“Pop Culture” Archives
Mar 31, 2018
The City and The City
China Miéville, shoestring budget superheroics, crazy anime, gritty sci-fi, and mutant psychic weirdness.
Feb 5, 2018
Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom
Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?
Jan 5, 2018
G.I. Joe’s Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter
It’s a shame that a vehicle so cool never figured more prominently in the G.I. Joe mythos.
Oct 3, 2017
Let’s Be Honest About Hugh Hefner’s Legacy
In light of his death, some have examined Hugh Hefner’s legacy and found it deeply wanting.
Dec 29, 2016
Christ and Pop Culture
Articles of 2016
Obviously, I’m a little biased, but I was once again impressed by the site’s depth and breadth of coverage.
Dec 6, 2016
Guardians of the Galaxy
Lone Wolf and Cub
Marvel’s next big hit, gorgeous-looking Chinese swordplay, more Netflix original sci-fi, and classic cult samurai action.
Nov 19, 2016
The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture
Pop culture nerdery won’t save the union but it could help us understand each other a little better.
Aug 29, 2016
Thunderbirds Are Go
Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
May 4, 2016
When Reading Comic Books Made Me a Better Parent
A meditation on parenting and “Ms. Marvel,” one of the most delightful comic books I’ve read in quite some time.
Mar 25, 2015
The Empire Destroys Some Rebel Scum in This
An incredible work of fandom that pays tribute to classic “Star Wars” as well as vintage anime titles like “Robotech.”
Sep 28, 2013
Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People
Highlighting two video games that contain nothing to shoot, no power-ups, and no princesses to save or alien empires to obliterate.
Sep 7, 2011
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