Imran Khan is a 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 other publications like Inside Entertainment, aRUDE and The Toronto Quarterly.
Hangin' Loose: Exploring British Soul in the Music of Loose Ends | 9 Feb 2016 // 8:00 PM
Loose Ends cultivated an art in supreme sophistication with their groundbreaking experiments in British soul and R&B during the '80s. Decades later, their music remains as potent as it was when it first graced the airwaves and clubs of both the UK and US.
X = Why? Annette Peacock's 'X-Dreams' | 10 Dec 2015 // 2:45 AM
In 1978, legendary music artist Annette Peacock released X-Dreams, a phantasmagorical exercise in harnessing the slipstreams of dreamed noises.
Many Strings to a Fiddle: The (Other)Worldly Sounds of QViolin | 7 Dec 2015 // 8:30 PM
An astonishing performer of mixed heritage, Quetzal Guerrero (QViolin) finds a balance between down home earthy blues and the simmering elegance of otherworldly Latin rock.
Litanies of Death and Desire: The Works of Alain Robbe-Grillet | 10 Nov 2015 // 8:30 PM
Often exploring the haunted depths of dissolute sexuality, author and filmmaker Alain Robbe-Grillet reframes the ideas of longing and desire through his usual exercises in repetitious narratives.
Resnais Explores Fear and Memory in Je t'aime je t'aime | 31 Jan 2016 // 8:10 PM
In slow, hypnotic ellipses, director Alain Resnais draws out the moribund inner world of a suicidal man haunted by a series of disturbing memories.
The Reign of 'Black Caesar' | 24 Jan 2016 // 8:09 PM
Trading on the charm of its leading man, Black Caesar is one of blaxploitation's classiest entries.
Adian Coker - "Been There" | 11 Nov 2015 // 9:30 AM
The British rapper's latest material sees him minimizing the aggression of his grittier excursions for a cooled and measured flow of liquid rhymes.
90BPM - "Istanbul" (video) | 11 Nov 2015 // 7:30 AM
A strange and catchy sampling of what is brewing in Turkey's underground hip-hop scene, 90BPM offer their latest single from their premiere album.