Category Archives: Popular Culture


With The Ringer and “Any Given Wednesday,” Bill Simmons Jumps the Shark

Two media launches, two failures. It’s like Mookie Wilson hit not one but TWO ground balls to first base, and Bill Buckner botched them both. Continue reading

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The American Scream #5: Beyond Good and Evil

Give evil a chance. We can’t do any worse, can we?

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Sideshow Donald: Trump’s Campaign is Right Out of “The Simpsons”

Let’s hope Hillary is a better candidate than Joe Quimby.

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Fender Jazz

I had only recently discovered the glories of a naked body entwined with mine and, like every sex neophyte since time began, I had figured nothing would ever compare. I was wrong.

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Looking Back at the Abyss: Reflections on Binge-Watching “Hannibal”

Binge-watching Hannibal gets to be a pretty harrowing affair. Hear why.

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Outlier Aphrodisiacs & Fear of Loss: On Writing Perfectly Broken

Robert Burke Warren on going from acclaimed children’s entertainer Uncle Rock to novelist wrestling with how best to render the erotic realities of adulthood.

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The American Scream #3: The Heroes We Need

Truth, justice, and, unfortunately, the American Way.

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Turning 30 With Danny Tanner: Life Lessons Learned From ‘Full House’

An essay on turning 30, Full House (and Fuller House), and the fiction of real life in sitcoms.

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Man in the High Castle: Better the Tyrant You Know

An essay on The Man in the High Castle and America’s fear of the foreign.

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