Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 10/12/11

Look, I know that it’s been more than a month since the last Weeknight ’80s Dance Party (and, actually, it was a Weekend ’80s Dance Party). I have no excuses, so I’m not even going to bother to explain myself. I’m still ...

Popdose’s Fall 2011 TV Preview: “Parks and Recreation”

Today, Kelly Stitzel looks at a returning favorite, Parks and Recreation. How does the new season stack up with last year’s triumph? Well don’t ask me! Read, damn it!

“Parks and Recreation” (Thursdays, 8:30 PM, NBC)

Parks and Recreation ...

Filminism: Chicks Who Rock

“Being told that girls can’t play rock ‘n’ roll — I mean, even as a kid, it was so illogical to me. It’s like, what do you mean? That girls can’t master the instruments? I’m in school with girls playing cello ...

DVD Review: “Bill Cunningham New York”

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, always will be.” — Bill Cunningham in Bill Cunningham New York (2011).

Though he is in his early 80s, New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham can, daily, be seen riding ...

Weekend ’80s Dance Party: Special Labor Day Edition

Hey, you guys! How’s it going? I hope everyone’s enjoying their three-day weekend, so far. I know ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party has been MIA the past several weeks and I have no real excuse other than I’ve been very ...

Filminism: Female Friendships

If you are a woman, the relationship you have with your best girlfriends is special. It’s different than any you have with your parents, siblings, romantic partners or even other friends. Your best girlfriend almost always knows you better than anyone else. ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 8/3/11

I don’t have much to say about this week’s mix except that it’s just fun. You’ll probably notice that a lot of the artists come from the bottom of the alphabet and that’s because I started at the end of my ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 7/13/11

Hey, guys! Sorry the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party has been MIA the past few weeks. Truth be told, I’m a little concerned that if I keep this column going weekly, I’m going to run out of remixes and then what? So, maybe ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “SpaceCamp”

At 11:29 A.M. on Friday, July 8, 2011, just three months past the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch, the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched into orbit for the last time, thus beginning the final mission of the Shuttle program. It ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Tapeheads”

Well, long time, no see! I know it’s been awhile since the last Soundtrack Saturday and for that, I’m sorry. The truth is, I’ve needed to take a break from this column for awhile, partly because I’ve been running out of ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 6/15/11

What’s up, you guys? I hope you’ve all had a great past few weeks.  I’ve missed the ’80s Dance Party and I’m guessing you have been, too. (If you haven’t, just pretend that you have.)

This week’s mix did not start out ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/25/11

This is going to be the last ’80s Dance Party for a little while. Don’t worry — not for good; just for a few weeks. I wouldn’t permanently forsake you and your desire to get your dance on.

I’m particularly proud ...

Filminism: The Ladies of Lynch, Part 1

If you were to ask me who my ten favorite film directors are, I might have a difficult time deciding upon a definitive list — it changes all the time, as it probably should. But one director whose name will always be ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/18/11

This week, there are no themes holding the mix together. Just a bunch of really great versions of really great songs.

I guess actually, there was a spark of inspiration for this mix and it’s that I really wanted to start it ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/11/11

As I was culling through my collection to put together this week’s mix, I wasn’t really sure  where to start. When you’re staring down 9 GB of ’80s remixes, it can be a little overwhelming.

My inspiration finally came as I was ...

Eurovision Song Contest 2011 Preview

About four years ago, my friend, Kip, an American who lives in Great Britain, introduced me to the wonderfulness that is the Eurovision Song Contest. I had heard of it before, since folks like ABBA and Celine Dion had won in past ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 5/4/11

I LOVE SOUL TRAIN. So much. There is no better way to spend an evening than with a bottle of wine and a bunch of old Soul Train episodes.

So, this week’s mix is an ode to that wonderful show. I ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/27/11

Welcome to another week of your new favorite ’80s Dance Party!

This week’s mix is a blend of sad, sexy and, of course, fun. Because the best time to dance is when you’re longing for a lost, passionate love, right?

Some ...

Remembering Poly Styrene

On the evening of Monday, April 25, punk legend and former X-Ray Spex frontwoman, Poly Styrene, passed away. She was just 53.

I can’t even begin to tell you how sad I was when I woke Tuesday morning and read the ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/20/11

So, it looks like you guys enjoyed last week’s Dance Party. I’m glad — I had fun putting it together and even more fun dancing around my living room listening to the finished mix.

A few of this week’s remixes are 100% ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/13/11

Hello, my name is Kelly and I’m addicted to remixes and extended versions of ’80s songs. If a song has “12-inch mix” or “extended dance mix” in parentheses behind it, I’m in.

There’s something exciting to me about discovering an 11-minute version ...

Filminism: Daughters

So, have we all been watching the Todd Haynes-directed Mildred Pierce mini-series on HBO? By now, episodes 1-3 have already aired, with the final two installments scheduled to premiere this coming Sunday, April 10th. I have certainly enjoyed it. I can’t say ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Thrashin'”

It’s no secret how much I love ’80s breakdance movies. I mean, how can you not love them — there are so many and they are all SO FUCKING AMAZING.

Well, I now think I’ve found a new obsession: ’80s skateboarding movies. ...

The Weekly Mixtape: 3/18/11

I’ve made a pact with myself to do a better job of keeping up with new music — and more specifically, new artists — this year and I think I’m doing pretty well.

For ...

Versionality: “Into the Mystic”

Welcome to another edition of Versionality!

I had originally intented to make this a monthly feature, but, well, you know what they say about good intentions. So, this will more likely become a bi-monthly feature — or just a “when I ...

Soundtrack Saturday Special Edition! Best Original Song, 2001

Alright, kids, here we are — the final installment of this year’s Soundtrack Saturday Best Original Song special series. For my final special edition post, I figured it would make the most sense to explore a year from the aughts, and ...