Mixed Media

September 2010

Gorillaz Bring N.E.R.D. on Board, Host Live Ustream Chat

The Gorillaz concept album Plastic Beach has been coming to life in Europe these past few months, and now their quest for total Northern Hemisphere

Day 1: My Journey to TIFF 2010: Wearing Dior at Taco Bell

PopMatters begins our annual coverage of the Toronto Film Festival today. We will include elements of traditional film criticism (as usual), reportage of the shoes of actresses (again, as usual), the legend Nicole Kidman, and more discussion of Black Swan than you ever thought possible.

Mixed Emotions: On the ‘Gulliver’s Travels’ Trailer

Somehow, I’ve remained completely oblivious over the past few months to the news that a new version of Jonathan Swift’s timeless Gulliver’s

Best Actress Rewind: 1987

Oscar-watcher Matt Mazur dips into the history of this category and compares the Academy nominees with his own (frequently better) nominees!

Belle and Sebastian TV

Rough Trade and Matador Records will release new Belle and Sebastian album Belle and Sebastian Write About Love on October 11 in the UK and October 12

Interpol Plays Live for KCRW Plus Provides Album Preview

Interpol plays intimate show before releasing new CD plus streams it online at KCRW.com

Remembering Rich Cronin

During the big “boy band” craze of the late ‘90s, early ‘00s, LFO stood out. Their hip-hop style and inventive, fast wordplay gave them memorable

The Dresden Dolls Announce Reunion

The Dresden Dolls, Boston's musical drama queens, will reunite and tour.

Maya Azucena Finishes Up New Album (video)

After traversing the globe for the first half of 2010—including Croatia, Ireland, and Jamaica—Grammy Award-winning humanitarian Maya Azucena is finishing up her third studio

Three Mile Pilot - “Still Alive” MP3 (PopMatters Premiere)

In a little over two weeks, San Diego indie rockers Three Mile Pilot are finally releasing their long-awaited follow-up to Another Desert, Another Sea.

August 2010

//Mixed media

Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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