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Jessy Krupa

Features

Sunday, December 16 2012

The Best Pop Singles of 2012

In 2012, people -- not just kids -- loved pop.


Monday, June 13 2011

Everyday Rock Stars: An Interview with the Cars

With their first new album in nearly a quarter century, David Robinson of the Cars discusses playing drums for the first time in 24 years, designing the band's visual look, and why you'll never hear a Cars song on Glee.


Monday, November 15 2010

John Lennon and Paul McCartney: The Friendship Heard 'Round the World

Two unbelievably talented friends changed the world with their music, but the strain of normal life changes and out-of-control fame would test their bond. Meanwhile, most of their fans separated into two hotly debated sides that often miss the whole point.


Tuesday, November 10 2009

'Yesterday... and Today' Today

“Never judge a book by its cover” is a good piece of advice.


Reviews

Monday, December 29 2014

'A Cuban In Mayberry' Travels From America's Hometown to an All-American Nowhere

Gustavo Perez Firmat's book is a serious examination of why The Andy Griffith Show is still rerunned and revered in the 21st century, even as it slumped to its end with Mayberry R.F.D.


Tuesday, November 4 2014

On 'Being Miss America' and Exchanging Ideals

The lyrics to the Miss America theme song say, “There she is, your ideal.” But what does that mean today?


Tuesday, February 15 2011

Santana and Various Artists: Guitar Heaven

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.


Monday, August 16 2010

Sons of Sylvia: Revelation

Interesting, decent debut album for a group who has the potential to become something really great


Blogs

Monday, February 9 2015

The 2015 Grammy Awards: Ranking the Performances

If you missed “music's biggest night”, or just want to relive it, here are all of the performances.


Tuesday, February 3 2015

Super Bowl Commercials 2015: The Best and All the Rest

PopMatters presents the easiest place to see all of the new Super Bowl ads of 2015.


Monday, February 2 2015

Super Bowl XLIX: Greatest Show on Earth?

After unprecedented hype, was the big game truly a big deal?


Thursday, January 29 2015

Guessing the 2015 Grammys

PopMatters predicts a night of newcomers, huge sweeps, and some love for two theme songs from 2013.


Thursday, November 20 2014

Paul McCartney’s Ten Greatest Live Performances

With a career as illustrious as Sir McCartney's, it is no surprise that these ten performances hit it as far out of the park as they do.


Songs of the Summers: The '60s (Mixed Media) [25.Aug.14]
Remembering Michael Johns (Mixed Media) [6.Aug.14]
Ringo Starr: The Most Animated Beatle (Mixed Media) [8.Jul.14]
2014 Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Channel Surfing) [25.Jun.14]
Super Blah: Super Bowl XLVIII (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.14]
Guessing the 2014 Grammys (Mixed Media) [10.Jan.14]
The Best Mainstream Pop Singles of 2013 (Sound Affects) [21.Nov.13]
Weekends This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview (Channel Surfing) [23.Oct.13]
Thursdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview (Channel Surfing) [10.Oct.13]
Tuesdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview (Channel Surfing) [3.Oct.13]
Wednesdays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview (Channel Surfing) [3.Oct.13]
Mondays This Fall: Your 2013 TV Preview (Mixed Media) [12.Sep.13]
Eleven Essential Paul McCartney Albums (Mixed Media) [20.Jun.13]
Bowled Away: Super Bowl XLVII (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.13]
Guessing the 2013 Grammys (Mixed Media) [1.Feb.13]
Remembering the Monkees' Davy Jones (Mixed Media) [1.Mar.12]
Your Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist. (Mixed Media) [12.Feb.12]
Guessing the 2012 Grammys (Mixed Media) [6.Dec.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Fridays (Mixed Media) [23.Sep.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays (Mixed Media) [20.Sep.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays (Mixed Media) [23.Aug.11]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Mixed Media) [22.Aug.11]
TV’s Most Memorable Commercials (Mixed Media) [15.Jul.11]
The Year in Music: December 2010 (Mixed Media) [13.May.11]
The Year in TV: December 2010 (Mixed Media) [4.May.11]
The Year In TV: November 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Apr.11]
The Year in Music: November 2010 (Mixed Media) [20.Apr.11]
The Year in Music: October 2010 (Mixed Media) [31.Mar.11]
The Year in TV: October 2010 (Mixed Media) [30.Mar.11]
Tuning in to 'Totally Tooned In' (Mixed Media) [28.Mar.11]
The Year in Music: September 2010 (Mixed Media) [24.Mar.11]
The Year in TV: September 2010 (Mixed Media) [14.Mar.11]
The Year in Music: August 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Mar.11]
The Year in TV: August 2010 (Mixed Media) [27.Feb.11]
The Year in TV: July 2010 (Mixed Media) [24.Feb.11]
Celebrating 68 years of George Harrison (Mixed Media) [21.Feb.11]
The Year In Music: July 2010 (Mixed Media) [18.Feb.11]
Rewinding the 53rd Annual Grammys (Mixed Media) [14.Feb.11]
The Year In TV: June 2010 (Mixed Media) [10.Feb.11]
Super Bowl 2011's Best Commercials (Mixed Media) [6.Feb.11]
Guessing the Grammys (Mixed Media) [4.Feb.11]
The Year In Music: June 2010 (Mixed Media) [3.Feb.11]
The Year In TV: May 2010 (Mixed Media) [28.Jan.11]
The Year in Music: May 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Jan.11]
The Year in TV: April 2010 (Mixed Media) [18.Jan.11]
The Year in Music: April 2010 (Mixed Media) [14.Jan.11]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 2000s (Mixed Media) [12.Jan.11]
The Year in TV: March 2010 (Mixed Media) [5.Jan.11]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1990s (Mixed Media) [3.Jan.11]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1980s (Mixed Media) [30.Dec.10]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1970s (Mixed Media) [29.Dec.10]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1960s (Mixed Media) [28.Dec.10]
Ghosts of Presents Past: The 1950s (Mixed Media) [27.Dec.10]
The Year in Music: March 2010 (Mixed Media) [21.Dec.10]
February 2010 in TV (Mixed Media) [20.Dec.10]
The Year in TV: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [10.Dec.10]
Vintage TV Goes Digital (Mixed Media) [9.Dec.10]
Some Holiday Fun With Mr. Bean (Mixed Media) [8.Dec.10]
The Year in Music: February 2010 (Mixed Media) [7.Dec.10]
The Year in Music: January 2010 (Mixed Media) [29.Nov.10]
2011’s TV Trend: Remakes (Mixed Media) [19.Nov.10]
A Salute to Some Great War Movies (Mixed Media) [16.Nov.10]
Celebrating 70 Years of John Lennon (Mixed Media) [7.Oct.10]
Cult TV Spotlight: David McCallum (Mixed Media) [6.Oct.10]
The Continuing Legacy of Buddy Holly (Mixed Media) [28.Sep.10]
Remembering Rich Cronin (Mixed Media) [10.Sep.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Weekends (Channel Surfing) [27.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Fridays (Channel Surfing) [20.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays (Channel Surfing) [19.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Wednesdays (Channel Surfing) [18.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Tuesdays (Channel Surfing) [17.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - "Kreen Akrore" (Sound Affects) [16.Aug.10]
Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Mondays (Channel Surfing) [16.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - "Maybe I’m Amazed" (Sound Affects) [2.Aug.10]
ABC’s 'Rookie Blue' Is a Hit, But Why? (Channel Surfing) [2.Aug.10]
Paul McCartney - "Teddy Boy" (Sound Affects) [26.Jul.10]
Owl City Goes Sky Sailing (Mixed Media) [21.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Momma Miss America" (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Oo You" (Sound Affects) [13.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Man We Was Lonely" (Sound Affects) [9.Jul.10]
Paul McCartney - "Hot As Sun/Glasses" (Sound Affects) [28.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "Every Night" (Sound Affects) [21.Jun.10]
Celebrating 68 Years of Paul McCartney (Mixed Media) [18.Jun.10]
Bye Bye Bunnies (Mixed Media) [15.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "Valentine Day" (Sound Affects) [9.Jun.10]
Paul McCartney - "The Lovely Linda" (Sound Affects) [26.May.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': "Lost and Found" (Channel Surfing) [26.May.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': "Team Braverman" (Channel Surfing) [19.May.10]
Rewinding 'Supernatural': "Swan Song" (Channel Surfing) [14.May.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': "Solace" (Channel Surfing) [12.May.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': "Namaste No More" (Channel Surfing) [5.May.10]
Sons of Sylvia - "John Wayne" (MP3) (Mixed Media) [3.May.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': "Perchance to Dream" (Channel Surfing) [28.Apr.10]
Rewinding 'Supernatural': Hammer of the Gods (Channel Surfing) [23.Apr.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': Rubber Band Ball (Channel Surfing) [21.Apr.10]
Rewinding "Supernatural": 99 Problems (Channel Surfing) [9.Apr.10]
Rewinding Parenthood: "The Big O" (Channel Surfing) [6.Apr.10]
FOX Cancels "Sons of Tucson" (Mixed Media) [6.Apr.10]
Rewinding Parenthood: "The Situation" (Mixed Media) [31.Mar.10]
Rewinding 'Parenthood': Wassup (video) (Mixed Media) [24.Mar.10]
On TV: Parenthood (video) (Mixed Media) [4.Mar.10]
Past Life (new TV show / video) (Mixed Media) [10.Feb.10]
TV in 3D? (video) (Mixed Media) [2.Feb.10]
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