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by Sachyn Mital

7 Oct 2016

Bruce Springsteen‘s autobiography Born to Run (Simon & Schuster) is a work over seven years in the making. In it, The Boss details his early years, personal struggles, relationship travails and more in the tome. It’s been receiving exceedingly positive reviews from outlets like the New York Times, Vulture and more.

To promote the book, Springsteen was recently in New York City for a stop at Barnes & Noble in Union Square where he posed for photos with hundreds of fans before heading to chat with Eddy Cue at an Apple Store. Check out video of their conversation below as well as a couple of photos from the meet and greet below. In the chat, he reveals some of the artists that he is listening to in 2016.

by Sachyn Mital

30 Oct 2015

Photo credit: Scott Robert Ritchie

Stepping aside from his tour obligations for a day, Ringo Starr dropped by the Strand Book Store in New York City on October 26th to discuss his new book Photograph with his friend Steven Van Zandt. Technically the book was released a year or more back but that was a limited edition run from Genesis Publications. Last month saw the release of Photograph in an open edition (a more interactive ebook version has been available for some time too) for regular folks to purchase. About 200 regular folks purchased a copy to see Starr in the rare book room on a Monday afternoon.

by PopMatters Staff

18 Aug 2015

by Stephanie Clifford
In stores August 18, 2015

New Day, New You prize pack
Feel glamourous every day! One (1) winner receives:
·      A copy of Everybody Rise
·      plus a Dior addict make-up set.

by PopMatters Staff

3 Jun 2015

One (1) winner receives:
·      $100 Visa gift card
·      Copy of The President’s Shadow

Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Grand Central Publishing.

Following The Inner Circle and The Fifth Assassin, #1 bestselling author Brad Meltzer returns with The President’s Shadow. in PopMatter’s Hangs on LockerDome

by Brice Ezell

14 May 2015

Of the many issues facing modern liberal democracies, economic inequality, also known as the problem of the “wealth gap”, is undoubtedly one of the most challenging. Although many cite Western countries like the United States as “lands of opportunity”, that claim is becoming less credible when, as Oxfam reports, the world’s one percent are getting to the point where they hold more wealth than the remaining 99 percent combined. Such inequality might be productive for small, extremely moneyed classes, but for the overwhelming majority of the populous, such wealth disparity is a meaningful roadblock to class mobility.

It’s this vexing issue that Nobel Prize winning (2001) economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz tackles in his newest volume, The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them. In the video below, Stiglitz visits the independent Washington D.C. bookstore Politics and Prose to talk about his findings, and how, per the book’s title, we could go about remediating the problems of inequality.

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: 'Downfall' Explores Depression, Bulimia, and Suicide through Horror

// Moving Pixels

"Downfall finds horror in helpfulness.

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