Mixed Media

May 2011

Can Viral Videos Be Art?

Is there such a thing as a highbrow viral video? We'll Never Know the Difference.


‘New Year Baby’ Airs This Week on the World Channel

“I was born on the Cambodian New Year in a refugee camp,” narrates Socheata Poeuv. “But my parents never told me much more than that,


Late Spring 2011 New Music Playlist

Reason for hope that the world didn't end...


The Wild Swans Set to Release First Album in 21 Years

The Wild Swans are one of those bands whose legend is several times bigger than its discography. In 1982 the Liverpudlian band, led by singer Paul


Fitz and the Tantrums Update

What a year it’s been for Fitz and the Tantrums. Since the PopMatters interview last Memorial Day weekend in the basement of a small


Wet Hair - “Labor of Love” (video)

The lonely organ and the disembodied voice have been staples of independent music since Suicide, but rarely have a group sounded so dandy about his


Crowded House’s Neil Finn Forms New Band, Pajama Club, With Wife Sharon

The band release Australian and American tour dates as well as new track "From a Friend to a Friend".


cirKus - “Bells” Eli Escobar and Bedsit Remixes MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

cirKus offers up a sweet slice of UK electro-soul with their new single "Bells", while two remixers reimagine the groovy tune.


Upside Down: The Creation Records Story

The influence of Alan McGee’s Creation Records on the course of mid-‘90s British music can’t be ignored. The label actually made its


April 2011

//Mixed media
//Blogs

'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

// Channel Surfing

"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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