Friday, June 13 2014
A recent Planet Money episode about worker analytics provokes two things: a memory of a troubling past, and troubling vision of the future of work.
Thursday, June 12 2014
Still Life's narrative borders on Shakespearean levels of romantic tragedy and social commentary, making it the most poetic and philosophical in Opeth’s catalogue.
Wednesday, June 11 2014
On the moody but catchy "Paradise", Secret Cities show how they make the most of their differences.
Blue Note, one of the foremost jazz record labels, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a vinyl initiative, releasing highlights from its massive catalog over the course of two years. Here are some picks to get you started.
As the cynosure of the counterculture, Eve Babitz knew everybody worth knowing; slept with everybody worth sleeping with and better still, made herself felt in every encounter.
Tuesday, June 10 2014
PopMatters premieres the self-titled debut by Philadelphia's Northern Arms.
Two critical catfights are claiming to have buried art-forms which have shaped our civilisation for decades and centuries apiece. Are they entitled to do that?
Monday, June 9 2014
In his latest incarnation, Jack Ryan is always the most observant, most competent, most morally upstanding guy in the room.
With his latest release, Andrew Bird pays homage to the Handsome Family in that achingly beautiful way only he can.
Friday, June 6 2014
With the publication of his third novel, Tash Aw's celebrity status is now assured. But do the books equal the hype?