Roger Beebe
is an associate professor of film and media studies in the English
Department at the University of Florida. He is the coeditor of a volume on popu-
lar music, Rock Over the Edge (published by Duke University Press), as well as the
author of essays on Terminator 2, Kurt Cobain and Tupac Shakur, and other prod-
ucts of mass culture. In addition to his scholarship he is also an award-winning
experimental filmmaker and an active film programmer, currently as director of
FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film / Video Festival.
Norma Coates
is an assistant professor in the Don Wright Faculty of Music
and the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western
Ontario. Her essays on gender and popular music are published in several anthol-
ogies and journals. She is currently writing for Duke University Press a cultural
history of popular music—from Elvis Presley to MTV—on American network
Kay Dickinson
lectures in the Media and Communications Department of
Goldsmiths College, University of London. She has published on the interaction
of music and the moving image and is the editor of Movie Music, The Film Reader,
and (with Glyn Davis) Teen TV: Genre, Consumption and Identity. She is currently
working on a manuscript titled Off Key: Film, Music and the Politics of the Mis-
Cynthia Fuchs
is the director of George Mason University’s film and media
studies program, as well as one of the film-TV-DVD editors for PopMatters
.com and film reviewer for Common Sense Media and Philadelphia Citypaper. She
has published essays on hip hop, Prince, Michael Jackson, the Spice Girls, queer
punks, Taxi Driver, Bully, and George Washington, and media coverage of the war
against Iraq. She is the editor of Spike Lee: Interviews and coeditor of Between the
Sheets, In the Streets: Queer, Lesbian, and Gay Documentary. She has a forthcoming
book on Eminem, as well as essays on Buffy, Shakira, Brad Pitt, and Gollum.
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