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Supercontext: Absolute Planetary, Volume 1

This comic about archaeologists uncovering the secret history of pop culture took Warren Ellis and John Cassaday 10 years to complete. We discuss its interrogation of genre, intellectual property and history, in light of the cyclical nature of the comics industry some 20 years after the project started.

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Supercontext: Wind River

This 2017 film, written and directed by Taylor Sheridan, is trying to be a respectful crime drama set on a Native American reservation. We discuss Sheridan’s mission and choices, as well as the criticism and praise it received for its depiction.

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Supercontext: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Skeleton Tree

By becoming a more vulnerable frontman, Nick Cave has transformed after a major tragedy. To understand this better, we cover his latest album Skeleton Tree, the companion film One More Time With Feeling and the Bad Seeds’ latest North American tour.

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Supercontext: Lawless

While Lawless is a flawed film that’s not for everyone, it’s still one of our favorites. We go through some personal reconciliations while reviewing how John Hillcoat, Nick Cave and others made this true myth.

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Supercontext: Warren Ellis’ Normal

In his new serialized novella Normal, Warren Ellis shows us how too much futurism can lead to “abyss gaze.” Christian went to one of Ellis’ few U.S. readings from the book and reports to Charlie on how social media is the new cosmic horror. And what’s the difference between a foresight strategist and a strategic forecaster?

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Supercontext: Nick Cave’s Lament

In anticipation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album “Skeleton Tree” and its accompanying documentary “One More Time With Feeling,” we discuss the tragedy of losing a child and its effect on art, performance, and persona. 

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