Tag: Jon Cummings

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...

Film, No Concessions

No Concessions: Reliving “Boyhood”

Contemplating an "instant masterpiece."...

Current Events

Popdose Politicks: Debt Ceiling! Shutdown! Fight, Fight, Fight! (Again)

Dw DUNPHY: Well, now that Syria has vanished from the front pages, Big Tea has refocused on the fight they really wanted: Running the...

Current Events

Popdose Politicks: On the Edge of the Syrian Seat

The drumbeat of war is tapping away again. How does the US stand to lose or gain from an act of aggression against Syria?...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: If Laws Can’t Curb Guns, How About Shame?

A newspaper's map of permit holders points a way forward if gun control fails....

Basement Songs, Books, Music

Unabashed Self-Promotion: BASEMENT SONGS (the book) by Scott Malchus

Scott Malchus has released a book called BASEMENT SONGS. You may know what it's about....

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Lose Your Delusion

GOP: Time to give the Outrage Loop a rest....

Current Events, Political Culture

10 Reasons The G.O.P. Deserves The ‘Death Penalty’

When nothing short of the ultimate punishment will do......

Jesus of Cool, Music

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’: A Listening Sesh With Catie C.

Forget those hifalutin rock critics. What does a 10-year-old girl think of Tay-Tay's new platter? Popdose gets the scoop from Jon Cummings'...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Running Against the Wrong Romney?

Battling Multiple-Choice Mitt might have blunted Obama's Denver debacle....

Current Events, Political Culture

Democracy Is Coming(?): Money Talks, Voters Walk

What if they gave an open primary and nobody came?...

Current Events, Political Culture

Democracy Is Coming: “Good Government” Gone Bad?

CA-26 is a humdinger of an open primary -- for better and for worse....

Current Events, Political Culture

Democracy Is Coming: When Democrats Attack!

A deluge of negative ads may swamp a congressional campaign -- but not necessarily the one that's under attack....

Current Events, Political Culture

Democracy Is Coming!: The Imperfect Candidates

This race is closely watched. If only it were more FUN to watch......

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Obama (Finally) Marries Reality

The president's support for gay marriage opens a new front in his battle for re-election -- but its historical importance will reverberate...

Current Events, Political Culture

Democracy Is Coming!: How One Candidate’s Declaration of Independence Might Shake Up Congress

Linda Parks won't pick a party or take PAC money. She might win anyway....

Music, Popdose Flashback '82

Popdose Flashback ’82: Marshall Crenshaw on “Marshall Crenshaw”

The power-pop legend looks back on his debut....

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Democracy is Coming! (part 1)

A high-stakes congressional race is taking shape in the sleepy L.A. suburbs...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Love Songs of All Time

Much like our 100 Greatest Covers post last year, this was a collaborative effort for the Popdose staff.  Although our list of nominees...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: The GOP’s Identity Crisis

Can Romney ride the radical tigers?...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Teabag Wall Street!

Can't the populist right and left just get along?...

Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Why We Care About Steve Jobs

Duh ... Because he gave us what we want....

Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Garth Brooks, “Ropin’ the Wind”

Remembering the guy who brought country, and bad shirts, to the suburbs....

Music

The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time: Honorable Mentions

Last week, we published a compilation of the 100 greatest cover songs of all time, as voted by the Popdose staff.  Of course, our way of...

Music, Popdose Lists

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

Look, Ma! We can count to a hundred!...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: America – Too Big To Fail?

How did the Tea Party force a stupid deal, prove itself unfit to govern ... AND simultaneously send the economy over a cliff? Jon Cummings...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: A “Permanent Majority,” or Totalitarianism?

Wednesday's anti-democratic (and anti-Democratic) shenanigans in Wisconsin were just part of a GOP effort to destroy the Democrats' power...

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Jesus of Cool, Music

Jesus of Cool: The Misfit Empowerment Project

Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" exemplifies the shift among pop's reigning divas -- from P!nk to Katy to Ke$ha -- away from self-aggrandizement...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: Absolutism Sucks! (Relatively Speaking)

Conservatives now claim the Constitution as their own -- yet couldn't bring themselves to read it in its entirety on the House floor. Jon...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: We Have Met the Enemy, and They Are Us

Can taking the vitriol down a notch really prevent another tragedy like Tucson? Jon Cummings explores the state of our discourse - and his...