Author: Jeff Giles

Jeff Giles is the founder and editor-in-chief of Popdose and Dadnabbit, as well as an entertainment writer whose work can be seen at Rotten Tomatoes and a number of other sites. Hey, why not follow him at Twitter while you're at it?

Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Colleen D’Agostino of the Material

If you had to go away for awhile and you could only take five of your favorite albums with you, which ones would you choose? Yes, we know...

A Fine Mess, Podcast

A Fine Mess, Episode 5: Musician Dean Jones

“There were a bunch of years there where I kind of lived in tents and people’s closets.” If you’ve been a hardcore...

Bill Frisell

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Bill Frisell

One of the most distinctive and prolific guitarists of his generation, Bill Frisell doesn’t seem to play as much as he seems to exist...

A Fine Mess, Music, Podcast, Popdose Interviews

A Fine Mess, Episode 4: Songwriter Fred Wilhelm

Nashville songwriter Fred Wilhelm opens up about his career and creative process...

Music, Popdose Interviews

“I’m Always Learning”: A Conversation with David Sanborn

The Grammy-winning musician discusses his reunion with keyboardist Bob James and their new album, Quartette Humaine....

A Fine Mess, Podcast

A Fine Mess, Episode 3: Actor Amir Talai

How the hell do you make a living as an actor, anyway? We have no idea, but Amir Talai seems to be figuring it out....

A Fine Mess, Podcast, Theatre

A Fine Mess, Episode 2: Playwright Ned Massey

Ned Massey speaks with us about his personal artistic journey -- including his new play, Four Messages...

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Music, News

Music News: Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake Summer-Tour Tickets Still Available

There are currently thousands of Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake tickets still on sale for most dates, with the August 11 show at...

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Podcast

A Fine Mess, Episode 1: David Baerwald Interview (Re-Post)

Singer, songwriter, and all-around captain of industry David Baerwald discusses his creative journey....

A Fine Mess, Music, Podcast

A Fine Mess, Episode 1: David Baerwald Interview

If you’ve been a Popdose reader for any length of time, you probably know that talking with creative people about their art is one of...

Film

Build What You Love: Kevin Smith, “Clerks 3,” and 21st Century Art

Even a scatologically obsessed middle-aged guy from New Jersey can be an inspiration sometimes....

Music, Popdose Lists

Mariah Carey’s “Almost Home” and the Golden Age of Movie Soundtracks

Hey, remember when big soundtrack albums were a thing?...

Television

“House of Cards” and the Triumph of Curated Content

Netflix has sent media pundits into a tizzy with its new original series, House of Cards. Here's why that could be good for all of us....

Consumerism

Peer Pressure: Budweiser Black Crown Edition

What happens when America's best-selling beer resorts to a 25,000-person poll for its new brew?...

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2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Holiday Gift Guides

2012 Holiday Gift Guide: Jeff Giles Picks His Favorite Music, Movies, Books, and Gadgets

A fond look back at some of the many pop culture highlights from the 2012 that was....

2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Consumerism, Holiday Gift Guides

Pre-Review: Nokia Lumia 920

As some of you may know, for the past six years or so I’ve lived in the woods of New Hampshire, where things like traffic lights and...

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Desert Island Discs, Music

Desert Island Discs with Ben Arthur

Parker Paul, Wingfoot This is one of my favorite albums, not just because Parker’s lyrics are lovely and inventive (he compares his...

Shoes

Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: John Murphy of Shoes

After an 18-year absence, the power pop legends return...

Music, News

New Music: Meshell Ndegeocello feat. Cody ChesnuTT, “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”

Meshell and Cody cover Nina Simone in a sneak peek from the next Ndegeocello joint, the Simone tribute record Pour Une Ame Souveraine (For...

Music, News

New Music: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, “C.C. Rider”

We’re seeing a small army of essential box sets come out this fall, but for my money, the most essential of the bunch is The...

Music, News

New Music: Ronnie Fauss, “The Night Before the War”

There are a lot of things Texas can’t seem to get right — weather, politics, race relations, Presidential hospitality —...

Music, News

New Music: Benjamin Gibbard, “Teardrop Windows”

I’m still a little disappointed that it isn’t a concept album of duets with Shirley MacLaine, but whatever — Death Cab...

Music, News

New Music: Johan Reinhold, “Heart in a Jar”

Not that there are any body parts I’d want to keep in a jar, but the heart seems like a particularly grody choice, what with all of...

Music, News

New Video: Vigo Thieves, “Forever”

I’m not necessarily advocating watching it unless you have a hankering for blood and mud, but the Vigo Thieves have released a video...

Music, News

New Music: Liz Wood, “Ruin”

“I don’t need to talk / You fucked up, not me,” sings Liz Wood in her new single, “Ruin” — our first...