Dylan Nelson
PopMatters PopLocal Features Editor
Features // 2 Articles
Reviews // 48 Articles
Blogs // 10 Articles

Underground Music: A Day in the Life of a Chicago Subway Station | 10 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM

For most Chicagoans, the Jackson station downtown is little more than a fleeting backdrop for the daily grind. But for the musicians who spend hours, sometimes days, performing for the crowds, the station has a more vital significance. The subway is a place for commuters, tourists and transit workers. It's also a place for artists.

After the Boom: An Interview with Roommate | 27 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

What began as an assignment handed down from a roommate while he was gone has turned into Kent Lambert's main gig, a far cry from being a filmmaker in New York ...


Jim Ford: Harlan County | 24 Oct 2011 // 3:59 PM

Jim Ford's overlooked masterpiece gets a reissue.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Unknown Mortal Orchestra | 3 Oct 2011 // 3:59 PM

The debut album from these indie rockers generates a sense of forgettable déjå vu.


100 Essential Directors - Robert Bresson | 8 Aug 2011 // 1:30 AM

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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