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Monday, March 1 2004

AIDS on TV

Oprah's appearance on Primetime Live did put faces and stories behind the devastating realities of the African AIDS crisis.


Thursday, February 26 2004

White Supremacist Games or Just More of the Same?

The reaction to these games [Ethnic Cleansing and White Law], while relatively silent within the popular media, has been relatively strong from liberal America. Shocked by the message and content, these games have been too easily dismissed as extremist venom that only reflects a small segment of the American population.


Saturday, February 14 2004

Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Below the Love: Writings on Valentine’s Day

by PopMatters Music Writers - This Valentine's Day, PopMatters writers have culled the best from popular culture -- past, present, and future -- to give in-depth insight into the world's most revered (and vilified) emotion.


Saturday, February 7 2004

Life After McSweeneys: An Interview with Neal Pollack

Since concluding his music/book tour, Pollack sat down with PopMatters to discuss his new book, the art of parody, favorite music and what exactly the author's role is in a media-rich society.


The Right Thing: An Interview with Claire LaZebnik

Fed up with women's literature creating heroes out of lazy women who lie, cheat and steal to reach the top, Claire LaZebnik decided it was time to take a look at the other side of the coin.


Thursday, February 5 2004

Why Does a 14-year-Old Matter?

The praise for Freddy Adu and Michelle Wie cannot be understood outside the constant critique against those young black males seeking entry into the NBA, as race, class, gender, nationality, and sport all play into fan/commentator reception and perception.


Monday, February 2 2004

Ubiquity Still Virgin After All These Years: An Interview with Roy Ayers

Called by some the king of neo-soul, Roy Ayers has influenced a multitude of today's top recording artists -- including Neptunes, Erykah Badu, and Mary J. Blige. PopMatters caught up with him to discuss his new album and what keeps him going after all these years.


Tuesday, January 27 2004

Baby-Girl Drama: Remembering Sakia

While it is perhaps easy to suggest that Gunn's murder was an isolated example of gay bashing, such an interpretation obscures the relationship between sexuality and gender. Gay men are often 'bashed' because of an affinity to women and lesbians are bashed because they 'are' women. In many regards, homophobia is rooted in misogyny -- a hatred of women.


Thursday, January 22 2004

Dancing Queen: Donna Summer’s Journey Through the Heart of Disco

Disco is dismal, dire. Disco is done. But not Donna Summer. And the artist we know as Donna Summer is not so much a 'she' as a 'they.' She is one of the most under-rated vocalists of her generation, yet without the production genius of Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte, it's possible we might never have heard the name 'Donna Summer' at all.


Monday, January 19 2004

Best Books of 2003

The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem (Doubleday)In The Fortress of Solitude, Jonathan Lethem triumphs in several different areas. He masterfully evokes the ‘70s


Fairy Lights and Fear: The Best “True Crime” of 2003

This project began as a quest to find the best true crime books of the year. Believe us, we sifted through all manner of junk to make this list. It was worth it, though, because along the way we discovered some modern-day classics.


Triumphs and Yellow Dogs: The Best and Worst Books of 2003

If you made a list of the authors who released new novels this year, 2003 would seem like a stellar year for literary fiction. A new book bearing the name Martin Amis or Margaret Atwood or J. M. Coetzee or Toni Morrison on its dustjacket is enough to perk up a reader's or a critic's season, but to have so many big-name authors publishing new works in the same span of months promises an embarrassment of riches.


Friday, January 16 2004

Five Reasons Why Global Culture Didn’t Suck in 2003…

Here's 10 more watershed moments of the past year whose impact will most likely be felt long after Dick Clark's balls drop on New York City and Los Angeles.


Five Reasons Why Global Culture Didn’t Suck in 2003…

Here's 10 more watershed moments of the past year whose impact will most likely be felt long after Dick Clark's balls drop on New York City and Los Angeles.


Wednesday, January 14 2004

Testing the Vertical Hold with the Color Bars

PopMatters speaks with Color Bars' Gerald Slevin about the new disc, the music business at large, and that often-hallowed New York scene. Just what is it about that city that makes it so musically special?


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