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Just for Fun

The ‘End of Year List’ List

Love them or hate them, end-of-the-year roundups are now just an essential part of December. Everything that we can rank the best of, will be ranked and then vehemently disagreed with in the comment sections.

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News

PoC News In America

We hope you all had a great Pride weekend! Let’s get right into it.

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Open Thread

This Open Thread Missed Some Pop Culture Moments

Were you introduced to a TV show or movie too late? Did you see something that was clearly only good to those who could watch it through nostalgia-colored glasses? Did timing just ruin pop culture for you?

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News

PoC News in America

The Superbowl has come and gone, but the hilarity of Key & Peele’s Richard Sherman & Marshawn Lynch interview sketch lives on forever.

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Pop Culture

Five Shows to Bingewatch on Netflix Over Thanksgiving Weekend

Thanksgiving weekend is fast approaching, and for many of us who don’t work in retail or restaurants, it’s a four-day weekend. If you’re like me, being around family and having to be “on” all the time on Thanksgiving Day can be exhausting. And the craziness of Black Friday is enough to make me avoid the […]

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News

PoC News in America

Happy post-Halloween hangover! Have you lost any of your favs to problematic Halloween costumes? Have you gained any new favs? Let’s jump right in!

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News

PoC News In America

Happy Yom Kippur and Eid Mubarrak to all people who are celebrating holidays this past week!

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News

PoC News in America

I wish we didn’t publish as early as we did because last Sunday was a busy day for news!

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Movies

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: A Gripe

This weekend I saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. I liked it. It was a good popcorn movie. It kept me entertained. It made me think about humanity. It made me think about hubris. It made me think about weaponry. But it chafed a little. Because what was the point of Malcolm, exactly?

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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: Rachel Hills

This week for Persephone Pioneers, we feature TEDx speaker, journalist, blogger, and soon-to-be author, Rachel Hills.

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Pop Culture

Join the Binge Watch!

“You young kids, you can’t wait for a new season. You have to watch every episode at once. You have no patience!” This was my mother, scolding me for watching the entire first season of Orange is the New Black in under a week. When I pointed out that if streaming services had been around when […]

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Pop Culture

25 More Arbitrary, Undeniable Pop Culture Facts

Our friends and big Internet siblings at Pajiba turned ten years old on Wednesday, and in lieu of sending a birthday card or a Karen Gilliam kiss-o-gram (sorry, ‘jiba), I thought I’d do an homage-y list. 

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Books

Book Review: The History of the Kiss! by Marcel Danesi

Part of the series Semiotics and Popular Culture, The History of the Kiss! focuses on the romantic kiss and its role in the advent of a truly “popular” culture. It’s aimed at students of cultural studies, but all it takes to enjoy this is a minimum of interest in social history and pop culture.

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Movies

Hunker Down with Netflix Hidden Treasures

Winter just keeps on coming. If you’ve given up on going outside unless you have to, as I have, there’s no better time to find some comfort watchin’ on Netflix. 

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Pop Culture

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries

As my beloved Elementary has been on a two-week break (it’s back next week, I promise), I thought I’d highlight an Australian TV show that is a recent obsession.