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Monday, August 4 2014

Korea Is Making World Domination Cool Again (and Family-friendly, Too)

The Birth of Korean Cool is a thoroughly researched and engaging account of the rise and spread of the Korean pop culture phenomenon.


The Queen of Rockabilly Looks Back: Wanda Jackson at 9th Street Summerfest

The First Lady of Rockabilly gave an energetic set at the 9th Street Summerfest in Missouri, mixing together youthful zeal with old-time classics.


Joyous Cadre of Cinematic Excrement: ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000: XXX’

There are good MST3K box sets, and then there are great MST3K box sets. The difference? All the Jack Palance jokes you could ever hope for.


Arkells: High Noon

Arkells seem to exist solely on a plateau of their own, and that's what makes them so darn special.


Friday, August 1 2014

‘Get On Up’: James Brown Imagined

"You see where this thing is going" from the first frames of Get On Up. But you also wish you didn't; you wish that it would have been smarter, more nuanced, and less fantastic.


Ruby Rose: “Break Free” (video) (Interview)

PopMatters speaks with Ruby Rose and Butterfly Boucher about "Break Free", the compelling and provocative video of Rose's that Boucher directed.


Nona Hendryx: 7 July 2014 - New York

Nona Hendryx got unplugged and honored her classic soul group Labelle during her second sold-out engagement of 2014 at Joe's Pub.


‘Slander’ Airs Out the Dirty Laundry of the Genteel ‘50’s

Slander hasn't dated much at all; it still engages the viewer with something harsh and sordid under its veneer of '50s gentility.


Bleachers: Strange Desire

The fun. guitarist steps out on his own, and the result proves that Nate Ruess isn't the only guy in his other band that can write a stadium-sized hook.


On the Relationship Between the Scribe and the Scoundrel

Robert Spoo's Without Copyrights takes you through the winding and dimly-lit alleyways of professional courtesies and the narrow passageways of intellectual property.


The Architecture of War in ‘King and Country’ (Short Ends and Leader) [31.Jul.14]
Living and Dying for Silent Film (Columns) [29.Jul.14]
Cardinal: Cardinal (reissue) (Reviews) [23.Jul.14]
The Bug - “Void/Function” (audio) (Mixed Media) [16.Jul.14]
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