspired by a poem by Ed Justin, whom the main character, Ed Harley, is likely named after. The movie …

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antonym | september 2020 issue

We’re thrilled to share the latest issue of antonym. This month’s issue was put together under the vision and leadership of antonym editorial board members Anna Barrett, Sonia Charales, and Caroline Wolfe-Merritt. The cover piece, titled “Portrait,” was created by Jade Miner. We hope you enjoy it! As always, please like, subscribe, and share!

September in Music

Yo La Tengo | Electr-o-Pura Release Date: May 2, 1995; reissued on September 4, 2020 Album Length: 58:23 Genre: Indie Rock Originally released in 1995, Matador remastered and reissued this for its 25th-year anniversary—any excuse to listen to one of the best albums by the most romantic indie band! Ever? Ever. Which shouldn’t be a …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

I love a schlocky exploitation film, and though the intrepid standalone Ninja III: The Domination is only just fine, it certainly delivers on the schlock and the exploitation of then-current trends in film: dance, horror, and… ninjas? Yep, the same decade that gave us Dirty Dancing, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Flashdance, and Friday the …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Phantasm (1979)

Don Coscarelli’s Phantasm is the classic story of a diabolical 7-foot tall mortician who morphs into the body of a blonde temptress and lures unsuspecting barflies to their deaths so he can harvest their bodies and shrink them into dwarves that look like Jawas from Star Wars and launch them into another dimension in a …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Tetsuo the Iron Man (1989)

After waking up in the hospital with cotton balls stuffed into my ears and nose, groggy and wickedly sore on the left side of my head, the attending nurse relayed the story that I had apparently told her in my induced sedation after bursting through the emergency room doors at four in the morning with …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

We’ve seen so many kinds of vampires over the years: caped counts like Dracula, who turn their prey into one of them; vampires who need their victims to reciprocate in the blood sucking for any transformation to happen, like in Buffy the Vampire Slayer; vampires that don’t create other vampires, but instead are simply demonic, …

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Jack’s Freaky Flick Pick | Movie Review: Host (2020)

We had to expect that, sooner or later, a movie would be created during lockdown over Zoom, and it’s only fitting that during this nightmarish time in history, it’s a horror flick. Refreshingly though, rather than dwell on the virus itself, which would have been the obvious choice for director Rob Savage—and definitely the more …

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