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by Karen Zarker

23 May 2013

Ethan Hawke in Michael Almereyda's Hamlet (2000)

PopMatters seeks feature essays (min. 1,200 words - no max. limit) arguing the pros and cons of anachronism in film, literature, video games, music and other products of pop culture.

by PopMatters Staff

22 May 2013

In commemoration of the 20-year anniversary of the release of ‘Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)’, PopMatters is inviting submissions for a special section devoted to all things Wu. Essays run 1,200-3000 words on any aspect of the album, on the individual MCs, the RZA’s production techniques, Wu culture, the Wu-Tang as a business model, the legacy of 36 chambers, and anything else that fits.

by Karen Zarker

15 Feb 2013


Pitch Deadline: None. This is a standing call.
Contact: Karen Zarker
Email: zarker at popmatters dot com

PopMatters has many connections with DVD distributors in the UK. We’re looking for UK-based folks to pen reviews on current DVD releases, as well as to write feature articles on aspects of UK film and TV culture and history.

by PopMatters Staff

17 Oct 2012

Flash Points provides a critical overview of cultural trends and developments. As the title indicates, Flash Points is a direct response to issues raised within the media. It critically covers topics with a broad purview, ranging from latest news to new film trailers.

by PopMatters Staff

30 Sep 2011

Informed, intelligent, engaged and engaging writing (ergo, engaged thinking) is the hallmark of PopMatters. Our writers are cultural generalists with a broad range of interests; thus, our scope is broadly cast on all things pop culture. However, you don’t always have to write a 2,500-word essay to capture (and keep) our interest. PopMatters blogs, which are very popular with our hip, informed readership, run the gamut of topics in culture, and we’re looking for people who love to blog about all the world’s cultural offerings. Indeed, we encourage you to explore all mediums, and express most thoughtfully on all that you see, hear, read, play, watch, do.

//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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