Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Havana Marking

Features

Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.


Reviews

Wednesday, January 26 2011

Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star

In Silencing the Song: An Afghan Fallen Star, Setara is outspoken and confident, remarkably willing to question sanctions and expectations that she will, in fact, be still.


Monday, April 12 2010

Afghan Star

Havana Marking's profound documentary explains why there is much more at stake than celebrity on Afghan Star.


Wednesday, March 17 2010

Afghan Star

The admirers of the TV show Afghan Star are legion (the first season's finale garnered 11 million viewers). They're also easy to spot.


Thursday, June 25 2009

Afghan Star

Afghan Star explores this American Idol-like show's effects on singers, producers, and thrilled fans -- not to mention those who reject it as one more sign of debasing Western influence.


Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.