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 // 3:00 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 // 4:00 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?"
Bruce Springsteen, 'The Ties That Bind', the Working Class, and Authenticity | 3 Feb 2016 // 8:29 PM
As we use the term today, authenticity allows no truth from art, only from artists. It visits art the way one visits a subway station or an airport: to get to somewhere else.
John Lennon's 'Working Class Hero': Boundaries, Mobility and Honesty | 11 Jan 2016 // 8:30 PM
The working class song has to speak of boundaries and ambition, but it also has to say where the performer stands among the people, among the classes—or where he thinks he stands, or wants to stand.
Bruce Springsteen: The Ties That Bind: The River Collection | 7 Dec 2015 // 8:30 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 // 3:59 PM
Songwriter J.P. Olsen's magic far exceeds that of his hapless protagonist(s).