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Features // 31 Articles
Columns // 4 Articles
Reviews // 45 Articles
Blogs // 17 Articles
News // 9 Articles
Media // 2 Articles
//Features

Last of the Rock Stars? An Interview With Elliott Murphy
19 Mar 2015 // 8:20 PM

As Elliot Murphy tells PopMatters, the new reimagining of his 1973 debut Aquashow may be the most profound musical adventure of his 40-plus year career yet.

Everything Has Changed, Nothing Has Changed: Music in a Post-9/11 World
2 Mar 2015 // 9:00 PM

The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.

//Columns

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War
7 Mar 2013 // 4:30 PM

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?

Dylan As Text, Sub-Text, Ur-Text in 'Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown'
22 Jun 2011 // 4:00 PM

This is Bob Dylan as shifting text, not just layered like pages, back or front, or over-laid like a palimpsest, but cross-wise and motile as a termite.

//Reviews

Bob Dylan: Shadows in the Night
3 Feb 2015 // 8:06 PM

Bob Dylan doesn’t try to compete with Sinatra -- he knows better than that. Shadows in the Night is clearly an act of love and honor.

Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11
3 Nov 2014 // 8:06 PM

This massive set works as an outlier in Dylan's Bootleg Series. It lets us see Dylan exploring his relationship with music.

//Blogs

Sam Peckinpah's 'Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid' Is the Last Great Western
20 Mar 2015 // 4:00 AM

This is not just a great Peckinpah film, but perhaps Hollywood’s last great classic Western, a film of tremendous self-reflection and deep sadness.

Bob Dylan - "The Night We Called It a Day" (video)
2 Mar 2015 // 5:55 AM

The legendary singer/songwriter Bob Dylan gets away with murder in the old-timey noir music video of his Frank Sinatra cover "The Night We Called It a Day".

//News

Back to the Basement With Bob Dylan
3 Nov 2014 // 8:15 AM

Taken as a single seven-hour-plus narrative told in music, the recordings bear witness to the birth of a new Dylan, one for whom songs are restless creations that gain strength with each new interpretation.

Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ as a film? 10 albums seeking scripts
9 Apr 2012 // 1:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — A Brazilian production company has acquired the rights to Bob Dylan’s landmark 1975 album “Blood on the Tracks” for an English-language feature film,

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Wanted' Is a Spaghetti Western That Will Leave You Wanting

// Short Ends and Leader

"The charisma of Giuliano Gemma and some stellar action sequences can't save this sub-par spaghetti western.

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