Me last night.

Googling, “YA book where kid gets a tattoo that says Mom with a rose on it against father’s advice and then it gets infected and deformed and he tries to hide it but at the end he finds out his father has basically the same deformed tattoo.”

No results. 

brightwalldarkroom:

Issue #5, a very special Halloween version of our magazine, will be out tomorrow morning. Featuring essays on Carrie, Rosemary’s Baby, The Skeleton Dance (seen above on the television), Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies, Supernatural, IT, Ghost Dad, and more. 

Subscribe today and get ready for some October action!

(Illustration by Brianna Ashby)

Extremely important.

CDM: In your opinion, who is the best girl-band of all time?
HAIM: Wilson Phillips.

I see you, Haim. 

Listen to my playlist Haim Phillips and bask in all the delicious female harmonizing. 

mattpatches:

I finally have a coworker!

I live with both of these creatures. 

mattpatches:

I finally have a coworker!

I live with both of these creatures. 

brightwalldarkroom:

BREAKING NEWS:

We have decided to officially unlock Issue #1 of Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine, and make the entire issue available to everyone, for free, online. No downloads or subscriptions or iOS devices required - simply click here to be taken directly to the table of contents for the issue (via the magazine website) and dive in wherever you want from there.

Featuring essays on The Place Beyond the Pines, Mad Men, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Wes Anderson, Dead Poets Society, Home Alone 2 and more—as well as several hand-drawn illustations by Brianna Ashby—it’s an issue we’re extremely proud of, spent months on creating, and really want you to read. 

Many of you have contacted us to ask if BW/DR magazine will ever be available to those without access to an iPhone or iPad, and the answer is YES. Plans are moving forward to make the magazine available for Androids as well, but more importantly, we are also working to get a fully online version developed and available (to subscribers, still at only $1.99 per month) within the next couple of months. 

So, consider this a taste of what that will be like, as well as a thank you to all the BW/DR supporters who haven’t yet been able to read the magazine due to device or other restrictions. We won’t be able to do this with any additional issues - but we can certainly give you Issue #1 for free. 

Go! Read! Enjoy!


—The Bright Wall/Dark Room Editorial Team

brightwalldarkroom:

THE DAY AFTER YESTERDAY

by Michelle Said

This is how you examine wine: tilt it to its side and check for color, clarity, and the weight of the liquid as it drips down the sides of the glass. A white wine will react differently from a red wine. A port will react differently from a…

Thing I wrote about a movie I like!

nevver:

We’re all of us haunted and haunting.
nevver:

We’re all of us haunted and haunting.
brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #4 IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Dear OliveErica Cantoni on Little Miss Sunshine
The History of the FutureKarina Wolf on Until the End of the World 
A Connoisseur of RoadsChad Perman on My Own Private Idaho
Hitchhiking Down the Highway of LoveEisabeth Geier on It Happened One Night
Into the Great Wide OpenLetitia Trent on The Vanishing
A Frog EscapedStephen Sparks on The Muppet Movie
The Day After YesterdayMichelle Said on Sideways
You’ll Never Make the SixTaylor K. Long on Planes, Trains and Automobiles
I Hear Your Voice All The Time Hillary Weston on Paris, Texas
It’s Showtime!John Pels
To read Issue #4 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

brightwalldarkroom:

ISSUE #4 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear Olive
Erica Cantoni on Little Miss Sunshine

The History of the Future
Karina Wolf on Until the End of the World

A Connoisseur of Roads
Chad Perman on My Own Private Idaho

Hitchhiking Down the Highway of Love
Eisabeth Geier on It Happened One Night

Into the Great Wide Open
Letitia Trent on The Vanishing

A Frog Escaped
Stephen Sparks on The Muppet Movie

The Day After Yesterday
Michelle Said on Sideways

You’ll Never Make the Six
Taylor K. Long on Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I Hear Your Voice All The Time
Hillary Weston on Paris, Texas

It’s Showtime!
John Pels

To read Issue #4 in its entirety, and receive access to all previous issues and content, subscribe to Bright Wall/Dark Room magazine today, directly from your iPhone or iPad, for $1.99 per month. Each subscription comes with a free 7 day trial.

FALL 2013

Have I mentioned that fall is my favorite season? Oh, just like a million billion times since I started this blog? Well, good. So you know. Fall is the best! The air this morning contained this really wonderful brisk chill and it just made me so irrationally happy that I felt like I had to post this mix immediately. So here it is! Fall sweaters and warm cider and crunchy leaves. Fall is the ultimate season for sensory sensations and I love sensory sensations! Fall! Yay! Fall! 

  1. Haim - The Wire
  2. The National - Don’t Swallow the Cap
  3. Motopony - Seer
  4. The Rolling Stones - Street Fighting Man
  5. Warren G feat. Nate Dogg - Regulate
  6. The Velvet Underground - There She Goes Again
  7. Yellow Ostrich - WHALE
  8. Genesis - Invisible Touch
  9. Islands - Switched On
  10. Morrissey - The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get
  11. Psapp - Cosy In The Rocket
  12. Yo La Tengo - Ohm
  13. UGK - Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You)
  14. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
  15. Patti Smith - Kimberly
  16. The Association - Never My Love
  17. Elizaveta - Meant
  18. Night Ranger - Sister Christian
  19. The Lennings - You’re The One That I Want