Evan Sawdey
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PopMatters Interviews Editor

Evan Sawdey started contributing to PopMatters in late 2005, and has also had his work featured in publications such as SLUG Magazine, The Metro (U.K.), Soundvenue Magazine (Denmark), the Daily Dot, and many more. Evan has been a guest on HuffPost Live, RevotTV's "Revolt Live!", and WNYC's Soundcheck (an NPR affiliate), was the Executive Producer for the Good With Words: A Tribute to Benjamin Durdle album (available for free), and wrote the liner notes for the 2011 re-release of Andre Cymone's hit 1985 album A.C. (Big Break Records), the 2012 re-release of 'Til Tuesday's 1985 debut Voices Carry (Hot Shot Records), and many others. He currently resides in Chicago, Illinois. You can follow him @SawdEye should you be so inclined.

Features // 93 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 505 Articles
Blogs // 165 Articles
//Features

Mourning the Alien: The Many Lives and Powerful Death of David Bowie | 12 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

In remembering David Bowie, we ask that you remember him two ways: through the eyes of so many others who saw so many different things in him, and through the biggest lie that he ever told us.

The Best Pop Albums of 2015 | 8 Dec 2015 // 8:00 PM

This wasn't just a great year for pop music, it was the year when pop music was solely responsible for nearly all of 2015's best albums.

//Columns

The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 4:00 PM

This book works because it doesn't skimp on details: the reason behind every major Obama Year One decision is explained, and the result is fascinating. If only Alter toned down the declarative statements...

//Reviews

Sia: This Is Acting | 31 Jan 2016 // 8:30 PM

As a pop songwriter who can bend her style into many different forms, This Is Acting is the most compelling when Sia decides to simply be herself.

Bob Dylan Deserves Another Look Back | 25 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM

D.A. Pennebaker's Dylan documentary, Dont Look Back, still feels amazingly fresh and experimental.

//Blogs

20 Questions: Maritime | 21 Jan 2016 // 3:30 AM

Born in the ashes of both the Promise Ring and the Dismemberment Plan, Maritime has upset expectations by forging their own indie-pop path.

20 Questions: Zachary Cale | 6 Jan 2016 // 4:00 AM

He's one of America's most accomplished singer-songwriters, after only a decade of recorded output. But success hasn't changed Cale, who still loves cowboy boots, climbing trees, and swapping song titles, Robert Pollard-style.

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Hope and Despair in Video Games

// Moving Pixels

"There are moments in games that capture the feud waged in ourselves between hope and despair.

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