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Dw. Dunphy On..., Television

Dw. Dunphy On… The John Goodman Problem

The performance of a lifetime - cut short by one's lack of stewardship....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

There was nothing hip about Karen and Richard, and that's why they succeeded....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… The Bushido Truth of “The Last Jedi”

Rian Johnson gave fans more than another seething fighter with a war boner and a snazzy costume....

Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On..., Popular Culture

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....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Joe Satriani, Steve Scott, and “Altered Sweet”

Three great, very different recordings reviewed, and thoughts about why Americana is over (for me)....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… David Cassidy (1950-2017) and Tommy Keene (1958-2017)

The universe indeed has a sense of humor...it's just disturbingly dark....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Third Heartbreaker: Tom Petty and the Trolls

A generation of the "raised right" clearly know nothing of civility. ...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Adam Again’s “Perfecta”: The Album That Killed CCM

Important '90s rock album is now a Kickstarter reissue campaign. ...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… When Yes Comes to Shove

This is why we can't have nice things....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Cult of Dylan

Why did so many, when given the chance to speak, let Dylan speak for them?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The New Celebrity

The fault may not lie in our stars, or who we make stars, but......

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… J. Geils, Steve Miller, and Bob Seger

Three musicians - one similar turning point....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… And Videotape, Part One: VHS Subculture

The first in a two-part series exploring home video and the formats which refuse to die....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… The Doomed Land of “Krull”

Let us now enter a world of fantasy and take it way too seriously....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… The Other Side of Charles Foster Kane

Heaven help those who willingly place power in the hands of angry children who only seek payback....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Year-End Best-Of Lists

Dw. Dunphy’s Year-End Clearance Sale!

It's the best (and some not-so-best) of 2016, a year when we really needed it....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Trouble With “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

What happens when advocacy is divorced from its purpose? ...

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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?...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Accused: Daniel Powter, “Bad Day”

Lord, bring us a song to save us from the bad day caused by Daniel Powter's "Bad Day."...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Prince: Nothing Good Hides in Vaults

Are we ready should the illusion be shattered?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Wages of Expectations

What if the economy was actually better and our sense of entitlement was worse?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Not Lovin’ It

McDonalds faces a major challenge to its business model: a clientele growing away from it....

Comics and Graphic Novels, Dw. Dunphy On..., Film

Dw. Dunphy On… What Do We Do With Non-Canonical Media?

This is not your grandfather's Superman...but is that Superman at all anymore?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Bloody January

We're all driving up to that same rest stop. Seeing those who aren't going back out on the road ever again is inevitable....

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Goodbye, “Hello”

Just when you thought it was safe to go anywhere, there's Adele saying "Hello."...