Jer Fairall
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Funeral Songs: The Music of 'Six Feet Under' | 3 Nov 2011 // 4:00 PM

Two specific sequences from two separate episodes of Six Feet Under illustrate the show's complex and sophisticated use of popular music as both dramatic dramatic device and cultural signifier.

From Old World Underground to Hollywood (and Back): Metric's New Wave Adventure | 14 Sep 2010 // 4:00 PM

Emily Haines' journey with her band Metric has taken her everywhere from on stage with Lou Reed in Sydney, Australia to writing songs for teenage vampires in Hollywood. But all roads continue to lead back to her Toronto home.


Dan Mangan: Oh Fortune | 27 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

Acclaimed Canadian singer-songwriter's ambitious latest makes a good case for an artist recognizing their limitations.

Mates of State: Mountaintops | 22 Sep 2011 // 4:00 PM

Indie rock's favourite husband and wife act tinker with expanding their sound on their sixth album of original material, with uneven results.


100 Essential Directors - Ethan and Joel Coen | 12 Aug 2011 // 4:00 AM

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

// Short Ends and Leader

"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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