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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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‘Lost’ and ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ Are Both Pop Culture Belief Systems That Inspire Worship

Lost and The Empire Strikes Back revolve around the nature of light vs. dark, good vs. evil, science vs. faith and ultimately about the redemptive power of love and sacrifice. Ala Douglas Adams, both are about life, the universe and everything.

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New New Wave with Class Actress

Inspiring comparisons to Madonna, New Order and Depeche Mode, Class Actress is ready for their close-up.

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Essential Female Melodrama: ‘The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant’

Endorsed by the esteemed Susan Sontag as among the best films about women, Fassbinder's unique approach to the feminine psyche remains as daring today as it was when released in 1972.

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Now Hear This!: mewithoutYou [Philadelphia, PA]

It's unlikely that a post-hardcore band that transformed into an indie-pop act while filling out its complex religious and philosophical traditions would have made the best album of 2009.

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Room For Danger: The Case For Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men

Ultimate X-Men was perhaps not the radical departure from Stan Lee's original vision it has always been taken as. The common ground lies in Ultimate writer Mark Millar's evolution of the theme of danger.

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17 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Afraid of a Ghost: Inside the ‘All Apologies’ Meme

Why did the Robert-Pattinson-as-Kurt-Cobain myth take in more people than any April Fool? Because it seemed too uncomfortably true to be bullshit.

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17 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Fear of a Rap Parody

Underrated in the annals of hip-hop cinema, Rusty Cundieff's Fear of a Black Hat is biting and unflinching, and forces hip-hop fans to stare soberly at the culture's flaws and to revisit their own reasons for loving the music.

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Seeing the Light: An Interview with Matisyahu

On Tour with a Teacher, taking advice from fans on sound checks, and having one of his songs be a theme for the 2010 Olympics, Matisyahu is ready to follow his muse more than ever ...

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A Light in the Black: Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

In a genre that loves its iconic figures, Ronnie James Dio was one of the biggest. Sadly, one of metal's ageless wonders proved to be mortal after all.

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Is Social Networking the Future of Voting?

Imagine new legislation on every voter's Facebook homepage: voters could click on the post to learn more about it, add a comment to the discussion (140 character limit), and then click "Like" or "Dislike". Click. Click. Done!

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The Ever-Changing ‘Technical Aesthetic’ and Its Influence in the Music Classroom

Young people today possess a unique "technical aesthetic" that causes them to approach listening to and creating music in distinct ways from adults.

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Survivors: An Interview with KRS-One and Buckshot

In their first collaboration, KRS-One and Buckshot educate the next generation of hip-hop artists and fans alike by bringing the heart back to hip-hop.

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20 Questions: Sarah Silverman

The satirical, taboo-busting, notoriously potty-mouthed Sarah Silverman has written a book about … well, pee – among other things. “Big S” talks with PopMatters 20 Questions about her affinity for Bugs Bunny, an affection for Mr. Rogers, and how, with the help of a time machine, she might have helped steer Hitler from his destructive course.

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How a Song By Unknown Newcomer Adam Johnston Ended Up on Blondie's New Album

// Sound Affects

"Adam Johnston of An Unkindness wrote a song at 17 years old and posted it online. Two years later, magic happened.

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