Current Events

Current Events, News

Don’t Tell Others How to Share Their Trauma

There are a number of reasons why someone might wait years or even decades to tell a traumatic story, and they have absolutely nothing to...

Current Events, Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: My Privacy Policy Has Changed

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with my updated policy....

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Gender Nation X: Defending Rita Ora in the War on “Girls”

This week, pop star Rita Ora issued an apology for living her truth. That’s right, she’s not apologizing for using slurs, defaming or...

Current Events

The Ted Zone: Technology and Freedom

The softer side of tech in an age of control...

Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: The Holy Roast

Jesus, by all appearances, had an agenda on this particular eventide. But yea, verily, so did Simon Peter....

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Enduring Appeal of Zombies

If our monsters are reflective of who we are as a culture, our continued attraction to zombies says very scary things about us today. ...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The End of the Toys R Us Kids

Many will blame the iconic toy store chain's demise on the digital revolution, but the company bears considerable responsibility for it,...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Millennial Problem

We ought to be encouraging them, not denigrating their resolve to not be another demographic populated by suckers....

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Evolution of Man

This evolution of man must take place, and will take place....

Current Events, Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: A Message From the Humane Society

"Now is the time for listening, which we look forward to doing just as soon as we're finished telling our side of the story."...

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Pop Politico: Trump and Mueller’s “About Me” Pages

Get to know President Trump and Robert Mueller!...

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Numberscruncher: My Fitbit Addiction

I’m one of those people with a Fitbit addiction. I am obsessed with getting my 10,000 steps in. I love it, even if it lulled me into...

Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: I Promise I Don’t Want to Pet Your Dog

"I used to be one of those guys. I used to pet a girl's dog and not even ask her his name."...

Current Events, Gender Nation X

Gender Nation X: Trans Visibility Day — Kayla Autumn Ward and the Video That Saved My Life

The saying, “if we reached just one person, then it was all worthwhile” usually applies to indie films nobody has seen or...

Current Events, Gender Nation X, Music

Gender Nation X: Bathroom Bill Resistance and 8 Songs That Saved My Gender Non-Binary Life

As news broke that Trump was rescinding Department of Justice guidelines to protect transgender students, I was immediately swept back in...

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Numberscruncher: Economics for Fake Billionaires — Currency Valuation Edition

Vanity Fair reports that America’s favorite short-fingered vulgarian doesn’t know whether a strong dollar is the good thing to...

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Numberscruncher: Save Money with “Pogue’s Basics: Money”

In December, a client – a major financial institution – asked me to write a post on ways that someone could save $18,000 in the...

Current Events, Gender Nation X, Television

Gender Nation X: Amazon Sidesteps History by Canceling “Good Girls Revolt”

On Saturday, people around the world united, in record numbers, to peacefully and powerfully advocate for women’s rights....

Current Events, Music

Fandango: Caught in a Dream Where Everything Goes Wrong

Two weeks ago today, I was sitting in the Fort Lauderdale airport, and my biggest concern was whether or not I’d make it home for my...

Current Events, Gender Nation X

Gender Nation X: A Popdose Writer’s Journey Through the Gender Spectrum

Chiffon. Taffeta. Tulle. Satin. Silk. Velvet. Lace. These are the seven deadly fashion sins of cis gendered men. One exception, Hugh Hefner...

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Popdose Roundtable: Saving the Media in a Post-Fact World

What happens to the media in a “post-fact” era? Can we discern truth from propaganda? Has Russia simply hacked American journalism, in...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Brain Knows Before the Body Shows

All evidence is malleable. Maybe there is something to gut instinct after all?...

Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: White Riot

Razor-thin win in election for (mostly) white working-class agenda...

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Farkakte Film Flashback: Don’t Vote Trump Edition

I usually try to avoid getting political in this space, except in the case of truly extreme circumstances, such as if the republic were...

Current Events, Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Beds, Bugs, and Beyond

"Never forget — bedbugs are bad bugs that take advantage of our precious resources."...

Current Events, Theatre

Political Theater: Lyrics From “Hamilton” That Could Be Said About Donald Trump

Everybody loves "Hamilton." Everybody hates Donald Trump. So why are they so similar?...

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The Ted Zone: What’s the Value of LinkedIn?

The day LinkedIn announced Microsoft was buying the company, I deleted my LinkedIn profile. ...

Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Clickbait for Your Neuroses

You are powerless to resist....

Humor, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Best Dark Night of the Soul Ever

"I'm sorry I've been hard to reach lately. I'm having what you might call a dark night of the soul."...