Monday, January 24 2011
PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.
Friday, October 8 2010
Over Coppertone-slicked bodies on Santa Monica Beach and out of secluded make-out spots and shopping-center parking lots and everywhere else American teenagers gathered that summer, it seemed that the ba-de-de-bum-de-bum announcing Dylan’s hit about getting stoned was blaring from car radios and transistor radios.
Friday, January 4 2013
This sumptuous coffee table book shows and tells the history of one of the most important record labels in the world through an abundance of photographs and an impressive text by noted historian, Sean Wilentz.
Monday, October 4 2010
Sean Wilentz has transformed a biography of a musician into an examination of America's mythic narratives. Along the way he becomes, like the man he studies, has become something of a sacred bard himself.