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Magnus Hirschfeld and the Struggle for Transformation, Not Tolerance
Sexual rights in America remain both provisional and cynical; we know everyone should have them, but we are beholden to cowardly, outmoded, theocratic institutions that are fearful of egalitarianism. [14.Jul.14]
'All These Characters Are Me in Different Ways': An Interview with Director Ritesh Batra
By Ellise Fuchs
"So it all came from a point of view of nostalgia, of how India used to be when I still lived there," says Ritesh Batra of her new film, The Lunchbox. [14.Jul.14]
Cast Off the Ego Scars: An Interview with Harvey Danger's Sean Nelson
The song was "Flagpole Sitta", and it was everywhere in the late '90s. Nearly two decades later, it finally gets the vinyl treatment. [11.Jul.14]
Twee: The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film
By Marc Spitz
Artisanal chocolate. Mustaches. Locally sourced vegetables. Etsy. Birds. Flea markets. Cult films. Horn-rimmed glasses. Twee. [11.Jul.14]
Hearts Alive: An Interview with Mastodon
Bassist for the Atlanta sludge metal monsters Troy Sanders discusses why Once More 'Round the Sun is simply the next logical step in the band's Go-Go's-loving journey. [10.Jul.14]
Recent Features
Over the last couple of years IDW has collected the entirety of the Star Trek strips that ran from 1979 to 1983 into two large, coffee table style volumes in their Library of American Comics series.[10.Jul.14]
The veritable Top 40 Country outsiders, Old Crow Medicine Show, are the newest members of the Grand Ole Opry. But does that really matter?[9.Jul.14]
PopMatters catches up with singer and wordsmith Tim Bowness to talk about the creative process behind Together We're Stranger, its lyrical influences, and how it fits into the band's diverse career.[8.Jul.14]
By Miguel Penabella
Though the video game industry bases itself on forward progression, the rich history of the medium is being underserved by the lack of preservation for older, essential games.[7.Jul.14]
By Jason Leahey
Bonnaroo's four-course, farm-to-table "Bonnaroots" dinner showed the locavore food culture's vibrancy crossing into pop culture.[2.Jul.14]
We take another trip to a certain simian world, we have another experience with an annual government authorized night of lawlessness, and we get our second sighting of a mythic Greek muscleman.[2.Jul.14]
A Summer’s Tale is a rich snapshot of youth and the hopefulness contained in the realization that the world is nothing if not endless possibilities. [1.Jul.14]
Late last year, country songwriter Brandy Clark quietly released her debut album as an artist and a funny thing happened: people listened and loved it.[30.Jun.14]
PopMatters is pleased to premiere I Sleep Alone the new album by Psalmships.[30.Jun.14]
By Matthew Fiander and Arnold Pan
Get a sneak peek at some of July's most adventurous releases, including new efforts from Shabazz Palaces, Wolves in the Throne Room, and OOIOO.[27.Jun.14]
Kings Watch is an example of a classically outrageous sci-fi action tale being told with a more modern sensibility.[27.Jun.14]
By Gregory L. Reece
Jack Kirby, World War II veteran, was channeling youth when he produced Forever People. He was on the side of change and disorder for the cause of freedom.[26.Jun.14]
By David Himmel
This musical duo that never really was a musical duo prepared a nation of adolescents for disappointment -- and the eventual acceptance of Auto-Tune.[26.Jun.14]
By Alexandre Rallo
Although some comix generally avoided the topic, many artists and writers signaled their opposition to the Vietnam War in creative and daring ways.[25.Jun.14]
The Antlers' multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci and singer/lyricist Peter Silberman speak with us about the process of creation, keeping your emotions genuine, and why their music is good for cooking to. [24.Jun.14]
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