Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best Non-Fiction of 2010
23 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM
PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.
Bob Dylan in America
7 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM
Over Coppertone-slicked bodies on Santa Monica Beach and out of secluded make-out spots and shopping-center parking lots and everywhere else American teenagers gathered that summer, it seemed that the ba-de-de-bum-de-bum announcing Dylan’s hit about getting stoned was blaring from car radios and transistor radios.
The Marriage of Art and Commerce: '360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story'
3 Jan 2013 // 5:10 PM
This sumptuous coffee table book shows and tells the history of one of the most important record labels in the world through an abundance of photographs and an impressive text by noted historian, Sean Wilentz.
'Bob Dylan in America': The Man Contains Multitudes
3 Oct 2010 // 5:00 PM
Sean Wilentz has transformed a biography of a musician into an examination of America's mythic narratives. Along the way he becomes, like the man he studies, has become something of a sacred bard himself.