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PopMatters catches up with singer and wordsmith Tim Bowness to talk about the creative process behind Together We're Stranger, its lyrical influences, and how it fits into the band's diverse career. [8.Jul.14]
Why Don't Videogames Have Their Own Criterion Collection?
By Miguel Penabella
Though the video game industry bases itself on forward progression, the rich history of the medium is being underserved by the lack of preservation for older, essential games. [7.Jul.14]
American Eats: Locavore Bonnaroo as Pop Community
By Jason Leahey
Bonnaroo's four-course, farm-to-table "Bonnaroots" dinner showed the locavore food culture's vibrancy crossing into pop culture. [2.Jul.14]
The PopMatters Summer Movie Preview: July 2014
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