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 // 129 Articles
Columns // 3 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles
Blogs // 85 Articles

20 Questions: Ben Greenman | 23 Apr 2013 // 12:30 AM

Have you ever seen a juggler on a moving sidewalk? Ben Greenman, whose latest, The Slippage (released today), ponders this and other wonders of life in his response to PopMatters 20 Questions.

20 Questions: Harry Shearer | 27 Aug 2012 // 6:20 PM

What can one say about the irrepressible comedic cultural critic Harry Shearer that hasn’t already been said – or that he hasn’t already said, himself (in an array of voices)? Never short of words, Shearer has a few things to say to PopMatters.


The High-Tech Clairvoyant | 22 Jun 2004 // 8:00 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 // 7:00 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 // 7:03 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 // 4:00 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 // 2:48 AM

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

//Mixed media

'Solitaire' and the Ubiquity of the Single Player Game

// Moving Pixels

"Gaming isn't leaving your granny behind any time soon.

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