Matt Fiander

Matthew Fiander is a music critic for PopMatters and Prefix Magazine. He also writes fiction and teaches writing and literature at High Point University


The Sound of Dreams: American Idol

Fantasia. Scotty. Caleb. Three winners, more than any other state in the nation. And a slew of famous finalists. “American Idol” introduced the country to a new voice of North Carolina. How did this phenomenon happen?