Sarah Zupko
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PopMatters Editor & Publisher

Sarah Zupko founded PopMatters, one of the largest independent cultural criticism magazines on the web, back in the Internet's early days of 1999. Zupko is a former Executive Producer for Tribune Media Services, the media syndication arm of the Tribune Company, and a 10-year veteran of Tribune. Her other pursuits involve writing historical fiction and research in the fields of Slavic and German history, as well as general European cultural and intellectual history. Zupko studied musicology, film, and drama at the University of Chicago and media theory at the University of Texas, where she received her M.A.

Features // 6 Articles
Reviews // 143 Articles
Blogs // 299 Articles
News // 7 Articles

Now Hear This!: Parker Millsap - 'Parker Millsap' (album premiere) | 27 Jan 2014 // 8:20 PM

PopMatters is pleased to premiere Parker Millsap's self-titled album, the latest from the wise-beyond-his-years 20-year-old Americana songwriter.

Stubborn Heart - 'Lovetape' Valentine's Mixtape (PopMatters Premiere) | 13 Feb 2013 // 10:17 PM

The UK's amazing electro-soulsters Stubborn Heart share with PopMatters an exclusive Valentine's Day mix for this most romantic of days.


The Dragons: BFI | 23 Sep 2007 // 5:06 PM

A rare lost gem thankfully resurrected, perfect for the headphones and the stereo stack.


Battles Release "FF Bada”, the Second Single From New Album | 2 Sep 2015 // 3:00 AM

Battle's eagerly awaited new album La Di Da Di releases September 18th and the group has just released the new track "FF Bada".

Watch a Full Ashley Monroe Concert From NPR | 24 Aug 2015 // 5:13 AM

Ashley Monroe's career is exploding this year and she's rapidly moving to the front-line of a spectacular group of of female country singers.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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