Steve Horowitz
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Steven Horowitz has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Iowa, where he continues to teach a three-credit online course on "Rock and Roll in America". He has written for many different popular and academic publications including American Music, Paste and the Icon. Horowitz is a firm believer in Paul Goodman's neofunctional perspective on culture and that Sam Cooke was right, a change is gonna come.

Features // 18 Articles
Reviews // 736 Articles
Blogs // 31 Articles
//Features

Everywhere She Goes: An Interview with Lissie | 8 May 2011 // 5:00 PM

The Rock Island native got huge in Europe before starting a glorious iTunes-assisted crossover to America, and speaks to PopMatters about what it all means ...

"Comfortable Just Being Me": An Interview with Teddy Thompson | 10 Feb 2011 // 4:00 PM

With the release of his acclaimed new album Bella, Teddy Thompson talks to PopMatters about the joys of Tom Jones and why he never wants to be compared to Michael Bublé ...

//Reviews

Laura Nyro: A Little Magic, A Little Kindness - The Complete Mono Albums | 21 Jul 2017 // 1:00 AM

Nyro herself was known to prefer the mono versions that would sound good on a cheap radio, so this does honor her spirit.

Whitehorse: Panther in the Dollhouse | 17 Jul 2017 // 2:30 AM

The music has a Western movie vibe and offers an aural CinemaScope in black and white where the color sometimes bleeds in. Is that blood really red?

//Blogs

Johnnyswim Takes Atlanta | 29 Dec 2016 // 4:00 AM

The singers and instrumentalists used the acoustics of the room to create overtones and play with the reverberations they initially created.

Wiley - "Step 2001" (prod. by Zomby) (audio) | 1 Sep 2015 // 9:42 AM

British hip-hop master Wiley and UK electronic musician Zomby join forces on "Step 2001".

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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