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February 23, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Progress and Regress 5

By | Mar 9, 2014

Another round of the weekly feature giving you a brief review of the week’s stories that represent a step forward in social consciousness in pop culture, and the ones that represent a step back.

“Everything Is” … Kind of Hypocritical, Actually

By | Mar 8, 2014

Mild use of spoilers. You’ll survive.

Oscars 2014: Morality and the Movies

By | Mar 4, 2014

Last night’s Academy Awards went off almost completely surprise-free, with only two upsets among the 24 awards: Spike Jonze’ win for Original Screeplay for Her over the completely shut-out American Hustle and “Mr.

Progress and Regress 4

By | Mar 1, 2014

For the fourth time, your weekly break-down of pop culture stories that mattered.

Sochi a Missed Opportunity

By | Feb 28, 2014

The XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia ended Sunday (Feb 23), much to the relief of networks that aren’t NBC, and to the chagrin of people who were finally, slowly, falling in love with the idea of seeing a different permutation of skiing every night.

Oy With the Princesses Already

By | Feb 27, 2014

Unless you haven’t been out in public or on the Internet for at least three months (in which case, thank you for choosing my blog as your triumphant return to cyberspace), you know that Disney’s Frozen is something of a cultural phenomenon.

Progress and Regress 3

By | Feb 23, 2014

The third installment of this weekly feature runs down the best and worst in this week’s pop culture news, including Looking, a “living doll,” and House of Cards.

Celebrity Backlash: Yet Another Gender Gap?

By | Feb 21, 2014

“My impression is that people needed a break from me,” Anne Hathaway joked in a late-January Huffington Post interview.

“Lying By Omission:” Should Public Figures Feel Obligated to Come Out?

By | Feb 19, 2014

Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” conference, the first annual such gathering designed to foster inclusion and safety for LGBT*Q+ youth, Ellen Page (Juno) publicly came out to an audience of several hundred.

We’re Still Getting it Wrong on Addiction

By | Feb 17, 2014

When a celebrity dies, the typical stages of grief don’t happen the way they do after the death of a loved one.

Progress and Regress 2

By | Feb 15, 2014

This is your second weekly round-up of pop culture stories that represented small steps forward… or two steps back.

Idol Worship: The First Celebrity Pope

By | Feb 13, 2014

In 1972,  poet, illustrator, and humorist Shel Silverstein wrote a comical song about stardom called “The Cover of Rolling Stone,” and sold it to rising rock band Dr.