Film Review: “The Avengers”

Warning: this review contains spoilers, so if you haven’t yet seen The Avengers, you might want to hold off on reading this.

When I got the invitation to an advanced screening of The Avengers, I didn’t hesitate in responding that ...

Pulling Rank: B-Sides from Tori Amos’s “Little Earthquakes”

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. There’s no scientific method to the rankings — these are just Kelly’s opinions. ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/26/12

So, I know the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party is showing up a day later than usual; better late than never, right?

As I was putting this mix together, I realized that, after the all-ladies mix of last time, there are no ...

Pulling Rank: Buckingham/Nicks Era Fleetwood Mac Studio Albums

Pulling Rank is a weekly column in which Kelly Stitzel ranks a variety of pop culture-related things with little to no commentary, but sometimes with audio or visual accompaniment. You will probably disagree with her opinions — just don’t be a dick ...

Popdose Flashback ’92: Annie Lennox, “Diva”

After spending the 1980s enjoying enormous success as one half of the synthpop duo the Eurythmics, Annie Lennox began a new phase of her career in 1992 with the release of her solo debut, Diva, and proved that she could do ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 4/4/12

Last year, not long after I started the Weeknight ’80s Dance Party, I created a very lady-centric mix. Since we seem to getting the full brunt of a whole ton of bullshit lately — from folks wanting to control our bodies ...

Album Review: Madonna, “MDNA”

I recently sat down with Madonna over tea to chat about her new album, MDNA. I was a little scared to talk to her at first, considering she’s one of my idols, but she was extremely pleasant and fun to talk ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 3/21/12

HEY YOU GUYS! What’s up? The last time we spoke, it was NYE and you were all getting ready to do things you would regret until at least March. How’s everyone been since then? Did you enjoy your non-winter? I live ...

Filminism: Villainous Women

“The truth be told, a villian’s the best way to go. Playing a bad guy…it’s better lines, it’s more colorful, audiences vicariously love you because a lot of times everything they want to do in real life but they can’t do, ...

Popdose’s Winter 2012 TV Preview: “Smash”

Smash — Mondays, 10:00 PM, NBC

For what seems like a year, NBC has been tirelessly promoting its new musical-drama Smash; I think I’ve seen promos for this show a total of eleventy billion times since Christmas. The pilot ...

Film Review: “Joyful Noise”

When I first saw the trailer for Joyful Noise, I did a double take.

“Did I just watch the trailer for a movie starring Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton?” I posted on Facebook, demanding that someone corroborate what I witnessed ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Scrooged”

I wasn’t going to resurrect another holiday Soundtrack Saturday post, but I couldn’t help it. A) This is such a great movie, B) It has a great soundtrack and C) I wanted an excuse to reintroduce you all to ...

Popdose’s Top Albums (and more) of 2011

You wanted the best, you got the best. No, we’re not talking about the bazillionth Kiss cash in; this is the Popdose Staff’s picks for Best Albums of the Year.

Instead of going over the usual internal debates that ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “My So-Called Life”

In January of 2010, I decided to do something special and different with Soundtrack Saturday: I wrote about a televison series. I had every intention of making this a yearly thing, but, well, that hasn’t happened. That’s not to say it won’t — ...

Soundtrack Saturday: “Pretty in Pink”

What’s up, guys? Bet you were surprised to see a Soundtrack Saturday post pop up today, weren’t you? Several months ago, I decided to put this column on an indefinite hiatus, but you, my faithful and lovely readers, won’t ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 11/23/11

So, I know the last Dance Party we had was on Halloween. I hadn’t intended to wait until the next holiday to treat you guys to another Dance Party, but that’s just how things have worked out. All things considered, I ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: Halloween Edition

So, Halloween will be upon us in just a few days and I know the lot of you will be out doing something debaucherous to celebrate — even if that means taking your kids trick-or-treating while dragging a wagon full of ...

Weeknight ’80s Dance Party: 10/12/11

Look, I know that it’s been more than a month since the last Weeknight ’80s Dance Party (and, actually, it was a Weekend ’80s Dance Party). I have no excuses, so I’m not even going to bother to explain myself. I’m still ...

Filminism: Chicks Who Rock

“Being told that girls can’t play rock ‘n’ roll — I mean, even as a kid, it was so illogical to me. It’s like, what do you mean? That girls can’t master the instruments? I’m in school with girls playing cello ...

DVD Review: “Bill Cunningham New York”

“The best fashion show is definitely on the street. Always has been, always will be.” – Bill Cunningham in Bill Cunningham New York (2011).

Though he is in his early 80s, New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham can, daily, be seen riding ...

Weekend ’80s Dance Party: Special Labor Day Edition

Hey, you guys! How’s it going? I hope everyone’s enjoying their three-day weekend, so far. I know ye ole Weeknight ’80s Dance Party has been MIA the past several weeks and I have no real excuse other than I’ve been very ...

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 3

For the final installment of the Popdose Guide to Madonna, Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel discuss a potpourri of “other” works in Madonna’s catalogue, including soundtrack work, remix albums and greatest hits collections. Robin Monica and Kelly also recap their seven ...

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 2

The Queen of Reinvention, Madonna’s output in the late-90s and first decade of the 21st century proved to be the most diverse of her career. In the span of five albums, she explores electronica, country, rock, disco and hip-hop. She even learned ...

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 1

In the summer of 1958, three of the biggest stars pop music would ever see were born — Prince, Madonna and Michael Jackson. All three are, for what it’s worth, enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And in the ...