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by Jessy Krupa

6 Apr 2010


FOX’s Sons of Tucson has only aired four episodes, but the network has now announced that the new series is canceled. Imdb.com lists 13 completed episodes, but it isn’t known if any of them will air at a later date.

I watched the show, but found that it needed some work. The concept, streetwise brothers hiring a slacker to pretend to be their father so that they can stay out of foster care, was interesting, but the show had its problems. While much of the show focused on the often illegal exploits of “fake dad” Ron, weak storylines were put upon the kids, who showed more acting potential. However, the last few moments of the last episode showed some promise, in which Ron took the time to teach his neglected pretend son how to throw a baseball. Also keep in mind that there isn’t really much else on Sunday nights. What do you think? Are you going to miss Sons of Tucson?

by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


Enter for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Coachella by taking the AXE Morning Alertness Test at coachella.mog.com.  Win 2 festival tickets and a chance to attend the AXE Shower sponsored Anthem Lagoon pool party VIP style.

Some big names will be playing this year’s event, including Jay-Z, Gorillaz, Pavement, Muse, Phoenix, Thom Yorke, and LCD Soundsystem.

Enter the contest.

by John Lindstedt

6 Apr 2010


Marvel recently unveiled it’s new application for Apple’s iPad, and it’s essentially the already existing iPhone application Comixology, but limited to Marvel titles. So basically, it’s an iTunes for Marvel comics that you can read on your iPad, scrolling and zooming as you please.

The layout and function seem pretty smooth, but as digital prices run about the same as their paper counterparts, it may be pointless for some. Others, however, may appreciate the instant access and perpetual “mint condition”.

by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward) have been making the late night TV promo rounds for their latest LP Volume Two, which Joshua O’Neill says “plays like the second half of a somewhat bloated double album”. The late night bookers sure love them though.

by PopMatters Staff

6 Apr 2010


Michael Kabran raved about blue-eyed soulman Mayer Hawthorne’s debut last year saying “A Strange Arrangement, with its smoky retro aesthetic, is best viewed as a whole rather than a collection of individual songs. Listening to each track, you have the distinct feeling that you’ve heard it somewhere else, possibly long ago. None of these songs stands out, and each track’s purpose seems to be to contribute to the overall creation of a work that totally evokes ‘60s-era R&B.” In this short interview with ShockHound, the singer waxes on about his crate-digging ways and his big love for Motown.

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Beyoncé and When Music Writing Becomes Activism

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"The overall response to Beyoncé's "Formation" has been startlingly positive, but mostly for reasons attached to political agendas. It's time to investigate this trend.

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