William Carl Ferleman

William Carl Ferleman is a professional music journalist and scholar. He has attended more rock shows than Sir Mick Jagger. He has completed coursework for his Ph.D. in English Renaissance literature. His latest scholarly publication is entitled "What if Lady Macbeth Were Pregnant?: Amativeness, Procreation, and Future Dynasty in Maqbool" (www.borrowers.uga.edu). He appreciates Nietzsche's maxim: "Without music life would be a mistake." He enjoys politics, debate, theatre, and Jameson Irish whiskey. He sleeps with his contrarian pussycat, Issa. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from The University of Kansas.

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Reviews // 45 Articles
Blogs // 43 Articles
//Features

Ave Anna: Anna Nicole Smith and Celebrity Culture | 27 Mar 2007 // 5:00 PM

Lost in the media's sensationalizing of Anna Nicole Smith was any sense of the human being behind the myth.

//Reviews

Chrissie Hynde: Kansas City - 16 November 2014 | 3 Dec 2014 // 10:00 PM

Chrissie Hynde’s stout-hearted, superb Kansas City show made a Sunday feel like a wild Saturday night. It’s no mystery as to why Chrissie Hynde still has skin in this rock and roll game.

Paul McCartney: 16 July 2014 - Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri | 29 Jul 2014 // 9:00 PM

Paul McCartney commanded the stage in Kansas City with an astonishing degree of seemingly effortless finesse. A most glorious concert.

//Blogs

Bill Maher: 13 April 2014 - Kansas City, Missouri | 1 May 2014 // 3:00 AM

Doubtless, Bill Maher’s stand-up concert was mordant, hard-hitting, and spectacular, and yes, subsequent to the dreadful -- but comic gold -- Bush years.

Lorde: 21 March 2014 - The Midland, Kansas City, Missouri | 11 Apr 2014 // 6:00 AM

Lorde crowns herself as a pop princess at riveting, polished Kansas City show.

//Blogs

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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