Friday, December 16 2005
Philip Roth missed out on the Nobel Prize for Literature this year. Instead, he received a different prize, but one he considered near as worthy. The intersection of Keer and Summit Avenues in Newark, New Jersey, the setting for many of Roth's novels, including sections of his latest, The Plot Against America, was renamed Philip Roth Plaza. A man of time and place such as Roth couldn't ask for a better honor.
Friday, July 1 2005
Friday, March 11 2005
Introduction by Justin Cober-Lake - PopMatters writers take a look at the new technology and techniques designed to prevent you from copying the music on your CDs. Is it fair? Is it right?
Friday, February 25 2005
Dead at 67 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Hunter S. Thompson leaves behind a legacy of truth — or the desire, at least, to tell it. Hard and often. PopMatters writers dip their collective hats to the man who, in most cases, brought them here.
Thursday, January 6 2005
Friday, December 17 2004
That favorite rite of passage for all music critics is here again . . . the annual top 10 lists, or in this case top 100. What you have before you is our mammoth list of 100 of the best records of the year as voted on by our entire music staff.
Wednesday, December 1 2004
PopMatters looks back over the last five years and reflects on where we started, where we've been, and how far we've come. We're also presenting a list of Editors' Picks from each section of the site -- pieces collected from five years of the sharp, incisive writing that has been the hallmark of the PopMatters standard.
Monday, November 1 2004
PopMatters is pleased to bring you These Times/This Place: a collection of essays from various parts of the globe devoted to what the world looks like from this time, in that place, where each writer is standing.
Friday, May 7 2004
Godzilla has changed. At 50, he is no longer the hulking, pea-brained brute we thought. Our writers contemplate his transition from bringer of Armageddon to bringer of agathon, a fierce and ironic comfort to children who sense that theirs is a dangerous world.
Saturday, March 20 2004
The annual independent music and film festival is back, and PopMatters gives you day-by-day coverage of the good, the bad, and the best-be-forgotten moments.
Friday, January 9 2004
Wednesday, December 17 2003
That favorite rite of passage for all music critics is here again . . . the annual top 10 lists, or in this case top 50. As in years past, we have top 10s from the whole crew of regular PopMatters music writers, but this year we're adding a twist. What you have before you is our mammoth list of the 50 best records of the year as voted on by our entire music staff.