Shed a Dove Tear for 25 Years

blog_princePopMatters pays tribute this week to the silver anniversary of a pop Revolution as it celebrates 25 Years of Purple Rain — articles, interviews and multimedia explore the importance that one short man from Minneapolis with a fondness for scarves and a penchant for genre-bending had on music, movies and American pop culture; sadly, it seems that Prince will have a feeble time celebrating the milestone, due to hip problems he refuses to fix because of his beliefs as a Jehovah’s Witness (read this recent LA Times piece for a primer on JW principles); meanwhile, a series of articles looks at another aspect of bygone Minneapolis — the vintage signs scattered among the city’s rooftops, “like Andy Warhol pop art popcorn but without the kitschy elements of cultural irony”. -SS