Imran Khan is a freelance writer who lives in Canada. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Communications at York University before studying Creative Writing at the University of Toronto for Continuing Studies. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for such publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Curiouser and Curiouser: An Interview With Charlie Winston | 16 Mar 2015 // 10:00 PM
The British singer's latest LP, Curio City, finds all of his influences distilled down to a funk-strummed groove of pure pop magic.
What's He Banging on About?: An Interview with Rapper Bang On! | 11 Feb 2015 // 9:19 PM
The young MC Bang On! may play dumb, but he's sharp as a tack.
Meditations in Sound: The Jazz Africana of Pharoah Sanders | 22 Jun 2015 // 9:30 PM
Exploring the realms of African mysticism, Pharoah Sanders walks an extraordinary path through the hinterland of jazz music's otherworld.
Portrait of a Family in the Throes of Freudian Panic | 20 May 2015 // 10:30 PM
An electrifying story of deadly obsessions and poisonous pedagogy, Pin captures perfectly the dread and unease of '80s American suburbia.
'The Escapees' Is Equally Preposterous and Poetic | 24 Jun 2015 // 4:30 AM
At turns poignant and silly, The Escapees is a lesser picture by Jean Rollin, one devoid of his fanciful surrealism.
'Hammer' Introduces One of Blaxploitation's Most Popular Figures | 21 Jun 2015 // 9:10 PM
Significant for its launch of Fred Williamson's career, Hammer is a typical entry into the blaxploitation fold, a cauldron of genre tropes that never really reaches a boiling point.
Brad Gooch's Memoir, 'Smash Cut', Is That of a Literary Connoisseur | 28 Apr 2015 // 6:00 AM
Gooch traces the life of '70s and '80s New York with his partner, Howard Brookner, with humour and poignancy.
An Echo From the Ghetto: An Interview With Rapper Luca Brazi | 4 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM
Spitting poems from England's ghettos, British rapper Luca Brazi presents a more sombre and thoughtful approach to hip-hop.