Jon Langmead

Jon Langmead has been writing about music, film, and pro wrestling for PopMatters since 2003.

Features // 27 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 48 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

It's All True!: Weston Magazines and Wrestling's "Creative Journalism" | 8 Jun 2017 // 10:00 PM

Stanley Weston's small pre-WWF line of wrestling magazines featured writing staffs that made up pull-quotes and headlines on the spot. Just what fans were clamoring for.

The Legends of Bruiser Brody: An Interview with Emerson Murray | 16 Feb 2016 // 9:00 PM

Bruiser Brody was one of the most brutal professional wrestlers in the world, but a tragic passing made one writer explore his quieter, more humane aspects.


Muhammad Ali and the Day Fans Pelted the Ring With Trash | 6 Jun 2016 // 10:00 PM

In his new book, Ali vs. Inoki, Josh Gross untangles the complicated history of the 1976 meeting of two legends -- and a failed experiment.


A Warts and All Look at 150 years of Women's Wrestling | 13 Jun 2017 // 3:30 AM

As GLOW gets a second look on Netflix and a group of new women wrestlers grab attention in the WWE, Pat Laprade and Dan Murphy celebrate the female performers who paved the way.

Tony Barrell's Banging on About Drumming | 12 May 2015 // 10:05 PM

Born to Drum is most engaging when it gets away from worrying so specifically about what draws people to the instrument.

//Mixed media

How It Slips Away: 'The Breaking Point' Crosses Hemingway With Noir

// Short Ends and Leader

"Whether we've seen or read the story before, we ache for these sympathetic, floundering people presented to us gravely and without cynicism, even when cynical themselves.

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