Tag Archives: pop culture

70s Teen Idol David Cassidy Dies At Age 67

Variety reports: David Cassidy, pop culture idol of the 1970s, has died as a result of complications from dementia. The musician and actor was 67. His publicist JoAnn Geffen confirmed his death, with a statement from his family. “On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, ...

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TRAILER: 2016, The Movie

Entertainment Weekly reviews: 2016 started out innocently enough — but after a number of tragic celebrity deaths and one of the most divisive elections in history, at least one collective is categorizing the year as a horror movie. YouTube user Friend Dog Studios has created a condensed representation of tthe year through a trailer for 2016: The Movie. The clip, ...

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Rock Hall Of Fame Nominations: Depeche Mode, Chic, Journey, Joan Baez, Kraftwerk, MC5, ELO, Others

Cleveland.com reports: Recent changes to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee seems to have benefitted longtime snubs and older fan favorites. Last year, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, which handles its annual nominations, dismissed more than a dozen of its members. The changes have led to the committee focusing part of its attention on ...

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On Masculinity And Homophobia [SHORT FILM]

The Huffington Post reports: A riveting new short film is taking a gripping and unfiltered look at the effects of masculine ideals on both American culture and the actions and development of men who may be attracted to men. “American Male” is the winner of MTV’s Look Different Creator Competition, which invited up-and-coming filmmakers to create work surrounding the topic ...

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Lesbian Site AfterEllen Pulls The Plug After 14 Years

The corporate owners of the popular lesbian pop culture site AfterEllen are pulling the plug after 14 years. Editor-in-chief Trish Bendix eulogizes the site for the Advocate: Here are the facts: Evolve Media purchased AfterEllen from Viacom two years ago. They gave us two fiscal years to become their LGBT property and profit in that space, and they found we are ...

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New To The Oxford Dictionary: Squee, YOLO, Moobs, Gender-Fluid, Biatch, Butt-Fucker, Clickbait, Slacktivist

Reuters reports: You know, some yogalates could tackle those splendiferous moobs. Confused? Then turn to the Oxford English Dictionary which has included the words among more than 1,000 revisions and updates for its latest update. Splendiferous, meaning full of or abounding in splendor, joins yogalates, a fitness routine combining pilates exercises with the techniques of yoga, and moobs, unusually prominent ...

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Matt Baume On The History Of Gays In Sitcoms [VIDEO]

“When did TV first permit joking while gay? I’ve been combing through sitcoms to figure out when queers stopped being a scary threat, and were allowed to be real people with love lives and funny punch lines. Here are just a few of my favorite early gay characters on sitcoms.”

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ACLU Video Supercut: Pop Culture’s Journey Toward’s Marriage Equality

Clip recap: “In 1970, the ACLU filed the first freedom-to-marry lawsuit in the United States. We are now at the Supreme Court to fight to win the freedom to marry for couples in all 50 states. As we get closer than ever before to the freedom to marry for all, let’s take a walk down memory lane. Thank you to ...

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Paging One Million Moms…

One Million Moms is likely to blow a fuse over a new hip-hop heavy Toyota commercial that features a young girl who begins her rap, “Listen up, motherfathers.” But OMM will have lots of company as the ad is getting blasted from all sides. According to the car blog Jalopnik, the ad for the Sienna is “proof that the ad ...

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When Will The Bass Drop?

This weekend Saturday Night Live mocked EDM’s superstar culture in DJ Davvincii, a character meant to be a mash-up of David Guetta and Aviici, both of whom earned tens of millions last year according to Forbes.

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Jayden, Aiden, Braden

Details.

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2013 In One Cartoon

How many 2013 pop culture moments can you see in this one panel? Embiggens nicely. (Via JMG reader Ray.)

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New Board Game: That’s So Gay

Via press release: That’s So Gay! A Game of LGBTQ Discovery, a new trivia game, is available in time for the holidays. Featuring more than 2,400 questions of LGBTQ history and current events, the game can be played by two or more people and is ideal for parties and social events. The phrase “That’s so gay!” has been used mostly ...

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Sarah Palin: The Tea Party Must Take Over Hollywood And The Popular Culture

“Conservatives aren’t infiltrating and influencing pop culture enough, and we’re missing the boat. That’s why I’m fine with, for instance, Bristol being on the shows she’s been on and why I preach against preaching to the choir. For years, conservatives have glumly waved the white flag when it comes to influencing popular culture. Defeat has been declared many times. But ...

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Dr. Joyce Brothers Dies At Age 85

Television psychologist and frequent chat show guest Dr. Joyce Brothers died at her New Jersey home yesterday at the age of 85. Throughout the 1960s, and long beyond, one could scarcely turn on the television or open a newspaper without encountering her. She was the host of her own nationally syndicated TV shows, starting in the late 1950s with “The ...

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New To The Oxford Online Dictionary

1. Inbox2. Photobomb3. Lolz4. Tweeps5. Vajazzle6. Hat tip7. Video chat8. Ridic9. Lifecasting10. Hackathon Seems to be a trend here. Other new entries.

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Teach The Children About Hammertime

I actually do remember JFK’s assassination rather vividly and I was only four years old. Source.

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Santigold – The Keepers

Alyssa Rosenberg offers this critique: It’s a house where impeccably coifed, white-blonde people eat food that glows with poison. When shooters in a car shred the walls, they momentarily startle, then check their hair and make sure their clothes are in place, and sit back down to dinner. And when their milkman’s caught in the crossfire, they make a spectacle ...

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Celebs Launch 2012 Rock The Vote

Clip description: Through sharp and hard-hitting animation rooted in a youth pop cultural aesthetic, and by using celebrity narrators ­Grammy Award winning artist John Legend, Glee’s Darren Criss, celebrity blogger Perez Hilton and R&B singer, Bridget Kelly – the video speaks directly to millennials’ sense of what is exciting, important and cool.

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The Return Of The Boy Bands

It was a nice break while it lasted…

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