Is Breaking Bad a critique of the devastating potential of frontier masculinity? Or is it itself a masculine fantasy? At this point, it seems that it wants to be both.
06 Jun 2013
Dallas Clayton once made a small little homemade book for his son. Then he put it online. Then, it became a worldwide smash. Heralded by celebrities, subject of a Google ad, and inspried by his son, PopMatters speaks to author Robert Alford about modern-day publishing, maintaining your center, and the importance of keeping your family close at all times.
23 Apr 2013
The Other Son peers into the depths of selfhood, asking why we so often forge our identities through opposition and exclusion. But its sensational premise and abrupt resolution detract from the film's hopeful and humanistic intent.
03 Apr 2013
Jamie Lidell has gone from experimental electronic boundary-pusher to soul-revival gadfly to buddy of Beck and back again. With his new album, he talks to PopMatters about influences and homages, the pushback he receives from showing them, and why he's OK with roasting in the Nashville sun ...
11 Mar 2013
Vampires in the Lemon Grove brings together eight stories of transmutation, transmigration and transgression for a collection that enchants and beguiles throughout.
10 Mar 2013
This provides plenty of nostalgia for ‘90s high school grads whose coming-of-age experiences involved ill-advised drug experimentation, late night viewings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and trading meticulously curated mix-tapes.
03 Mar 2013
Set to the backdrop of familiar sets and costumes, with the same fracking space-slang and the same refreshingly diverse casting to reflect a post-racial, post-patriarchal society, the early moments of Blood and Chrome will be fun and nostalgic for fans.
18 Feb 2013
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of these indie rock stalwarts out of Boise, Idaho. To commemorate the occasion, PopMatters presents this ranking of their albums, from worst to best.
12 Dec 2012
Laetitia Sadier of Stereolab and Monade discusses her latest solo album, Silencio, and her unique blend of art and politics in a conversation with PopMatters.
17 Oct 2012
How do human beings “think food”? This question provides the impetus for John S. Allen’s sweeping inquiry into the evolutionary, cultural and cognitive processes that have shaped the human species’ relationship to their food environment.
19 Aug 2012
A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.
05 Aug 2012
It's unfortunate that Katherine Boo chose to frame her work within the conventions of the Western novel, particularly the overreaching and inappropriate device of third-person omniscient narration.
01 Aug 2012
Democracy in America has always been an uneven and contested terrain. The founding fathers established the government’s system of checks and balances partly as a way to protect the ruling class from the threat of a voting public.
09 Jul 2012
The fact that Jennifer DuBois is crafting work with this kind of affective and philosophical substance while still in her 20s should let everybody who is concerned about the future of the novel breath a little sigh of relief.
02 Jul 2012
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