pop culture

Here’s What To Talk About At Thanksgiving Instead Of Fighting About Politics

Argue with Aunt Edna about immigration reform, if you want, or talk about literally anything else. Your call!

Megan Reynolds | November 25, 2015 - 9:00 am

#Problematic: Jon Hamm Was Once A Frat Bro, Kylie Jenner Does Blackface & Jaden Smith Dons A Dress

This past week was punctuated by some stark reminders  that our world still needs a lot of shaping in order to be a fair, just and loving place. I know…

Chloe Stillwell | April 13, 2015 - 11:10 am

How I’m Choosing To Cope With My Pop Culture Exhaustion

Here’s an admission: I work for a blog that does lots of pop culture coverage, and I spend a lot of time in conversations with my coworkers about pop culture…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 17, 2015 - 1:05 pm

The Year In Year-End Roundups: Everything The Blogosphere Thought Was Important In 2014

So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014’s year-end roundups just for you… …

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 30, 2014 - 12:45 pm

The George Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art Is Reason #5,683,820 You All Should Be Living In Chicago

I keep telling people to move to Chicago, but they keep giving me excuses not to (like having “jobs” elsewhere — whatever). Reason number 5,683,820 to move to Chicago: The

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 6, 2014 - 12:30 pm

This Supercut Of TV Catchphrases Has Me Totally Nostalgic

From “You got it dude” to “Bazinga!” it’s almost like TV shows have their own special language that viewers need to understand to be in on the joke. Of course…

Claire Hannum | June 4, 2014 - 9:30 am

Check Out This Supercut Of Pop Culture References In “The Office” And Weep Over Missing Michael Scott

Joe Sabia is a director and advocate for changes in copyright law. In an attempt to show just how reliant great comedy is on shared experiences and others’ intellectual property,…

Claire Hannum | March 26, 2014 - 11:00 am

7 Things Generation X & Generation Y Can Agree On

Is it just us, or does it sometimes feels like the Internet is one giant argument between Gen Yers and Gen Xers? How all this Millennial finger wagging happened is

Eve & Leonora Epstein | March 13, 2014 - 11:30 am

5 Classic Pop Culture Moments Actors Made Up On The Fly

We have nothing against writers (much of this very website is written by them), but we can’t pretend that every iconic TV and movie character or moment is carefully crafted…

Cracked | August 17, 2013 - 11:30 am

The 10 Funniest Female Duos Of All Time

“The Heat,” a foul-mouthed, gun-toting, slapstick-silly film opened in theaters this weekend — and it stars two female leads. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, two of Hollywood’s raddest women, play an…

Alyson Penn | June 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Watch This: All Of 1999 Compressed Into 10 Minutes

It’s been a really long time since I’ve thought about the song “If You Steal My Sunshine,” the movie “Bicentennial Man” (shudder), or the Y2K scare, but this video forced…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 25, 2013 - 1:40 pm

15 Memorable Menstruation Moments In Pop Culture

I originally planned to make this a list of the best menstruation moments in pop culture, but quickly discovered that Hollywood in particular does not have a very positive track record when it comes…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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