Topic: pop-culture

10 2012 Pop Culture Moments We Should Never Talk About in 2013

10 2012 Pop Culture Moments We Should Never Talk About in 2013

The “Best of 2012″ lists will include plenty of celebrity mayhem, mugshots, weird baby names, spiritual revelations, LiLo, divorces, fashion, and sad breakups. No doubt, all of these events have kept us talking throughout the year and will even be fun to recap, when reading the end-of-year-lists. But here’s a different list; one that lists 2012 pop culture moments that we never wish to or should talk about in 2013…and quite possibly, ever again. More »

Illustrated Guide: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prom (From Someone Who Never Went)

Illustrated Guide: 10 Things You Need To Know About Prom (From Someone Who Never Went)

Prom is a formal event for high school students that takes place near the end of senior year… but it’s so much more than that. Prom is also a very important event in a young woman’s life. You might say it’s the most important thing she ever does (besides get married, obviously).

Here’s a true testament to the massive significance of prom: I know everything about it and I didn’t even go*. Prom’s influence is so far-reaching, so pervasive, so unquantifiable that I know pretty much all there is to know about it, thanks to pop culture. Here, I’ve helpfully narrowed down the 10 most important things about prom in one helpful Illustrated Guide. More »

Kids Freak Out After Getting SAT Test Question About Reality TV

Kids Freak Out After Getting SAT Test Question About Reality TV

During this past weekend’s round of SAT tests, students who were already tearing their hair out were faced with a question that, surprisingly, invoked anxiety: Do we benefit from forms of entertainment that show so-called “reality,” or are such shows harmful? According to the New York Daily News, many high schoolers were sure they had flunked the essay portion. (Side note: Remember when you were terrified of blurting out even a scant detail about the SAT essay question, for fear of having your exam disregarded? Guess that’s not as big a threat these days.) Apparently they didn’t consider reality television a universal enough topic to be acceptable for this wide-ranging test of aptitude. More »

Your Ex-Boyfriend, Pop Culture, And You

Your Ex-Boyfriend, Pop Culture, And You

Speaking of the True Blood premiere, the only reason that I got into that show in the first place was because a guy I was dating last September was obsessed with it. Which yeah, seemed a little weird at the time (he was also really into Glee, which should have been a good warning sign right there), but after he basically sat me down and cajoled me into watching what I considered “another stupid vampire thing,” I was hooked. I’ve had the same resistance to Lost, the band The Hold Steady, and sushi: all of them had to be force-fed to me (sometimes literally) by somebody I liked. More »