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How the Template for Modern Combat Journalism Developed

The superbly researched Journalism and the Russo-Japanese War tells readers how Japan pioneered modern techniques of propaganda and censorship in the Russo-Japanese War.

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IDLES and Fontaines D.C. in Photos at Brooklyn Steel

IDLES released an animated video for "Never Fight a Man With a Perm" and will tour the US again this fall, as will Fontaines D.C.

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Celebrating the US Women's National Soccer Team in Photos

PopMatters was there to document the parade honoring the Women's World Cup Champs in New York City. Enjoy a full photo gallery from Sachyn Mital.

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Deerhunter, Amen Dunes Headline Springsfest 2019

Deerhunter, Amen Dunes, Post Animal, Grapetooth, and Chris Cohen are slated for this year's Springsfest. A carefully curated selection of craft breweries, food trucks, and art will also be available.

Events

New York City Pride 2019 in Photos

Photos of the 2019 New York City Pride March that also marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising.

Music

Bilbao's BBK Live Is Europe's Favorite Summer Festival Getaway

Set in the pristine nature of the Basque country, on the slopes of mount Cobetas, BBK Live has plenty to show off in every aspect, from its location, to highly coveted and eclectic headliners

Music

Download Festival Madrid Returns for a Big Third Year

The Spanish outpost of the legendary hard rock UK festival is back to confirm its place on the European hard rock map.

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Five Must-See Artists at This Year's Nelsonville Music Festival

"It's the perfect size festival," said Andrew Bird from the Nelsonville Music Festival main stage in recent years. "Any bigger and you'd lose something."

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Unsatiated Demand for French Songstress Zaz in the U.S.

Zaz plans to return to the United States for a grand tour following April's sold-out show at the Town Hall and a summer European tour.

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Maribou State Announce Huge New US Tour and Release Remix of "Feel Good"

British electronic/electropop duo Maribou State are releasing a new album of remixes of their critically acclaimed Kingdoms in Colour and planning an extensive US tour.

Games

Hideo Kojima + Norman Reedus Talk 'Death Stranding' at Tribeca

Without new footage or a release date, the Tribeca Talk didn't raise my anticipation for Death Stranding, but it was an engaging chat with Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus.

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London Alt-R&B Artist Jordan Rakei Releases New Single "Say Something" and Announces Tour

Today, Jordan Rakei is premiering his latest single "Say Something" and announcing a vast world tour with more US dates to be announced in future for autumn.

Music

Rostam Takes the Spotlight at American Songbook Show

Hearing Rostam perform at the Appel Room for Lincoln Center's American Songbook series on January 31st, it was obvious how pivotal the man was in crafting the strings on Vampire Weekend's records.

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A Perfect Circle Kicks off the Final Leg of 2018 World Tour

A Perfect Circle embarks on the final stretch of an extended journey to promote their new release, Eat the Elephant.

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Janelle Monáe Conversation at 92Y and Colbert Performance Videos

Four interesting takeaways from Janelle Monáe's Dirty Computer conversation at the 92Y with video from that and her performance from the Late Show.

Music

Poliça and Stargaze Is a Crossover Worth Your Time

Poliça's collaboration with the Berlin orchestral collective Stargaze is as promising as it is intriguing.

Music

Margo Price Streaming New Song "Leftovers"

Last month, Margo Price played Lincoln Center's AmericanaFest with Lukas Nelson. While Americanafest was underway in Nashville, she released a new song on Amazon.

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Lollapalooza Berlin Is Ready for the Big Leagues

In its fourth year since inception, the first festival to mark Lollapalooza's expansion in Europe is big enough to be placed among the greatest events on the Old continent.

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OKZharp and Manthe Ribane Show Off Their Stunning Electrosoul in New Video, "Closer/Apart"

South Africa's Okzharp and Manthe Ribane have perfected a soulful and spare electrosoul sound that's instantly memorable and meaningful.

Books

'Seventeen' Is a Journalistic Thriller for Anyone Concerned About the State of News Media

Replete with intense drama, moral dilemmas, and interpersonal conflict, Hideo Yokoyama provides a remarkably well-constructed illustration of the dilemmas journalists face in difficult situations.

Music

Rock Heavyweights to Bring Evergreen Hits and New Material to a Sold-Out INmusic Festival

One of Europe's most popular summer festivals will welcome a bevy of rock giants with plenty of new material to show off.

Music

Listen: Rizzla - "Black Eye"

Electronic producer Rizzla drops a brilliant new track, "Black Eye", from his upcoming new album Adepta releasing 6 July.

Music

Curtis Harding - "It's Not Over"

Atlanta psychedelic soul singer Curtis Harding is sharing his first new music since last year's brilliant LP Face Your Fear.

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Lily Allen Set to Release Darker, Introspective 'No Shame'

Lily Allen announced tour dates and dropped her new single, "Lost My Mind", last week. She previewed the album at an intimate NYC show earlier this year.

Television

Holy Spittle and Miseducated Media: On 'Real Time with Bill Maher', 25 September 2015

The September 25 episode explores the media's fetishization of Pope Francis' visit, and the tyranny of the "expertise on nothing" ethos afflicting both politics and journalism.

Comics

Congo Horrors Reported Graphically for 'Army of God'

A difficult new work of nonfiction graphic journalism chronicles human rights atrocities in Central Africa.

Television

Political Humor and Its Diss Contents

Political humor brings a lot of joy and laughter into our often humdrum lives, but is our national laugh fest a good thing for the nation at large?

Books

Gripping Reportage in 'Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt'

Eisner Award winner Joe Sacco joins reporter Chris Hedges to survey U.S. poverty and economic despair in Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt.

Film

Truth is Fiction: The Work of Haskell Wexler, Part 2, 'Medium Cool'

Medium Cool is the ultimate amalgamation of reality and illusion. Fictional characters live in real situations; real characters exist in fictional situations.

Media

Can You Imagine Standing in Line Just for a Newspaper?

'Suddenly and with little warning: STRIKE!' So began a 17-day newspaper delivery strike that prevented newspapers from getting to newsstands and doorsteps, as immortalised in the 1945 short, 17 Days: The Story of Newspaper History in the Making.

Books

A Woman of No Importance?

Historically, so-called women’s fiction is a bit of a mess. The Bronte sisters, studied in literature and MFA programs the world over, were forced to publish under male pseudonyms, while authors such as Jane Austen and Louisa May Alcott, who enjoyed some success in their respective periods, were still condescended to.

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