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First my first ever diary, I thought I'd start with something light. As someone born in 1982, I'm well aware of how much my generation has made nostalgia for the pop culture of our youth (mainly ...
by toddsmitts
Comment Count 35 comments on Sat Apr 04, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
One of history's oldest stories. In a recent study of popular films in 11 countries, including the United States, only about 30 percent of ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Mar 09, 2015 at 07:30 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
The Oscar race for Best Picture tonight is thought to be one between Alejandro G. Iñárritu's Birdman and Richard Linklater's Boyhood . But coverage of this year's Oscars broadcast has been ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 275 comments on Sun Feb 22, 2015 at 04:40 PM PST with 42 Recommends
The union of politics and music has a long history. It works on a multiple levels too. Associating a campaign with a popular song is the equivalent of having a good jingle for a product, and it ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 57 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM PST with 58 Recommends
Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle in Clint Eastwood's 'American Sniper' Reality TV isn't really real. That previous sentence shouldn't come as a shock to anyone that's ever seen an episode of Keeping Up ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 55 comments on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 07:00 PM PST with 44 Recommends
The end of the year brings about resolutions and lists. There are always lots and lots of lists. There's something so human about trying to measure importance while filing, indexing, and numbering ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 59 comments on Mon Dec 29, 2014 at 06:30 PM PST with 30 Recommends
In last week's [http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12/09/1350575/-Top-Comments-Seasonal-Thoughts-I-Edition Seasonal Thoughts I], we examined tales of Holidays Past where we were not feeling our ...
by brillig
Comment Count 55 comments on Sun Dec 14, 2014 at 07:00 PM PST with 42 Recommends
Talk Radio Live at the Midnight Hour (ET) from uptown Manhattan, we're talkin' Election Suppression, movies, pop culture and some News and Politics du jour. Join the convo at 417-717-1454 or join ...
by winkk
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Nov 22, 2014 at 08:42 PM PST with 1 Recommend
The recent elections represent a defeat for not only the Democratic Party, but also the American people, particularly the middle and working classes. Here's how it happened...
by DarkScholar82
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 05:19 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Taylor Swift's fifth album sounds like 30 years ago, and some critics are saying that the scarcity of contemporary references means "the times they are a-changin' " in popular music. Of course, ...
by wolfbane in AZ
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Oct 26, 2014 at 01:36 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Rumor says that these razor-sharp excerpts of an unfinished novel were found in an LA trash can. They were originally published online without the author’s permission. The author committed suicide ...
by maxfolger
Comment Count 1 comments on Fri Oct 10, 2014 at 03:32 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington in NBC's The Blacklist About six months ago, I wrote a post ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 83 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
This week, we learned that the beleaguered Malaysian Airlines recently tried to lure customers back after the tragedies of MH17 and MH370. With a contest! Free tickets and iPads for whoever gives ...
by maxfolger
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2014 at 09:56 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
The tagline for most of the episodes of The X-Files No one is an island unto themselves. We all live our lives together within a society that's held together by tenuous threads that interconnect us.
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 119 comments on Mon Sep 08, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 40 Recommends
The images flicker through my memory as half-remembered snatches of youth, a childhood where my church hall was television and my icons were superheroes crushed by fate and rebuilt by mad science. "�
by poguesrun
Comment Count 35 comments on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson in Showtime's Masters of Sex Sex and expressions of sexuality are aspects of American culture and society that are both ever-present and that usually make people ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
The ruins of San Francisco in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. As long as there have been movies, there's been an audience to watch things blow up. Sometimes it's laughably unrealistic, and ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 89 comments on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
In almost every medical drama that has ever existed, at some point a patient's heart will stop (aka asystole ), the monitor (ECG) will flatline and the doctors will reach for paddles to shock said ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 77 comments on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
What could go wrong with a movie built around the love story between a duck and Lea Thompson? In the arts, "bad" is mostly relative. The entire genre of cult classics is predicated on the idea ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 203 comments on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
Taylor Schilling as Piper Chapman in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black Someone much smarter than me once observed that life is a series of rooms inside a giant building called Earth that's ...
by Doctor RJ
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Jun 09, 2014 at 07:00 PM PDT with 9 Recommends