Matt Paproth watches a lot of television, and he probably should spend even more time writing about it than he currently does. In addition to blogging here at PopMatters, he has published essays on Samuel Beckett, Zadie Smith, Veronica Mars, and Friday Night Lights. He received his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006 and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College. Through the magic of the internet, you can see exactly what is going on in his head by following him on Twitter@mattpaproth.
The 10 Best TV Episodes of 2012 | 17 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
First, I chose episodes that were representative of what their series did especially well this year. Second, I chose episodes from what I deem the most successful shows of 2012.
Indie Love for Taylor Swift’s Hipster-Baiting 'Red' | 11 Dec 2012 // 8:00 PM
The indie community has long embraced the poppiest of popstars. So it’s hard to figure out why it took until 2012 for it to embrace Taylor Swift.
'Yeezus' Displeases: The First Week of Reactions to Kanye West’s New Album | 25 Jun 2013 // 1:30 AM
After a week of listening to, reading about, and thinking about Kanye West's Yeezus, we take stock of where we are.
Me and JT: Narcissism and 'The 20/20 Experience' | 3 Apr 2013 // 12:00 AM
It was with great anticipation that all of us got our first listen to Justin Timberlake's new album at some point in the past few weeks. Here are four takeaways I have picked up from three weeks of listening to The 20/20 Experience.