Tim Slowikowski has been writing for PopMatters since the halcyon days of 2003. His favorite record that year was Outkast's Speakerboxx/The Love Below. In his current capacity as Associate Interviews Editor, he searches for that ever-elusive "get" with Sly Stone. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Tim has also written for Chicago Innerview and Kevin Smith's now-defunct (and unfortunately titled) Movie Poop Shoot. Tim studied at Chicago's famous haven for improv and sketch comedy, Second City, where he formed a comedy group and traveled across the country performing for the unwashed masses. Currently shopping a screenplay with the rest of America, Tim lives in Chicago with his wife Megan.
Thanks to bravura performances from the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Dr. John and Janelle Monae, the first weekend of the 2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival showcased the best of music’s past, present and future.
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
They look like the Strokes. They're friends with the Strokes. They're on the same label as the Strokes. They're from New York like the Strokes. If it looks like the Strokes and walks like the Strokes, does it sound as good as the Strokes?