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Sunday, June 15 2008

20 Questions: Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s

Rhett Miller, lead vocalist of the Old 97's, chats with PopMatters' 20 Questions about fantasy football, his affinity for the protagonist in Wallace's Infinite Jest, and this neat little trick he does with spoons.

Sunday, June 8 2008

20 Questions: Thomas Dolby

Thomas Dolby's electronic impulses are fed by neurological brainstorms generated by the likes of Oliver Sacks and the artists and scientists of TED. PopMatters' 20 Questions gets a zap from Dolby's electrifying fingertips.

Monday, June 2 2008

20 Questions: Aimee Mann

Aimee Mann's new record, @#%&! Smilers, releases tomorrow in the U.S. She takes a moment to answer PopMatters' 20 Questions.

Sunday, June 1 2008

The Bravery

Sam Endicott descends from the band's busy orbit to talk with PopMatters 20 Questions about rude bus drivers, the beauty of thumbprints, and his somewhat disconcerting freaky memory.

Tuesday, May 27 2008

20 Questions: Tanna Frederick

Tanna Frederick speaks with PopMatters 20 Questions about the cat's meow, the best hot chocolate money can buy, and her intriguingly dexterous toes.

Sunday, May 18 2008

20 Questions: Miranda Lambert

In the wake of her upset win for Album of the Year last night at the Academy of Country Music Awards, Lambert sits down to riff on PopMatters' 20 Questions.

Sunday, May 11 2008

20 Questions: Tod A of Firewater

PopMatters 20 Questions caught up with Tod A of Firewater in Bali, where he shares some thoughts about cultural and political matters, and speculates on what visiting extraterrestrials might look like.

Friday, May 9 2008

20 Questions: Otis Taylor

Multi-instrumentalist and respected bluesman, re-imagines the banjo on his latest work, Recapturing the Banjo, released in February on Telarc Records. Collaborating with the likes of Guy Davis, Corey Harris, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Keb’ Mo’ and Don Vappie, Recapturing the Banjo got an 8 from PopMatters back in March. Our very own Lou Friedman said: "Otis Taylor is the only "modern day" bluesman who can make the blues sound primitive without being phony or contrived. And it really doesn’t matter what weapon he’s using to fire his musical provocations. In this case, he’s chosen a banjo as the primary cannon from his arsenal. Something way better than Recapturing the Banjo is going to have to come along to knock this off the pedestal as the best blues release of 2008.

Sunday, May 4 2008

20 Questions: Pico Iyer

The compassionate, prolific writer and traveler, Pico Iyer, talks with PopMatters 20 Questions, about the Dalai Lama, Benji, Keith Richards, and Paddington Bear.

Monday, April 28 2008

20 Questions: The Black Watch

John Andrew Fredrick of the Black Watch owns Donny Osmond's guitar and he's really happy about it.

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