Alistair Dickinson
PopMatters Associate Interviews Editor
Features // 10 Articles
Reviews // 33 Articles
Blogs // 16 Articles

Music 2.0: Breaking It Down with Bruce Houghton | 6 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

PopMatters speaks with creator Bruce Houghton about how bands can make the new music landscape work for them.

Lollapalooza 2010: Opportunity Knocks, Part One | 3 Aug 2010 // 4:00 PM

Lollapalooza is one of the biggest music festivals of the summer, but with 100-plus acts on the lineup, not everyone hitting the stage has the name-recognition of a Green Day or a Lady Gaga. In this two-part feature, PopMatters follows one band as it prepares for its first gig at an event that is expected to draw almost 100,000 excited music fans.


By Volume 8, That Big Ol' 'Family Guy" Has Grown Pretty Lazy | 29 Jul 2010 // 3:58 PM

Family Guy marches on, but more and more longtime fans are finding less reason to stay the course.

'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan' Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan | 14 Jul 2010 // 4:00 PM

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.

//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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