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Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 28

That’s all, amen, close the door. It’s the last roundup. The last tracks of the last disc of this seven-disc retrospective set.<p>Before the final …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 27

New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talk about the back half of the final disc of this groundbreaking Rhino box set!<p><b>Dave Lifton –</b> It’s …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ‘80s Pop Culture Box, Part 26

Well, it’s been a quiet week in Omigodsville, out there on the edge of Popdose. It’s been hot. Seasonable. But you can feel the end of summer drawing …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 25

This week marks the true beginning of the end. At last, we have reached the final disc of this seven-disc compilation. There will be time for sober …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 21

We’re on to Disc Six of this seven-disc set this week, and man oh man do these silly pop songs elicit some strong opinions. Put your helmets on, …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 24

As we wrap up Disc Six and head for the final reckoning, we’ll just quote an email comment from our own David Medsker, when he got a look at this …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 22

Me and my mates, we think you’re great… and some we love and some we hate.<p><b>#6 ‘til tuesday, “Voices Carry” (1985)</b> <br>Reached #8 in the Hot 100.<p><b>Jack</b> …

Network Awesome

Live Music Show - David Bowie in Tokyo (1978)<p><b>Oh no, that show seems to be broken !</b><p>Wanna watch something else ?<p>Recommendations:<p>BEST OF 201336 of the …

Google Street View coming to Hawaiian hiking trails

Google Street View has mapped some amazing parts of the world thanks to their Street View car and, more recently, their Street View Trekker …

Network Awesome

Live Music Show - Rush (1976)<p><b>Oh no, that show seems to be broken !</b><p>Wanna watch something else ?<p>Recommendations:<p>Design WeekCOOL HUNTING presents over …

Just like the white wing dove, Stevie Nicks’ solo debut soared

<i>In We’re No. 1,</i> The A.V. Club <i>examines an album that went to No. 1 on the</i> Billboard <i>charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop</i> …

School Daze #10: '82 Seniors - What's Your Favorite Song?

I came across this yearbook from 1982 (the school and the names shall remain anonymous) which had a nice little time capsule among the senior photos. …

Collection - Academy Award for Best Animated Short: The 1930s

Live Music Show - Kuro Pipe (Japan)<p>Art - Sticky Drama (Oneohtrix Point Never)<p>Doc - Larping Saved My Life (2015)<p>Collection - Dolly Dots on Roller …

Matt Zoller Seitz on Mad Men Season 6: Everyone Gets Tired of Don, Including Don

<i>Mad Men</i>’s elusiveness makes it a deeply frustrating, deeply satisfying show. It’s obvious in some ways and subtle in others. At times, it seems to …

Educational Animaniacs Songs

Part of the fun of '90s cartoon <i>Animaniacs</i> was the music. Each episode featured an original score. Some of them were just for fun, but many taught …

Grocery store geography

I’ve been poking around grocery store locations, courtesy of AggData, the past few days.<p>There’s a grocery store just about everywhere you go in the …

Looking Back at Bill Murray’s Best Appearances on Letterman

Bill Murray was the first ever guest on <i>Late Night with David Letterman</i> back in 1982, and over the past 31 years, Murray has been one of Dave’s most …

Phil Hartman's SNL Bloopers

I miss Phil Hartman. Here's a small collection of Hartman breaking character, cracking up, and otherwise messing up on <i>Saturday Night Live</i>. My …

Fish

Birds on a Wire

Over at his website, David Simon reprints an entertaining piece he wrote last year for <i>Sports Illustrated</i> about rooting for the Orioles<i>:</i><p>Last fall, …

Baseball

How season six of Mad Men blew up the show and set the stage for its end

<b>Zack Handlen:</b> Don Draper doesn’t exist. In <i>Mad Men</i>’s later seasons, it seemed that Matthew Weiner and company should have left the Dick Whitman/Don …

Sportstorialist: 2013 NBA Draft Style

Carping about the clothes at the NBA draft is a lot like complaining that onesies make your baby look fat. It’s too soon! These guys have the rest of …

Like, Omigod! Digging Through the ’80s Pop Culture Box, Part 20

Greetings, chronic argonauts! We’ll be stepping into the time machine in just a moment, and once we do we’re mostly going to let the music do the …

Sugar Rush: Nun's Fart (Pet de Soeur) at Café Sardine in Montreal

While enjoying my Sucre and Orange Donut at Cafe Sardine in Montreal, the pastry chef pointed out a treat I'd not likely find outside the area: the <b>Pet de Soeur</b>. I laughed as he told me that it translates to Nun's Fart (or Sister's Fart), and learned that the pet de soeur has its roots in Acadia.<p>The …

One million Pandora plays earned Cracker's David Lowery just $16.89

When "Low" by Cracker came out in 1993, the concept of a streaming service was years away. Making money and reaching an audience were somewhat …

The 24 Best ‘Mr. Show’ Sketches, In Order

Believe it or not, the cult favorite sketch series <i>Mr. Show</i> will be having its 20th anniversary in 2015. The two years leading up to the milestone …

espresso granita with whipped cream

One of my favorite desserts on this planet (yes, we’re going for High Melodrama today, also, it’s that wonderful) is <i>affogato</i>, which translates from …

Michael Sheen will read The Ocean at the End of the Lane for Radio 4

This simple space story is the most beautiful thing you'll watch today

About an hour of Christian Marclay’s The Clock

Here are a few clips from Christian Marclay’s The Clock that have been surreptitiously filmed and uploaded to YouTube and Vimeo.<p>The clips are crappy …

Behind the Scenes: Making Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie and Cereal Milk

GalleryBehind the Scenes: Making Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie and Cereal Milk<p>Milk Bar fans get excited: as part of the New York Culinary Experience, pastry chef Christina Tosi gave a step-by-step class on making her famous crack pie ("it named itself") and cereal milk. We documented the whole …