Karen Zarker, Sr. Ed. at PopMatters, works with a talented array of writers in Features, Columns, Books, DVDs, blogs—and wherever else on the magazine she’s needed. She manages the PopMatters Books Series, and also holds many behind-the-scenes operational responsibilities. She can be reached at zarker(at)popmatters.com.
Tuesday, April 23 2013
Have you ever seen a juggler on a moving sidewalk? Ben Greenman, whose latest, The Slippage (released today), ponders this and other wonders of life in his response to PopMatters 20 Questions.
Tuesday, August 28 2012
What can one say about the irrepressible comedic cultural critic Harry Shearer that hasn’t already been said – or that he hasn’t already said, himself (in an array of voices)? Never short of words, Shearer has a few things to say to PopMatters.
Wednesday, July 25 2012
Will Dan Rather go to Heaven? Not if God is a mosquito. Which of PopMatters 20 Questions leaves this esteemed journalist from Texas stumped, feeling "dumb as a carrot"? Read on.
Tuesday, May 15 2012
"I was a Scientologist for 12 years, which is a lot more embarrassing than saying Hi, I’m a transsexual SM dyke living with borderline personality disorder," Kate Bornstein tells PopMatters 20 Questions on the release of her memoir, A Queer and Pleasant Danger.
Monday, March 5 2012
Technophile, humanist and storyteller Ellen Ullman is touring for her latest, By Blood. The cult classic Close to the Machine and runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway Award, The Bug, are enjoying a resurgence, as well. From the sterile environs of an airport terminal, Ullman recalls a glorious range of artists and intellectuals (and the work they have produced) that have shaped her.
Wednesday, June 23 2004
We of modern means seem to like our dose of psychic healing with a dash of technical
Wednesday, January 7 2004
You don't have to dress up, watch your weight, or worry about that zit on your chin, and you get paid a great chunk of change.
Wednesday, October 8 2003
Whether today's babies are clinging to a skinny, malnourished hip, or being wheeled about in a plush, triple stroller, come the time they reach working age -- should they reach working age -- they might well outnumber the souls of the dead and the posts they've vacated.
Tuesday, August 1 2006
Sunday, January 1 1995
Physical distance from Chechnya, from Palestine/Israel, from Rowanda, Albania, Guatemala, Kurdistan, Macedonia, and so on, for those of us who feel we have such distance, provides psychological comfort only. It provides no protection from the fallout from these wars.
Sunday, January 1 1995
. . . by young writer Christopher Rice (progeny of gothic writer Anne Rice and poet and painter Stan Rice), is a mystery and gay-coming-of-age story that is powered, in part, by the current of hate pulsing through America.
Thursday, May 23 2013
Why do modern adaptations of Shakespeare work? Yet Baz Luhrmann's adaptations of period pieces don't?
Friday, May 3 2013
She likes 'wife'. I do, too.
Friday, February 15 2013
PopMatters is looking to expand our community of writers in the UK, particularly in the areas of music and DVDs.
Friday, June 15 2012
In typical British-drama fashion, Lip Service, set in Glasgow, gives us a lot more pretty girl skin -- and a lot more shocking punch to the gut -- than the Hollywood-style, pretty pedicured toes storytelling of L Word.