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Thursday, April 26 2007

The 10th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Subversive behavior is encouraged, girl-watching is indulged, Hunter S. Thompson gets some respect, and the pig-out at the wrap-up Awards Barbeque begins.


Monday, March 12 2007

PopMatters @ SXSW 2007

Cook videoblogs from this year's SXSW festival, interviewing Mike Watt and Swamp Dogg in the process.


Sunday, February 11 2007

Super Bowl XLI: Prince(s), Winners, and Heirs Apparent

We came, we saw, we snacked. From the princes on the field to the Prince on stage, PopMatters' writers present the ultimate postgame analysis of this year's ultimate game in this three-piece special section.


Tuesday, January 2 2007

PopMatters Picks: The Best TV, Film, and DVDs of 2006

For the past week PopMatters has been presenting the best of 2006's visual entertainment. Last week was the best TV, DVDs and film of 2006. This week look for genre picks and best performances from a range of our staff critics. On tap today: Best TV Characters 2006 Best of TV on DVD.


Sunday, December 10 2006

PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2006

PopMatters presents the best music of 2006 in a two-week series that began last week and has included the best 60 records of 2006, the best 20 reissues and numerous genre top 10s.
On tap today: the best and worst musical events of the year.


Monday, October 30 2006

PopMatters @ CMJ 2006


Monday, September 11 2006

The PopMatters Fall Movie Preview: A Season of Musts

PopMatters provides a pertinent point of reference to all the upcoming cinematic sprawl. Instead of giving just a basic breakdown on all the movies in the mix, we've decided to offer a little well-considered guidance too.


Wednesday, August 16 2006

Riffing on Elvis

Everywhere you look these days, you're seeing traces of Elvis. Whether you know it or not.


Friday, April 7 2006

Continuum’s Cover Lit: The 33 1/3 Series

Continuum pays homage to some the most significant albums in pop and rock history with its 33 1/3 series, a thoughtfully curated collection of books about these albums. PopMatters responds to the 33 1/3 series with a set of reviews, essays, and interviews that considers the proper role of music criticism, the vitality of the album, and books written about some smoking good music.


Sunday, March 19 2006

PopMatters @ SXSW 2006


Wednesday, March 1 2006

Bookmarks For Everyone: The Best Books of 2005

Fiction or non-fiction, censored, scorned or adored, we were captivated and seduced by 2005's offerings, from a surprise death in the new Harry Potter to the 'truth' of the afterlife in Mary Roach's Spook. In a list comprising the best graphic novels, short story collections, memoirs, and rants, here are the best of 2005, PopMatters-style


Wednesday, February 15 2006

Three Ways of Looking at a Super Bowl

As the name implies, the Super Bowl is a big deal. It's annually one of the most watched television programs in the world and, this past week, over 90 million people tuned in to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers trump the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. But was that all they saw?


Friday, February 3 2006

Deceitful (Above All Things): The James Frey and J.T. LeRoy Scandals

The dual deceptions of memoirists James Frey and J.T. LeRoy have raised questions about truth in creative non-fiction, the publicists' role in promoting that truth correctly, and just what "memoir" means...


Thursday, January 5 2006

PopMatters Picks: The Best TV, Film, and DVD of 2005

Fiction or non-fiction, censored, scorned or adored, we were captivated and seduced by 2005's offerings, from a surprise death in the new Harry Potter to the 'truth' of the afterlife in Mary Roach's Spook. In a list comprising the best graphic novels, short story collections, memoirs, and rants, here are the best of 2005, PopMatters-style


Monday, December 19 2005

PopMatters Picks: The Best Music of 2005

Looking for gift solutions that will help you avoid the phrase, 'Not another tie'? PopMatters selects some of the year's best (and most unique) music, DVDs, and books for this season of giving.


Friday, December 16 2005

Roth Appreciation

Philip Roth missed out on the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. Instead, he received a different prize, but one he considered near as worthy. The intersection of Keer and Summit Avenues in Newark, New Jersey, the setting for many of Roth's novels, including sections of his latest, The Plot Against America, was renamed Philip Roth Plaza. A man of time and place such as Roth couldn't ask for a better honor.


Friday, July 1 2005

American Idolatry


Friday, March 11 2005

A Matter of Trust (and Technology and Legal Knots and Business Models and…)

Introduction by Justin Cober-Lake - PopMatters writers take a look at the new technology and techniques designed to prevent you from copying the music on your CDs. Is it fair? Is it right?


Friday, February 25 2005

The Wave Finally Broke: A Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson

Dead at 67 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Hunter S. Thompson leaves behind a legacy of truth — or the desire, at least, to tell it. Hard and often. PopMatters writers dip their collective hats to the man who, in most cases, brought them here.


Thursday, January 6 2005

Best Film and Television of 2004


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