Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Christel Loar
PopMatters Associate Music Editor

Christel Loar is a freelance writer and editor, a part-time music publicist, and a full-time music fan.  She is often an overreactor and sometimes an overachiever. When not dodging raindrops or devising escape plans, Christel is usually found down front and slightly left of center stage reveling in a performance by yet another new favorite band.


Features

Monday, June 1 2009

The Beautiful One: Prince and the Fashion of Purple Rain

Some people say that Purple Rain cemented Prince's image because of its music. Christel Loar argues it was that ruffled white shirt. In a personal tale, Loar shows us just how the influential fashion of Purple Rain defined herself and her friends, and what lessons a piece of big mainstream entertainment can teach us all.


Tuesday, June 3 2008

Pat Green's Dance Halls and Dreamers

Preserving the history, the music, and the good times (Texas' "holy trinity"), this is a big, beautiful love letter to the places and the people that make Texas music history


Reviews

Wednesday, February 22 2012

Listen to the Lorax, He Speaks for the Trees!: Dr. Seuss’s 'The Lorax'

A lesson for all, a lesson indeed, a handful of hope, contained in one seed.


Sunday, February 19 2012

Something is Not Right in Camelot: 'Merlin: The Complete Third Season'

All of the things that made this re-imagining of the Arthurian legends a success in the first place are still there in season three.


Sunday, February 5 2012

Hunter S. Thompson, the Method and the Man: 'Fear and Loathing at Rolling Stone'

When Hunter S. Thompson began writing for Rolling Stone magazine, he had already developed his distinct voice and highly recognizable style, but at Rolling Stone, he perfected it.


Tuesday, January 31 2012

The Magnificent 'Coast'

Coast is a celebration of the British Isles, its neighbors, its peoples, their connections, and their relationships to the land and sea that shapes them.


Monday, January 23 2012

Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson: Live at the US Festival

The US Festival's "Country Day" in June 1983, featured both Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.


Drop Dead Rock [8.Feb.10]
Heroes: Season 3 [12.Oct.09]
Jeeves and Wooster [26.May.09]
Anna Karenina [23.Apr.09]
My Two Dads [29.Mar.09]
The Odd Couple [25.Mar.09]
Make It Worse [12.Nov.08]
Heroes: Season 2 [1.Sep.08]
The Verve: Forth [24.Aug.08]
Arms: Kids Aflame [19.Aug.08]
Shearwater: Rook [29.May.08]
Bell X1: Flock [5.Mar.08]

Blogs

Tuesday, December 15 2009

Blackadder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition

Blackadder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition - BBC Video [$79.98]


Wednesday, December 9 2009

Elvis: Return to Tupelo

Elvis: Return to Tupelo - 100% WOMON [$24.98]


Tuesday, December 8 2009

Life on Mars: Series 1 and 2 UK

Life on Mars: Series 1 and 2 [UK] - Acorn Media – July & November 2009, $59.99 each


Friday, November 27 2009

Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings

Hank Williams - Hank Williams Revealed: The Unreleased Recordings - Time Life [$39.98]


Monday, December 8 2008

Roy Orbison: The Soul of Rock and Roll

Roy Orbison - The Soul of Rock and Roll - Legacy [$59.98]


Live From Abbey Road - Episode 12 (Sound Affects) [3.Sep.08]
Live from Abbey Road - Episode 11 (Sound Affects) [27.Aug.08]
Live from Abbey Road - Episode 10 (Sound Affects) [20.Aug.08]
Live From Abbey Road - Episode 9 (Sound Affects) [13.Aug.08]
Live from Abbey Road - Episode 8 (Sound Affects) [6.Aug.08]
Live From Abbey Road - Episode 7 (Sound Affects) [30.Jul.08]
Live from Abbey Road - Episode 6 (Sound Affects) [23.Jul.08]
Live From Abbey Road - Show 5 (Sound Affects) [16.Jul.08]
Live from Abbey Road - Episode Four (Sound Affects) [7.Jul.08]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.