Posts tagged "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

Rihanna Soaks In A Bathtub For “Stay” Music Video

For her new music video for the song “Stay,” Rihanna decided to get naked and film in my favorite place on early — the bathtub. These stills suggest to me that RiRi…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 15, 2013 - 8:00 am

The Year In Memes We Totally Missed

Guys, a lot of stuff happens in a day, and sometimes important things slip through the brain cracks. There were a lot of memes we wanted to make happen this…

Julie Gerstein | December 28, 2012 - 4:00 pm

10 Untimely Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

I only recently discovered the amazing phenomenon that is “Friday Night Lights,” and more specifically, the glorious perfection that is Connie Briton as Tami Taylor. I told Amelia I wanted…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | October 16, 2012 - 8:00 am

Same-Sex Disney Couples Live Happily Ever After

Artist Rodolfo Loaiza’s new show, “Disasterland,” features colorful paintings that throw out traditional Disney narratives and re-imagine them in ways that more accurately reflect the world we live in. For…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 6, 2012 - 8:30 am

Japanese Girl Group In Trouble for “Suggestive” Candy Commercial

The Japanese girl group AKB48 is under fire for filming a series of suggestive candy ads that some claim promote homosexuality. The group’s ads for a sugary gummy candy feature…

Julie Gerstein | April 20, 2012 - 4:20 pm

15 Of Our Favorite Themed Valentine’s Day Cards

The best part of Valentine’s Day when I was a kid was getting all those themed Valentine’s from my classmates. That, and going buck wild with all that candy. OK,…

Ami Angelowicz | February 10, 2012 - 4:00 pm

“Community” Takes The Pop Culture Challenge

Who do you think knows more about pop culture — Chevy Chase or Joel McHale? Find out by watching this special pop culture quiz, in which two teams made up…

Julie Gerstein | December 11, 2011 - 9:00 am

The Top 40 Pop Culture Preppies

Despite our ardent attempts to stave off the return of “preppy” as a trend, it seems the popped collar is upon us and seersucker is having a full-on-moment. Again. Rather…

Lily Q | July 28, 2010 - 5:10 pm