Jack Patrick Rodgers is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. His work has been published in Slate, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Geek Monthly. You can follow him on Twitter at RestlessJack or contact him via email at RestlessJack@comcast.net.
Await Your Reply: Dan Chaon Talks About Self-invention | 13 Oct 2009 // 5:00 PM
Lost, indie music and Final Destination inspired Dan Chaon's latest novel, Await Your Reply -- all deal with issues of self-invention and how we conceptualize the self, he tells PopMatters.
China's Factory Girls: A Conversation with Author Leslie T. Chang | 14 Sep 2009 // 5:01 PM
Traditional and often sensational coverage of China is only a partial interpretation: the people themselves are being lost in the translation.
Mad Men: Season 2 | 16 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM
Our characters are noticing subtle changes in the air, but they don’t quite realize that the social conventions they’ve staked their lives on will be shattered by decade’s end.
Batman 20th Anniversary Edition | 15 Jul 2009 // 5:00 PM
This is the template for the modern summer blockbuster which makes it, for better or worse, the most-influential film of the last 25 years.