From: The Guide to United States Popular Culture edited by Ray B. Browne & Pat Browne Copyright 2001 © Bowling Green State University Popular Press These are some of the dozen or so articles I wrote for this massive tome, in text or in Acrobat PDF.
From: The Guide to United States Popular Culture
edited by Ray B. Browne & Pat Browne
Copyright 2001 © Bowling Green State University Popular Press
These are some of the dozen or so articles I wrote for this massive tome, in text or in Acrobat PDF.
From "Web-Spinning Heroics: Critical Essays on the History and Meaning of Spider-Man." edited by Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner. Copyright © 2012 Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner; McFarland & Co., Publishers. A cultural analysis of two music albums of the 1970s adapting the Spider-Man comic books.
From Captain America and the Struggle of the Superhero: Critical Essays. Edited by Robert G. Weiner. Copyright © 2009 Robert G. Weiner; McFarland & Co., Publishers.
Once more, I get to expand my “influencer” tag by reviewing a movie.
“Untogether” marks the directorial debut of writer Emma Forrest. It opens February 8 at the AMC South Barrington 30, following its premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
The romance follows a couple who fall into bed together, then try to decide whether they want to be a couple. Nick (Jamie Dornan [50 Shades of Grey]) admits he broke up with his previous girlfriend only upon meeting Andrea (Jemima Kirke [Girls]), at a p...
The first of a series, I hope, in which I revisit and review the albums featuring those musical flashes in the pan called "One Hit Wonders." Does the rest of the album explain why some of these bands dropped out of the record charts? Does the LP stand up to the single’s “One-Hit Wonderful-ness?”
Motorcycle Mama by Sailcat (Elektra) is one of those records that never seems to drop out...
The ability to superimpose critical or humorous comments on an existing performance seems to be a recent development made possible by modern technology. Certainly the casual observer of Mystery Science Theatre 3000 and its spin-offs would see a similarity to earlier TV entertainments like the old horror movies presented on local TV by acerbic hosts in campy horror settings. But it is possible to dig a bit deeper and find occasional comedic presentations that wouldn’t sound out of place being enacted by Joel or Mike, and the ‘Bots.
This chapter will attempt to define the elements of riffing that set it apart from other types of literary or dramatic lampoons. Then, some examples of performance that fall under this definition will be offered for consideration. Through examples from the years before recorded performance, I hope to be able to make it possible to bring up more obscure, but no less enlightening examples.