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20 Questions: Augusten Burroughs

What do you get when you mix Lolita, Dexter and Ignatius? Something like Augusten Burroughs.

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‘Grey Gardens’: Where Drew Barrymore and Jessica Lange Bloom

HBO’s dedication to quality parts for women gallantly shows through and has even changed the landscape of television as we know it.

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On Evas and Angels: Postmodern Fantasy Devotion to Neon Genesis Evangelion

More than a decade after its debut, Neon Genesis Evangelion continues to reign as a cultural icon in Japan. Understanding how it made such a lasting impact gives us a window onto Japanese social history and fandom.

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Monotrematous Funk: An Interview with Platypus

How did a progressive rock-funk band from Dayton, Ohio become label mates with KISS and Donna Summer? 30 years later, the members of Platypus tell the story.

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15 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Is Your Child Safe?

If opponents of gay rights are serious about stopping child molestation, they shouldn't look inside the gay community. They should look inside the house next door.

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by:Larm 2009: Hot Music from the Frost-Bitten North

Despite the cold conditions and snow-filled streets, Scandinavia’s premier music festival was a warm and welcoming affair, affording time to not only see some top notch music, but also explore Oslo as well.

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M Squad: Clench-jawed and World-weary

Lee Marvin almost floats through his space, bending his graying hatchet-head forward on his tall lanky body, his loose limbs on the point of uncoiling into savagery when some mug pulls a rod or throws a punch. He's a dangerous gentleman.

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Brick Anchors in Wet Sand: Redefining Sludge with Kylesa

There’ve been heady times for this band that’s accustomed to scraping by as an underground fave, but Kylesa remain well-grounded and looking ahead to what’s next.

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14 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

China Underground: The Slacker

In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book China Underground, Zachary Mexico tells us about the tall, handsome Liu Jianfeng, of stylish clothes and beautiful hair -- for whom time is running out.

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Flavor for Your Ear, Eventually: An Interview with Danny!

When Danny Swain finally got a record deal and it didn't play out as expected, he just kept doing what he's always done, which means he's still working hard for you to hear him.

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Novalima: Peru’s Hidden Treasure

Friends and band mates since high school, these Peruvian electronistas all moved to different countries; Novalima was made via emails and zip files.

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13 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Asher Agonistes: The Suburban Rise of Asher Roth

Asher Roth, hip-hop’s newest star of "I Love College" fame, is far from an overnight success story. Although criticized as a marketing sensation, Costa recalls how Roth has always been a poet of suburbia.

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All the Faith in the World: Holiday

Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.

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T.I.‘s Winding Road to Redemption

The road to Grammy-winning rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris, Jr.'s positive outcome may be paved with good intentions, but self-interest fuels the journey.

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12 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

India Shining?: America’s Indian Moment

Perhaps Slumdog Millionaire is an elaborate, cinematic version of Bobby Jindal. Perhaps Western audiences have so deeply appreciated Boyle's film because it subtly reiterates a symbolic order that is as familiar as colonial conquest.

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20 Questions: Paul Ben-Victor

We learn at PopMatters 20 Questions that in addition to his acting skills, Ben-Victor has a knack for doing wild makeup designs and body art.

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9 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Long Live Blossom Dearie

Blossom's music exuded a sparkling kind of elegance and quick wit. Hers was the kind of jazz you could imagine in the really good Woody Allen movies. She was the Dorothy Parker of jazz.

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9 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Apocalypse Jukebox: Apocalypse in the 7-Eleven Parking Lot

In this excerpt from PopMatters' new book Apocalypse Jukebox, Janssen and Whitelock warn that no period of the human life cycle is as fraught with apocalyptic anxiety as adolescence.

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9 Apr 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Mask of Normality

What do you do when you discover a colleague is a killer? Cultural depictions of serial killers help us avoid confronting what we can't abide: that murderers might be as ordinary as the rest of us

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Looking Back at ‘Back to the Future’

The most irreverent, knowing, daring and hippest time travel story of all time has, inevitably and fittingly, become a time capsule.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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