It's tempting to proclaim this moment in black pop as something akin to 2018's political Year of the Woman -- Year of the Sista, if you will. But today's unapologetically progressive female black pop artists stand on the shoulders of a most impressive cohort from the '90s and early '00s.
Bon Iver sings about robot dogs. Nick Cave does a wicked Tom Waits impression. Erykah Badu covers Roberta Flack... in space. Even with its flaws, it's hard to think of a more memorable disc released this year than Heady Fwends.
03 May 2012
This film gives us a look back at a puzzling and fascinating moment in American history that casts a different light on '60s idealism and the death of that decade's ideals.
13 Feb 2012
You may not want to fall in love with this 21st century siren, but chances are good that you will. That is, if you know what's good for ya.
29 Mar 2010
On this final day of PopMatters' 1999 overview, awards season hype gives way to pure acting prowess and definitive directorial flair.
26 Mar 2009
Extra-sensory input, Dennis Kucinich, the terrors of 2012, and a weekend's worth of pure California sunshine...
Greg M. Schwartz
28 Jun 2007
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