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Tuesday, March 18 2014

Literary Giant Saadat Hasan Manto Wrote Honestly About Muslims in Bombay

Manto was no Charles Bukowski with a tendency to excoriate the perils of the female flesh, nor Alifa Rifaat, who wrote frankly about female desire and lust; he created his own world where women were not victims.


Wednesday, August 28 2013

Here’s a Thrilling Look at Comics from a New Perspective, and It’s Better Than Most Superhero Films

What happens when our sense of security is diminished and the lines between good and evil are no longer identifiable? What happens when heroes take on characteristics of villains, and perceived villains garner our sympathy?


Sunday, August 4 2013

‘The Magic of Saida’ Takes Us Inside the Mind of the Double Immigrant

M.G. Vassanji’s style is neither stream of conscious nor a collection of terse and pithy statements; rather this book is more like a well-woven collection of narratives that are all connected through one person.


Tuesday, July 16 2013

No Place for Daydreamers: Becky Cloonan’s DIY Comics

Gothic-styled heartbreak figures into Becky Cloonan's self-published trilogy, but that ain't the half of it.


Thursday, June 20 2013

Murkiness, Creepy Comics in ‘Montague Terrace’

Those paying rent at Montague Terrace tend toward paranoia, hallucinations, and occasional nastiness.


Monday, June 3 2013

Farewell, Maestro: Rituparno Ghosh (1963-2013)

Upon the untimely death of the Indian film director Rituparno Ghosh, PopMatters remembers his remarkable career as a director, screenwriter and activist.


Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s ‘Oleander Girl’ Captures the Complex, ‘Real’ India

Explaining India to non-Indians is never easy, but this book may achieve that goal by illustrating not just the chaos, but the simple truth that for all of its bedlam, it is still a place of resolute, obdurate tradition.


Wednesday, May 29 2013

New York City-Sourced Chaos in Graphic Novel ‘Strange Attractors’

Instability underpins this maps-and-Manhattan-centric graphic novel from Charles Soule.


Wednesday, May 8 2013

Comics Creator Matt Kindt’s ‘Fine Art’

Each page that comics creator Matt Kindt produces is marked by an ability to communicate nostalgia that is immediate and striking.


Monday, August 20 2012

Fanboy Fury and Authoring ‘Before Watchmen’

Why have fanboys, this group of devoted readers, turned against the mainstream comics industry?


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Tribeca Film Festival 2010: Road, Movie (Notes from the Road) [27.Apr.10]
Egads! Comics! In the Library! (Columns) [6.Apr.10]
Marvel’s iPad App (video) (Mixed Media) [6.Apr.10]
Creator: Various (Columns) [9.Mar.10]
Red Baraat: Chaal Baby (Capsule Reviews) [22.Feb.10]
A Case for Comics in College (Columns) [2.Feb.10]
Mouse Guard: Winter 1152 (Reviews) [29.Sep.09]
Comic Re-Imagining (Columns) [17.Sep.09]
Black Gay Marriage (Sources Say) [24.Aug.09]
Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson (Reviews) [20.Jul.09]
Monsoon Dance (Sound Affects) [20.Jul.09]
AIDS Sutra ed. by Negar Akhavi (Reviews) [30.Nov.08]
Suarasama: Fajar di Atas Awan (Capsule Reviews) [4.Sep.08]
Debashish Bhattacharya: Calcutta Chronicles (Capsule Reviews) [2.Jun.08]
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