Alan Light
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A Blockbuster Turns 30: Alan Light Talks About Prince and 'Purple Rain'
5 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

Music journalist and author of Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain Alan Light talks with PopMatters about Prince's one-of-a-kind perfect album.

Old Ideas and New Generations: What Leonard Cohen Means to Us
7 Feb 2013 // 4:10 PM

Leonard Cohen endures and conquers. But does he mean something different to Millenial audiences than he did to their parents? Can the legend of Cohen escape its own clichés?


You Can't Keep a Good Hook Down: 'The Holy or the Broken'
18 Mar 2013 // 10:05 PM

Residing within Leonard Cohen’s Tower of Song is the Power of the Hook. Simplicity is a hook’s primary attribute: It must be so simple that even a toddler can sing along.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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