The Best TV Shows of 2010 | 11 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

Running the gamut from the ever-present to the new and novel, PopMatters' TV picks prove that, as a medium, the small screen challenges the big at every entertainment (and aesthetic) level.

The Best DVDs of 2010 | 5 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

As the medium continues to struggle with significance in the steady "streaming" of the 21st Century, here are PopMatters' picks for the best the format(s) have to offer.


Life, Murder and Companionship: Dexter's Quest for Friendship | 31 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM

Looking back over Dexter’s journey, the need for a trustworthy companion has never been greater. As the character has become more human, the desire for companionship and a normal life has overtaken the necessitation to kill. It has become—in fact always was—the driving force in his life.


The Monster's End | 10 Nov 2013 // 9:10 PM

The last episode of Dexter tries to remind us of not only where the monsters come from, but also what can become of them and the people they try to love.

'Dexter' Is Still Trying to Balance a So-called Normal Life with Being a Serial Killer | 2 Oct 2011 // 1:55 AM

Sometimes it's hard to tell whether Dexter is dumb, or simply thinks its audience is.


Tis the Season: Ranking 'Dexter'’s Seasons 1-6 | 19 Nov 2012 // 2:00 AM

As the seventh season of Dexter unfolds on Showtime, with an eighth and final season scheduled for late 2013, it seems like as good a time as any to look back at each season of the series.

"Dexter" action figure | 15 Dec 2009 // 7:00 PM

Dexter action figure - Entertainment [$17]


Cable's conquest: Basic and pay channels dominate the midseason arena | 18 Jan 2010 // 2:00 AM

Network shmetwork — we got cable! That's where the action is now — as in now, this midseason, with a dozen new dramas and comedies premiering in

Globe predictions: Michael C. Hall, John Lithgow, Jane Lynch should have speeches ready | 15 Jan 2010 // 4:00 AM

You may hate awards shows, but the participation of Ricky Gervais as host could make for a funny and unpredictable Golden Globes this Sunday. Gervais

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

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"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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