Tag Archives: pop culture

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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SUBTITLE: “How To Use Popular Culture To Scam Even More Money”

These guys are pastors, unsurprisingly.

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SUNDAY: The Simpsons 500th Episode

The television show that many (including myself*) consider to be the greatest in the history of the medium will air its 500th episode this Sunday. Special guest star: Julian Assange. The man at the centre of the Wikileaks scandal will make a cameo appearance in the upcoming 500th episode of The Simpsons. According to a Reuters report, the episode, scheduled …

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Tribute To Don Cornelius

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People’s Sexiest Man Alive

I have a personal relationship with Bradley Cooper because I once saw him on the 6 train. So there.

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Today Is Lucille Ball’s 100th Birthday

And Google is paying tribute on their home page.

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Regis Philbin Announces Retirement

Eternal television host Regis Philbin, 79, announced his retirement this morning after 28 years with The Morning Show. “This will be my last year on this show … but there is a time, there is a time that everything needs to come to an end for certain people on camera, especially certain old people,” Philbin said. The show, now in …

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HomoQuotable – Mark Simpson

“After a decade or so of metrosexuality a tipping point seems to have been reached. Men’s self-loving bi-sensuality and appreciation of male beauty, awakened and increasingly normalised by our mediated world, seems to be here to stay. Even in the God-fearing USA. And might now, if it’s in the mood and treated right, choose to be consummated rather than just …

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The Tyranny Of New York

Conor Friedersdorf writes in an Atlantic piece titled The Tyranny Of New York: New York City’s role on the American scene isn’t unhealthy merely because it attracts creative, ambitious people with its dynamism, or because its residents have a healthy ego about the relative merits of their city. The problem is that along with those inevitable traits of great cities, …

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NYT’s Decade-End Chart

Embiggen or view in full-screen here. Out of 120 items recounting memorable moments of the decade, no mention of marriage equality, Prop 8, or LGBT rights at all. The one gay-ish item is a reference to Brokeback Mountain. Maybe there are two gay-related items, they do mention Lady Gaga.

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Not What We Expected, Was It?

I went into it expecting spectacular tackiness, but I must say that overall the MJ funeral was muted, dignified, sedate, and (as much as any arena funeral could be)…classy. Yeah, surprised me too. Points off for Al Sharpton’s typically bombastic rant, but Brooke Shields in particular immediately redeemed that bit. And so the most widely watched non-sports event in the …

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The Summer Of (Bi-Curious) Love

With I Kissed A Girl, Kate Perry’s pop ode to lesbian experimentation in its third week at the top of Billboard’s singles chart, conservatives are continuing to fruitlessly (heh) blow their tops. Over on Townhall.com, Brent Bozell III is calling this “the bi-curious summer.” When our culture merchants calculate how to exploit societal attitudes toward the homosexual lifestyle, one factor …

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America’s Next Top Ho Model

Eliot Spitzer’s last hooker hook-up, would-be pop star Ashley Dupre’, is turning into quite the media darling. Her MySpace page has had millions of hits, her name is now in Google’s top-searched list, and she’s had offers from Hustler, Penthouse, and Playboy. Dupre’s rushed-out single, Move Ya Body, is already getting nonstop play on NYC radio. You can preview the …

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