Category Archives: Pop Culture

Mourning in America: Resisting the “New Normal” in a Time of Trump

It’s the end of the world as we know it. And I DON’T feel fine. None of this is fine. It is so NOT fine that even 4 days after the apparent Electoral College victory of a bloviating, short-fingered conman … Continue reading

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Not Kids, but Still All Right: The Who @50

People (still) try to put us down. Just because we…well, I was never really sure why, except it always seems there’s money or cred or culture to be made in the generation gaps.

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Sandra Bernhard Is the Sandra Bernhard of Earth: The Regency Ballroom, May 1, 2015

“They say, ‘Beirut is the Paris of the Middle East.’ No, it’s not,” she retorts, in her trademark blend of honesty and irritation. “Beirut is the Beirut of the Middle East. Paris is the Paris of France.” Continue reading

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Meeting Comedy Heroes 2: Laughing with Jennifer Saunders in London

KarenWorldUSA goes to London and meets one of her all-time comedy sheroes, the great Jennifer Saunders! Continue reading

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Meeting Your Heroes and Learning from Them: Writing Skits with Kevin McDonald

There’s an implicit danger in meeting one’s heroes, namely what will you do — how will you feel — if they don’t live up to your image of them? For childhood or longtime heroes, the stakes are even higher, as … Continue reading

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Lou Reed Changed My Life…Thanks to My Cool Uncle

The highlight of my young life was the hour I spent as KUCI’s “High School Deejay of the Week.” The first song I played: Lou Reed’s “Vicious,” of course. Continue reading

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Post-Menopausal Punk Rocker Chicks Rule: X and Blondie @Masonic Aud

Debbie hit-and-run Exene, indeed.

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