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by PopMatters Staff

29 Sep 2014

Along with In the Afterlight, Bracken is also offering up a new eBook novella Sparks Rise, which connects the last two novels in the series and featuring a bonus preview chapter from In the Afterlight. To celebrate we are offering our readers a chance to win the entire Darkest Minds series along with a $100 Visa gift card

One (1) winner receives:
·      complete set of The Darkest Minds book series (3 books)
·      $100 Visa gift card for forging their own destiny!


by PopMatters Staff

30 Jul 2014

PopMatters has teamed up with Universal Pictures to celebrate their upcoming release Get on Up. Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. 

James Brown empowered a generation of activists with his anthem “Say It Loud”. We’re tasking fans to salute the Godfather of Soul and his lasting impact on social culture and popular music by sharing your thoughts about his music and legacy using #SayItLoud on Twitter.

by PopMatters Staff

24 Jul 2014

One (1) winner receives:
·      Unlock your full potential with a $50 Visa gift card
·      Plus a LUCY T-Shirt & Hat


by PopMatters Staff

25 Jun 2014

Esteemed world beats label Six Degrees Records sports an enviable library of Brazilian music and we’re giving a way a slice of that in this timely contest. If you’d like to check out the CDs, head on over to Amazon. A single lucky grand prize winner will score the set, whilst five runners-up will be awarded with a copy of BossaCucaNova’s new CD, Our Kind of Bossa. Follow all of the goings on at Six Degrees via their newsletter.

Win a 15-CD Pack of Brazilian Music CDs from Six Degrees Records! in PopMatters Contests on LockerDome

by PopMatters Staff

15 Jun 2014

Last week Brice Ezell said, “let’s push past the fake tabloid feuds and authenticity battles and call Lazaretto what it really is: an exceptional rock album.”

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//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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