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Listen to the Unreleased “Hellraiser” Theme Deemed Too Weird by Executives

It’s Horror Week on (The) Absolute! We’re reposting some of our spookiest, creepiest recommendations every day leading up to Halloween. Enjoy! When I was younger and more of a coward, perhaps due to my naiveté or my credulity, I would sometimes mute the television when watching a horror film, right before the imminent jump-scare. Even…

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“Cuentos de Eva Luna,” Isabel Allende’s Colorful Short Story Collection

In the wake of great Latin American authors like Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, a new generation of writers have emerged that has captured the attention of the public, albeit more sporadically than their predecessors. One of these writers is Isabel Allende, a Chilean woman whose most famous work, La Casa de los Espiritus…

“Y Tu Mama Tambien” Is Alfonso Cuaron’s Hidden Gem

Unless you’re Mexican (Editor’s Note: Or just a film buff!) you probably know Alfonso Cuaron as the director for Prisoner of Azkaban, Children of Men, and the most recent Gravity. Those films are good and serve as a testament to Cuaron’s talent, but his 2001 film Y Tu Mama Tambien, which was a success in his native Mexico…

Discover Iceland With Kristina Petrosiute's Breathtaking Photography Series
Discover Iceland With Kristina Petrosiute’s Breathtaking Photography Series “Beloved”

As a photographer myself I often find it very hard to fall in love with another photographer’s work. Sure, I’ll love one or two of their pictures but find that their other “photos of white models looking awkward and pretending to be high fashion” just don’t do anything for me (and trust me, there’s too…

Love of Lesbian:
Love of Lesbian: “La Niña Imantada”

Our final installment in the ‘Spanish contemporary rock’ series is a great way to finish my dive into this niche genre of music. Love of Lesbian is (you guessed it) a Spanish band that hails from Catalonia and has been active for quite a while, starting off as the opening act for The Cure and…

Jane Campion's Second Feature Film
Jane Campion’s Second Feature Film “An Angel At My Table”

The toxic sexism of the film industry cannot be denied, so today I thought it wise to recommend a film by New Zealander Jane Campion, one of four women to have ever been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director (a very sad fact to hear). And although she garnered international attention and the…

Dorian:
Dorian: “A Cualquier Otra Parte”

We continue our tour through the world of contemporary Spanish rock with a band that has been described as having great potential to become the next big musical export of the Iberian peninsula: Dorian. Formed in 2004 in Barcelona, the band consists of five members and mixes an eclectic range of sounds, mainly taking inspiration…