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Tim Slowikowski
PopMatters Associate Interviews Editor

Tim Slowikowski has been writing for PopMatters since the halcyon days of 2003.  His favorite record that year was Outkast’s Speakerboxx/The Love Below.  A graduate of the University of Iowa, Tim has also written for Chicago Innerview and Kevin Smith’s now-defunct (and unfortunately titled) Movie Poop Shoot.  Tim studied at Chicago’s famous haven for improv and sketch comedy, Second City, where he formed a comedy group and traveled across the country performing for the unwashed masses.  Currently shopping a screenplay with the rest of America, Tim lives in Chicago with his wife Megan.


Features

Monday, January 28 2013

Mirth, Music and Mayhem: The Tom Scharpling Interview

PopMatters talks with comedian, radio host and director Tom Scharpling about his signature brew of "mirth, music and mayhem."


Thursday, May 13 2010

Labor of the Mind: An Interview with Jay Holstein and Daniel Kraus

PopMatters investigates the sacred and profane world of Rabbi Jay Holstein, the subject of Daniel Kraus’ newest Work Series documentary, Professor.


Thursday, October 8 2009

Sun, Sweat and Tears: Three Days at the Austin City Limits Festival

PopMatters takes a look at how a disparate array of acts fared in Austin’s playpen of mud, the blood, and the beer.


Saturday, December 31 1994

From Mookie Blaylock to Pearl Jam: The Matt Cameron Interview

Drummer Matt Cameron tells PopMatters about his years at the center of the Pearl Jam maelstrom.


Reviews

Monday, May 7 2012

Jazz & Heritage Festival: 27 - 29 April 2012 - New Orleans

Thanks to bravura performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John and Janelle Monae, the first weekend of the 2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival showcased the best of music’s past, present and future.


Sunday, June 5 2011

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: 29 April - 1 May 2011 - New Orleans

With one of the greatest convocations New Orleans has to offer, the first weekend of the 2011 Jazz & Heritage Fest provided everything from zydeco to Cajun to Americana – with a side of crawfish.


Thursday, May 20 2010

Jazz and Heritage Festival: 23 April-2 May 2010 - New Orleans

As the 2010 Jazz & Heritage Festival proved, there’s no stopping New Orleans when it comes to music, culture and that ol’ “fais do-do”.


Monday, March 29 2010

Honest Engines: 24 March 2010 - Chicago

Chicago indie-rockers Honest Engines have built a reputation on hustle, word-of-mouth and... jazz?


Thursday, July 17 2003

Longwave: The Strangest Things

They look like the Strokes. They're friends with the Strokes. They're on the same label as the Strokes. They're from New York like the Strokes. If it looks like the Strokes and walks like the Strokes, does it sound as good as the Strokes?


Blogs

Wednesday, August 3 2011

100 Essential Directors - Paul Thomas Anderson

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


Tuesday, November 17 2009

20 Questions: Joe Perry

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry goes solo. Armed with a new album and tour, Perry talks with PopMatters 20 Questions about why nothing tops Hendrix, Master and Commander, or coffee.


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