Category Archives: Popular Culture

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Catching Us at a Bad Time

Nathaniel Missildine tries to see through the fog of his daughter’s indecipherable texts, chaotic world events, and whatever might be up ahead. 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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Peace Is Patriotic, But War Stirs the Blood

Tracing the paths of glory: Boys, Guns, and the Fascination with War Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Joe Perry of Aerosmith

Intrepid scribe J.M. Blaine chats with rock icon Joe Perry, lead guitarist and co-mastermind – with Steven Tyler – of Aerosmith, and it’s a helluva ride. Perry’s long-awaited memoir “Rocks: My Life In and Out of Aerosmith” drops this week, and the soulful brooder gives us all a sneak peek at his amazing, drug-addled, miraculous, and glitzy tale, which also includes advice on how to stay married for three decades, which may be his most amazing achievement of all. Continue reading

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The 12 People You Meet at a Babymetal Concert

Japanese pop metal threesome Babymetal must be seen and heard to be believed. Last year, they took the world by storm, with single and viral video “Gimme Chocolate!!” and just recently completed their first whirlwind world tour, which included opening slots for Lady GaGa. Veteran So-Cal punk author Jim Ruland talked his indulgent wife into attending Babymetal’s first U.S. show, which was full of surprises. Continue reading

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I Am Not Pocahontas

Elissa Washuta discusses her American Indian heritage, blood quantum, and the curse of Hollywood depictions. Continue reading

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Razor Sadness, Wizened Eyes: Nirvana Unplugged, 20 Years On

Nirvana’s legendary last recorded performance, 1994’s MTV Unplugged In New York, was too painful for the Weeklings’ Robert Burke Warren to watch. Until now. Continue reading

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The Road to Exile: Biographer Robert Greenfield on Life with The Stones in the Early Seventies

In 1971, the Greatest Rock and Roll Band in the World was bulletproof, and biographer Robert Greenfield was there, reporting well and truly on the continued rise of the decadent, determined, devilish Rolling Stones. Our own J.M. Blaine chats with Greenfield about his never-boring third installment of Rolling Stones reminiscences and interviews, “Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye.” 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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