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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. ...

AJOBO, Album Reviews, Music

AJOBO: Australia’s Dan Webb Channels Political Frustration Into Timely New Album

For Australian prog rocker Dan Webb, timeliness is everything. He set a self-imposed deadline to finish recording by Election Day and to...

Book Reviews, Books, Music, Popular Culture

BOOK REVIEW: TIM BURGESS, “Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul To San Francisco”

Sometimes you want a book just to be an easy read; a fun read – you’re not in the mood for heavy meaning or messages.  But...

Popdose Interviews, Popular Culture

Popdose Q&A: Troy Gua

Last summer, Popdose talked with Seattle artist, Troy Gua, about his years-long celebration of a funky lil musical genius named Prince...

AJOBO, Comedy, Television

AJOBO: Why the Kids in the Hall of Today Are Better Than Ever

In the late ’90s when I finally convinced my mom I was too old for a babysitter, she left me home with my best friend, the...

Popdose Interviews, Popular Culture

The Popdose Interview: Troy Gua

Troy Gua isn’t the first artist to run afoul of the Artist currently known as Prince, we all remember that dancing toddler who was served...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Nick De La Hoyde, “The Longest Way”

The disparity that exists between modern musical content and the real lives of its listeners is a very real problem. Lorde, for one, has...

Popular Culture

Radio Review: Invisibilia

Public radio shows are usually very good at self-policing. The shows that fit the stereotypes of public broadcasting — of being...

Popular Culture

Crowdfunding Helps Web Series Build A ‘Rogues’ Nation

Rogues of L.A., a web series launching today here on Popdose and at roguesofla.com, features a cadre of snarky-yet-idealistic young people...

Music, Popular Culture

Popular Culture: The Campaign to Buy Neverland Ranch

In most cases, I would say this was pretty good on the bullshit-factor scale.  BUT this is real, folks.  A fundraising campaign...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Five Reasons Why This Monkees Tour Matters

I became a Monkees fan at age 11 after binge-watching their hit TV show on Nick-at-Nite’s Block Party Summer. Its run lasted all of...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Popular Culture

Dw. Dunphy On… Heather Langenkamp, of Whom I Knew Not

Examining the strangest of all pop culture conventions, the "fan crush."...

Album Reviews, CD Reviews, Music, Popdose, Popular Culture

ALBUM REVIEW: Elvis Presley, “Elvis – Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis (Legacy Edition)”

I grew up in a household where the name “Elvis Presley” was worshiped and revered (as was “McCartney”,...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Why I Quit the Beatles

This upcoming weekend marks a milestone in music history; unless you live under a rock, you already know that it was 50 years ago Sunday...

AJOBO, Consumerism

AJOBO: For Those About to Fly, We Salute You!

“We’re starting our descent into the Akron area, so the ‘fasten seat belt’ sign is coming on, since it’s...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: Goodnight, Sweet Turntable

Over the weekend, my roommate and I hosted our very first Christmas party. Among the guests was our friend, Louie, who found me in the...

AJOBO, Music

AJOBO: I Met Michael Nesmith … Then It Got Dark and I Died

This is the first edition of my ~brand new column~ here on Popdose! I was going to start off last week by posting some lame introduction,...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

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...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

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...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Wacky and Explicitly Descriptive TV Theme Songs

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

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

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...

Dw. Dunphy On..., Popular Culture, Television

Dw. Dunphy On… The Broken Children Factory

The downward spiral of actress Amanda Bynes. ...

Film, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

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...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

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...

Film, Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

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...

Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Russia as a Scary Place Full of Scary People

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Popular Culture, Television, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Broadly Appealing Network Situation Comedies

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Popular Culture, Theatre, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Broadway Musicals as an Important Cultural Force

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Hit Songs by Older Adults, Made for Older Adults

A new series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes,...

Film, News, Popular Culture

Short Film Watch: Cabbit

Watch a short film drawn entirely with Sharpie markers and animated on a Mac mini....