Thursday, February 20 2014
An Afrocentric future is born out of the inspiration and aspiration of a growing African diaspora. Of course, this promising future is a reflection of a troubled past and contested present.
Upon the re-release of his band's seminal debut album High Land, Hard Rain, the Aztec Camera frontman talks about that album's legacy and his iconoclastic approach to music.
Wednesday, February 19 2014
Greek actor Stathis Papadopoulos was poised to be the next big thing in Greek cinema following his bold and equally sensitive turn in Constantine Giannaris' From the Edge of the City more than 15 years ago. But Papadopoulos' star never ascended the way it should have.
Tuesday, February 18 2014
Josh Carter may be one half of the noted electronic group Phantogram, but in a few short years, the group has gone from Barsuk signees to major label heroes. Carter walks PopMatters through the creation of their excellent new record Voices.
Monday, February 17 2014
As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.
Friday, February 14 2014
Superstar creator Jimmy Palmiotti talks about PaperFilms, his most newest KickStarter project, Denver, and his mainstream success, but none of this in an actual bar.
Before skyscrapers forever transformed urban landscapes, the conveyance that made them possible had to be created.
Thursday, February 13 2014
Isn’t modern life grand? A comicbook fan can dig into the histories of specific characters, creators, titles, etc. via the numerous online archives and blogs that are out there for just that purpose.
Wednesday, February 12 2014
12 Years a Slave is every bit as intense as one might imagine, though not completely depressing, whereas Django Unchained aestheticizes its extreme violence.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Fourteen years after Donna Summer's declaration of independence from disco, Madonna and Minogue took up the torch of redefinition with Bedtime Stories and Kylie Minogue.
Monday, February 10 2014
PopMatters is pleased to premiere the latest album by the Caribbean, Moon Sickness releasing next week via Hometapes.
Friday, February 7 2014
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman hurts more than the typical "gone too soon" tragedy because we are being robbed of an artist performing at the height of his considerable powers.
For their Project Black Sky superhero line, publisher Dark Horse engineers one of the most formidable social media campaigns ever.
Blue Jasmine goes some way towards restoring our faith in Woody Allen's talent. Against the odds, and late in the game, Woody has hit a home run. He actually has returned to form, this time.
Thursday, February 6 2014
Right now there’s an abundance of great “hard” sci-fi comics, titles that pay close attention to the tiny details of whatever made-up sciences their stories entail.
Wednesday, February 5 2014
After over a decade of crafting his visceral avant-pop sound, Xiu Xiu shows no signs of slowing down,
Tuesday, February 4 2014
Eraserhead is very much of the same ilk as The Metamorphosis, and could be described to be a dark(er) twin of that novella.
Monday, February 3 2014
Jon Hopkins' Mercury Music Prize winning Immunity was an electronic masterpiece that was unlike anything people had heard before.
Friday, January 31 2014
We said some very polite and clever things about the opening chapter of Death Sentence, identifying Monty's facility at producing a Dostoevskian or Dickensian narrative that confronted existential angst at a societal level. The truth is far more tantalizing.
Catch an early glimpse at some of February's standout releases, including new albums from St. Vincent, Neneh Cherry, and the Notwist.