Robert Loss
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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

Features // 8 Articles
Columns // 30 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles

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?"


'A Town Called Malice': What's Happened to Working-Class Music? | 9 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM

Is it possible that the very idea of the working class doesn't exist in popular music today -- as if it's been erased?

Ryan Adams by Taylor Swift: Authoring '1989' | 12 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM

Even if you've never heard Swift's original performances, you're hearing them when you listen to Ryan Adams perform 1989.


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).

'Best Music Writing 2010' Ought to Be a Collection of Risks | 5 Dec 2010 // 3:00 PM

Few magazines or websites in our increasingly silo-structured information age can achieve this anthology’s intended scope.

//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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