Alex Ramon is a lecturer and critic currently based in Łódź, Poland. He is the author of the book Liminal Spaces: The Double Art of Carol Shields and has written and presented papers on Guy Maddin, Sarah Polley, Rawi Hage, Mordecai Richler, and Iris Murdoch. He has covered film festivals such as Cannes, TIFF, London and Gdynia, and interviewed various directors, writers and performers, including Tori Amos, François Ozon, Agnieszka Holland, Andrzej Chyra, and Samuel Adamson. His current projects include an edited collection of reviews and essays. As well as PopMatters, he writes for Sight and Sound, BFI, and Film International, and blogs at Boycotting Trends.http://boycottingtrends.blogspot.comTwitter: @BoycottTrends
Barb Jungr reflects on what draws her to Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel's music, and the creative approaches taken to their work on her new album, Bob, Brel, & Me.
In her recent performance at the Southbank Centre, Barb Jungr shared perfect material for her own genre-defying artistry in the works of Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel.
An accomplished cast ignite Marianne Elliott and Miranda Cromwell's compelling production of Arthur Miller's classic, Death of a Salesman, but does making the Lomans a black family enhance Miller's intentions?
Free from the relentless "black and white" trap in American performing arts, Joseph Mydell talks with PopMatters as he prepares to play Ben Loman in Marianne Elliott's much-anticipated revival of Death of a Salesman at London's Young Vic.
Daniel Rosenthal's illuminating collection in Dramatic Exchanges brings together some of the letters, postcards, telegrams, and emails exchanged by actors, playwrights, directors and other creatives involved in the National Theatre's story.
I count some of the works presented at Gdynia in recent years as among the best that contemporary cinema has offered.
Natalie Merchant concludes her 2018 summer tour of "intimate and historic" locations in the UK with a warm and spellbinding show at Oxford's St. John the Evangelist church.
Released to accompany her last world tour, Joan Baez's latest album avoids sermonizing, approaching current calamities obliquely, gaining power from understatement, and bringing the listener to a calm place.
Tori Amos talks about some of the themes and inspirations behind her new record Native Invader, and why her upcoming tour will see her become “the rock ‘n’ roll Angela Merkel".
Hytner's account of his time as Artistic Director of the National Theatre, Balancing Acts, offers scattered insights but lacks purpose and precision.