Fresh from a performance at Coachella MGMT played a set of songs at Apogee Electronics Studios in Santa Monica, CA to benefit LA-based radio station KCRW.
25 Apr 2014
As the world is increasingly filtered through computers there is emerging a reliance on data as a belief system. Groups like Anonymous are pushing us further towards data, as they highlight the divide they see between belief and information.
15 Jan 2013
The LA band Local Natives have done the unprecedented and recorded a live preview of their new album, set to be aired on Morning Becomes Eclectic on January 11th, 2013.
09 Jan 2013
World War II changed the way we eat, live and work on such a fundamental scale that to those in the West it seems like there has never been anything other than the globalized world it created.
01 Oct 2012
Like the scene in romantic movies where two lovers see each other from across a crowded room and begin running towards one another, culturally the US seems to be rushing towards China as fast as China is rushing towards the US.
05 Aug 2012
PopMatters was in Beverly Hills for the Sucker Punch press junket, and sat down with among others, Director Zack Snyder, Producer Deborah Snyder, and stars Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jamie Chung.
24 Mar 2011
Horror film is the purest genre, as it taps into our emotions directly, without the pretense of art. "It never takes me long to get into character. It's a good thing that I have the type of job where your criminal record has no bearing on your success." -- Kane Hodder on playing Victor Crowley [Hatchet I & II]
22 Feb 2011
Impressions from a single listen of the forthcoming album, S/T II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT, music that is quintessentially American.
10 Jan 2011
This is a fascinating book that combines razor sharp historical analysis with first person accounts. This is what pop culture writing is all about.
09 Dec 2010
While telling the story of the advent and popularization of artificial light, Jane Brox simultaneously tells the story of humankind's cultural evolution into the world we live in today.
18 Oct 2010
Ben Curtis of School of Seven Bells sits down with PopMatters to discuss the music business, the psychology of being in a band and the intentionality of songwriting.
16 Sep 2010
Clay Shirky's 'Cognitive Surplus' is presently the #1 selling book on Amazon in three categories. Sound smart at your next cocktail party by reading this review instead of the book.
08 Jul 2010
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