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Monday, August 16 2010

Josh Ritter + Justin Townes Earle + Dawn Landes: 8 August 2010 - New York

Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.


Wednesday, July 9 2014

‘Ramrod’ Is a Western of Doubles

Andre De Toth's noir-ish western, Ramrod, is notable for its examination of doubles; almost every character has someone else who matches their identity.


‘Operation Petticoat’ Is Too Tightly Buttoned

Operation Petticoat, one of post-war America's more popular war flicks, is an example of the era's basically conservative teases.


Dirty Diapers Don’t Scare Me Nearly as Much as the Wiggles Do

Parenthood comes with a lot of change, and a lot of decisions to be made, including this one: What’s your musical strategy?


Tuesday, July 8 2014

The Green Seed - “Gotchoo” (audio) (Premiere)

You can stream "Gotchoo" by the the Birmingham, Alabama hip-hop outfit the Green Seed, exclusively on PopMatters.


Nobody Should Feel Embarrassed to Read YA Fiction

Young Adult literature is not just for kids, and it fills an important niche left vacant by much of contemporary "adult" fiction.


The Groundbreaking Wonderfulness of ‘I Spy’

I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry.


Monday, July 7 2014

Jumping Off the Bay-Wagon

With his picture postcard imagery and similarly shorthanded scripting, Michael Bay's movies may be nothing more than a colorful crib mobile.


Wednesday, July 2 2014

Shocking the Casbah: The Maghrebi-Noir of Rachid Taha

A furious mix of hip-hop beats, Arabic primal screams and punk-rock guitars, Taha brilliantly battles against the ideologies of both Western and Arab traditions.


‘Boy in the Twilight: Stories of the Hidden China’ Is both Trivial and Expansive

There is nothing hidden about the world of these stories, and Yu Hua’s writing is defined by its plainspoken voice and depiction of quotidian lives.


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