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I Never Believed in Background Music: A Conversation with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes
Rich Robinson was half of the Black Crowes, but as a solo artist, has finally flown into his most distinct, powerful effort to date. [24.Jul.14]
A Tragedy Wanting to Happen: Death and Lana Del Rey
By Jonathan Crossley
Lana Del Rey is both sculpted by pain and feels creatively defined by it. Her recent feud with the Guardian, however, reveals that she is not entirely lost. [23.Jul.14]
The Victor Belongs to the Spoils: 75 Summers of the Batman
Just a single thought about what Batman has come to mean over the last 75 years. [23.Jul.14]
Merge's Silver Age: 25 Essential Albums Over 25 Years
By PopMatters Staff
To mark Merge Records' silver anniversary, PopMatters picked 25 memorable albums that help tell the label's remarkable history. [22.Jul.14]
The Upsetters: An Interview with Metronomy
They're the electronic group that looked for a challenge, tried tape analogue tape recording, and made their most acclaimed disc yet. [21.Jul.14]
Recent Features
In 2014, Telluride is the perfect encapsulation of where it has been and where it is going to be in the future.[21.Jul.14]
Sometimes, as Stuart Moore writes in Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, you just gotta disappear.[18.Jul.14]
By Joe Sweeney
They were backup singers for Feist. A remix project happened between them. Now, Sylvan Esso's debut album is a thing to behold.[18.Jul.14]
By Nelson George
Soul Train boldly went where no show had gone before, showcasing young African Americans and the fashions and music that defined their lives: R&B, funk, jazz, disco, and gospel. [18.Jul.14]
By Julian Chambliss
Creative force Brandon Easton talks with Julian Chambliss about his newest documentary, the state of comics today, and the questions nobody ever asks.[17.Jul.14]
By Ellise Fuchs
"The rangers risk their lives every day because of their hope for the park, and the hope that this amazing place promises for Eastern Congo." [17.Jul.14]
By Ciarán Ó Muirthile
How can a character without voice or choice connect with players on an emotional level? [16.Jul.14]
I wrote a piece wondering why OK Go's videos were so good but their songs seemed to be lacking. It generated a lot of great responses -- and then OK Go's Damian Kulash decided to give me a ring.[15.Jul.14]
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]
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 his film, The Lunchbox.[14.Jul.14]
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]
By Marc Spitz
Artisanal chocolate. Mustaches. Locally sourced vegetables. Etsy. Birds. Flea markets. Cult films. Horn-rimmed glasses. Twee.[11.Jul.14]
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]
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]
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