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Nikki Tranter
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Nikki Tranter has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Criminology from La Trobe University in Melbourne and George Mason University in the U.S., and an M.A. in Professional Communication from Deakin University in Melbourne. She likes her puppy (Fulci the Fox Terrier), reading, painting, Take That, country music, and watching TV. Her favorite movie is Teen Wolf.


Tuesday, June 8 2010

Funny Enough: An Interview with Tony Martin

Memoirist and comedian Tony Martin talks about commercial radio dumbasses and explains just what it is that makes Running with Scissors so darned unbelievable.

Thursday, October 22 2009

Exit from Nowheresville: My 10 Years with PopMatters

This is my story of how the new media world impacted my life, as a rural Victorian with a big dream. How it changed, and continues to change, my everyday life. How it made me a writer, gave me the confidence to undertake post graduate study, how it gave me the edge I needed to get the job I now utterly love.

Tuesday, September 30 2008

No Easy Reasons: Interview with Camilla Noli

The question at the heart of Camilla Noli's debut novel, Still Waters, is this: Is every woman suited to motherhood? The book is a sharp, distressing look at the answer. PopMatters spoke to Noli about the book, the controversy, motherhood, and the writer's dream realized.

Tuesday, March 4 2008

Historian: Interview with Brian Garfield

"I think that, except for its ludicrous violence toward the end, the Death Sentence movie does depict its character's decline and the stupidity of vengeful vigilantism." Death Wish creator Brian Garfield talks to PopMatters about remakes, sequels, writing, and the meaning of vengeance.

Wednesday, September 27 2006

Story Just Wrote With Music: Interview with Doug Hoekstra

"I do believe that, that even when someone is "bothering" the coffee drinkers, you can look around the audience and find folks connecting and digging what he or she is doing, and from those connections, all sorts of good things emerge, immediately or further on down the road."

The Boy is Gone [14.Sep.05]


Sunday, March 18 2007

The Last Kiss (2006)

This is not a revised look at new-young-adult ideals: it's an age-old crock.

Thursday, March 1 2007

So NoTORIous: The Complete Series

This Tori is a performance. The real Tori is clearly much cooler. Don't you just hate her?

Wednesday, February 7 2007

Jann Arden: A Work in Progress [DVD]

A Work in Progress reveals the good person that Jann Arden is, but not enough of the good musician that she is.

Thursday, December 14 2006

Friends - The Complete Series Collection

Returning to Friends, as the cliché goes, is like visiting an old friend. It's also very much a step back in time; to our own history as much as television history.

Tuesday, November 21 2006

A Star is Found by Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins

In an exuberant, faultlessly pleasant manner, the authors take us behind the Hollywood curtain and into a world often misunderstood.

Little Fish (2005) [27.Feb.06]
My Name Is Earl [19.Sep.05]
Acacia (2003) [27.Jul.05]
Prime Cut (1972) [30.Jun.05]
American Idol [30.May.05]
Hustle (2004) [15.May.05]
Koma (2004) [22.Mar.05]
The Grid [27.Feb.05]
Sam the Man (2000) [23.Feb.05]
Ragtime (1981) [28.Nov.04]
Australian Idol [23.Sep.03]
Tart: self-titled [23.Jul.03]
Garage Days (2002) [16.Jul.03]
Don's Plum (1995) [18.Dec.02]
Tart (2001) [5.Jun.02]
Rebus: Dead Souls [31.Dec.94]
Risk (2001) [31.Dec.94]
Maybe Baby (2000) [31.Dec.94]
Lantana (2001) [31.Dec.94]
Chopper (2000) [31.Dec.94]
Rove Live [31.Dec.94]


Monday, June 14 2010

Girl-Gothic: Five Minutes with Meg Cabot

Vampire stories may have been around for centuries, but it’s undeniable that they’ve never been quite this popular.

Wednesday, January 6 2010

Peter Phelps and Sex Without Madonna

Friday, October 2 2009

Lessons Learned From Banned Books

Monday, September 28 2009

Wake in Fright all over again

Dominic Dunne on Dominick Dunne (Re:Print) [31.Aug.09]
To Read Or Not to Read: Twilight (Re:Print) [15.Jul.09]
Where the Wild Things Are trailer (Re:Print) [25.Mar.09]
Millard Kaufman leaves at 92 (Re:Print) [17.Mar.09]
In anticipation: Books in '09 (Re:Print) [1.Jan.09]
Burn without reading? (Re:Print) [19.Nov.08]
William Wharton dies at 82 (Re:Print) [3.Nov.08]
Hemingway and Melville: Ignorant? (Re:Print) [1.Oct.08]
Good Reading in Benalla (Re:Print) [26.Aug.08]
Loriene Roy exits the ALA (Re:Print) [5.Aug.08]
Remembering Solzhenitsyn (Re:Print) [4.Aug.08]
Gifts of Lyall Watson (Re:Print) [22.Jul.08]
Lou Reads is back! (Re:Print) [17.Jul.08]
Kate Summerscale and Mr. Whicher (Re:Print) [15.Jul.08]
His life with Madonna (Re:Print) [14.Jul.08]
Library theft'll get you 10 years (Re:Print) [10.Jul.08]
Henry Winkler is Hank Zipzer (Re:Print) [2.Jul.08]
The Bella Cullen Project (Re:Print) [30.Jun.08]
Here There Be Dragons (Re:Print) [27.Jun.08]
Salman Rushdie knighted (Re:Print) [25.Jun.08]
Does Writing Get Easier? (Re:Print) [23.Jun.08]
Inkheart coming to theatres (Re:Print) [18.Jun.08]
Paddington Bear turns 50 (Re:Print) [17.Jun.08]
Covered In... Rain and Busy Days (Re:Print) [10.Jun.08]
James Frey: Novelist (Re:Print) [21.May.08]
News round-up: Interview edition (Re:Print) [9.May.08]
Farewell William Warner (Re:Print) [30.Apr.08]
Ginger Spice: Author (Re:Print) [28.Apr.08]
Blood on Paper opens (Re:Print) [15.Apr.08]
News round-up: Pulitzer Edition (Re:Print) [11.Apr.08]
Collecting Pulitzers (Re:Print) [8.Apr.08]
Diaz wins the fiction prize (Re:Print) [7.Apr.08]
Predicting the Pulitzers (Re:Print) [7.Apr.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [28.Mar.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [21.Mar.08]
If it weren't for Arthur C. Clarke (Re:Print) [19.Mar.08]
Dr Seuss recovered (Re:Print) [13.Mar.08]
Spotlight on ... Pop-Up Books (Re:Print) [8.Mar.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [7.Mar.08]
Better times ahead (Re:Print) [6.Mar.08]
Another memoir outed as fake (Re:Print) [4.Mar.08]
Holocaust memoir fabricated (Re:Print) [29.Feb.08]
News round-up: Oscar Edition (Re:Print) [23.Feb.08]
Oscar's Favourite Books (Re:Print) [20.Feb.08]
Re:Print's Oscar Countdown (Re:Print) [19.Feb.08]
Blog Spotlight: Lou Reads (Re:Print) [12.Feb.08]
Zadie takes a stand (Re:Print) [11.Feb.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [8.Feb.08]
Maiden Preparation (Re:Print) [6.Feb.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [25.Jan.08]
Bookworms with Ink (Re:Print) [21.Jan.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [18.Jan.08]
George Michael bares all (Re:Print) [16.Jan.08]
Friday news round-up (Re:Print) [11.Jan.08]
Final thoughts on No Country (Re:Print) [10.Jan.08]
Tributes to Flashman creator (Re:Print) [4.Jan.08]
Re:Print welcomes 2008 (Re:Print) [31.Dec.07]
News round-up (Re:Print) [20.Dec.07]
Hollywood vs. The Writers: Day Two (Re:Print) [11.Dec.07]
Better than the book? (Re:Print) [29.Nov.07]
Ira Levin dies (Re:Print) [13.Nov.07]
Norman Mailer summed up (Re:Print) [11.Nov.07]
One to watch: Cate Kennedy (Re:Print) [4.Nov.07]
Spotlight: Text Publishing (Re:Print) [29.Oct.07]
Alice Sebold's just desserts (Re:Print) [28.Oct.07]
Gossip Girls go at it (Re:Print) [24.Oct.07]
The big news this morning... (Re:Print) [23.Oct.07]
Moving in, book by book (Re:Print) [21.Oct.07]
The Rise of Nerdcore (Re:Print) [21.Sep.07]
Revisiting that night (Re:Print) [3.Sep.07]
Stories from Katrina (Re:Print) [25.Aug.07]
Capote disappoints Krakauer (Re:Print) [4.Aug.07]
Other: JT LeRoy fraud case (Re:Print) [1.Aug.07]
Praise the Grammar Vandal (Re:Print) [27.Jul.07]
I'm a Lebowski, You're a Lebowski (Re:Print) [14.Jul.07]
Kid authors: A quick guide (Re:Print) [14.Jul.07]
Celebrating bad writing (Re:Print) [9.Jul.07]
Amazon's A9: Personal Jesus (Re:Print) [7.Jul.07]
In the news -- Girls of Riyadh (Re:Print) [3.Jul.07]
Benedict Shaw: Kid Hero (Re:Print) [24.May.07]
Brett Butler and Mum (Re:Print) [13.May.07]
Best American Boxed Gift Set 1 [$40.00] (Consuming Consumables) [13.Dec.06]
Friends: The Complete Series Collection [$299.98] (Consuming Consumables) [12.Dec.06]
READ - Warriors Box Set: Volumes 1 to 3 (Consuming Consumables) [10.Dec.06]
READ - The Friend Who Got Away (Consuming Consumables) [6.Dec.06]
READ - BlackBook List: Jet Set 2006 (Consuming Consumables) [5.Dec.06]
READ - Factotum by Charles Bukowski (Consuming Consumables) [3.Dec.06]
READ - Dissecting Death: Secrets of a Medical Examiner (Consuming Consumables) [29.Nov.06]
READ - Phil Gordon's Poker Box Set (Consuming Consumables) [28.Nov.06]
READ - A Military Miscellany (Consuming Consumables) [27.Nov.06]
READ - Museum of Lost Wonder (Consuming Consumables) [25.Nov.06]


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