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Dw. Dunphy On… Carpenters Were Never Cool

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

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Comic Retribution: A Man Called Super Cool

Can you handle the far out green?...

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

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

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Dw. Dunphy On… Where Is the Song of the Summer of 2015?

Thankfully, no inescapable earworms so far...but is this a good thing?...

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Dw. Dunphy On… “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol”

Popdose recalls a holiday classic and has the soundtrack as well....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Richard Dawkins and the Sin of Wrath

Dw Dunphy dedicates this to his Aunt Florence, whom he never formally met....

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Bustle in Your Hedgerow

I was told I wouldn’t have the stones to admit it out loud. “You write for a pop culture website,” said they, “and...

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Dw. Dunphy On… “Seven”

These things start in the damndest places. During our chat room set up for the recent Oscars telecast, the topic moved to horror films. I...

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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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Dw. Dunphy On… Boob Jobs for Jihad

Dear Lord, what an awful mess. Nigerian born Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab managed to board an airplane armed with explosives. He got through...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Theater of Pain

I struggled to find a properly descriptive title for this week’s column and failed miserably. I’m actually referring to movies...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Rush in the 1980s

During the 1980s, the old guard prog bands had two choices – adapt or die. Some did to great success (Yes, Genesis) while others...

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Dw. Dunphy On… “Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol”

It is solely through bias that I consider Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol the best version of Charles Dickens’ oft-interpreted...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Playworld!

In his latest column, Dw. Dunphy wonders why some memories last longer than others -- and wonders which ones he'll eventually be left with....

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Dw. Dunphy On… “Southland,” Part Two

You don’t remember what I was talking about last week. I’ll just move on to — what? You say you do remember? Oh. Crap....

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Dw. Dunphy On… “You Lie!”: The Backstory

The outburst heard ’round the nation, at least until Kanye West co-opted the mike: South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson’s...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Criticism

In a special Friday edition of Dw. Dunphy's column, we look at what motivates a critic -- and it isn't necessarily what you think....

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Dw. Dunphy On… An Open Letter to Mick Jones

This week, I’m taking a cue from Popdose’s own Uncle Donnie (and not from my cousin Donnie, thank you very much) to offer up a...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Recovering From Performer’s Bias

Cover bands and karaoke hustlers, I am sorry. I have been far too rude to you for far too long. Accept my penance....

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Dw. Dunphy On… Prodigal

In an ongoing series, Dw. Dunphy takes an occasional look back at Christian contemporary music (CCM) of the past and makes the case for a...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The New Indie Stereotypes

I posted an unsympathetic, knee-jerk response to a review on an indie-rock site, not to the review but to the band and the name of their...

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Dw. Dunphy On… Faith No More

The “My Album / Your Album” dynamic. Sounds like a really odd phrase, but you’ve experienced it: You are suddenly...

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Dw. Dunphy On… The Novice and the Giving Up

“Everything’s going well,” he said. That was it. No elaborate descriptions of the wonderful future possibilities, the...