Shyam K. Sriram is a doctoral student in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has written for PopMatters since 2009, and has also contributed to The Aerogram, The Tab, and the eJournal of Public Affairs. He considers meeting Gene Wilder in 2010 to be one of the highlights of his life. He can be reached at [email protected] .
Whitewashed: America’s Invisible Middle Eastern Identity | 1 Apr 2009 // 5:00 PM
As the Middle Eastern American community has been perceived to be less Christian and more Muslim since 9/11, so too is the assumption that they are unable to assimilate because of religious differences.
Charles Bukowski's 'On Love' and 'On Cats' | 27 Apr 2016 // 9:15 PM
Bukowski's voice and style swung wildly over his lifetime, and collections varied considerably in quality depending on the whims of editors
Sarah Vowell Explores American History With One Foot Firmly in the Land of Humor | 13 Jan 2016 // 3:00 AM
Part travelogue, part historical narrative, and every bit a statement on post-Obama politics, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is an interesting work that serves multiple purposes.
'Cornbread Nation 7: The Best of Southern Food Writing' Is American Regionalism at Its Finest | 20 Jul 2014 // 9:10 PM
A splendid collection of tales of Southerners traveling abroad and children of immigrants living in the South and reflecting on their heritage.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "Carry Me" | 28 Jun 2013 // 6:35 AM
In the fall of 2004, I was working at WRAS-Atlanta, Album 88, and was on the graveyard shift. I was new to the world of college radio and my mind was being blown every day by bands I had never heard of.