Tag: pop culture

  • How Modern Family changed American television

    When Modern Family won the 2010 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series, I was livid. A derivative show which mashed the mocumentary-style of The Office up with the formulaic family sitcom (a la Everybody Loves Raymond), I couldn’t see how it could it could possibly rank as more “outstanding” than Glee, another nominee in its first […]

  • Milo, Laurie Penny, the Lost Boys, and Toxic Masculinity

      I’ve spent a lot of the last three months calling Trump supporters and the alt-right monsters. I did so on this blog. I did so in The Independent. But there is something missing from my analysis, and it’s something Laurie Penny touched on in a much praised and much derided piece for the Pacific […]

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2015

    It’s Christmas Eve, the night that Santa makes his list and checks it twice before delivering presents to the children of the world. 2015 has been a chaotic year in which we’ve seen the best and worst of humanity. But who’s been naughty and who’s been nice? Here’s five of each! 5. Simon Danczuk He’s […]

  • Tamera Foster sings “Wishing On A Star”

    Obviously I don’t get to watch X Factor live like y’all, so I have to wait for the performances to be uploaded to YouTube. (That also means I don’t hear the judges’ comments, which gives me, at least I think, a unique perspective.) I don’t really have a favourite this year. I like hearing Abi […]