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Monday, April 22 2013
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.
Monday, August 27 2012
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.
Tuesday, July 24 2012
Will Dan Rather go to Heaven? Not if God is a mosquito. Which of PopMatters 20 Questions leaves this esteemed journalist from Texas stumped, feeling "dumb as a carrot"? Read on.
Monday, May 14 2012
"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.
Sunday, March 4 2012
Technophile, humanist and storyteller Ellen Ullman is touring for her latest, By Blood. The cult classic Close to the Machine and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, The Bug, are enjoying a resurgence, as well. From the sterile environs of an airport terminal, Ullman recalls a glorious range of artists and intellectuals (and the work they have produced) that have shaped her.
Tuesday, June 22 2004
We of modern means seem to like our dose of psychic healing with a dash of technical
Tuesday, January 6 2004
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.
Tuesday, October 7 2003
Whether today's babies are clinging to a skinny, malnourished hip, or being wheeled about in a plush, triple stroller, come the time they reach working age -- should they reach working age -- they might well outnumber the souls of the dead and the posts they've vacated.
Tuesday, August 1 2006
Saturday, December 31 1994
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.
Saturday, December 31 1994
. . . by young writer Christopher Rice (progeny of gothic writer Anne Rice and poet and painter Stan Rice), is a mystery and gay-coming-of-age story that is powered, in part, by the current of hate pulsing through America.
Wednesday, January 21 2015
PopMatters seeks essays speculating what the future holds for the prolific Joss Whedon, and topics in the Whedon cannon that deserve a closer look, for forthcoming eBook.
Tuesday, June 24 2014
We regularly provide curated lists of books for review, which we will order for you upon requested assignment, and we also welcome suggestions.
Tuesday, January 28 2014
The Difference Engine has been sitting on the blocks. Time to get this baby up and running, again.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Why do modern adaptations of Shakespeare work? Yet Baz Luhrmann's adaptations of period pieces don't?
Friday, May 3 2013
She likes 'wife'. I do, too.