Call for Music Writers... Rock, Indie, Urban, Electronic, Americana, Metal, World and More

Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Sunday, Sep 13, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Anna Lenzer
Mother Jones (September 2009)

“THE INTERNET CAFÉ in the Fijian capital, Suva, was usually open all night long. Dimly lit, with rows of sleek, modern terminals, the place was packed at all hours with teenage boys playing boisterous rounds of video games. But one day soon after I arrived, the staff told me they now had to shut down by 5 p.m. Police orders, they shrugged: The country’s military junta had declared martial law a few days before, and things were a bit tense.


I sat down and sent out a few emails—filling friends in on my visit to the Fiji Water bottling plant, forwarding a story about foreign journalists being kicked off the island. Then my connection died. “It will just be a few minutes,” one of the clerks said.”


Latest in Business & Economics

What the Great Recession Wrought: The State of the U.S. in 3 Years of Polls
— Ronald Brownstein (The Atlantic, 7 January 2012)
The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
In an iTunes Age, Do We Need the Record Store?
— Marc Hogan (Salon, 20 November 2011)
The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
— Foreign Policy (Foreign Policy, December 2011)
Man of a Hundred Thousand Books
— George Fetherling (Geist, 2011)
Daniel Ek’s Spotify: Music’s Last Best Hope
— Brendan Greeley (Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 July 2011)
Ticketmaster: Rocking the Most Hated Brand in America
— Chuck Salter (Fast Company, 21 June 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
— Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 25 May 2011)
How Sequels Are Killing the Movie Business
— Roger Ebert (The Daily Beast, 15 May 2011)

Latest in Consumerism

The Duchess of Cambridge and the Rise of the Sloane Ranger
— Harry Mount (The Telegraph, 9 January 2012)
The UK Riots: The Psychology of Looting
— Zoe Williams (The Guardian, 9 August 2011)
Super Bowl Ads Mine Decades of Americana
— Stuart Elliott (The New York Times, 6 February 2011)
Hipster: From Cultural Icon to Caricature
— Olivia Solon (Wired, 25 August 2010)
Avoidance of Advertising in Social Networking Sites: The Teenage Perspective
— Louise Kelly, Gayle Kerr, and Judy Drennan (Journal of Interactive Advertising, Spring 2010)
Why Is David Lynch Pimping This Handbag?
— Sasha Watson (Slate, 5 August 2010)
Plus-Size Wars
— Ginia Bellafante (The New York Times Magazine, 28 July 2010)
Sonic Branding: An Earworm to Your Pocket
— BBC News (BBC News, 21 June 2010)
Walter Benjamin & Travel as Collecting
— H. Fitzgerald (The New Inquiry, 24 June 2010)
Hipsters on Food Stamps
— Jennifer Bleyer (Salon, 15 March 2010)

Latest in Global Affairs

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers
— Foreign Policy (Foreign Policy, December 2011)
Osama bin Laden's Body: The World's Most Incendiary Image
— Sean O'Hagan (The Guardian, 6 May 2011)
What Is Totalitarian Art? Cultural Kitsch From Stalin to Saddam
— Kanan Makiya (Foreign Affairs, May 2011)
Tech Revolutionaries
— Jacob Weisberg (Slate, 24 February 2011)
Europe Gets It Right
— Kurt Volker (Foreign Policy, 12 August 2010)
What's It Like to Be a Tourist in North Korea?
— Christina Larson (Foreign Policy, 16 August 2010)
A Warning From Noam Chomsky on the Threat Posed By Elites
— Fred Branfman (Alternet, 8 June 2010)
Remembering Fascism: Learning From the Past
— Noam Chomsky (truthout, 20 April 2010)
Europe Is Sleepwalking to Decline. We Need a Churchill to Wake It Up
— Timothy Garton Ash (The Guardian, 19 May 2010)
Is This the End of the UK?
— David Runciman (London Review of Books, 27 May 2010)
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.