Pop Culture on Overthinking It

Top Gun Culture

Some pieces of culture are so memorable that they become a kind of short hand. They’re the best of the best. The elite. They are…Top Gun Culture.

The 2008 Summer Movie Mashup

The 2008 Summer Movie Mashup

Is it possible to tell a single story that incorporates every major movie that came out this summer? Let’s find out. PROLOGUE A stylish woman sits in a coffee shop, typing on her laptop. We hear a familiar voiceover: “Sometimes, … Continued

The Immaculate Half-Century

The Immaculate Half-Century

Madonna turns 50 today. Enjoy Like a Prayer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKMHtcZ7dAQ Madonna is the paragon a kind of pop music that I enjoy (only semi-ironically) far more, I imagine, than my fellow writers on the blog. But despite the many (younger and … Continued

The 2007 Summer Movie Mashup

The 2007 Summer Movie Mashup

I’m currently trying to come up with a plot that ties in every single summer movie this year. It’s tricky – there are a LOT of summer movies. While I’m cooking that up, here’s a similar mashup from last summer. … Continued