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?"
Fantastic Negrito's "Working Poor" Is the Soundtrack to the Summer of '16 | 12 Jul 2016 // 10:00 PM
America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.
Flea-Market Music: On the Glorious Cacophony of The Felice Brothers | 14 Jun 2016 // 9:30 PM
Their style is loose, but not without form; cluttered, though sometimes spare; common, but not ordinary; discounted, but not cheap; public, but out-of-the-way; historical, but liable to disappear at any moment.
Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection | 7 Dec 2015 // 9:30 PM
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection shows Springsteen and the band writing their second act, the one where they figured out how to grow up without losing touch with the energy and freedom of rock 'n' roll.
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).