Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, LCD Soundsystem, and a famous riddle from The Matrix as testament to art’s everlasting effect

It’s what Morpheus offered Neo (then known as mild-mannered Mr. Anderson) by way of a riddle, one that shaped the first Matrix film, and gave me fits when I first watched it. It is sprinkled with a dash of James Murphy’s Saul-to-Paul moment with music, when he was hopped up on E on the…