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PopMatters is an international magazine of cultural criticism. Its scope is broadly cast on all things pop culture, and its content is updated daily, Monday through Friday. PopMatters provides reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music, television, films, books, video games, sports, theatre, the visual arts, travel, and the Internet. Popular culture, or pop culture, is the vernacular (peoples) culture that prevails in a modern society. ... Wikibooks Wikiversity has more about this subject: School of Music Look up Music in Wiktionary, the free dictionary Wikisource, as part of the 1911 Encyclopedia Wikiproject, has original text related to this article: Music Meta has a page about this at: Music markup MusicNovatory: the science of music encyclopedia The... Film may refer to: photographic film a motion picture in academics, the study of motion pictures as an art form a thin skin or membrane, or any covering or coating, whether transparent or opaque a thin layer of liquid, either on a solid or liquid surface or free-standing Film... [1]#redirect Book ... Computer and video games A screenshot of Tetris for the Nintendo Game Boy A console game (better known as a video game) is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment, which consists of a moveable image displayed on a screen that is usually controlled and manipulated using a handheld...

PopMatters cultivates writers from the world-at-large. Its staff ranges from the multiple-degreed and/or well traveled, to young writers, to 'seasoned' folks who punch the 9-5 clock, regardless of what type of degree, if any, they may hold. Many of its writers are called upon for their opinion by notable members of the media such as the BBC, NPR, MSNBC, Radio Australia, and VH1. Publications such as USA Today.com, Alternet.org, and Movies.com regularly pick up links to PopMatters articles and post quotes from PopMatters writers. PopMatters currently has over 1 million unique readers per month, and counting. Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... MSNBC logo MSNBC (a grammatical blend of MSN and NBC) is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States. ... Radio Australia is the international shortwave radio service operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australias public broadcaster. ... VH1 (which originally stood for Video Hits 1) is an American cable television channel that was created in 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment (then a division of Warner Communications and then-current owners of MTV, which originally came up with the idea of the channel). ...

Among those readers, Entertainment Weekly has listed PopMatters as one of its favorite popular culture websites. Music critic Jim DeRogatis has said that "writing as thought-provoking, engaging, insightful, witty, and just plain ol' fun as much of the fare on PopMatters is a rare and wonderful thing, and it should be treasured."

At this writing PopMatters hosts three blogs: "Perpiatic Postcards", a travel blog by Japanese pop culture critic Todd 'tjm Holden; "Marginal Utility", essays on consumer culture by critic Rob Homing; and "Crazed by the Music", discussions on and examinations into matters related to the music business, by notable music critic, Jason Gross.

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Jim Derogatis (born 1964 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is a U.S. music critic. ...

External link

  • Official Site

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PopMatters - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (388 words)
PopMatters is an international webzine of cultural criticism.
PopMatters was founded by Sarah Zupko, who had previously established the cultural studies academic resource site PopCultures.com.
PopMatters employs writers from around the globe, with contributors based in six continents and numerous countries.
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