Joe Vallese
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Deeper, Not Softer: An Interview with Princess Superstar | 19 Aug 2014 // 8:14 PM

She influenced too many off-beat divas to count, but was struggling for her own record deal. Now, Princess Superstar is back, and she means business.

Suiting Up: An Interview with Fred Nicolaus of Golden Suits | 7 Oct 2013 // 12:52 AM

When not performing with Department of Eagles, Fred Nicolaus is releasing incredible music with Golden Suits and exploring a deep love of John Cheever. The connection? He tells PopMatters all about it ...


Tori Amos: Unrepentant Geraldines (take 2) | 15 May 2014 // 8:06 PM

It wouldn’t be a Tori Amos album without some patriarchal ass whooping and she more than delivers here.


In Praise of the One-Scene Performance: An Interview with Alfre Woodard | 7 Nov 2013 // 3:00 AM

"As an actor, trying to do the best you can on a film, you think, do I say thank you or fuck you?" -- Alfre Woodard.

Best Supporting Actress: An Interview with 12 Years a Slave’s Lupita Nyong’o | 24 Oct 2013 // 2:31 AM

"The thought of doing Patsey in a method way would have destroyed me. Destroyed me. And I felt that I owed it to Patsey’s spirit to enjoy my freedom."

//Mixed media

That Ribbon of Highway: Sharon Jones Re-shapes Woody Guthrie's Song

// Sound Affects

"Sharon Jones and Woodie Guthrie knew: great songs belong to everybody.

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