Tag: Ronald Reagan

Notable books of 2016

A Fan's Notes, Books, Music

A Fan’s Notes: Notable Music Books of 2016

2016 was a bad year for musicians, but a good year for music books...

Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “Deck the Halls With Racist Volleys”

Why do politicians make racist comments? Because it can get them elected. ...

'Face Time, Music

‘Face Time: John Mellencamp, “Walk Tall”

Join Popdose for a look back at three decades of Babyface's wide-ranging influence as a singer, songwriter, and producer....

Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Russia as a Scary Place Full of Scary People

A series in which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the...

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Books, Kirkus Reviews

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Del Quentin Wilber, “Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan”

We look at a book the recounts the day when one man's obsession with celebrity nearly brought down the President of the United States....

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 11

The Popdose Podcast returns with yet another show devoid of a theme, but with an added bonus - alcohol!...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 9

Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a fantastic discussion about Drooling Fanaticism with special guest Steve Almond, author of...

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Music, Podcast

The Popdose Podcast: Episode 2

Popdose...in your ear! Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for another irreverent pop culture discussion -- it's Episode 2 of the...

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Current Events, Numberscruncher

Numberscruncher: Trickling Down and Crowding Out

Americans have always had a fairly violent reaction to taxes, but they aren't inherently evil -- and in her latest Numberscruncher, Ann...

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Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Capitalism: A Love Story”

He's tackled government ineptitude, gun control, and health care -- and now, with his latest film, Michael Moore is back where he started:...

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Cratedigger, Music

Cratedigger: Prince, “Sign ‘o’ the Times”

Ken Shane has emerged from those dusty crates again, and this time, he's getting down and getting funky....

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Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: The Ramones, “My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)”

As summer draws to a close, Scott Malchus looks back on two months of time spent with his vacationing kids...and cranks the Ramones....

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: I Have More Influence Than Rush Limbaugh

It’s been a giggle this week watching Democrats paint Rush Limbaugh as the “bloated, drug-addled” head of the...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “Obama’s Neo Pragmatism”

“Wow, these grapes are sour!”  A fitting epitaph for Republicans as they try to grab the spotlight to bitch and moan about...

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Current Events, Political Culture

Political Culture: McCain-Palin Plays the GOP’s Greatest Hits

Last night I had a dream … of long-faded memories, and basic-cable infomercials: Voiceover: Remember…this? John McCain:...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “The Twilight of Conservatism”

If you were a conservative back in the days of the New Deal, lobbing verbal grenades like “A traitor to his class” at Franklin...

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Current Events, Pop Politico

Pop Politico: “A Big Tent Built on Resentment”

I’ve been reading The Age of Reagan: A History, 1974-2008 by Sean Wilentz, and it covers historical ground that most historians...