Wednesday, May 22 2013
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out".
Tuesday, May 21 2013
This week's new releases available for streaming are highlighted by the National, Beth Hart, Townes Van Zandt and more.
Who will defend the future from J.J. Abrams... and his fans?
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow for the rest of the chapters in this story.
Monday, May 20 2013
While Broadway gets Motown and Daft Punk gets lucky, more than 25 artists and producers explore why Diana Ross and Nile Rodgers still turn us "inside out". Stay tuned tomorrow and Wednesday for the rest of the chapters in this story.
PopMatters presents the North American premiere of Vs. Head Vs. Heart, the debut album by fast-rising Australian songwriter Emma Louise.
Friday, May 17 2013
Why would Neil Gaiman return to the proverbial scene of the crime, the scene of his greatest, grandest, longest-running comics success, the Sandman? Perhaps the answer lies in the work itself…
In a career that took him from the cotton fields of East Texas to the concert stage at Carnegie Hall and beyond, Lightnin’ Hopkins became one of America’s greatest bluesmen.
How did Red Bull come to support and invest in long-form journalism at a time when this style of writing seemed as doomed as the typewriter, record stores and other art industry phenoms that have been wiped out by the Internet?
Thursday, May 16 2013
While the Cold War might be over, for the creative teams behind Winter Soldier and Suicide Squad, the Cold War itself becomes a powerful metaphor.
Matthew Cooper of Eluvium talks to PopMatters about the creative process, taking the leap into the world of the double album, and following up the most daring album of his career.
Wednesday, May 15 2013
Kathryn Schulz’s failure to appreciate F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterwork, as professed on Vulture.com, is a contemporary case study for how not to assess literature.
Ahead of the start of the 'European South by Southwest' this Thursday, PopMatters keeps you ahead of the game with ten British acts to watch in 2013.
Tuesday, May 14 2013
They started out under the shadow of the Pixies, but Kim Deal's band the Breeders not only became a beloved indie-rock staple, they also broke wide into the mainstream with Last Splash, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. Josephine Wiggs walks us through the album's creation, its new live legacy, and her feelings towards that little classic known as Pod.
PopMatters premieres Istiklaliya, the new album by hybrid classical-electronic trio Aufgang.
Monday, May 13 2013
If not for “The Guardian of Forever” and other unworldly phenomenon, our next Star Trek film, starring Eddie Murphy, might have been a cross between Police Academy and The Jetsons.
PopMatters premieres the latest album by Brooklyn guitar-guitar-drums trio Radical Dads, Rapid Reality.
Friday, May 10 2013
Just as westerns in the 1950s addressed the role US geopolitical concerns during the Cold War, the superhero and pulp-hero movie seems to have slid comfortably into that same popcultural space.
This insightful and entertaining look at the history of music piracy offers invaluable background to the hot-button issue of creativity and the law.
Thursday, May 9 2013
Great literature is instantly recognizable, regardless of how its stories are relocated in historical context. Brian K. Vaughan's Saga reminds us that the same is easily true for the medium of comics…