Posts tagged "pop culture"

#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 this is a pop culture column that exists as a tongue-in-cheek internet roast, and is not an ideal platform for a civil liberties chat. But…

By: Chloe Stillwell / April 13, 2015

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 going, “What? What is that? That is over my head.” This isn’t a brag, just a description of my life: I don’t watch TV, not…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 17, 2015

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 30, 2014

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 George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. San Francisco turned it down and now their mayor is all pouty about the fact that Lucas chose Chicago,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

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 that’s part of the reason we watch in the first place. Check out this supercut of some of TV’s finest catchphrases and see how many…

By: Claire Hannum / June 4, 2014

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, he’s made “The Office” Time Machine. The site is organized by year and uses video clips to break down 1,300 pop culture references made throughout the…

By: Claire Hannum / March 26, 2014

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 beyond us (thanks, Kevin Bacon), but it would be great if for once, we could all just agree on some stuff, be nice, and share.

By: Eve & Leonora Epstein / March 13, 2014

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 by expert scribes hunched over a desk. Often the writer comes up with only a vague idea (or a specific yet terrible one) and the…

By: Cracked / August 17, 2013

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 FBI agent and a cop, respectively, in the movie, which has been getting some positive reviews. So, to honor this awesome female duo, we thought we’d list…

By: Alyson Penn / June 29, 2013

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 me to confront all those 1999 memories–and many more–in exactly 10 minutes. Before you hit play, be warned that side effects may include involuntarily singing…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 25, 2013

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 to tackling the crimson wave in movies and TV. Books and music have done a little better, but for the most part, periods have bee…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 19, 2013

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 could use some advice on how to bathe like a rockstar. Where are the bubbles? The candles? The laptop sitting on the toilet airing the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 15, 2013

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 year — involving “American Horror Story,” Kanye West, soup and more — but some of them just didn’t get done. Well, before we move o…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 28, 2012

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 to be Tami Taylor for Halloween and hopefully win some kind of costume party prize for Least Timely Pop Culture Reference, but then Amelia threatened…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 16, 2012

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 example, “heterosexual happy endings have been discarded; outdated,” and some popular heroes, princesses, and villains have been recast as same-sex lovers. Hercules and Aladdin make…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 6, 2012

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 the members of the group clad in school girl uniforms passing a piece of the candy between one another using only their mouths. Watchdog grou…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2012

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, so now I know better than to pour an entire carton Sweet Tarts down my throat. But I am still into the cards. I would…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 10, 2012

“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 of the cast of “Community” attempt to answer rather difficult pop culture questions. (By the way, anybody remember the name of Arsenio Hall’s fat rapper…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 11, 2011

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 than continuing the noble fight to make pastel pants for men a thing of the past, we’re joining the multitudes and getting our prep on.

By: Lily Q / July 28, 2010

Frisky Q&A: Susan J. Douglas, Author Of “Enlightened Sexism”

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By: Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2010
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