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

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…

Pod City: 8 Recently Launched Podcasts — New podcasts are popping up by the second these days, so this week I'm rounding up a handful of my recent favorites. For more recommendations-including notable history, music, comic book, and film podcasts-head to the archive. And while you're at it, don't forget to subscribe to mental_floss' new podcast, too.

Pod City: 19 Popcorn-Worthy Movie Podcasts (Part 2) — Last week I shared a bunch of my favorite movie podcasts, though I quickly realized one column wouldn't cover them all. Below are 19 more film-related recs, with my apologies to all the shows I'm still omitting. For more podcast picks, head to the archive, and feel free to share your own via the comments or Twitter.

Every Episode of ‘Seinfeld’: Ranked — How many hours of your life have been spent watching Seinfeld? My conservative estimate is (gulp) 1,000 or so, far higher than any other TV series. When the show lands on Hulu June 24, I'm sure I'll log a few more, as will some younger viewers who aren't as familiar with George's strange bathroom behavior and Jerry's Superman obsession.

Pod City: 19 Five-Star Movie Podcasts (Part 1) — Many of you have asked for a roundup of cool movie podcasts, and with good reason: There are so many, it's hard to know where to start. That's why I'm taking two weeks to share my favorites, from retro shows to review-heavy ones to the ones that just make us laugh.

'Another Period': TV Review — Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central, beginning June 23 Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Michael Ian Black, Christina Hendricks, David Wain, Jason Ritter From Vikings to Manhattan to Halt and Catch Fire, it's a hot 'n' heavy time for period dramas. Comedy Central's latest, a well-timed period parody, mixes corsets and classism with some old-fashioned sex and silliness.
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Jul 31, 2015

(4/4) But srsly, check it out. I cried at the end! (And here's 1 more shot of @ScrambledLuke as Hutchence...)

Jul 31, 2015

(3/4) Cons: Adam Ant is portrayed as a dweeb and the dude playing Bono doesn't exactly nail it:

Jul 31, 2015

(2/4) Pros: Good script & the band cooperated, so the soundtrack is great!

Jul 28, 2015

Hard to watch in '95, even harder to watch now that I have a kid... RT @BuzzFeedEnt: #Kids turns 20 today!

Jul 28, 2015

Great chat w/Kate Pierson on @soundopinions - she says the B-52's were almost called Fellini's Children:

Jul 28, 2015

Writing about great science podcasts - any I definitely need to hear?

Jul 28, 2015

@oldergirlbeauty Glad you found me - I'm still busy & very much around even though I'm in a different city! :D

Jul 27, 2015

“The newspaper industry maintains that bad news is what people want to read. I’ve always disagreed."…

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