First Position

Hot Stuff: The 2012 PopMatters Summer Movie Preview (May) | 30 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

It begins with a bang, as one of the most highly anticipated comic book movies battles beleaguered vampires, underwater aliens, and the return of Agents J & K for May's monetary consideration.


'First Position' Chronicles the Lives of Child Dancers | 3 May 2012 // 10:27 PM

If, within the universe of ballet movies, there is an antithesis to Black Swan, First Position may be it.


The 10 Best Songs by the Band | 25 Apr 2012 // 12:00 AM

We lost a true musical treasure last week with the passing of Levon Helm of the Band. As a tribute, here are 10 of his group's best songs.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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