pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Being a Potterhead Saved My Life
I was late to the Harry Potter fandom. The Philosopher's Stone was released on June 26, 1997. I didn’t discover it until mid-2002 after my grandmother bought me the book to help cheer me up. Let me ex...
cassidy bowen4 days ago
'Fuller House' and the Nostalgia Factor
I grew up watching Full House late at night on Nickelodeon. I would sit in front of the television with my parents, and my mom would croon over Uncle Jesse while my dad worked on his computer. I would...
Brianna Marie13 days ago
Ross Geller Is Problematic
At the beginning of 2015, one of the most watched television shows of all-time, Friends, gained a brand-new following — thanks, Netflix. With these new fans came think piece... after think piece... af...
Riley Reese14 days ago
Worst Fandoms In Modern Media
Fandoms are a relatively new aspect of pop culture, primarily because it's only recently that there have been enough people to develop communities over niche interests. Every fandom, much like every t...
TV Throws Down the Gauntlet, Again
The night of September 17 was a cracked bellwether in the world of entertainment. The Emmy Awards, the television industry’s homage to its movers and shakers (and by extension itself) stepped off at t...
Fern Wigfielda month ago
Why Sadness in Disney Matters
In the eight decades since their conception, the Disney princess has become synonymous with the dream of a happily ever after. Early on in each Disney princess feature, the protagonist will sing their...
Angelica Reginea month ago
Black Otakus vs. The Black Community
"You're Black, why do you watch anime?" I don't know how many times I've heard that from my parents, my middle sibling, and amongst all people I despise, my ex. Sigh. Now in the Black community it's a...
Jacob Elyachara month ago
Geeks' Favorite Jewish Characters
The 2017 Jewish High Holy Days will begin this Wednesday at sunset. To commemorate both Rosh Hashanah (The Jewish New Year) and Yom Kippur (The Day of Atonement), Geeks is revealing some its favorite ...
Tina Daquilantea month ago
'It' Proves Humans Are Just as Terrifying as Killer Clowns
Clowns. Why did It have to be clowns? Okay, so maybe that isn't an original hook. However, what is original is the concept that lives in the underbelly of It, the 2017 remake of the Stephen King adapt...
Kelsey E. Langea month ago
Horror Is Taking Over Again
The movies, television, and social media are all sources of media that have been overtaken by horror lately. With Halloween on the radar, these media outlets have been encouraging fear. Whether it be ...
Chloe Gilholya month ago
The Day I Discovered I Was a Slytherin
I've been a big fan of the Harry Potter series for as long as I can remember. I have read all the books and seen all the films. I've also read and written Harry Potter fan fiction. But I never really ...
Kelley Pacea month ago
10 Reasons Comic Cons Are Sweeter than Christmas Morning
There is a certain kind of magic that surrounds comic cons, all sorts of people proudly count down the days until this feast of geekery returns. While I cannot feasibly list all the marvelous things t...
Katrina Thornley2 months ago
19 Years Later...
J.K. Rowling has managed to create her own army of wizards. The series that she first began publishing in 1997 (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) has earned a huge following. The author herself h...
Sean Patrick2 months ago
Remembering Tobe Hooper Through His Masterpiece, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre
Director Tobe Hooper died today, he was 74 years old. Hooper’s very first film, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre became an iconic horror classic in 1974 without getting the credit it deserves as a film. Pe...
Shea McGee2 months ago
I Do NOT Care That You DON'T Watch 'Game of Thrones'
Hello. Good morning. Or evening, or what have you. How are you? You doing good? I hope so, because it's time to argue! You ready? Let's do this! Alright, let me start by saying that for the past coupl...
Michael Bergonzi2 months ago
Why Critics Are Important
Since the birth of artistic expression, criticism of that art followed close behind. In fact, in the 21st century, it's hard to deny critic's influence on media. Whether it's music, movies, books, or ...
Ti Ana2 months ago
Loving Anime: Then Vs. Now
Ah yes, the fandom that impacts millions across the globe, the art that makes people dress up in cosplay, attend anime expos across the country, and create followings of "Otakus." By now, if you haven...
Darshan Desai2 months ago
How the Target Audience of Game of Thrones Has Changed
I am going to begin this post by stating that this will not be discussion of the poor quality of writing, gaping plot holes, or vast inconsistencies that have plagued the show in the past few seasons....