popular culture


The Reason Kids Can Be the Creepiest Movie Villains

Children are the most unsuspecting of us all and can challenge our ideas of good and evil.


We Asked Teachers About Pop Culture’s Worst Teachers

‘Yoda. He was always so cryptic.’


The Night King is Game of Thrones' Most Boring Villain

This season of ‘Games of Thrones’ reminded me too much of ‘Lord of the Rings.’


We Asked Tattoo Artists About the Weirdest Pop Culture Ink They’ve Done

“There was this one woman who was obsessed with Enrique Iglesias...so she came and got his signature tattooed across her arm.”


Where the jobs at part 3

How to translate indie rock cred into a career in indie game soundtracks


Why 'Malcolm in the Middle' Is Actually a Socialist Masterpiece

Re-watching it now, it's clear what the show is actually about.


How to Enjoy Pop Culture When You're Black

It's easy to write off pop cultural racism as "just a joke." But if we ignore small microaggressions, then we ignore how they create a larger picture of anti-black racism in society today.


The World’s Biggest Popstars are Walking Contradictions

Pop music is inherently authentic yet very, very fake. Here’s a theory on why we keep buying into it  


Go Home Godzilla, You're Wasting Everyone's Time

The movie itself is good and all, but big (American) action blockbusters have lost their foothold in British culture.