pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

  • Annie Kapur
    Published 3 days ago
    Is It Time to Scrap the Oscars?

    Is It Time to Scrap the Oscars?

    The Academy Awards, better knows as "The Oscars" is possibly the most popular awards show on TV ever. Yet, there has been a massive decline in the viewership with scandals coming out left, right and centre and a general disinterest in those who live a lifestyle so far away from our own. Is it that we simply just don't care about them anymore?
  • Annie Caropresi-O'Connor
    Published 3 days ago
    Best Moments from the 2020 Oscars
  • Catherine Abbington
    Published 12 days ago
    Johnnie Mortimer - 1970s Sitcom Writer

    Johnnie Mortimer - 1970s Sitcom Writer

    As well as Gothic, I like to write comedy. I focus mainly on comedic shorts or I focus on writing my collaborative TV show, that I'm currently writing with my friend.
  • Maya Ann
    Published 20 days ago
    Black Twitter Reacts to Google's  Most Searched Black History Makers Commercial

    Black Twitter Reacts to Google's Most Searched Black History Makers Commercial

    On January 25, Google released its Black History Month commercial for 2020 entitled The Most Searched: A Celebration of Black History Makers.
  • Geri Chan-Blackburn
    Published about a month ago
    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    2020 Oscar Nominations: The Biggest Snubs

    January 13th marked the announcement of this year’s Oscar nominees, with Joker, 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood front-running with the most nominations. Despite yearly protests to diversify the Academy Awards, this year had people calling #OscarsSoWhite yet again, with Cynthia Erivo being the only person of colour nominated in an acting category.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published about a month ago
    A Look back at Alec Baldwin’s 2008 Appearance at Jacob Burns Film Center
  • Joel Eisenberg
    Published about a month ago
    The Artist or the Art?

    The Artist or the Art?

    In 1977, 44-year-old director Roman Polanski was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. The charges included rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor. Polanski pled “not guilty” to all charges, then later accepted a plea deal in exhange for a lesser charge. When he learned he was likely going to be imprisoned and face deportation, he fled to France the following February, where he has been ever since.
  • Marielle Sabbag
    Published about a month ago
    Marriage Story - A Movie Review

    Marriage Story - A Movie Review

    Life is a story. You control the pencil. Make it a good one.
  • Lewis Jefferies
    Published 2 months ago
    'Gavin & Stacey' Fans Label Deadline As "Sexist" After Forgetting About Ruth Jones

    'Gavin & Stacey' Fans Label Deadline As "Sexist" After Forgetting About Ruth Jones

    First broadcast in 2007, James Corden and Ruth Jones introduced the nation to a brand-new sitcom - Gavin and Stacey. Starring Mathew Horne, Joanna Page, James Corden, Ruth Jones and many more big names, the sitcom ran for three series before ending on an open book for future episodes.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 2 months ago
     Important Facts About Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myrna, AKA Santa Claus

    Important Facts About Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myrna, AKA Santa Claus

    For many centuries, children around the world have believed that a fat man in a red suit comes down their chimney on Christmas Eve and brings them gifts. Hundreds of cartoons and movies have been produced that depict the jolly old elf in various forms. Decades ago, at a certain age, children were told they were old enough to know the truth, that Santa Claus is not real, but actually he was a living breathing person. There are many myths and legends about Santa Claus that have sprung from the imagination of men and women everywhere. Some stories even seem to contradict others, but guess what? There actually is a man who lived and died upon whom all the myths and legends are based on.
  • Wade McElwain
    Published 2 months ago
    Most Popular Christmas Toys Quiz

    Most Popular Christmas Toys Quiz

    What are the best Christmas toys ever?
  • Journey Scribe
    Published 3 months ago
    MBTI Scene-It: The Council of Elrond ('The Lord of the Rings')

    MBTI Scene-It: The Council of Elrond ('The Lord of the Rings')

    QUICK DISCLAIMER: I know there are debates on the MBTI typing of each of these characters, and I may - indeed - be errant in some of them. I'm just calling it how I see it! Thanks! ^_^