Paul Maher

Paul Maher is the author of the critically-acclaimed Kerouac: His Life and Work, Jack Kerouac's American Journey, Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis and Empty Phantoms. He is currently at work completing a collection of interviews with Tom Waits and beginning production on his first indie drama.

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The Calm Before 'The Tree of Life' | 27 May 2010 // 5:00 PM

With The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick, the mysterious director no one knew about save for film buffs, will be on the tip of everybody's tongue come the awards season of 2011.


Pacific Hell Amid Days of Heaven: Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line' | 1 Oct 2010 // 3:30 AM

PopMatters' Paul Maher speaks with cast and crew about what went into Terrence Malick's million-and-a-half feet of film (250 hours) that would become The Thin Red Line (re-released on DVD by Criterion, 28 September).

Manly Love: Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg's Letters | 20 Jul 2010 // 5:00 PM

Kerouac and Ginsberg are cosmic twins borne from Whitman’s Universal skull, bonded as comrades, cerebrally-joined as poets -- but it will sour for Kerouac when Ginsberg uses his poetic voice as a political trump card.


'Still on the Road' Shines a New Light On Dylan's Lyrics | 23 Sep 2010 // 5:00 PM

Clinton Heylin gives a fresh perspective to the enormous oeuvre that is the latter half of Dylan's career path.


The Discovery of the Identity of Jack Kerouac's 'Watermelon Man' | 10 Sep 2010 // 1:00 AM

Who was the watermelon man of Jack Kerouac's great Lowell-fantasy novel, 'Dr. Sax'?

Evolving Lifeforms: Interview with Plants and Animals' Matthew Woodley | 15 Jul 2010 // 4:00 AM

PopMatters' Paul Maher talks to Plants and Animals own Matthew Woodley about the evolution of the band's sound and their latest release, La La Land.

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Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee as Green Day and Others Also Speak Out at Global Citizen Festival

// Notes from the Road

"The 2017 Global Citizen Festival's message for social action was amplified by Stevie Wonder and many other incredible performers and notable guests.

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