George Russell is a writer living and working in Los Angeles. His PopMatters essays have appeared in an anthology published by W.W. Norton.
Five Hot Chicks and the MPAA, Why Can't This Be Europe? Zack Snyder's 'Sucker Punch' | 24 Mar 2011 // 9:45 PM
PopMatters was in Beverly Hills for the Sucker Punch press junket, and sat down with among others, Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder, and stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jamie Chung.
Hatchet II: Interview with Adam Green, Kane Hodder and Tom Holland | 22 Feb 2011 // 3:00 PM
Horror film is the purest genre, as it taps into our emotions directly, without the pretense of art. "It never takes me long to get into character. It's a good thing that I have the type of job where your criminal record has no bearing on your success." -- Kane Hodder on playing Victor Crowley [Hatchet I & II]
Anonymous and the New Religion: Data | 15 Jan 2013 // 4:30 PM
As the world is increasingly filtered through computers there is emerging a reliance on data as a belief system. Groups like Anonymous are pushing us further towards data, as they highlight the divide they see between belief and information.
Waves of Grain: How World War II Created Our World | 1 Oct 2012 // 5:15 PM
World War II changed the way we eat, live and work on such a fundamental scale that to those in the West it seems like there has never been anything other than the globalized world it created.
'So You've Been Publicly Shamed' Makes One Wonder, Are All Internet Outrages Fabricated? | 31 Mar 2015 // 1:00 AM
Internet shamings are simple: people say dumb things, are then pilloried for it and in the ensuing frenzy lose their jobs and reputations.
The Last Revolution: Revisiting Matthew Collin’s 'Altered State' | 9 Dec 2010 // 2:59 PM
This is a fascinating book that combines razor sharp historical analysis with first person accounts. This is what pop culture writing is all about.
Jenny Lewis Channels Donna Summer in Live Video | 3 Nov 2014 // 1:54 AM
Jenny Lewis has a new album out and is making the publicity rounds.
Between Coachella Appearances, MGMT Records a Live Set | 25 Apr 2014 // 6:00 AM
Fresh from a performance at Coachella MGMT played a set of songs at Apogee Electronics Studios in Santa Monica, CA to benefit LA-based radio station KCRW.