Mumford & Sons (& Friends) & The Inevitable Unraveling Of Credibility In “Hopeless Wanderer” (Analysis)

All dust-paved roads were leading to this. How could they not? In an age whose generational youth can be broadly (or unfairly) understood by their misguided sense of identity through contradictions, by extension of the manipulative second life that digital communication allows, it should come as no surprise that the biggest band in 21st century American pop music is a folk quartet who play the banjo and still wear suspenders. And are from England. With their latest music video, Hollywood funnymen Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman, and Will Forte might have just accidentally helped the British folk quartet Mumford & Sons shatter its facade.

Did Spike Jonze just cast ex- “Sofia Coppola” as love interest in newest film “Her”?

If the above title sounds a bit too "National Enquirer"-y for you, I apologize. I am usually the first to acknowledge that there is rarely any time when gossip-style news should be discussed, let alone deemed "important," especially in relation to art, whose definitive artistic motivations shouldn't allow for any culturally-reflexive speculation to add further meaning to. READ MORE...