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

Articles tagged akronfamily, echo park, los angeles, langhorne slim, sean hayes, active child, music, festival

Monday, May 4 2009

Akron/Family: Set ‘Em Wild, Set ‘Em Free

On its new album, the band delivers a masterpiece while ranging from pastoral ditties to noise-laden freak-outs.


Thursday, April 9 2009

Queering Madonna & stardom: As contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse

Madonna was as contradictory as Uncle Tom, except in reverse. She claimed to challenge the institution and dominance of the church while worshiping at the mantle of capitalism and white supremacy in ways that only reinforced the nexus of gender, race and class oppression and mutual exploitation.


Thursday, January 29 2009

What It Was Like

In the early '80s Detroit, Motown was as unquestionable as air. Who didn't like air?


Crips and Bloods: Made in America

Stacy Peralta's documentary traces the emergence of gangs in L.A., as well as their contexts and causes.


Tuesday, January 27 2009

John Zorn by John Brackett

One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.


Thursday, January 15 2009

Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Even if you're not actually walking around on the streets or going into buildings, the Los Angeles here feels just as fully realized as New York City does in Grand Theft Auto 4.


Thursday, December 18 2008

The Best Albums of 2008

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2008, highlighted by the return of British trip-hop legends and some infectious American indie rock by way of the Cascade Mountains.


Monday, December 8 2008

In Praise of Older Women: The Best Records of 2008 by Women 45 Years Old and Over

The old music-industry adage is that if a woman doesn't have a hit by the time she's 22 years old, she should probably look for another career. That's obviously a load of blarney.


Will & Grace: The Complete Series Collection

Grace may have started out in high-waisted, pleated pants, and Will may have sported a mullet, but over the years this pair really demonstrated how great TV comedy can be.


Friday, November 7 2008

Soul Men

While it's surely moving to see the closing credits tribute to the much-missed Bernie Mac, the route to that end is slow going.


Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008 (Features) [10.Sep.08]
Tanya Tagaq, Elbow, Travis… (Mixed Media) [9.Sep.08]
Festival: Come, Arrow, Come! (Reviews) [9.Jul.08]
Langhorne Slim: Langhorne Slim (Reviews) [25.Jun.08]
Flying Lotus: Los Angeles (Reviews) [12.Jun.08]
Aimee Mann : @#%&! Smilers (Reviews) [3.Jun.08]
20 Questions: Aimee Mann (Sound Affects) [2.Jun.08]
The Bucket List (Reviews) [26.Dec.07]
Admiring Oliver Sacks (Sources Say) [19.Oct.07]
Damiera: M(US)IC (Capsule Reviews) [5.Mar.07]
Situation: Comedy (Reviews) [26.Jul.05]
Pieces of April (2003) (Reviews) [23.Oct.03]
Madonna: Music (Reviews) [19.Sep.00]
Will & Grace (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Will & Grace (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
Cats & Dogs (2001) (Reviews) [1.Jan.95]
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.