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Jazz of the '00s: Jumping Past the Great Divide
The jazz of the '00s jumped past the great divide of earlier years, obliterating the distinction between tradition and avant-garde, jazz and pop, letting the genre blossom. [22.Sep.14]
PopMatters Picks the Best Music of the '00s
By PopMatters Staff
With almost five years of hindsight, PopMatters' take on the Best of the '00's reveals that while some albums do outlive their hype, just as many—if not more—change upon reflection. [22.Sep.14]
Deconstructing the Game Show
Craig Ferguson has won his own game show in becoming a celebrity, and he's parlayed his winnings into being the host of The Celebrity Name Game with a chance to challenge the institution that turns so many everyday people into predictable, cookie-cutter contestants. [22.Sep.14]
Is the Past Merely Epilogue?: Nostalgia, After The Fox
What writer-artist Dean Haspiel and co-plotter Mark Waid achieve with Red Circle’s The Fox: Freak Magnet is nothing short of amazing—the simultaneous dismantling and honoring of the golden age of pulp. [19.Sep.14]
Us in Their Land: An Interview with Mike Watt
Mike Watt has been in so many iconic bands that it's sometimes easy to lose count, but now, with a stripped-down Italian trio called il sogno del marinaio, Watt is doing his most daring work yet ... [18.Sep.14]
Recent Features
This summer gone, it’s Daniel’s first time at Comic-Con. But it’s beginning to feel like all our first times, again…[18.Sep.14]
By William Rosenbeck
Following its name change, Parsonsfield, New England's most exciting folk band, is letting its music speak for itself.[17.Sep.14]
By David Chiu
Drummer Matt Johnson shares his reflections 20 years later on working with Jeff Buckley and recording what turned out to be a masterpiece, 1994's Grace.[16.Sep.14]
Despite years of wonderful work, it’s taken Juliette Lewis almost two decades to land her first flat-out great leading role: Kelly & Cal.[16.Sep.14]
By David Chiu
Drawing from 20 years worth of reviews and books, in addition to new interviews with those involved in Jeff Buckley's music, David Chiu looks back on Grace, which two decades later remains just as impactful.[15.Sep.14]
By Moppa Elliott and Greg Elliott
Mostly Other People Do the Killing have taken on an ambitious task: recreate Miles Davis' landmark Kind of Blue note for note. Except, as bassist Moppa Elliott notes, note-for-note might just be impossible.[15.Sep.14]
This is a story about the distribution model of comics and why I want to see it evolve to the same levels comics storytelling did in the ‘90s. And this story begins with two vignettes…[12.Sep.14]
“Momentum” is a good word for Rossmo’s work in general. If there’s one thing that ties together his eclectically vast projects, it’s the kinetic energy his art contains.[12.Sep.14]
By Jennifer Kelly
Australian songwriter Zoë Randall of Luluc has been listening to her favorite albums, over and over, for decades. Her own new one Passerby is so effortlessly lovely that you can likewise imagine yourself putting it on again this year and next year and the one after that.[12.Sep.14]
By Derek Lazarski
In the realm of moral ambiguity they occupy, Rust Cohle and Marty Hart become a microcosm of Lawrence Kohlberg's three stages of moral development.[10.Sep.14]
By PopMatters Staff
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By Katja Huru
Reading heroine-driven young adult (YA) fiction, one can't help but wonder why stagnant views of women’s sexuality and societal roles prevail.[9.Sep.14]
By Josh Antonuccio
Ethan Johns calls upon the ghosts of such British songsmiths as Bert Jansch and Nick Drake, while developing interwoven and metaphorical narratives in the footsteps of Richard Thompson and Bob Dylan.[9.Sep.14]
By Simon Ravenscroft
Like Kierkegaard did more than a century-and-a-half ago, Arcade Fire has the courage to ask whether our experience of the world is really as spectral, thin, and shallow as it sometimes seems.[8.Sep.14]
The Flaming Lips' Steven Drozd talks with PopMatters about new group Electric Würms, his thoughts on progressive rock, and decades of musical exploration. [5.Sep.14]
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