//MUSIC
My Morning Jacket: The Waterfall

My Morning Jacket

The Waterfall

The Waterfall continues My Morning Jacket’s reign as a Grateful Dead for the 21st century.

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Mumford & Sons: Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons

Wilder Mind

Wilder Mind is simultaneously the worst and most honest Mumford & Sons outing.

Tony Bennett / Bill Evans: The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings

Tony Bennett / Bill Evans

The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans Recordings

This lavish four-LP reissue celebrates the 40th anniversary of these monumental sessions by two of the great understated jazz interpreters.

//FILM
A 'Sword of Doom' in a Power Vacuum

As Kihachi Okamoto's film depicts, the end of a lengthy period of power leaves room for nihilistic violence to consume the power vacuum that's left in place.

The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

//BOOKS
//GAMES

The demo tells us nothing about the relationship between the Capital and the Protectorate except as filtered through Devan. The “colonialism” at play is not between nations, rather it seems more interested in how it influences a man recently come of age.

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//CULTURE
An Artist Living in an Edgeland: An Interview With LoneLady

An Artist Living in an Edgeland: An Interview With LoneLady

""If you've been shaped by a brutish environment," Manchester artist LoneLady tells PopMatters, "You don't have the luxury of making 'soft' music.""

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For Good Food Go North: An Interview With Iceland's Chef Gunnar Karl Gislason

A new generation of Icelandic chefs and consumers are rediscovering the value, and taste, of local food traditions.

//COMICS
'Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell' Is Outstanding -- Just Don't Call It a Graphic Novel

'Run Like Crazy Run Like Hell' Is Outstanding -- Just Don't Call It a Graphic Novel

"I can’t say with certainty who today’s greatest French practitioner of the ‘Ninth Art’ is, but I can say that Jacques Tardi is the greatest I have read."

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The Face in the Puddle

The central image of Spawn #251, the reflection of the monster in a puddle, speaks volumes about both the comics industry, and ourselves.

//TV
'Montage of Heck' Reveals Unseen Sides of Kurt Cobain

Cobain’s witty self-awareness is one of many new and heartrending sides of him brought to light in Brett Morgen’s new HBO documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.

//Pop Ten
An Artist Living in an Edgeland: An Interview With LoneLady
If you've been shaped by a brutish environment, Manchester artist LoneLady tells PopMatters, You don't have the luxury of making 'soft' music. Read More
Watch Blur Return to Williamsburg to Support 'The Magic Whip' (exclusive)
For Good Food Go North: An Interview With Iceland's Chef Gunnar Karl Gislason
The Liberation of Best Coast: An Interview with Bethany Cosentino
//News