Imran Khan
Contributing Editor

Imran Khan is a writer who lives in Canada. In addition to PopMatters, he has also written for other publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.

Features // 32 Articles
Columns // 35 Articles
Reviews // 97 Articles
Blogs // 74 Articles

Deep Soul Diving: Jahshua Smith Deconstructs 'The 4th Wall' | 24 Jul 2017 // 3:17 AM

Smith's music is balanced on a sagacious tip, where he examines the rigmaroles of daily life through the Afrocentric prism of dialogue and debate.

Dope Opera: Azeem Talks with PopMatters About His West Coast Hip-Hop Classic, 'Garage Opera' | 11 Jul 2017 // 10:00 PM

In 1999, Azeem recorded his underground classic Garage Opera, hip-hop's equivalent of garage rock.


The Riddle in the Middle of Nowhere: Anja Garbarek's 'Smiling and Waving' | 9 Aug 2017 // 9:00 PM

Impossibly Norwegian in style and substance, Anja Garbarek's Smiling and Waving describes the most ordinary lives lost in the voids of the most extraordinary riddles.

On Georgette Heyer's Debonair, Polished Butchery | 1 May 2017 // 9:30 PM

Heyer perfected the art of banter and her social engagements on the page often read like David Campton and Edward Albee plays -- sans the existential subversions.


Family Bonding, Poverty and Vagrancy in Children's Literature | 15 Jun 2017 // 9:45 PM

Three European classics, Seacrow Island, An Episode of Sparrows and Krabat and the Sorcerer’s Mill explore difficult topics with profundity and sincerity.

Woman: Happy Freedom | 11 Jun 2017 // 9:10 PM

Happy Freedom may be the only album to make you think of Marvin Gaye and Kraftwerk at the same time.


Black Milk Gives 'Em 'Hell' | 8 Jun 2017 // 6:30 AM

Much of If There's a Hell Below's themes relay anxieties buried deep, manifested as sound when they are unearthed.

Smudge and Jury: The Punk-Noir Pulp of 'I, The Jury' | 27 Apr 2017 // 6:00 AM

With all the roughneck charm of a '40s-era pulp novel and much style to spare, I, The Jury is a good, popcorn-filling yarn.

//Mixed media

Gremlins and the Housewife in 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark'

// Short Ends and Leader

"The house itself wants to pull the neurotic woman into its maw and absorb her whole as a literal housewife;

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