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by PopMatters Staff
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The Guardian (December 2010)

“From Hit Girl to economic haircuts, via the Chatham Pocket, we run down the best (and worst) of the year, with added comment on top from Charlie Brooker and Grace Dent.”


Latest in Digital & Gaming

Inside the World of Modern Professional Gaming
— Tom Cheshire (Wired, 4 July 2011)
30 New Music Apps for iPhone, Android and iPad
— Stuart Dredge (The Guardian, 12 April 2011)
The Guardian's Guide to the Culture of 2010
— The Guardian (The Guardian, December 2010)
The Year in Video Games
— Slate (Slate, December 2010)
How Much Does Interactivity Belong in Entertainment?
— Leonard Pierce (A.V. Club, 10 November 2010)
Learning by Playing: Video Games in the Classroom
— Sara Corbett (The New York Times Magazine, 15 September 2010)
Are Video Games a Massive Waste of Time?
— Farhad Manjoo (Slate, 10 June 2010)
Virtual Worlds, Real Money: Can Social Games Solve Music’s Woes?
— Eliot Van Buskirk (Wired, 12 April 2010)
War Games (slideshow)
— P.W. Singer (Foreign Policy, 22 February 2010)
Pac Rat: The Fight to Preserve Old Video Games
— Clay Risen (The Atlantic, March 2010)

Latest in Film

The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood
— Rick Moody (The Guardian, 24 November 2011)
The 50 Most Special Effects of All Time
— David Fear, Joshua Rothkopf and Keith Uhlich (Time Out, 29 July 2011)
Before Walt Disney: 5 Pioneers of Early Animation
— Maria Popova (The Atlantic, 5 July 2011)
Can Watching ‘Jackass’ Turn You Into One?
— Tom Jacobs (Miller-McCune, 7 June 2011)
Slate's Hollywood Career-O-Matic
— Christopher Beam and Jeremy Singer-Vine (Slate, 6 June 2011)
Filmmaker J. J. Abrams Is a Crowd Teaser
— Frank Bruni (The New York Times Magazine, 26 May 2011)
30 Books That Could Be The Next Harry Potter
— George Wales (Total Film, 25 May 2011)

Latest in General Culture

Frank Miller and the Rise of Cryptofascist Hollywood
— Rick Moody (The Guardian, 24 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
The UK Riots: The Psychology of Looting
— Zoe Williams (The Guardian, 9 August 2011)
Why Don't We Love Our Intellectuals?
— John Naughton (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
Oh, Britannia, How You Have Changed
— Andrew Sullivan (The Sunday Times, 24 July 2011)
How Google Dominates Us
— James Gleick (The New York Review of Books, 18 August 2011)
Can Watching ‘Jackass’ Turn You Into One?
— Tom Jacobs (Miller-McCune, 7 June 2011)
Going, Going, Gone: Who Killed the Internet Auction?
— James Surowiecki (Wired, 17 May 2011)
Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism?
— Larry Sanger (LarrySanger.org, 6 June 2011)

Latest in Music

Is This the Twilight of Blues Music?
— Howard Reich (Chicago Tribune, 28 December 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 Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
How Music Changes Our Brains
— Thomas Rogers (Salon, 23 October 2011)
Is Music Tribalism Dead?
— Vanessa Thorpe (The Observer, 24 July 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)
When Country Was King
— Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson (Los Angeles Times Magazine, June 2011)
40 Noises That Built Pop
— Rhodri Marsden (The Word, 9 July 2011)

Latest in Television

Please Chuckle Here: The Return of the Sitcom Laugh Track
— Josef Adalian (New York, 27 November 2011)
The Monoculture Is a Myth
— Steve Hyden (Salon, 10 October 2011)
Filmmaker J. J. Abrams Is a Crowd Teaser
— Frank Bruni (The New York Times Magazine, 26 May 2011)
How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory
— Tom Dickinson (Rolling Stone, 25 May 2011)
Sing for Your Life
— Daniel Bergner (The New York Times Magazine, 19 May 2011)
We Are All Teenage Werewolves
— Alex Pappademas (The New York Times Magazine, 22 May 2011)
Why Women Love Fantasy Literature
— Alyssa Rosenberg (The Atlantic, 10 May 2011)
What's Behind the Dearth of Female 'American Idol' Finalists?
— Ann Powers (Los Angeles Times, 27 April 2011)
"Treme" Untangles the Lessons of Trauma
— Matt Zoller Seitz (Salon, 25 April 2011)
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