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 RobertLoss.org.

Features // 8 Articles
Columns // 33 Articles
Reviews // 6 Articles
Blogs // 1 Articles
//Features

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?"

//Columns

When Is Art Beautiful? When Is It Just Boring? | 9 Feb 2016 // 8:30 PM

To paraphrase art critic Peter Schjeldahl, beauty is a kind of action and reaction between the work and the viewer, or the listener, or the reader. Beauty happens.

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.

//Reviews

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).

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

// Short Ends and Leader

"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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