Monthly Archives: November 2016

Coffee with Milk and Pop Culture

We live in a world where terrible things happen daily. Not a day goes by where we are allowed to… Continue reading »

Popular Culture as an Escape from Everyday Life

“Young, Wild & Free” by Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa paints a picture of a carefree life. The artists encourage… Continue reading »

The New Basement Tapes: Fan Art in its Highest Form

In 1965 Bob Dylan went electric at Newport and everyone fucking hated it. Ok, not everyone—there were boos and cheers,… Continue reading »

The Delight of Good Times

At the end of June, 1979, the band Chic released their song “Good Times.” “Good Times” has many of the… Continue reading »

The Working Class and Star Wars

  It is said with some regularity that working class people in America are invisible to the middle and elite… Continue reading »

The Six Second Carnival

Tristan Colaizzi   Six seconds isn’t a lot of time. It takes about six seconds to tie your shoe or… Continue reading »

The Humans: Realism as an Alternative Entertainment

The glamorous world of the show business attracts a large audience, and for a good reason. The combined effort and… Continue reading »

A New Ending but an Old Story: Alternative History for Tarantino

  Inglourious Basterds is Quentin Tarantino’s alternative to one of America’s more comfortable historical narratives. World War II’s morally simplistic… Continue reading »