Tag: Robin Monica Alexander

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!...

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 3

Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel conclude their look at Madonna's career by discussing the odds and ends of her discography and...

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 2

Join Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel as they continue their look at Her Madgesty's illustrious career....

Music, Popdose Guides

The Popdose Guide to Madonna: Part 1

In celebration of Madonna's 53rd birthday, Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel take a look back at her incredible -- and controversial...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '91

Popdose Flashback ’91: Big Audio Dynamite II, “The Globe”

No one could top the Clash, so Mick Jones didn't try...instead, he forged his own path with the brainy dance music of Big Audio Dynamite....

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Music, Random Play

Random Play: The Smiths, “The Queen Is Dead”

Bigmouth strikes again: Robin Monica meets you at the cemetry gates to observe the 25th anniversary of the seminal British album....

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: Shake Shack

Robin Monica Alexander takes a momentary break from pigging out at the Shake Shack to explain, in the latest "Random Play," why you should...

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Random Play, Theatre

Random Play: “Angels in America”

The millennium has come and gone, but "Angels in America" is eternal. Robin Monica Alexander retraces its twenty-year history in a new...

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Random Play, Television

Random Play: “Guiding Light” (Part 2)

Like Reva Shayne coming back from the dead, Kelly Stitzel and Robin Monica Alexander aren't quite done with their tribute to the...

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Random Play, Television

Random Play: “Guiding Light” (Part 1)

Springfield's lighthouse no longer shines, but memories of Guiding Light, the longest-running soap opera in history, still burn...

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Music, Random Play

Random Play: Yo Majesty

In the latest Random Play, Robin Monica Alexander explains how hip-hop group Yo Majesty is as American as apple f***in' pie....

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: Vodka

Robin Monica Alexander drinks Stoli and devotes the last Random Play of 2010 to her favorite variety of booze....

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Random Play, Theatre

Random Play: “The Merchant of Venice”

Robin Monica Alexander loves Shakespeare, but she hates racism more. In the latest Random Play, she asks why we keep making excuses for...

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: McRib

Pork, pickles, barbecue sauce and a bun: it's the McRib! And it's back! Robin Monica Alexander analyzes its mysterious appeal in the latest...

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Random Play, Television

Random Play: Greg Giraldo

Random Play remembers Greg Giraldo, a Harvard Law School grad who put his education to use telling jokes about Viagra, drug addiction,...

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Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Madonna, “I’m Breathless”

Robin Monica Alexander and Kelly Stitzel revisit I'm Breathless, Madonna's 1990 soundtrack tie-in to Warren Beatty's comic-strip...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Random Play

Random Play: The Hostess Chocodile

Twinkie dipped in chocolate, or dessert of the gods? In her latest Random Play, Robin Monica Alexander sings the praises of the Chocodile....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: Harry Connick Jr., “We Are in Love”

Twenty years ago, Harry Connick shared his recipe for love -- and led a new generation of pop crooners to rediscover some time-tested...

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Random Play, Television

Random Play: “Joanie Loves Chachi”

In which Robin Monica Alexander, who ingested many illegal substances during her childhood, suffers an LSD flashback to the ill-fated...

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Music

Introducing Songwork: A Popdose Mini-Series

Writing a song is easy. You just bang out a chain of chords, always driving to the chorus as fast and as often as possible. Then you throw...

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Random Play, Television, TV on DVD

Random Play: “Deadwood”

Join Robin Monica Alexander in a filthy, fascinating world of neurotic gunslingers, psychotic whoremongers, and corpse-eating pigs, won't...

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Film, Random Play

Random Play: River Phoenix

The recent rash of celebrity deaths has Robin Monica Alexander thinking of River Phoenix's untimely demise....

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Contests, Television, TV on DVD

Popdose Contest: Win “Southland: The Complete First Season” on DVD

So, are there any Southland fans still reading Popdose? Excellent! This giveaway is especially for you. A lucky reader will win the...

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Books, Random Play

Random Play: “The Clan of the Cave Bear”

What's a cave bear, and how many to a clan? We aren't sure, but after reading Robin Monica Alexander's latest column, we want to learn....

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Music, Popdose Flashback '90

Popdose Flashback ’90: They Might Be Giants, “Flood”

This is where the party ends, 'cause we can't stand here listening to They Might Be Giants' Flood turning 20 years old....

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Music, Random Play

Random Play: Sting (in the ’80s)

There have been a lot of boys, and men, whose pictures I have torn out of magazines for my personal use. The first may have been Michael...

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Film, Random Play

Random Play: “Irreconcilable Differences”

Robin Monica Alexander delves into the psychology of guilty pleasures, and recalls her childhood fascination over the movie "Irreconcilable...

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Random Play, Television

Random Play: “Robotech”

I barely knew him. Yet here I was, on a cold Tuesday night, at his apartment. We had had a drink or two at the bar/lounge/restaurant down...

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Books, Random Play

Random Play: V.C. Andrews, “Flowers in the Attic”

Join our newest writer, Robin Monica Alexander, as she takes you on a genre and era-bouncing trip through pop culture -- today, she looks...