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The Wig Is Off: ‘Bush Mama’ as a Deconstructive Narrative

Bush Mama tells audiences what the typical Hollywood narratives do not about race, class and gender inequities in America.

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Now Hear This! Valery Gore [Toronto, Canada]

Hovering somewhere in the interstitial spaces between mainstream pop, jazz, and '70s rock, Valery Gore's lush music has chart potential but is oblique enough in its approach to avoid all the common pitfalls of pop music clichés.

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Change Is Coming, Ain’t No Stopping It, Now

The hope for civil rights for LGBT people lies in the hands of today's teens and young adults. This generation has grown up with gay and lesbian family, friends and classmates.

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The New New Thing: Quasi Gets Reborn As a Power Trio

The eclectic duo known as Quasi have become a trio, altering the dynamics of their band but not in the ways you'd initially think. Janet Weiss talks to PopMatters about in-studio chemistry, why none of her bands should be considered "side-projects", and oh so much more.

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Tabling the Debate: Comics, The Cultural Mainstream, and the O>Matics

Cross-media project "The O>Matics in Comics", tables a wide list of talking points around comics, the web and the sustainability of the garageband music industry.

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Pete Seeger’s ‘Rainbow Quest’: The Anti-TV, TV

Somewhat awkward, clunky and charming on his TV show, Pete Seeger seemed to trust the viewers in the same way he recognised that TV's priorities don't represent the priorities of the people he meets in his travels.

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25 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Brenda Brathwaite: Message in the Machine

Brenda Brathwaite embodies computer games. She punctuates her sentences with sound effects, like "boom" and "bang" and dissects her life into "levels" and "rounds".

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Someone to Watch Over Me: An Interview with Ondi Timoner

Director Ondi Timoner talks to PopMatters about her new film, We Live in Public, and what one-time media mogul Joshua Harris' story reveals about our current obsession with social media and its potential consequences.

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What’s the Write Word? Part 2: Kris Ex to Chuck Klosterman

Over a 100 music scribes are confronted with this not-so-simple question: "If an eager young writer cornered you and asked 'What's the best advice you could give me?' what would you have to say?" Part two of our advice to aspiring music writers from music writing professionals.

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Forever Meddling: An Interview with Blake Judd of Nachtmystium

The leader of Nachtmystium and Twilight finds himself at a creative peak with the release of two major new albums that give the finger to genre purists.

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23 May 2010 // 10:08 PM

The Invisible Bridge

Men and women in evening dress descended, but Andras saw only architecture: the egg-and-dart molding along the stairway, the cross-barrel vault above, the pink Corinthian columns that supported the gallery.

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Postscript: Final Thoughts on Music and Technology

The editor of the PopMatters special section closes the series out with some final remarks and a changed perspective on music and technology. We now ask you, dear reader, to sound off and put your two cents in.

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Souvenirs: The Enduring Appeal of John Prine

The time feels right for not just another live album, but for a long overdue John Prine tribute record. This summer, we get both.

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21 May 2010 // 7:52 AM

Love Lost

Here we stroll down memory lane, recalling favored episodes of Lost, past. We remember with fondness as we stumble into the final episode, true ‘til the end, still trying to find our way.

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21 May 2010 // 7:05 AM

Lost, Dazed and Confused

Theories, conspiracies, clues... these writers stumble blindly about on the little islands in their minds, tripping over things, becoming ever more disoriented -- seeing, but alas, never realizing...

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Ron Artest’s image must be fluid enough to navigate the tumultuous perils of our modern sports media. At heart, is Artest a true gangsta or a trite goofball? It’s likely a bit of both.

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20 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Lost Baggage

Be they slavishly devoted or stubbornly skeptical, whether they clinged to every minute of the entire season -- wherever in the time spectrum that minute appeared -- or simply turned their modern-day Dharma dial to ‘off’ after season one (gasp!), these writers were always, well, lost in thought. Ha, ha.

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20 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

We Love Our Lost Boys

Where is the criminal also known as Kate? What became of the mysterious Juliette? They were lost, in seems, in this collection of adoration for the Lost boys.

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What’s the Write Word? Part 1: Charles Aaron to Dave DiMartino

Over a 100 music scribes are confronted with this not-so-simple question: "If an eager young writer cornered you and asked 'What's the best advice you could give me?' what would you have to say?" Part one of our advice to aspiring music writers from music writing professionals.

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19 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

This Charming Man: An Interview with Adam Green

Solo artist and former Moldy Peaches member Adam Green talks to PopMatters about his love for film, painting, and having beer with his breakfast.

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"Spaceplan is a goofy game that still manages to pack a potent emotional punch.

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