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 // 704 Articles
Blogs // 30 Articles

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 ...


Betty Harris: The Lost Queen of New Orleans Soul | 6 Oct 2016 // 9:10 PM

Of course, this is New Orleans music so much of the best stuff has a strong sexual presence. Harris’ excitement is itself exciting.

Madeleine Peyroux: Secular Hymns | 6 Oct 2016 // 3:37 AM

The acoustics of the place of worship allow the sparse instrumentation and vocals to sound pious, even when the lyrics promote the heavy consumption of alcohol and non-marital sexual relations.


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

Indie Horror Month 2016: 'Downfall' Explores Depression, Bulimia, and Suicide through Horror

// Moving Pixels

"Downfall finds horror in helpfulness.

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