Wednesday, April 23 2008
With the rise of the metrosexual and the fall of the patriarchal society, some men, lost in a gray zone, compensate by joining Gold’s Gym, screaming at Packers games, and driving big-ass Hummers
Tuesday, April 22 2008
In this illuminating work, critic David Hajdu revisits the boycotts, bans, and congressional hearings that disenfranchised hundreds of artists and ended the golden days of the comic book industry.
Tuesday, April 15 2008
Quiet, Please author Scott Douglas speaks out about the future of libraries, being played by Oprah in the movie version, and his recent library-themed wedding.
Sunday, April 6 2008
PopMatters unveils its first book, The Solitary Vice: Against Reading, by Mikita Brottman, in this first excerpt and author interview. Brottman wonders, Just what's so great about reading, anyway?
Thursday, April 3 2008
Gabriel García Márquez knew that love, like cholera, strikes unexpectedly, renders the body powerless, and is blind to class or race.
Thursday, March 20 2008
Surprising though it may be to PopMatters readers, there are those who still feel that a taste for comic books is a sign of arrested development, or wasted youth.
Sunday, March 16 2008
Jeanette Winterson's philosophy, as revealed in her response to PopMatters 20 Questions, seems to be: let Art engage and challenge you, and engage yourself artfully, in turn.
Thursday, March 6 2008
If Service Included seems at first the wide-eyed induction of a culinary virgin to fine food, it quickly evolves into a circus of pleasures and absurdities experienced on the dining room floor.
Tuesday, March 4 2008
"I think that, except for its ludicrous violence toward the end, the Death Sentence movie does depict its character's decline and the stupidity of vengeful vigilantism." Death Wish creator Brian Garfield talks to PopMatters about remakes, sequels, writing, and the meaning of vengeance.
Wednesday, February 20 2008
A humane and practical corrective to an argument that has grown far too overheated, Cool It is a breath of fresh air that needs to be read by everyone who fears for the future of our world.
Thursday, January 31 2008
Memoirs of astounding heartbreak, apocalyptic analysis of the economy, the environment, and the future... looking back at 2007 books, eh, we've seen worse.
Tuesday, December 11 2007
The hallmark of good sports writing is that it rarely confines itself to the action on the field. You rarely see that peddled in most daily sports pages.
Thursday, November 29 2007
When it comes to beholding America, E.L. Doctorow always wants the masthead seat. And makes the most of it.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
Naomi Klein convincingly argues in her crushingly pessimistic but magisterial work The Shock Doctrine that the future could well be a "cruel and ruthlessly divided" place where "money and race buy survival".
Thursday, November 15 2007
To sit and complain about the lack of credit Stapledon receives is to undermine the very principle for which he was writing about: mankind's yearning for community.
Monday, November 12 2007
In the 20-plus years since cyberpunk threw down a gauntlet to science fiction and stormed the cultural gates, its vision has been praised, criticized, absorbed, and integrated into the mainstream. Does post-cyberpunk have something new to offer?
Wednesday, October 31 2007
"My fiction should make the reader want to grab some of these characters and shout, 'No, no, can't you see it's not LIKE that?!'"
Tuesday, October 16 2007
Tao Lin has developed his own unmistakable and unique style by utilizing a contagiously honest way of writing. Marcelo Ballvé discusses Bed and Eeeee eee eeee with the author.
Thursday, September 27 2007
Ginsberg had an eye that took in a world full of lovers and low-lifes -- each, for him, was a song waiting to be sung.
Monday, September 17 2007
Film historian Richard Schickel fails to pay tribute to Bogie in a recent book. PopMatters' John Carvill takes matters into his own hands.