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But Where’s Laverne?

By Jared Wolf April 25, 2014

Since 2007, TIME magazine has welcomed online input to its "TIME 100" list of the most influential people in the world. It's a meaningless exercise in faux-democracy; the votes have nothing to do with...

Sky Ferreira Misses the Point Completely

By Jared Wolf April 20, 2014

Pop singer Sky Ferreira rose from relative irrelevancy on Wednesday (April 16) when her new video for "I Blame Myself" was met with accusations of racism for its one-dimensional portrayal of black men...

Media Coverage of Suicide Needs Improvement

By Jared Wolf April 17, 2014

As this month commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Kurt Cobain's death, I am reminded of the iconic headlines that alerted the world to the tragedy. Dramatic, sensationalized headlines like the Seattle...

Fun With Names: Baby Names and Pop Culture

By Jared Wolf April 11, 2014

AV Club reported today that "Khaleesi," a word from the fictional language Dothraki of the Game of Thrones universe (approximately translating to "queen"), is a trending baby name: 146 "Khaleesi"s were...

Golden Age of Female Superheroes May Be Around the Corner

By Jared Wolf April 8, 2014

In October, a tongue-in-cheek blog post laid out the argument against a Wonder Woman film: female action heroes don't work, no director would want to make it, no actress could suit the role, and Catwoman...

#CancelColbert More Complicated Than a Single Tweet (Pt. 2)

By Jared Wolf April 2, 2014

When I wrote about the 'other side' of the #CancelColbert controversy, the side that is being ignored by the mainstream media airtime but is at the heart of why the movement is so important, I realized...

#CancelColbert Aftermath Proves Campaign’s Vitalness (Part 1)

By Jared Wolf April 1, 2014

When I first saw the "#CancelColbert" movement filling up my Twitter dashboard, my initial reaction was to defend the host. "But it's satire!" I cried at my monitor. "It was a joke about racism, not a...

Wu-Tang Clan and the “value of music”

By Jared Wolf March 26, 2014

In December, when I wrote about the surprise release of Beyoncé's self-titled fifth album for Imprint Magazine, I dismissed the argument that its marketing gimmick was the only force behind its explosive...

Back Up the Rabbit Hole for ‘Alice in Arabia’

By Jared Wolf March 23, 2014

Should ABC Family have known better than to offer us a peek at the premise of its Alice in Arabia pilot before the show even went into production? From a business perspective, it was hardly wise, but...

Tumblr Brings Gender-Sex Fluidity to the Mainstream

By Jared Wolf March 20, 2014

I recently had the good fortune to be able to attend a lecture by Professor Ritch Savin-Williams of the Cornell University Human Ecology school. The esteemed professor spoke to an audience of Cornell alumni...

Gaga Makes Another Statement, But What Was It?

By Jared Wolf March 16, 2014

Trigger Warning: sexual assault, ED In one of the most bizarre moves of a career characterized by publicity-grabbing stunts, Lady Gaga invited performance artist Millie Brown to vomit on her during...

25 Years of W3: The Internet Crosses a Milestone

By Jared Wolf March 14, 2014

Following decades of network technology development, a quiet breakthrough was reached in 1991 when Tim Berners-Lee published the first publicly-available website, info.cern.ch. This week is being celebrated...

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