Tag: Arts

Consumerism, Internet

Dw. Dunphy On… Crowdfunding Without Losing Friends or Customers

Everybody's doin' it, but not always well. Here are some stress-saving hints for a better crowdfunding campaign....

Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback Returns!

Get ready to go back in time......

Music

A Thanksgiving Tradition: “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree”

You can have anything you want......

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Onslaught of Song

In the battle of the singers versus the music, the singers are winning hands-down....

Music, The Weekly Mixtape

The Weekly Mixtape: 12/16/11

Popdose sets the Wayback Machine...on fire and watches it burn....

Internet, Popular Culture

YouTube Roulette: Unicorns!

Take a magically magic journey over a beautiful rainbow emanating from an ogre's butt....

Television

YouTube Roulette: The Worst Cartoons Ever

Perpetuating sadness and misery via the internet, Popdose presents YouTube Roulette!...

Television

YouTube Roulette: The Worst TV Commercials Ever

Pull the trigger and pray for mercy with NO PROBLEM! -- Popdose presents YouTube Roulette: The Worst TV Commercials Ever...

Music

YouTube Roulette: The Worst Music Videos Ever

Pull the trigger and pray for mercy -- Popdose presents YouTube Roulette: The Worst Music Video Ever....

Music, News

2011 Outlook: Talk Talk, “Laughing Stock”

Look out, here comes Talk Talk's "Laughing Stock"...

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Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Artists We Had To Warm Up To

In conjunction with Chris Holmes' fantastic Friday Mixtape, here are more Popdose musical turning points....

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Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: When Rock Stars Aren’t “Rock Stars” Anymore

Rock stars? Grace and dignity?! Bwaahhh haaahhh haaahhh! (Here are a few reasons why not, provided by the Popdose Roundtable.)...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Josh Ritter, “Bright’s Passage”

I must admit a few things before I begin: First, this is the only book review I have ever written. I’ve written reviews of concerts and...

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Books, Kirkus Reviews, Music

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Neil Peart Can’t Pretend A Stranger Is A Long Awaited Friend

Popdose and Kirkus Reviews team up for the latest travelog from Rush drummer Neil Peart....

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Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose At Kirkus Reviews: For Those About To Dish, We Salute You

You can't really call Brian Johnson's memoir a kiss-and-tell. Popdose asks the question: what do you call it?...

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50CCM50, Music

50CCM50, Part Five

Popdose.com presents the Top Ten CCM albums of all-time as determined by Dw. Dunphy....

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Film, Look of the Week

Look of the Week: Episode 2 (3/11/11)

In this half-hour episode of Look of the Week, Bay Area film critic, trade journal editor and film studies teacher Sara Vizcarrondo talks...

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50CCM50, Music

50CCM50, Part Four

Popdose.com's series devoted to 50 CCM albums worth your attention rolls on!...

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Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Scott Miller, “Music: What Happened?”

Like many of you, I’ve always been a sucker for books about rock music, either about the music itself (e.g. Paul Zollo’s...

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Fixing a Hole, Music

Fixing a Hole: The Beatles’ Imaginary Post-1970 Albums, Part 12

Part 12: Flaming Pie (1997) This is where we officially get into the Beatles’ modern era.  By this point, the Fabs are a band which...

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… J-Pop-a-Rama!

Popdose presents four examples of Japanese power pop, courtesy of super-blog Power Pop Overdose....

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Digesting “Breakfast in America”

From time to time, it is interesting to look back on albums often regarded as classic, if just to divine what is so classic about them....

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Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani discusses his career, his writing methods, and the future of Chickenfoot in Michael Burke's latest Popdose Interview....

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Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Mark Heard

Mark Heard was never famous, but an artist's influence isn't always reflected in his sales -- and Dw. Dunphy pays moving tribute to an...

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Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Love

We are fast approaching yet another Valentine’s Day and the endless stream of invectives that seem to follow it like sea gulls after...

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DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: David Mamet’s “Homicide”

Writer/director David Mamet and co-star William H. Macy have a good time reminiscing on the commentary track that accompanies the Criterion...

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Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to David Bowie, Part Two

It took him almost two months, but Anthony Hansen is back with the final installment of his guide to David Bowie's recording career. Let's...

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Television

The 2009 Emmy Awards

Lights! Camera! Action! It's time once again for Hollywood to take one day out of the year to congratulate itself for a job well done....

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Film, The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Lay Down Your Arms

“Filler” is a term often used by music fans to describe songs that sound like they were quickly put together to take up space...

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Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: Stars Fall, But Streep Soars

There aren't many bankable stars at the movies in 2009 -- but Meryl Streep is one of the last ones standing, and as Bob Cashill notes,...