pop culture

Modern popular culture topics in the geek sphere.

Ben Kharakh8 months ago
YouTube Rabbit Holes You Can't Stop Watching
It's 10pm and you decide to watch a Tasty video to unwind. One more turns into one more turns into one more and before you know it, going to bed on time has turned into one of those late nights where ...
Amy Walker8 months ago
Luna vs. Hermione
Luna and Hermione are the two of the main heroines of the Harry Potter series. Luna is a true Ravenclaw and, as we all know, Hermione was a Hat Stall and was considered for the same House, but got sor...
Michael Bauch8 months ago
The Fall of Channel Awesome
Breaking down the Google document which highlighted in detail the issues that producers had with Channel Awesome, it can basically be broken down into two categories. You have the majority of the fema...
Melody Rauscher8 months ago
Ron Weasley vs Ron Weasley
A good friend of mine recently sent me her essay to read, and I found it phenomenal. An in-depth look at how easily a character's growth and personality can be erased in the process of adapting a book...
Michael Reynoso8 months ago
Top Ten Anime Heroes
Anime heroes are the embodiment of good in the world of anime. Welcome, everyone!! I am yours truly, Michael, and today, we are counting our top picks for the “Top Ten Anime Heroes.” For this list, we...
David Fox8 months ago
The Best Online April Fools Day Pranks of 2016
You can come out of hiding now. It's over. April Fools' Day is over for another year. Congratulations if you've survived un-pranked and weren't fooled by your girlfriend claiming to be pregnant or you...
David Fox8 months ago
Miming, Topless Dancing, And Eddie Murphy As An Egyptian Pharaoh: 5 Hollywood Stars In Music Videos
The other day I came across the music video for The Killers' breakout hit single "Mr. Brightside". Having never seen it before, I didn't realise it starred jobbing B-list actor Eric Roberts, of The Da...
Brittany K. King8 months ago
Who Cares About Nicholas Sparks?
Does anyone care about Nicholas Sparks? Yes. Apparently a lot of people do. Sparks is a 21-time published author. His stories have been adapted on screen in major motion pictures that have grossed wel...
Nickey Goulden8 months ago
Disney vs. Pixar
This Disney vs. Pixar March Madness bracket has sent fans everywhere into a complete spiral of madness over some of the frankly ludicrous results. Cars 3 beating Coco? And in what world is Hercules be...
Penny Newton8 months ago
10 Movie Posters with Overly Photoshopped Actresses
The photoshops these days are getting more and more ridiculous. At first, it all started from photoshopping models in ads to make them appear slimmer with the perfect facial structure. They wanted to ...
Ossiana Tepfenhart8 months ago
Top 11 Anime Food Items You Want to Actually Eat
Over the years, there have been many arguments in anime geek culture. There are arguments over which ship is best, whether Dragon Ball Z sucked, and a number of others. Anime culture is both a friendl...
Richard Wright, MA9 months ago
Healthy Masculinity & Toxic Masculinity In Wakanda: An Intersectional Afrofuturist Perspective
Afrofuturism is fast becoming the Harlem Renaissance of the 21st century. Ingrid LaFleur, who ran for mayor of Detroit on an Afrofuturist platform, defines Afrofuturism: …a way of imagining possible f...
Elizabeth Marx9 months ago
The Dark Side
From the late 1930s, when Disney’s first fairy tale movie came out, to today’s society and culture, our familiarity with the Anglo-Saxon fairy tales have been about beautiful princesses, handsome prin...
Haisom Minhas9 months ago
Why I Wouldn't Want to Live in the Harry Potter Universe
Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely loved the Harry Potter saga. I enjoyed each and every one of those seven books. Never will you find me denying the genius that is J.K. Rowling. She created a universe ...
George Boundy9 months ago
Is 'ACS: The Assassination of Gianni Versace' EXACTLY What the LGBT+ Community Needs Right Now?
Like many avid TV viewers, LGBT or not, I've been glued to American Crime Stories: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, starring the charismatic Darren Criss as serial killer Andrew Cunanan. Apart fro...
Shante Hernandez9 months ago
90s Toys
We have all had favorite toys as a child, but my favorite are the toys from the 90s. Here are some of my favorite 90s toys that I loved as a little girl. Tamagotchi was my first pet ever. It was fun t...
Lewis Jefferies9 months ago
'The Big Bang Theory' Cast and Crew Members Remember Stephen Hawking, Who Has Died at Age 76
News broke to the world and hit social media hard this morning when it was announced that the world renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, had passed away peacefully at his home at the age of 76. The Br...
Koruku Blood-Rose9 months ago
Female Anime Nerd Guide for Male Anime Newbies/Non-Anime Loving Boyfriends
Welcome to Chapter 1 of the Female Anime Nerd Guide for Male Anime Newbies/Non-Anime Loving Boyfriends. (Really need to figure out a shorter title, LOL.) This chapter focuses on when the female anime ...