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 // 37 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.


No Place Like 'Homem': Rapper Terra Preta Gives Hip-Hop a Brazilian Re-Think | 2 Oct 2017 // 9:00 PM

Preta's chancy way with a honeyed melody and the sensual pulse of Afro-Brazilian rhythms calls to mind the vibrant colours of his São Paulo’s coastal ridges; beautiful and exhilarating all at once.

Norse Code: The Rise of Nordic Literature | 20 Sep 2017 // 9:00 PM

Nordisk Books, a small, UK-based press, is behind the push of a Nordic literature revival. PopMatters talks with Duncan Lewis about taking the genre beyond the usual crime novels.


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

NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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