Robert Loss teaches writing and literature at Columbus College of Art and Design. Aside from PopMatters, his critical writing about music and comics has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Books, The Comics Journal and elsewhere. His short fiction has been published in Filigree and Mayday. He is currently working on a novel, a book about comics, and a book about popular music. Follow him on Twitter @RobertVLoss or visit his website RobertLoss.org.
Past Present Future: An Interview with the Carolina Chocolate Drops | 27 Feb 2012 // 4:00 PM
"Our job is to tell everyday stories about what's happening with people on the ground. It's more effective to tell a great story than it is to try to be political."
Afflicting the Comfortable: An Interview with Terry Moore | 28 Jun 2011 // 5:00 PM
The comic industry's great humanist talks about the end of Echo, his new series, Rachel Rising, and ponders ideas such as, "What if you mate the China syndrome with a collider?"
"Sound Is Our Weapon": Protest Music and Black Lives Matter | 13 Sep 2015 // 9:30 PM
"Hell You Talmbout" and "Cry No More" are a new kind of protest song that reintroduces traditional minimalism and congregational singing into this contemporary moment.
No Apologies: A Critique of the Rockist v. Poptimist Paradigm | 9 Aug 2015 // 9:30 PM
Both rockists and poptimists treat music as not much more than a social commodity, a consumerized product within the spectacle of American capitalism.
The Malefactors of Great Wealth: Today Is the Best Day of My Life | 2 Oct 2011 // 4:59 PM
Songwriter J.P. Olsen's magic far exceeds that of his hapless protagonist(s).
'Best Music Writing 2010' Ought to Be a Collection of Risks | 5 Dec 2010 // 4:00 PM
Few magazines or websites in our increasingly silo-structured information age can achieve this anthology’s intended scope.