Watch Folding Ideas’ Analysis Of “Fight Club” And Toxic Masculinity

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 18, 2014
Dan Olson is a boss. He’s a media critic from Alberta, Canada, who analyzes the rhetoric -- the arguments presented and how they’re made -- of pop cultural phenomena and products. So, film, video games, music videos, TV shows, and books, but also pop cultural movements; how they fit into and reflect the culture i… More »

Elderly People Dancing To “Turn Down For What” Will Get You Through Tuesday

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 18, 2014
I've said it once, and I'll say it again: I love old people. Old people and babies are my weaknesses. So imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon Tastefully Offensive's video called "Senior Citizens Dancing to 'Turn Down For What.'" Just as you'd imagine, the video is a compilation of dozens of old people… More »

4 Web Sites To Help You Find New Music And Look Hip

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014
After studying music production, making music for several years (trust me, you’ve never heard it), booking tours, and doing scant engineering work here and there, I wet my toes in the world of music journalism for about two months, working as an intern for a startup music magazine a few years ago. It was a… More »

Armor And Weapons From “Game Of Thrones” Will Be On Display At The Met

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 14, 2014
MEGA cool: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is going to be exhibiting the armor from "Game of Thrones" next month with an accompanying talk on arms and armaments featuring the series’ costume designer, Michele Clapton. She’ll be joined by post-minimalist artist Miya Ando and the Met’s curator in Arm… More »

Watch The Sweet Video For Kindness And Robyn’s “Who Do You Love”

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 11, 2014
Do you guys remember that viral video “First Kiss,” and how it turned out that yeah, the participants were strangers, but they were also actors and performers, and the video was also a clothing advertisement? I feel like this new video for “Who Do You Love” from electronic musician Kindness, featuring Robyn,… More »

If You Got Lost During “Interstellar,” This Timeline Has You Covered (Spoilers!)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 11, 2014
When we walked out of the theater after seeing "Interstellar" this weekend, the first thing my mom said was, “OK, you’re going to have to explain that whole movie to me.” She enjoyed the movie, and understood the science, but the logistics of the plot got lost in a wormhole somewhere. Thank goodness for designers! More »

The Stages Of Reaction To Playz-N-Skillz’s “Literally, I Can’t” Video In GIFs

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014
Above, the new music video from Playz-N-Skillz, featuring featuring Redfoo, Lil Jon and Enertia McFly, for the song "Literally, I Can't." Watch and then let's digest together, after the jump... More »

Dorkly Made The Ending Of “Se7en” Nicer For Us

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014
Were you disturbed the first time you watched "Se7en" in a way that haunts you to this day? Fear not! Dorkly is here to Men-In-Black your memory of the movie and replace it with happiness. In addition to this wonderful video adaptation of the film’s ending, they also have a comic version (with… More »

No, George R.R. Martin Hasn’t Finished The Song Of Ice And Fire Books Yet

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 8, 2014
Theories abound about George R.R. Martin’s plans for the Song of Ice and Fire series, and therefore the Game of Thrones series, but Martin says that the most ridiculous theory of all is that he’s actually finished with the last two books of the series and is sitting on them to create demand. At… More »

“Too Many Cooks” Is The Weirdest/Best Thing Adult Swim Ever Did

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2014
I dare you to watch all 11+ minutes without going completely nuts. [YouTube]… More »

On Death, Identity, Humanity In Video Games, And Why Majora’s Mask Is So Important

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 7, 2014
If you’re into pop culture blogs, but not so into Nintendo, you might have noticed that a lot of people are REALLY REALLY EXCITED about the release of the Legend of Zelda franchise title Majora’s Mask for Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo announced the release for early 2015 just yesterday, and now us Zelda nerds are… More »

Go Behind The Scenes Of OK Go’s New Music Video

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014
The only thing that approaches the level and type of fun that you can have while watching OK Go music videos is watching behind-the-scenes videos about OK Go music videos, and that’s exactly what’s been released for the new video for “I Won’t Let You Down” from their new album, Hungry Ghosts. Hurrah! More »

Watch The New “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” Trailer And Just Ignore Me If You’re Super, Super Excited About It

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014
Woooo! The latest "Hunger Games" trailer is out! We’re so close to the release date! Also, are any other fans of the series just not that excited at this point? When I read the books, I was rapt for the first book, interested for the second, and then I remember feeling, during the third, like… More »

Fox Picked Up A “Subversive” New Show Based On The Archie Comics

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 24, 2014
Ooooh, there’s going to be a new live-action Archie show called "Riverdale," written by Archie writer and Archie Comics CCO Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and produced by Berlanti Productions, which is the production house for "Arrow," "The Flash," and the upcoming "Supergirl." It’s going to be a “subversive” look at small-town life, featuring Archie, Betty, Veronica,… More »

Toys ‘R’ Us Is The One Who Knocks (Walter White Action Figures Off Their Shelves)

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 23, 2014
There’s been all sorts of drama surrounding action figures at Toys ‘R’ Us lately: A Florida mom found out that the toy store was carrying "Breaking Bad" action figures and successfully petitioned the company to stop carrying them. Before you say, “Wait, I could’ve gotten a 'Breaking Bad' figurine at Toys ‘R’ Us and… More »

Some Fappeners Are Demonstrating Stunning Self-Awareness In Response To Jennifer Lawrence’s Righteous Outrage

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 8, 2014
Now that Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out about “The Fappening,” the unauthorized released of hacked nude photos of (mostly) female celebrities, some Fappeners on Reddit are sounding self-aware if not exactly apologetic. Here's what users on r/FappeningDiscussion, one of the few subreddits allowed to exist after the initial hack, are saying: “I would… More »

Hell Yes To This Documentary Series About Cosplaying!

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 6, 2014
YouTuber Todd Kenreck of Invader Boom has begun a documentary series on cosplaying called "Cosplay Boom," the first episode of which has been released and future episodes of which depend on Kenreck’s fundraising efforts through crowd-funding site Patreon. The first episode is really, really cool: It’s titled “Origins” and it’… More »

“The Daily Show” Solves Catcalling With A Few Simple Suggestions

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014
"The Daily Show"’s Jessica Williams has figured out how to stop catcallers from harassing you on the street and had a few suggestions for women, including changing our route to work, acting “like a psycho,” and these three rules: “Rule number one: Always wear oversized headphones. Rule number two: Master the fake phone call. More »

Ryan Murphy Tweets Creepy Pic From “American Horror Story: Freak Show” Set

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 18, 2014
Showrunner Ryan Murphy tweeted a creepy photo from the set of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" — the two-headed woman Dot and Bette, played by Sarah Paulson. (Here's a tweet from Paulson herself showing the front side of Bette and Dot.)  "Freak Show," which will be set in 1950… More »

True Story: My Memoir Pissed Off A Male Book Reviewer

By: Susan Blumberg-Kason / July 12, 2014
When I started writing my memoir, Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong, I began networking with authors who wrote books set in Asia. I imagined developing solid friendships with a group of supportive authors. There’s a Chinese saying, huxiang bangzhu. It means "mutually helping one another." That’s what I… More »

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