The Great Summer Movies: Keep Believing, Keep Pretending

Summer movies usually demand a great suspension of disbelief. They’re heavy on special effects and deal with outlandish situations, whether superheroes and sci-fi or wacky gross-out extreme comedy.

There is, perhaps, no greater suspension of disbelief than a green felt frog somehow ...

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 ...

The Popdose 100: The Greatest Cover Songs of All Time

It’s generally agreed upon that if you don’t have any new flavor to add to the original, you shouldn’t bother doing a cover.  But what exactly are the ingredients for a great cover?

There’s no secret recipe.  Some of the songs below ...

Bob Dylan: The Poet At 70

Bob Dylan is 70 years old. That statement is at once momentous, and irrelevant. Irrelevant because Dylan has always seemed to stand apart from any mere concept of time. While he has certainly aged physically, he is as alive in the flesh, ...

Numberscruncher: Music, Books, and Liz Phair

I admit it. I’m one of the people who loved Liz Phair in the early days and who is confused by the choices she has made. It’s an old and tired story, though, so I’ll mostly spare you the rant. Besides,

Early Thoughts: Sucky Punch (Really, Zack Snyder? Really?!)

My first inclination upon seeing the teaser trailer for Zack Snyder’s upcoming film Sucker Punch was to post a series of boob jokes to Twitter.

That’s not surprising. My response to most things is either a boob joke or ...

Book Review: Matt Springer, “Unconventional”

See, now this is what Fanboys wanted to be.

The debut novel (or novella, as somewhat grumpily conceded in the Author’s Note) from AlertNerd‘s Matt Springer, Unconventional is, according to the front cover’s helpful summary, “a tale of ...