Omar Kholeif is an Egyptian-born, UK-based writer, editor and curator. His writing appears regularly in The Guardian, Art Monthly, PopMatters, Film International, Advocate, Frieze, What
From CD to MP3: The Degradation of Music Curating | 19 Oct 2009 // 4:00 PM
So much of our musical landscape has changed. Rarely do I invite someone over to listen to an album over coffee, rarely do I make a mix CD for a friend, and what used to be an exciting outing to an independent music store has increasingly become a distant memory, as these autonomous ventures continue to fold
Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs | 20 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM
Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.
Sheryl Crow: Icon 2 | 1 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM
The greatest female rock vocalist of the 1990s is celebrated in a two-disc compilation from Universal.
'This Is England': Reconciling British Identity | 18 Apr 2010 // 8:00 AM
On the 20th anniversary of Warp Records, PopMatters staff member Omar Kholeif takes a look back at one of the most influential films in Warp's film catalogue.