Dorothy Burk
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Dorothy Burk is a full-time writer and media fiend from Northeastern California. Her work has appeared in Matter journal and on Dorothy loves talking about crime on television, Homicide: Life on the Streets and John Steinbeck.

Features // 4 Articles
Columns // 1 Articles
Reviews // 58 Articles
Blogs // 18 Articles

Living Inside the Song: An Interview with Mike Doughty | 22 Oct 2013 // 9:00 PM

He didn't play his old band's songs for years. Now, with CIRCLES SUPER BON BON, Doughty tackles the ghosts of his past and tells PopMatters all about it (and guitar pornography).

Pretty Time Bomb: An Interview with Sam Phillips | 16 Sep 2013 // 9:13 PM

After releasing things online for some time, Sam Phillips tells PopMatters about the joy of a physical release, how technology is impacting music today,


'Southland' Offers a Fresh Take on Police Procedurals | 26 Feb 2013 // 4:30 PM

Southland is both the epitome of a cop show and a substantial departure from traditional police procedurals.


'Big Sur' Brings Kerouac to the Screen with Fury and Force | 27 Jan 2014 // 8:10 PM

Michael Polish's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel is a perfect example of how a flowing, Beat classic can be transcribed to the screen with its spirit intact.

'Dancing, a Man's Game' and '50s-era Masculinity | 12 Jan 2014 // 8:10 PM

Masculinity, athleticism and grace take center stage in the newly released Omnibus special from 1958 featuring a young, fiery Gene Kelly.


'33 Postcards' Is a Classic Coming-of-Age Tale | 17 May 2013 // 6:20 AM

Chinese orphan Mei-Mei and her Australian sponsor, Dean Randall, have communicated throughout postcards for years. When Mei-Mei visits Australia with the children's choir she helps direct, she discovers the truth about her sponsor and even more about herself.

SFIFF Day 7: Frances Ha + Everyday Objects | 8 May 2013 // 3:30 AM

Stories about the ordinary lives of young women have abounded at film festivals this year. As we look at two of the most popular at SFIFF, we ask whether or not these films are as interesting as they're made out to be.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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