Lord Byron, D.H. Lawrence, and Alan Sillitoe loom large over Nottingham’s literary landscape. Why is Book Prize winner Stanley Middleton not among them?
The first edition of our new monthly column IndieMatters highlights some of the best rising indie releases from July 2022, including PACKS, Queen Kwong, Rusty Santos, Atmos Bloom, and Seasoning.
Lebanese director Mounia Akl talks with PopMatters about the act of resistance in making and participating in art and her feature debut, Costa Brava, Lebanon.
Mainstream pop albums like Bette Midler’s Bette of Roses work because the songs are inclusive of a broader range of audiences and the themes relate to most people.
While the original Star Wars trilogy display George Lucas’ youthful optimism, the prequels reveal his dismay and regret at the world created by the Boomer generation.
Juliette Binoche talks with PopMatters about acting, understanding others, and her admiration for her character’s selfish nature in Both Sides of the Blade.
Europe’s arguably biggest music festival, Sziget Festival, is even better than before the pandemic shutdown and shows no sign of toning its enormous ambition down. Why should it?
Chat Pile’s full-length debut God’s Country is a grim yet thrilling soundtrack to American decline, drawing on heavy traditions from nu-metal to slasher films.
Three-piece UK band Goya Dress specialized in stylishly baroque Sturm und Drang rock; dizzying Märchens sated with the drama of a Francisco Goya painting.
French artist Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, inspired his peers and mass media. In video games especially, his psychedelic fantasy/surrealist art may live on forever.
Four straight days of at least 13 hours of live music per day pushes even the hardiest festivarian to the limit, but the festival’s 30th annual edition demands nothing less.