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Coming in 2015: Trailing Sexual Politics

In Hollywood films, what the woman wants, what the woman’s thinking, doesn’t matter nearly as much as what the man wants. Continue reading




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In Defense of Disco

At its height, the “Disco Sucks” movement drew fifty-nine thousand people to a Chicago stadium to watch a shock jock explode LPs, inciting a full-on riot of mostly white dudes. WTF? Our Robert Burke Warren, who became enamored of disco in the lusty confines of a Catholic school broom closet, writes about the music that arrived at the same time as his teens, and how it inspired him. Continue reading




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The Flaw In the Force: The Star Wars Holiday Special

George Lucas tried his best to keep 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special from ever being seen, but the Internet has bested him. Robert Burke Warren gives a kind overview to this perceived blight on Lucas’ legacy, and suggests you do the same. After all, it’s Christmas! (And/or Life Day.) Continue reading




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20 Thoughts on Pulp Fiction on the Occasion of that Film’s 20th Anniversary

It’s the one that says Bad Motherfucker. Continue reading




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The 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love

For once, internet-fostered shamelessness is a good thing, with “The Top 50 Dorkiest Songs You Secretly Love.” Weeklings music editor Robert Burke Warren boldly goes where we’ve all gone before – into the realm of uncool, guilty pleasures; rock, pop, soul, rap, and, of course, disco all get their dork due. You know you love it. Continue reading




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The Girls, Their TVs and The Monkees

Hey, hey, it’s the Monkees, still stealing hearts and wowing audiences after almost a half-century. Writer-DJ Amanda Nazario checks out the band – and the intense fandom – at the Borgota Casino, and leads us into her unwavering, soul-deep crush on one of the best pop groups ever. Continue reading




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007 vs. Title VII: “Goldfinger,” the Civil Rights Act, and White Male Privilege

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Goldfinger and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. What would James Bond have made of that progressive piece of legislation? Continue reading




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The Real Meaning of TOP GUN: Maverick and the Monomyth

The Danger Zone meets Joseph Campbell, and the Hero With a Thousand Faces looks just like Tom Cruise. Continue reading




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“Sixteen Candles” Turns 30, Still Looks 16

Jennifer Castle on the 30th birthday of an American classic. Continue reading




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