Recent Features
Soundscape Mix #3: Benbecula Records 1999-2009

Despite featuring a roster of the UK's most exciting and dynamic glitch, ambient, avant-garde, and indie artists, Benbecula Records closed its doors precisely ten years after opening them. Download the MP3 mix.

READ more
The German Issue: Still Straddling the Berlin Wall

The German Issue provides us with a time capsule from a very different era, but so much of its content remains pertinent.

READ more
It’s a Sad and Beautiful World: Remembering Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.

READ more
20 Questions: Chang-Rae Lee

The award winning author of The Surrendered talks about improvisation, the rigor of limitation, and sometimes having to take a risk.

READ more

4 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Autopsy TV

Autopsy entertainment makes painfully clear that no amount of Twitter and Prozac, Friending and Unfriending, Outplacement and Outsourcing, Bail Outs and Stimulus, Surges and Drones, Mii and Wii, Nunchuck and Netois can save us.

READ more
“They’re All One Guy to Me”: Interview with Antoine Fuqua

Antoine Fuqua's new film, Brooklyn's Finest, is about men under pressure, men whose choices range between "righter and wronger", as on character outs it.

READ more
Reality with a Pinch of Salto

Salto, a masterpiece of Polish cinema, seems to contain much of Poland's tradition in distilled form, as well as being a perfectly Konwickian construction.

READ more
Please Don’t Call ‘This’ Country

You can say that this is just mindless garbage, no different than a Black Eyed Peas hit, but I disagree.

READ more
The Downfall of Professor Challenger: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Land of Mist signifies not only the tension between rational science and the search for greater meaning that characterized the fantasy fiction of the dawn of the 20th century, but also the writer's own maddening obsession with Spiritualism.

READ more
The Union Endures: An Interview with the Boxer Rebellion

Singer/guitarist Nathan Nicholson talks to PopMatters about his band's new album, the return to a label-less existence and his thoughts about the relationship between music and disaster relief.

READ more

3 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

Underwear as Outerwear

Women have been flaunting their underwear for so long now we raise nary an eyebrow at the sighting of a g-string; but men were displaying their undies long before women even raised their hemlines.

READ more

2 Mar 2010 // 9:00 PM

A World Without Books?

A Massachusetts prep-school's library goes digital, offering its students the ability to access millions of books and countless journals and magazines -- and all hell breaks lose.

READ more
Sorry I’m Late: The Real Return of Barry Allen

Racked by delays, pushed aside by creative commitments, and years after the phenomenal Green Lantern: Reborn, Flash Reborn couldn't really matter. Could it?

READ more
Result Not Typical: Improving Political Marketing

The US government is cracking down on misleading advertising; shouldn't political propaganda be included in the discussion?

READ more
Memorabiliaphilia: Nationalizing a Pastime

Baseball looms large, the way anything in a magnifying glass seems to gain size and importance.

READ more
Five Great TV Series to Discover on DVD

One of the greatest benefits that DVDs have bestowed is the ability to discover great TV series that we missed the first time around. Here are five great shows that anyone who loves quality TV should see if they haven't already.

READ more
Raymond Carver: A Writer’s Life

We so want our geniuses to be perfect people. Or at least nice people -- and so often they aren’t.

READ more
20 Questions: Holopaw

Holopaw's Patrick Quinney reveals a secret love of Twin Peaks, a knowledge of all things Craig Biggio, and the 7" he'd love to argue about.

READ more
Tao Lin Has a Neutral Facial Expression

The publication of Shoplifting From American Apparel spurred on another round of debate about Tao Lin's Internet antics. But what is often left out of the conversations about Lin's money-making and media-baiting schemes is their artistic viability.

READ more

28 Feb 2010 // 9:00 PM

The Arrogance of Toby Keith

Arrogance is central to Toby Keith's music. Yet it's an arrogance tied to the notion that human beings are essentially deluded. Everyone thinks they're absolutely right, and everyone is usually wrong.

READ more
More Recent Features
//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Romantic Nightmare in Alfred Döblin's 'Bright Magic'

// Re:Print

"The stories in this collection are circular, puzzling; they often end as cruelly as they do quietly, the characters and their journeys extinguished with poisonous calm.

READ the article