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.
Spoken-Hearted: An Interview With OVEOUS | 8 Nov 2015 // 9:00 PM
Finding a softly sensual counterpoint to the minimal robotic grooves, rapper OVEOUS employs a haunting and hot-blooded practice in humanizing the machine.
The "Dom"-inant Strain: Dom Bouffard's Manifold Sounds | 9 Sep 2015 // 8:59 PM
A writer and musician of diverse works, Dom Bouffard discusses his evolution from punk-rocker to sound-art composer.
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.
The Young Turk: Kamufle's Basement-Deep Hip-Hop | 15 Oct 2015 // 8:30 PM
In his full proper debut album, Turkish rapper Kamufle creates brilliant soundscapes that evoke the vibrant and animated colours of graffiti art, where daisy-age hip-hop meets an Eastern sensibility.
'A Black Veil for Lisa' Isn't Worth Unveiling | 16 Nov 2015 // 1:30 AM
An obscure relic from late '60s European cinema, A Black Veil for Lisa is a standard giallo thriller -- minus the blood and thrills.
Stepping Out (and Stepping Back in Time) With a Few 'Modern Girls' | 29 Oct 2015 // 8:10 PM
A flashy relic from the '80s, Modern Girls is full of unrelenting, heedless energy, moving from setpiece to setpiece like a demented Bob Fosse number performed along Sunset Strip.
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.