Mixed Media

July 2011

The Grownup Noise - “Carnival” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Boston's the Grownup Noise are one of those perfectly named bands whose moniker sums up their aesthetic to a tee, showing a devotion to classic pop composition, simultaneously laden with hooks and rich in texture.


‘The Interrupters’ Opens in Select Theaters on 29 July

“The block is quiet,” remembers Ameena Matthews, “And I’m looking down the street, and here come the sisters of the guy that got his


Shoplifters of the World Unite Soon, Now

The Smiths will be releasing a ginormous boxset (as of this writing) on 3 October 2011. The boxset, whose enormity is only eclipsed by Morrissey’s louder-than-bombs


Steve James Master Class Begins at Maysles Cinema on 28 July

The Answer—Allen Iverson—has always provoked questions. Steve James’ documentary, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson, revisits some of these, beginning with a


Billy Bragg Protests Rupert Murdoch

Bragg continues a protest song cycle with a very topical entry


Alberta Cross Teams with Ketel One for New Campaign

Alberta Cross is currently working on their sophomore album, but in the meantime they have teamed with Ketel One (who happens to make one of the yummiest vodkas on the planet), for the beverage-maker's "Gentlemen, This Is Vodka" campaign.


Amy Winehouse: A Look at Another Promising Career That Came to a Tragic End

A look back at Amy Winehouse’s most memorable moments is sadly short, due to her depressingly short life.


The Flaming Lips and Lightning Bolt - “I Want to Get High ...” (video)

In recent months, the Flaming Lips have released songs on a USB encased in a gummy fetus, recorded a cover version of The Dark Side


‘The Pot Republic’ Premieres on ‘Frontline,’ 26 July

The legalization of medical marijuana in California has led to a Green Rush, or, as attorney Bill Panzer puts it, a “wild, wild west.” As


‘Mugabe and the White African’ Premieres on PBS on 7/26 at 10pm

Lucy Bailey and Andrew Thompson’s documentary traces the legal case that white farmer Mike Campbell brings against the Zimbabwean government. He’s a white


June 2011

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'Who' Will Be the Next Doctor?

// Channel Surfing

"What shall it be? A Doctor with whip-smart delivery of his lines? A woman who will bewitch before she kicks a Dalek's ass? Oh, the possibilities...

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