Its been a pop cultural week rife for overthinking—economics, intellectual property, America’s place in the world—though very little actually happened.
One thing that did happen? A Malawian judge rejected Madonna’s bid for a second adoption there. Have high profile international adoptions like Madonna’s and the Jolie-Pitts’ changed or simply reinforced global perceptions of American culture? Is there an argument to be made about American imperialism?
In TV, the final episode of ER aired last night, ending at 15-year run. Anyone watch?
Movies: Fast and Furious and Advetureland are, I guess, fine, and you’ll want to check out the trailer for Bruno, but the real news was the online leak of a work-print of Wolverine. Fanboyish types are all in a tizzy, some refusing to review the leaked footage. Would you watch? Have you?
And what else is on your pop-culture addled mind this week? Here’s your open thread.