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Farewell, Maestro: Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013) | 3 Jun 2013 // 6:14 PM
Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.
Tea and Scones Suspense: Hitchcock's "English" Movies of the Early 1940s | 14 Jun 2010 // 5:00 PM
Although Hitchcock left Great Britain for the United States in 1939, his first two films -- Rebecca (1940) and Suspicion (1941) -- nonetheless remained set firmly in English. His depiction of English life helped craft perceptions of English life for decades to come.
Fiction Had Appeal and Poetry Captured Me, but Non-Fiction Proved Irresistible in 2013 | 14 Jan 2014 // 9:15 PM
Art, politics, poetry, food, and global fiction: 2013 year brought in a variety of engaging titles from many genres. Still, non-fiction tops my 2013 favorites.
Guston's Ghosts: 'Out of Time: Philip Guston and the Refiguration of American Postwar Art' | 14 Oct 2013 // 9:20 PM
Robert Slifkin's book on Philip Guston is an incantatory debut work that shows us a compelling new side of the artist's famous Marlborough paintings.
Now, Voyager: Barry Hill's 'Peacemongers' | 20 Apr 2015 // 2:00 AM
'Peacemongers', by the Australian poet and journalist Barry Hill, is an epic travelogue and probing meditation on the importance and elusiveness of peace.
The Butterfly and the Scorpion: 'Whistler: A Life for Art's Sake' | 24 Apr 2014 // 2:30 AM
This biography of James Whistler is full of sharp notes of detail and anecdotes that help one glean various shades of his inscrutable personality
Now, Voyager: 'Kon-Tiki' and the Old World Adventure Saga | 11 Sep 2013 // 6:00 AM
Kon-Tiki, a joint Norwegian and Hollywood venture, is the filmic version of the Millais painting. It’s romantic and hokey and about as subtle as a Norman Rockwell or a movie like Kick-Ass, but it’s a beautiful movie nonetheless.