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 // 2 Articles
Reviews // 231 Articles
Blogs // 14 Articles
//Features

The Beautiful One: Prince and the Fashion of Purple Rain | 1 Jun 2009 // 4:59 PM

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.

Pat Green's Dance Halls and Dreamers | 3 Jun 2008 // 6:00 PM

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

Listen to the Lorax, He Speaks for the Trees!: Dr. Seuss’s 'The Lorax' | 22 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

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

Something is Not Right in Camelot: 'Merlin: The Complete Third Season' | 19 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM

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.

//Blogs

Blackadder Remastered: The Ultimate Edition | 15 Dec 2009 // 8:00 AM

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

Elvis: Return to Tupelo | 9 Dec 2009 // 6:02 AM

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

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

// Moving Pixels

"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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