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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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Getting to the Point: An Interview with Anthony Hamilton

The singer's not resting after his Grammy-winning work with Al Green, but he does seem to be happy these days.

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A Transcendental Evening at Alice Tully Hall

After the first piece, my friend leaned over and whispered that if you close your eyes, you are easily taken away.

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Part 2: The Virgin Suicides to The Blair Witch Project (May - August 1999)

In Part Two of our look at the most memorable films of 1999, we experience music, foul-mouthed mayhem, and a late, great auteur's final cinematic statement.

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20 Questions: John Wesley Harding

The talented songwriter, singer and internationally best-selling novelist from East Sussex, John Wesley Harding, talks with PopMatters 20 Questions

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Oxymorons: Gay Nazi, Gay Aryan, Gay Supremacist

History reveals that homosexuals have long been a part of the Nazi party and were major players in its formation. Hitler's relationships with gay men offer profound lessons for today's gay community.

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Part 1: The Thin Red Line to Star Wars Episode I (January - May 1999)

The first part of PopMatters' look back at the films of 1999 is bookended by the long awaited return of two cinematic auteurs of wildly different styles, Terrence Malick and George Lucas.

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22 Mar 2009 // 9:59 PM

The (Un)lonely Crowd

A festival pass no longer guarantees a communal experience for music lovers. Instead, appreciating events like SXSW is now about social networking and utilizing new technologies. So what does this say about the future of "the concert"?

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Little Murders: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

This is not Tom Brokaw’s Greatest Generation but, rather, Hunter S. Thompson’s Generation of Swine, the urban home front during the waning days of World War II, gritty and unvarnished, and chillingly reflective of modern sociology.

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Stay All Night (Stay a Little Longer): One More Time with the King of Western Swing

Today, many performers play a revivalist form of Western Swing, but even more may be tipping a hat to Bob Wills without even knowing it. Chomping down on his cigar, Wills and his legacy strut around the stage of musical history, rarely taking the lead but now and then giving a holler of approval.

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An Auteur’s Touch of Evil

The auteur is dead, long live the auteur: Orson Welles and Touch of Evil, 50 years on.

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18 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

Songlines: Small Is Beautiful

Songlines has its finger on the pulse of the most important improvised music being made in North America these days.

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The Decline of Men: How the American Male Is Tuning Out, Giving Up, and Flipping Off His Future

If men were a product, the marketplace is saying it’s outlived its shelf life. Author Guy Garcia considers how to reshape men to fit the modern world in The Decline of Men.

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Eugene O’Neill’s ‘Strange Interlude’

The Neo Futurists take what may be O’Neill’s most gut-wrenching work and make dry hijinks from inception to final bow.

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Rise of the Jötunn: In Flames in the 1990s

Four early and crucial albums by Swedish metal greats In Flames get reissued as part of Nuclear Blast's "Reloaded" series. There's no better time than the present to see what all the fuss is about.

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Does Video Game Criticism Need a Pauline Kael?

Kael, much like video game critics today, was faced with a massive philosophical shift in her chosen artistic medium that large quantities of critics were against.

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16 Mar 2009 // 10:00 PM

I Can Almost Taste It

For someone who wouldn’t know my mortars from my pestles, I seem to spend an awful lot of time observing chefs in action.

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Smash Hits to GQ: Adventures in Magazine Writing

GQ journalist Chris Heath talks with PopMatters about music and celebrity journalism, the Pet Shop Boys and a lifetime of scribing for major magazines in the UK and the US.

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16 Mar 2009 // 9:59 PM

“The Dust of Rumors Covers Me”

Cryptic hints and odd rumors ramping up to a bizarre, rushed release. When you think about it in the context of Bob Dylan, maybe it isn’t so unusual after all.

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America’s Most Colorful Hillbilly Band

The Maddox Brothers and Rose recorded songs that would be considered controversial even today. But 60 years ago, they were incredibly groundbreaking, and paved the way for outspoken female singers like Loretta Lynn.

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'Steep' Loves Its Mountains

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"SSX wanted you to fight its mountains, Steep wants you to love its mountains.

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