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Just What You Needed: An Interview with The New Cars

The New Cars get ready to hit the road with singer Todd Rundgren.


New and Improved: A Chat with Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton grows up as an artist and a person, and she tells PopMatters all about it.


LoveFool, Long Gone

Best known for their smash hit off the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack, fresh of a hiatus from American audiences, and moving in an entirely new direction, the nearly decade-old Cardigans find themselves in a curious place. Are they a one hit wonder, long time cult act, or fresh new face? PopMatters investigates.


Not the Tremblin’ Kind

Laura Cantrell got some surprising help on the way to being one of indie's premiere country singers.


Degredation Trip: An interview with Jerry Cantrell

Jerry Cantrell has had a rough year.


What the Blues Can Do: An Interview with Kate Campbell

'The heart of blues music is about feeling. You're trying to get to the root of the matter. You're just laying it out.' Kate Campbell's talks about art, Elvis, Internet distribution, and the beauty of the blues.


Ramblin’ Across the Seas: An Interview with Isobel Campbell

The Scottish singer explains how she paired up with Mark Lanegan for a new album, and why that's slightly easier than partnering with Gram Parsons.


Staying Awake But Not Down

Calla's Aurelio Valle chases the 'real things in life' and manages to avoid becoming depressed about them.


Where the Buffalo Roamed

With the first-ever legit reissue of the legendary Aussie hard rockers' catalog at hand, PopMatters catches up with Buffalo's original guitarist, John Baxter.


Golden Revelations: an Interview with Rhian Benson

“In my favorite book, The Alchemist”, reveals Ghanaian-born Rhian Benson, “there is a quote that basically says that the universe conspires with you when you


Dude, What’s Happening?: An Interview with Greg Behrendt

'The one cool thing with getting older is that you can actively choose to be an eccentric. When people ask you what are you listening to you go, 'You know I'm not really listening to anything, I'm really into Japanese furniture right now.'' Greg Behrendt talks about Jerry Maguire, Sarah Silverman, his new DVD, and the importance of bringing the rock.


Salsoul Survivor

Almost 40 years ago, he was at the forefront of the Latin R&B fusion that changed the sound of soul in the 1970s. Now, after a 20-year hiatus, Joe Bataan has returned to the recording studio.


Interview with Hampton Fancher: The Minus Man

Hampton Fancher is classically cool: relaxed, earnest, seductive. Lean and gray-haired, he wears his shoes sockless and takes his coffee decaffeinated. Fancher grew up in


The Emotion of History: Interview with Rob Cohen, Director of Stealth

We're at a crossroads in terms of how American policy will be affected by technology in war.


There Wasn’t a Front Line: Interview with Michael Tucker and Jon Powers

The director discusses his new film Gunner Palace, a documentary about U.S. troops in Baghdad, during two months in 2003.


Dig Your Own Hole

The DIG! director, Ondi Timoner, explains her tumultuous editing process and how the recent DVD release helped her create her award-winning documentary.


Interview with Matthew McConaughey: The Wedding Planner

Matthew McConaughey has been a Redskins fan since he was four years old. He thinks it started with watching late-night movies on tv, when he rooted for the 'Indians' against the cowboys.


“There is No Aphrodisiac Like Innocence”: Mamoru Oshii’s Ghost in the Shell 2

Many of Oshii's films have been meditations on the nature of humanity and how we relate to technology. Oshii is much more interested in exploring and surpassing the dichotomies of man/machine and reality/dreaming than he is in crafting plot and character.


Interview with Keith Gordon: Waking the Dead

+ Waking the Dead review by P. Nelson Reinsch You can’t feel so comfy Writer-producer-director Keith Gordon looks like a stereotypical film geek. He’s


Interview with Kim Peirce: Boys Don’t Cry

Kimberly Peirce looks right at you when she talks. And it's hard to look away from her, with her striking eyes and cool blue streaks in her near-black hair. She likes to talk, too. Really talk. She laughs easily, thinks hard, and wants to ask questions as much as answer them. She's talking a lot these days, promoting her first feature, .


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