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.
Wednesday, August 6 2014
After more than a decade on hiatus, Ruby returns with another set of intriguing, thought-provoking tunes. Lesley Rankine speaks with PopMatters about the return.
Sunday, July 27 2014
Canadian artist Jay Malinowski takes to the high seas for his lushly sprawling sophomore effort Martel.
Monday, June 9 2014
Capturing the cinematic sweep of a lounging troubadour on his last dime and meal, Michael J. Sheehy's cold romantic fables are the stuff of Tony Richardson films.
Monday, June 2 2014
If Days of Open Hand is an album of dreams, then there's surely the awareness of awakening, a consciousness hovering outside of the songs that is longing to be identified.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Greek actor Stathis Papadopoulos was poised to be the next big thing in Greek cinema following his bold and equally sensitive turn in Constantine Giannaris' From the Edge of the City more than 15 years ago. But Papadopoulos' star never ascended the way it should have.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
The music of the Caucasus is powered by national ardour and ritual. All that's needed is an open and willing audience to accept the undisclosed gifts it brings.
Tuesday, July 1 2014
A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.
Wednesday, April 2 2014
French pop's most peculiar figure has been baffling and delighting audiences for decades with her challenging blend of global music styles.
Sunday, March 30 2014
Hugh Fleetwood’s chilling and dark mysteries deal with psychologically-damaged characters, ones whose actions are usually the result of some personality disorder often undisclosed to everyone but the reader.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Italy’s independent hip-hop scene has so far produced some of the brightest, most interesting artists on European shores.
Sunday, July 20 2014
Exhaustive and thorough, Hisham D. Aidi's study on the Islamic influences in contemporary music is alternately informative and alienating.
Sunday, June 29 2014
With a sound at once soft and serene but clear and vibrant, Thomas Dybdahl returns with What's Left Is Forever.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
This bone-chilling story of a young, violated woman who has been pushed too far gets a much deserved re-release.
Monday, June 2 2014
Rapper Mondo Marcio revisits the golden age of Italian pop on his newest offering.
Tuesday, April 8 2014
France's unassuming chanteur nudges the heartstrings gently with his latest effort.
Thursday, June 12 2014
The singer's latest video clip takes its cues from the works of Maya Deren and Valie Export.
Monday, March 31 2014
A haunting paean to one's home city.
Thursday, March 27 2014
Italian rapper O'Priò fires off a missive to a former crime boss and sheds light on environmental disaster.
Thursday, January 30 2014
A moody, passionate ode to the city of lights, "Paris" remains one of Anna Domino's many overlooked gems.
Wednesday, January 29 2014
A menacing grind of factory-churning beats, "Paraffin" is Ruby's chilling account of love and sex, female praying mantis-style.