You’re Dead to Us…The Miniseries

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads.

“This week our regular programming will be pre-empted so ...

You’re Dead to Us…Blockbuster Greatest Hits Albums

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

In the ‘50s and early ‘60s, the singles market and ...

You’re Dead To Us…Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

In the late ’70s in the Netherlands, most disco ...

You’re Dead To Us…Cop Movies

The other day on the Popdose email thread, as one is wont to do, we started spouting off old cop movie cliches for some reason—”I don’t play by the rules!” “Chief is gonna have your ass!” “Turn in your badge and gun!” ...

You’re Dead to Us…TV Shows For and Starring Old People

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads

Old people fucking love television. I mean, what are they ...

You’re Dead to Us…Movies Starring Pop Stars

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation of culture, or merely the fickle nature of fads. 

Teen idols come and go, but the concept never leaves ...

10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

Short Film Watch: Cabbit

Animation is a vastly huge enterprise that requires hundreds, if not thousands, of artists to toil on Macs; untold numbers of man-hours to produce even a few minutes of movement; a “render farm” of computing power that would take up a ...

An Open Letter to Manti Te’o, from Jan Brady

Hi, Manti Te’o. It’s me, Jan Brady! I’m a sophomore at Westdale High School in California. I live with my three brothers, two sisters, and parents. Oh, and Alice! Don’t forget Alice! (She’s our maid, but she’s more like one of the ...

Scotty’s Jukebox: One Love

Earlier this year, Julie and I learned that our son, Jacob, qualified to receive a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It was a bit overwhelming, especially for Jacob, who felt that whatever he wished for should benefit the ...

Scotty’s Jukebox: Disappointment with Emmy Omissions

The Emmy awards were announce yesterday and it was exciting to see some fresh blood in the nominations, including Girls, the much talked about comedy series on HBO, and Game of Thrones, the epic fantasy drama that only got better in ...

Scotty’s Jukebox: Never Tear Us Apart

Last week, as film and television critics were lauding the career of Roger Ebert on his 70th birthday and some people bemoaned the lack of coverage of Paul McCartney’s 70th, my thoughts were in Tucson, Arizona. Last Wednesday, my parents celebrated their ...

Shameless Nostalgia: Rise of the Celebrity Chef

In 1993, CNN co-founder Reese Schonfeld and Providence Journal president Trygve Myrhen changed the way Americans relate to food. They took the cooking show and gave it its own network, much in the same way MTV gave music videos their own network ...

He Came to Me: Remembering “E.T.,” 30 Years On

On this day, three decades ago, Universal Pictures released E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the then-latest film from super director Steven Spielberg. It’s a date I’ve had committed to memory for years – a moment in time where everything changed for ...

Scotty’s Jukebox: You Never Know What You’re Going to Get

Campus Pollyeyes was a pizza pub restaurant that I frequented during my four years of college. Located within walking distance from the campus of Bowling Green State University (right down the train tracks that ran beside my duplex apartment the last ...