Tuesday, November 22 2016
Jazz columnist Will Layman presents seven pieces of music as evidence of the beauty and urgency of pure sound in instrumental jazz.
Monday, November 14 2016
Bartender Chris Hannah is an old soul who's perfectly suited for Arnaud's French 75.
Thursday, November 10 2016
Leonard Cohen endures and conquers. But does he mean something different to Millenial audiences than he did to their parents? Can the legend of Cohen escape its own clichés?
Monday, November 7 2016
Crises abound in America, but while complacency won the day before, these times feel different.
Tuesday, November 1 2016
Can the rebooted film franchise keep what is special about Star Trek, but boldly go where no director has gone before?
Monday, October 31 2016
It's time for the personalities of the science community to emerge from their labs and to get into the ring.
Thursday, October 27 2016
As the latest Blair Witch exits cinemas, PopMatters asks what was the aura of the first Blair Witch Project, and has it been lost?
Wednesday, October 26 2016
The "chick flick" medium doesn't completely obfuscate the espousal of the triumph of Hindu conservatism over secular-liberal institutions and socialist ideology.
Monday, October 24 2016
Transparency means that I can always find enjoyment in improving my personal high score when I play a game, whether or not I win or lose.
Friday, October 21 2016
Can markets be separated from capitalism? From money? From the disenfranchising effects of equating social power with money?
Wednesday, October 19 2016
Four recent releases demonstrate the stylistic range and power of jazz that isn't hemmed in by chords.
Springsteen's autobiography, Born to Run, is on a mission to deliver us into the paradox of holy terror.
Tuesday, October 18 2016
Harry Belafonte's life and work looms large over this moment, when artists of color are exercising their activist voices.
Monday, October 17 2016
Published just as many white American conservatives embrace a xenophobic demagogue as their savior, Hochschild’s emotive and empathic study provides guidance for how the US came to this crisis point.
Tuesday, October 11 2016
Crescenzo is proud yet humble, blunt, and occasionally enigmatic in discussing Act V, as well as the past and future of The Dear Hunter in general.
Friday, October 7 2016
The narrative of Paul Theroux's (and later Peter Bogdanovich's) Saint Jack offers a palliative to the high-priced hedonism taking place in an American-owned compound in Singapore.
Wednesday, October 5 2016
LGBT+ comedians are enjoying enough success to offset the barrage of gay jokes that seek to demean. They have Paul Lynde and Jack "Moms" Mabley to thank.
Tuesday, October 4 2016
Stranger Things crafts something wholly individual out of the chrysalis of the past, turning the comfort of nostalgia against itself.
Friday, September 30 2016
Melancholy, in its deepest truth, is not bereft of hope but rather relies upon it.
Thursday, September 29 2016
Sybille Bedford's account of her remarkable year in Mexico is the perfect introduction to one of the 20th century's most remarkable writers.