Erik Highter

Erik Highter is a writer living and working in Dallas, Texas. He writes for PopMatters and Last Rites, and posts things no one else will put their name on at his website I Am Not Me ( He can also be found sharing witless banter on twitter @EZSnappin.

Reviews // 17 Articles

The Velvet Underground: The Velvet Underground - 45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition | 25 Nov 2014 // 8:06 PM

Few bands ever had a year like the Velvet Underground did in 1969. Even fewer have a set that documents a year like that as beautifully as this one.

Music Blues: Things Haven't Gone Well | 1 Sep 2014 // 8:04 PM

There is a dark, dark humor that bubbles up on occasion, but its dry wit can't keep the record from being a depressing listen.

//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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