Mixed Media

August 2011

Best Actress Rewind: 1961

Best Actress Rewind is back! Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur challenges the Academy's choices in his favorite category, comparing the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!


Elvis Is Still Dead: 10 (Mostly) Respectful Cultural Invocations of the King

Elvis was a hero to most... but that's beside the point. He has loomed as large as any other artist during the past few decades. Here are 10 examples of his enduring influence.


‘Out. The Glenn Burke Story’ Airing on Versus 17 August

In the mid 1970s, Glenn Burke came out. A Major League Baseball player, he had not kept his identity secret from his colleagues or friends.


Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps - “Calliope” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Minneapolis' Caroline Smith & the Good Night Sleeps are still rooted in folk rock, but expanding into contemporary indie rock. The catchy hooks remain, but their new sound destined to win the group a whole new set of fans, while pleasing the old ones


‘The Oath’ Re-airs on PBS’ POV 16 August

Driving a taxi in Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, Abu Jandal says the job lets him “go out and mingle with people,” and as often


Prussia - “Mediator” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

Tomorrow Detroit's Prussia bring us "T.S. Eliot’s drunken scribbling on a bathroom wall" in their new "Poor English" 10-inch release series.


Cosmo Jarvis - “My Day” Video (PopMatters Premiere)

Brian Eno calls Cosmo Jarvis "a new kind of person; a new kind of artist." Today we're proud to present the US online premiere of Jarvis' latest video for the anthemic and punky, "My Day", a tune with rousing choruses and sneering attitude up the wazoo.


Download the Wild Swans’ “In Secret”

In the mid-to-late 1980s, lots of bands popped up that sounded like Echo & the Bunnymen. On the surface, the Wild Swans were one of


‘Be Like Others’ Airs on ITVS’ Global Voices, Beginning 14 August

“It is curious that homosexuality is a crime [in Iran],” observes Dr. Bahram Mir-Jalali. “Why do they then give permission to transsexuals?” Certainly, gender and


100 Essential Directors - David Cronenberg

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.


July 2011

June 2011

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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