Thursday, September 21 2017
The iconic cover plus hybrid punky-reggae establishes the Slits' Cut as a significant variation on the British late '70s DIY ethos.
Nordisk Books, a small, UK-based press, is behind the push of a Nordic literature revival. PopMatters talks with Duncan Lewis about taking the genre beyond the usual crime novels.
Tuesday, September 19 2017
The "Object Lessons" series continues with this brief but rich exploration into why we see, when we see, how clearly we see, and what we understand about the things we see.
Monday, September 18 2017
Theatre practitioner Catherine Hernandez reveals the complexity of representation and responsibility in writing fiction.
Friday, September 15 2017
An examination of how AMC's Breaking Bad played with the conventions of time, character, and attitude.
Thursday, September 14 2017
Drummer and composer Kate Gentile's debut recording is making a New Jazz splash. PopMatters interviews her to get behind this new direction in improvised music.
Wednesday, September 13 2017
This book is a compelling and exhaustively detailed account of a man at peace with his life, a man who may... be pleased with a final exit that sees him keeling over dead in mid-sermon.
Tuesday, September 12 2017
One of the most heartening and compelling aspects of David Lynch's approach to this new season of Twin Peaks is his widened musical palette.
Friday, September 8 2017
An examination of the changing political/ sexual/ power roles of women in international television crime and prison drama, from The Sopranos through Orange is the New Black.
Tuesday, September 5 2017
Forget fresh breath, bonbons breed bon mots.
Friday, September 1 2017
Neither bombs nor bumbling Americans broke the will of the Vietnamese. Something far more insidious and far-reaching, however, may have.
Tuesday, August 29 2017
Fringe bohemians and academic dropouts can produce great beauty and brilliance, in addition to great horrors. So what’s the point?
Monday, August 28 2017
Time travel manga such as A Distant Neighborhood, Orange and Erased teach us a great deal about our shared humanity in these times.
Friday, August 25 2017
Irish writer Sally Rooney's methodical, calculated, ultimately rewarding debut novel, Conversations With Friends, explores real love lost, found, and transformed.
Thursday, August 24 2017
With Tom DeLonge and co-author Peter Levenda playing “the role of an intellectual Indiana Jones”, Sekret Machines: Gods provides plenty of intriguing intel about the Phenomenon.
Monday, August 21 2017
Human fits alongside the works of Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, but can Rag'n'Bone Man's distinctive gospel-blues voice find a place on the American charts?
Maureen Freely, president of English PEN, talks with PopMatters about this slim, decades-old romance that has emerged as a symbol of resistance in the face of brutal state repression.
Thursday, August 17 2017
Daniel Wolff examines how one tragedy in 1913 Calumet Michigan survived through the anger of topical folk music to be told by self-mythologized characters Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan.
Wednesday, August 16 2017
Rationality, in the moral sense, is an act of love because it is an attempt to bring the world closer, not drive it away. Rationality is not an inherent human trait, it is a choice.
Political comedy is necessary these days. But hope is even more so. Thankfully, The Last Leg provides both.