John Tamarri
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With a B.A. in English, John spends his free time wandering the streets of Philadelphia in search of things to write about. He has his own blog, and also contributes to, a blog that covers Philadelphia's music scene.

Features // 3 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles

The Birth of DC/Vertigo Comics Was a Messy One | 20 Aug 2015 // 5:00 AM

In the '90s, Vertigo was a brand new day for comics, completely unprecedented. It celebrated grunge and alternative music. And then it became embraced by the mainstream.

Grunge Rock, Flannel, the Birth of DC/Vertigo, Whatever | 13 Aug 2015 // 4:00 AM

Vertigo was a completely unprecedented break in the corporate backing of artistic creativity. But it needed the '90s to come into being.


Philippe Druillet's Lone Sloane Adventures Artfully Take You to Other Worlds | 2 Feb 2017 // 9:00 PM

These books create a visually mesmerizing mix of sci-fi and fantasy, where rocket ships cause men to stumble upon gods and monsters that occupy the distant corners of the universe.


'American Candide': A Modern Allegory on Nationalism | 3 Aug 2016 // 3:30 AM

Candide and the gang take the gas out of the contemporary political landscape, capitalism, formal education, Hollywood and the news with a sarcastic flare.

'Snotgirl' S'not Your Average Comic | 27 Jul 2016 // 5:30 AM

Bryan Lee O'Malley blows his nose at social media and fashion culture.


Anthologies of Serial Exposure | 27 Dec 2016 // 9:15 PM

Serial anthologies challenge us to ask what constitutes a comic and consider the possibilities of what they can be.

Beck's Return to Rapping with "Wow" | 13 Jul 2016 // 5:00 AM

Beck continues to take on new styles by creating a pop/rap summertime anthem.

//Mixed media

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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