John Paul
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John is a Michigan-based musician and writer. He currently reviews music for PopMatters and Spectrum Culture, while also working his way through his ever-expanding record collection at www.tumblr.com/blog/vinylcompulsion. @john_r_paul

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//Features

Colleen Green Is Having Fun Behind Those Dark Glasses | 25 May 2015 // 11:00 PM

Colleen Green used to hide behind her sunglasses; now they're just a part of who she is. She tells PopMatters about their origin and the one song she refuses to play live.

//Reviews

Petula Clark: Natural Love - The Scotti Brothers Recordings | 18 Jul 2016 // 9:10 PM

One of the few releases of hers not to feature “Downtown", Natural Love functions as a reminder of Petula Clark’s ill-advised early ‘80s detour into inconsequential country and adult contemporary.

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve: The Soft Bounce | 14 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM

Beyond the Wizards Sleeve offer a heady mixture of ‘90s EDM and ‘60s psychedelia that transcends both stylistic reference points to become something wholly new and different and, most importantly, wildly enjoyable.

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Alexander Lynch - 'Love Lives' EP (premiere) | 14 Dec 2015 // 6:00 AM

Utilizing haunting space and texture to offset his emotive, melancholic crooning, Lynch wraps his vocals in a darkly cinematic sheen of electronics.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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