Call for Feature Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Jedd Beaudoin
Image: Jedd Beaudoin

Jedd Beaudoin is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. He holds an MFA in creative writing (fiction) from Wichita State University and hosts Strange Currency six nights week for Wichita Public Radio. His writing has appeared in No Depression and The Crab Orchard Review as well as at websites such as Ytsejam.com and Amazon.com.


Columns

Sunday, August 11 2013

John Fogerty Is Still Square, But He's Kinda Cool, Too

John Fogerty has teamed with a group of contemporary artists to deliver a celebration of his songs and of American music with Wrote a Song for Everyone. It couldn't be a more welcome celebration.


Monday, June 3 2013

Wrote a Song for Everyone: Slim Dunlap's Art/Roots Marriage

Former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap's roots run deeper than punk rock, but he's got an arty flare you might not expect from a man who loves Hank Williams and Chuck Berry.


Tuesday, April 2 2013

Always It’s You: Why the Everly Brothers Still Matter

Dawn McCarthy and Bonnie “Prince” Billy pay tribute to the Everlys with What the Brothers Sang, and the Chapin Sisters with A Date With the Everly Brothers, in their new tribute albums.


Monday, September 10 2012

In the Heart of Country Music in the Heart of the Country

How the Midwest remade country music in its own image -- and without even trying.


Monday, July 16 2012

What Nashville Might Learn from the Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops show us why it's important that country music gets in touch with its real base: rural America and the many gifts that rural America offers.


Reviews

Tuesday, April 8 2014

The FBI, MI5, the State Department and Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson was a powerful singer and orator whose towering intellect and strong beliefs in the dignity of all mankind may have cost him his reputation and career.


Monday, April 7 2014

On Little Feat and One of the Great Mismatches in Rock Journalism

Little Feat's place in rock 'n' roll history is undeniable, as is Ben Fong-Torres' role as a rock 'n' roll scribe.


Monday, April 7 2014

'Reign of Error' Attempts to Undo Some of the Most Toxic Thinking in American Education

Schools aren't failing, but we're failing at understanding them. Diane Ravitch doesn't just illuminate the problem, she provides real solutions that can be achieved.


Monday, February 24 2014

Get a Glimpse of an Early Social Network -- and Its Hackers -- in 'Exploding the Phone'

One of the earliest, and most illegal, social networks led to one of the greatest technological revolutions of our time.


Thursday, January 30 2014

It's Not Hip to Be Hip Anymore

The Cool School reminds us why sometimes it’s better not to be cool because if being cool means being as unbearable as some of these hopheads, what’s the point?


Cygnets: Dark Days [29.May.12]
Yarn: Almost Home [28.May.12]
San Cisco: Awkward [26.Mar.12]
The Life: Alone [13.Mar.12]
Holmes: Covers [23.Jan.12]
Husband: Husband [17.Nov.11]
Quilt: Quilt [16.Nov.11]
Sam Llanas: 4 A.M. [27.Oct.11]
CAVE: Neverendless [19.Oct.11]
Lavalier: Lavalier [19.Sep.11]
Bobby: Bobby [5.Sep.11]
The UV Race: Homo [27.Jul.11]
Greys: Ultra Sorta [21.Jun.11]

Blogs

Tuesday, November 1 2011

Doomtree Releases New Single "The Grand Experiment"

Music to quiet the anxieties of a post-Wugazi world.


Thursday, October 20 2011

John Wesley Harding: Video-making Man

John Wesley Harding teams up with Eugene Mirman for new video, "Sing Your Own Song", which spoofs a Paul Simon classic.


Tuesday, October 11 2011

Ólafur Arnalds Opens Up Living Room For Fans

Icelandic music master creates new album in one hot week.


Monday, October 10 2011

Him & Her: Nicole Atkins and Mick Fleetwood

So what if it's an extended tequila commercial? The pairing is unexpected and cool.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.