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Disney’s purchase of Marvel Enterprises puts the house of Mickey Mouse in the superhero biz

Make way for the amazing Spider-Mouse. In an entertainment-industry stunner, the Walt Disney Co. announced Monday that it was buying comic-book giant Marvel Enterprises for $4

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24 Aug 2009 // 1:00 AM

Black Gay Marriage

Listening to ‘A Spirited Debate on Gay Marriage’ from the Michael Eric Dyson Show

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The Best of Simon and Kirby by Jack Kirby

For Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, as with most creators during the boom years of the early '40s, comics were as much about earning a paycheck as they were about creative expression.

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Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.

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20 Jul 2009 // 3:14 AM

Rain dancing in India's long awaited Monsoon to OthrSdeOf80's R&B tracks.

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12 Apr 2009 // 9:00 PM

India Shining?: America’s Indian Moment

Perhaps Slumdog Millionaire is an elaborate, cinematic version of Bobby Jindal. Perhaps Western audiences have so deeply appreciated Boyle's film because it subtly reiterates a symbolic order that is as familiar as colonial conquest.

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31 Mar 2009 // 11:00 AM

Over the past few years, it has been my sad duty to help “roast” dozens of friends and colleagues who have retired - or, because

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AIDS Sutra ed. by Negar Akhavi

The deepest and darkest secrets in India are those that even people who have lived there don’t talk about. To do so would admit that something was very, very wrong.

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27 Oct 2008 // 5:18 AM

Comic books take on McCain, Obama, Palin

Barack Obama wins the endorsement of a green, scaly superhero with Chicago connections and big biceps. Sarah Palin wields a hockey stick so she can

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4 Sep 2008 // 9:58 PM

Suarasama: Fajar di Atas Awan

Fajar di Atas Awan is an album that cools and balances the brain.

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Pathways to Creation: Exploring Sacred Music in Fes, Morocco

PopMatters goes to Morocco for the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music to honor and share the world’s great spiritual music traditions. At this 14th annual festival, Derek Beres would hear the indigenous sounds of Vietnam, Tunisia, Norway, Pakistan, Belgium, America, and much more.

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27 Jun 2008 // 4:07 AM

Comics are leaping from page to screen

In this weekend’s potential blockbuster “Wanted,” Morgan Freeman hands a gun to the film’s reluctant antihero and orders him to shoot the wings

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Debashish Bhattacharya: Calcutta Chronicles

This is an excellent disc, one that rewards multiple visits.

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26 Feb 2008 // 5:30 AM

Zuda Comics takes comic books online and invites reader

Read. Vote. Create. That’s the Zeitgeist of Zuda Comics, a new online DC Comics site that’s putting adventurous comic creators on the same

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8 Jan 2008 // 11:39 PM

Pakistan Tops List of Journalists Killed in 2007 In 2002 Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was murdered in Pakistan. His widow, Mariane, also a journalist, wrote

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2 Jan 2008 // 2:08 AM

If you wanted to be cool in 2007, you wrote a graphic novel. If you wanted to make a hit film, you bought the rights to

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27 Nov 2007 // 9:00 PM

Hero by Perry Moore

Not since Superfolks by Robert Mayer, has there been a novel as important to contemporary superhero mythology, and subsequently, the comic book medium.

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The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

In Paul Theroux’s brackish, world-weary new collection, India is inherently unknowable and inevitably dangerous, the result of such knowledge being disappointment at best and, at worst, rape, dissolution, or death.

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12 Nov 2007 // 8:57 PM

Alejandro Franov: Khali

Alejandro Franov helps Juana Molina with her albums. On Khali he uses instruments that imitate the flowing sound of water, rain, or rivers.

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9 Sep 2007 // 9:42 PM

Postcards by Jason Rodriguez [Editor]

Of significant note to comic fans may be the inclusion of a story by the prolific Harvey Pekar.

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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

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"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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