Karen Zarker
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PopMatters Managing Editor

Karen Zarker, Managing Editor at PopMatters, works with a talented array of writers throughout the magazine. She manages the PopMatters Books Series, and also holds many behind-the-scenes operational responsibilities. She can be reached at zarker(at)popmatters.com.

Features // 125 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 85 Articles

20 Questions: Oliver Sacks | 30 Aug 2015 // 9:00 AM

Neurologist and philosopher Oliver Sacks possesses a tireless intellect, a perpetual curiosity, and a compassionate understanding of humans.

20 Questions: Kate Bornstein | 14 May 2012 // 5:00 PM

"I was a Scientologist for 12 years, which is a lot more embarrassing than saying Hi, I’m a transsexual SM dyke living with borderline personality disorder," Kate Bornstein tells PopMatters 20 Questions on the release of her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger.


The High-Tech Clairvoyant | 22 Jun 2004 // 7:00 PM

We of modern means seem to like our dose of psychic healing with a dash of technical

By the Sound of Her Voice: Earning a Living as a Voice Artist | 6 Jan 2004 // 6:00 PM

You don't have to dress up, watch your weight, or worry about that zit on your chin, and you get paid a great chunk of change.


Chienne de Guerre: A Woman Behind the Lines of the War in Chechnya by Anne Nivat | 31 Dec 1994 // 6:03 PM

Physical distance from Chechnya, from Palestine/Israel, from Rowanda, Albania, Guatemala, Kurdistan, Macedonia, and so on, for those of us who feel we have such distance, provides psychological comfort only. It provides no protection from the fallout from these wars.


Call for Book Reviewers and Bloggers | 24 Jun 2014 // 3:00 AM

We regularly provide curated lists of books for review, which we will order for you upon requested assignment, and we also welcome suggestions.

PopMatters Seeks Writers for Electronic Music Column | 28 Jan 2014 // 1:48 AM

The Difference Engine has been sitting on the blocks. Time to get this baby up and running, again.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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