Journalist, cultural critic, R.E.M. fan for life.

Pod City: Popsicles, Kevin Bacon, and More Highlights from Recent Podcasts — From chop suey to Estonian customer service, I've learned so much from podcasts this week. I share some highlights below, and you should visit the archive for more recs: 1. AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY INVENTED THE POPSICLE. Stuff You Missed in History Class, Aug.

Heads up: Read Comics in Public Day is coming — Two years ago Brian Heater and Sarah Morean of comics website The Daily Cross Hatch had an idea: Since there seems to be a holiday for everything else, why not start one for comics fans? Soon thereafter, Read Comics in Public Day kicked off.

Pod City: ‘The Disney Click,’ ‘Rerun,’ and More New Podcasts Worth Checking Out — Tired of commuting to work in silence? Today I'm sharing a few new podcasts that may make your ears tingle. They run the gamut from retro TV to true crime, so I hope you find something up your alley. For more podcast recs, visit the archive.

Pod City: 16 Podcasts to Help You Make Sense of the 2016 Elections — For the next 15 months or so, we'll all be inundated with news and chatter surrounding the 2016 presidential race. Whether you're hungry for in-depth analysis or just want to hear about the most buzzworthy stories, there's probably a podcast to suit your needs.

Pod City: The Science of Superman's Gas and More Highlights From Recent Podcasts — Fallen behind on podcasts lately? This week, I round up a few facts gleaned from recent shows. Feel free to listen to the full episodes or just memorize the highlights: JUDD APATOW AND BEN STILLER ONCE PITCHED A MOVIE TO THE ROLLING STONES. Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast, Aug.

Pod City: 19 Illuminating Science Podcasts — This week I dig in to some of my favorite podcasts about science. Note that several of these shows last less than 10 minutes, allowing us to learn a little something while we brush our teeth. Head to the archive for more podcast recommendations, and please share your own via the comments and Twitter!

Pod City: Porn Music, Fritos, and More of This Week’s Podcast Highlights — Looking for a tall, frothy podcast to pair with your commute and/or sunny vacation? This week I round up notable episodes featuring Stephen Colbert, Willie Nelson, and other fine folks. For more recommendations, visit the archive. In no particular order, enjoy these tidbits gleaned from recent podcasts: THE INVENTOR OF FRITOS WAS A HEALTH-OBSESSED VEGETARIAN.

Pod City: Need a New Podcast Addiction? Here are 8 to Try — A few new podcasts have landed on my radar in the last week or two, so today I'm sharing the best of the bunch. Head to the Pod City archive for many more recommendations, or suggest your own via Twitter and/or the comments.

Pod City: 19 Notable Podcasts About Parenting — As the mother of a spirited 2-year-old, I don't have barrels of leisure time. And honestly, that's a big reason why I love podcasts: I can listen while I clean the bathroom or do something fairly productive. This week I'm sharing some of my favorite parenting podcasts, all of which take a smart, modern-day approach.

Reliving the Seminal ‘Decline of Western Civilization’ Docs with Director Penelope Spheeris — You might say there are three unspoken rules to becoming a punk or metal fan: Hear the music. Go to the shows. Watch The Decline of Western Civilization. The seminal Decline trilogy, directed by Penelope Spheeris, documents the height of the Los Angeles punk scene (in 1981's Part I) heavy metal scene (in 1988's Part II) and community of "gutter punk" homeless teens (in 1998's Part III).
Jul 08, 2015

"In terms of a creative outlet & everything, I’d rather build a house than make a movie." - Penelope Spheeris…

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Sep 02, 2015

Reading this for the first time - so wonderful (& has a foreword by Shepard Fairey)!

Aug 28, 2015

Crap, I'd just started binging on this! RT @TVLine: remember how VH1 renewed HINDSIGHT? They changed their minds.…

Aug 24, 2015

Welcome back, students - extra credit if you come to class dressed as RDJ in BACK TO SCHOOL. #triplelindy

Aug 20, 2015

Nice version of the Beach Boys' "Hang on to Your Ego" from Oxford, Miss., band @YOUNGBUFFALO:…

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