Leonard Cohen

Weekend Reading: Closing Time

While we at Kill Screen love to bring you our own crop of game critique and perspective, there are many articles on games, technology, and art around the web that are worth reading and sharing. So that is why this weekly reading list exists, bringing light to some of the articles that have captured our attention, and should also capture yours.


Leonard Cohen Makes It Darker, David Remnick, The New Yorker

With a career that’s touched the majority of a century, and a lifetime slipping into its twilight, Leonard Cohen has become entwined with thoughts of mortality of his own and those around him. In an extremely vivid profile, David Remnick walks down Cohen’s life to the latest album, You Want It Darker. Bring a tissue.

Our Gutless Eviscerators, Sam Kriss, Slate

The rise of the political brutes in North America shocked a nation that thought such a phenomenon was impossible alongside traditions of laughing any sideshow clown out of the room. But the complacency of late night comedians and talk show moralists has created nothing more than a vacuum for progressives, writes Sam Kriss, and an entire political faction of “Eviscerators” like Keith Olbermann and John Oliver dedication to choir-preaching-gratification.


Inside the New York Public Library’s Last, Secret Apartments, Sarah Laskow, Atlas Obscura

Throughout New York’s public libraries hide apartments and residency spaces reflective of a past with a different infrastructure, labor and, culture. Exploring these neglected rooms behind books and computer desks, Sarah Laskow writes about their stories of the past and their present-day vibes.

Lucid Streaming, Simon Lewsen, Real Life

In its short history as a consumer ready product, VR quickly pivoted from a gaming invention into a cinematic one, a concept more of the public could chime into and compare. Looking through the history of both technologies, Simon Lewsen believes that film and VR may be a false comparison, if only because of a misreading on the realism of “cinema.”