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'Rebels' Argues for Freedom As Pop Culture
Rebels is the book I was waiting for Brian Wood to attempt. Since long before Local, since before Northlanders since even before DMZ. It’s the story of the American Revolution, told in a way that only Brian Wood can. [6.Mar.15]
Spending Time with 'Les Blank: Always for Pleasure'
Les Blank's intimate documentaries are staged when time slows and music, food, and community come together. [5.Mar.15]
Phases of Moon Knight
Last month’s Moon Knight #12 saw the conclusion of the second arc of the book. But with two different creative teams and two different approaches, is this even the same book? Or an under-the-radar reboot? [5.Mar.15]
Learning to Relax: An Interview with Dan Deacon
By Dan Derks
The world's most popular Wham City wonk who transcended his viral video notoriety to make transcendent pop music loves Less Than Jake. He also has a stress addiction, and his new album Gliss Riffer all stems from, of all things, a mixtape. [4.Mar.15]
Like Gangbusters!: An Interview with S
By Robert Daniel Evers
Jenn Ghetto is well known for co-founding Carissa’s Wierd. Now as 'S', Ghetto has crafted an indie heartbreak record inspired by Katy Perry. [3.Mar.15]
Recent Features
The attacks of 9/11 may have caused a noticeable shift in the lyrical content of musicians and even sonic changes in the short term, but, in the end, normalcy finds a way to settle in.[3.Mar.15]
PopMatters' exclusive interview with Johnny Mathis and Thom Bell celebrates the legacy of a pop music masterpiece, I'm Coming Home (1973).[2.Mar.15]
By Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
Get a sneak peek of some of March's most compelling new releases, including albums from Courtney Barnett, Purity Ring, and Lightning Bolt.[27.Feb.15]
The interview with creator Jeff Lemire on his newest book Descender, which releases in March.[27.Feb.15]
By James McGrath Morris
Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism.[27.Feb.15]
Released next Wednesday, Descender's a game-changer. Here's why.[26.Feb.15]
Aerosmith has released concert DVDs before, but with Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014, they are on the silver screen for one night only. Tom Hamilton tells us about the hits, the fits, and the pursuit of naughty bits.[26.Feb.15]
He was the man behind hits like "Sugar Sugar" and "Rock Me Gently", but Andy Kim discovered something about himself in the creation of It's Decided, his emotional new album created with Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.[25.Feb.15]
Is Birdman's metacommentary the theatre within cinema that it appears to be?[24.Feb.15]
Fresh off of last year's divisive sx_tape and with the classic Candyman to his credit, director Bernard Rose talks horror's past and present, as well as his own forthcoming take on Frankenstein.[24.Feb.15]
As the Gamergate controversy illustrates, Wikipedia’s call for unbiased writing is really a euphemism for the privileging of certain ideologies.[23.Feb.15]
PopMatters speaks with Nightcrawler writer/director and Academy Award nominee Dan Gilroy about writing antiheroes, watching local television news, and questioning the pervasiveness of fear mongering media.[23.Feb.15]
From Roswell to Aztec to Oa. The secret origin of Green Lantern, DC's science fiction superhero, is found among the crashed saucers and contactees of the 1950's UFO movement. [20.Feb.15]
By Christopher A. Brooks and Robert Sims
Performing in a country rife with racism and segregation, the tenor Roland Hayes was the first African-American man to reach international fame as a concert performer.[20.Feb.15]
How does Mino Cinélu tell stories with percussion? Just ask Sting, Kate Bush, or Herbie Hancock. [18.Feb.15]
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