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 // 87 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 490 Articles
Blogs // 155 Articles
//Features

20 Questions: Albert Hammond, Jr. | 21 Jul 2015 // 10:00 PM

For Albert Hammond Jr., "Sometimes you wanna be James Bond and sometimes you wanna be Marlon Brando until you realize you can't be either!"

The Lovey Dovey Return of the Bird and the Bee | 15 Jul 2015 // 9:02 PM

Greg Kurstin went from indie-rock has-been to the go-to producer for Lily Allen, P!nk, and Kelly Clarkson, but the Bird and the Bee, his loungey pop project, is his true passion, and after a five-year hiatus, they're finally back.

//Columns

The 24-hour News Cycle Rhetoric Yields to Something Far More Human in 'The Promise: President Obama' | 17 Oct 2010 // 5:00 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

'Ex Machina' and the Moral and Intellectual Facets of AI Development | 27 Jul 2015 // 3:00 AM

Ex Machina treats its audience with reverence and care, and as a result, it's a film that can be dissected and appreciated by both humans and sentient robots alike.

Soldiers vs. Werewolves in the Scottish Highlands | 22 Jul 2015 // 9:10 PM

Through their relentless bloodlust and willingness to organize and plot with their own kind, these werewolves are, in many ways, like us.

//Blogs

Fave Five: Alpine | 30 Jun 2015 // 7:00 AM

Australian sextet Alpine's newest album is a fantastic expansion of their joyous pop sound, but two members give us five records apiece that helped define their unique musical identities.

'Orphan Black' Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Mango Scorpion | 24 Jun 2015 // 3:38 AM

Jailbreaks, school elections, double-crosses, and the single most unexpected and jaw-dropping twerk sequence ever filmed: Orphan Black's third season wasn't flawless, but it was a doozy.

//Mixed media