He Said/She Said At the Movies: “Pinky” [St. Jane Archives]

BY CRAIG LITTLE & TRACY LITTLE HE SAID: “It’s a movie from 1949 about race relations,” isn’t typically a phrase that will generate a lot of excitement. This would be a mistake as Pinky is a hidden gem of its era. Jeanne Crain stars as the titular Pinky, a woman who is at least 25% African-American but…

A Guide to Musician Apps [St. Jane Archives]

BY JUSTIN PACK Artists today are releasing their own apps, but are they anything more than an easy way to promote themselves? I went ahead and downloaded all of the ones I could fit on my 16 gig iPhone and started my research to figure out if any of these were actually worth downloading. Apps…

Show Stealer: Galavant’s King Richard [St. Jane Archives]

BY KEVIN KOESER To inaugurate this column I want to memorialize on of TV’s strangest shows, the winning and probably soon to be canceled fantasy musical Galavant. The key to Galavant’s charm was the contrast between the archetypical roles the characters were slotted into and how they acted within those roles. No one represented this contrast more than…

We Read to Know We’re Not Alone [St. Jane Archives]

BY KAITLYN JAMES It took me awhile to learn how to read. I remember my mother being frustrated that I stumbled over words even entering first grade. To be honest, I don’t truly know when children should know how to read, but every child in my family, except for poor me came out of the…

Deadpool: Reynolds Gets It Right [St. Jane Archives]

BY CODY CRAIG I’ll admit, going into Deadpool I had some pretty high hopes.  Growing up a comic book fan, I was well aware of the character and he has always been a personal favorite of mine.  Fast forward to the release of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and I watched in shock as my favorite anti-hero was absolutely butchered…

Binge Reviews: Netflix’s “Love” [St. Jane Archives]

BY TRACY LITTLE Not to be confused with its Netflix bedfellow Gaspar Noe’s Love (which is not safe to watch at work, in public, or any time before midnight and DEFINITELY not around children under 21 if you ask me), I binged watched this Netflix series and was incredibly disappointed… …that there weren’t more episodes….

Tuesday Tunesday: “Painting With” and “LNZNDRF”

BY TAYLOR GRAHAM ANIMAL COLLECTIVE – PAINTING WITH Overall, the album is happy feeling, but a little disappointing compared to past albums. There are a lot of different sounds on this album and it is definitely not boring, but at times it feels like a lot of noise. If I had to pick a favorite…

Band of Gold: Some Themes from the Mad Men Pilot [St. Jane Archives]

Three Characters, Three Ways To Feel Helpless “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” lays out most of the key themes from Mad Men in a self-contained short story that sets up the seven-season struggle for several characters. And while it’s protagonist Don Draper’s episode, Peggy Olson and Pete Campbell serve as the two balances on either side of…

Welcome to St. Jane Poetry & Arts!

St. Jane Media is launching a special blog to showcase poetic and artistic endeavors from our growing community. Our new poetry & arts editor, Rae Lemke Sprung, gives a glimpse into how we’re moving forward.

Tuesday Tunesday: Car Seat Headrest

BY JADE ARTHERHULTS There are few things that feel as great as finding a band that makes you forget about the two feet of snow at your doorstep. Car Seat Headrest does just that. Formed by Will Toledo in 2010, this lo-fi psychedelic group has put out over ten albums on their Bandcamp. Teens of Style is a…