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 // 671 Articles
Blogs // 30 Articles

Everywhere She Goes: An Interview with Lissie | 8 May 2011 // 4:00 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 // 3:00 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 ...


Son Little: Son Little | 22 Nov 2015 // 8:10 PM

He says he’s a loser. But you know he doesn’t mean it. And he knows you know he doesn’t mean it—and that makes it sincere (with an emphasis on the sin!).

Kinky Friedman: The Loneliest Man I Ever Met | 17 Nov 2015 // 8:10 PM

Friedman expresses his longing for a lost world without being nostalgic because the world is still with us. Things change. People don’t. We are each the loneliest man he ever met.


Wiley - "Step 2001" (prod. by Zomby) (audio) | 1 Sep 2015 // 8:42 AM

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

//Mixed media

The Hills Are Alive, But Nobody Else Is in 'The Happiness of the Katakuris'

// Short Ends and Leader

"Happiness of the Katakuris is one of Takashi Miike's oddest movies, and that's saying something.

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