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WonderCon 2012 Moves to Anaheim California

WonderCon, part of Comic-Con International’s family of conventions, announced that the 2012 show will be held March 16-18, and Anaheim, California, will play host to the long-running comics and popular arts convention. San Francisco’s Moscone Center, WonderCon’s traditional venue, will undergo renovations in early 2012, leaving the 25-year-old show in the unenviable position of eitherContinue reading “WonderCon 2012 Moves to Anaheim California”

18 Dads by Nathan Stapley

Nathan Stapley’s new solo show just opened at Gallery1988 in Venice. The show is entitled “For The Same Gang” in which the New York City-based artist created a series of new works that group pop-culture icons together by shared attributes. In his image called “18 Dads”, Jack Torrance, Darth Vader, Mrs. Doubtfire, My Two DadsContinue reading “18 Dads by Nathan Stapley”

Pop Candy App For iPhone & iPad

Rejoice…one of my favorite websites, Pop Candy is now available as an app! Whitney Matheson has been writing about pop culture for years and she is the reason that I write my own blog. Her wonderful site covers everything from cult movies to comic books, indie rock, what to tape on your DVR and a wholeContinue reading “Pop Candy App For iPhone & iPad”

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes & Trends of the ’70s & ’80s

Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes & Trends of the ’70s & ’80s written by Gael Fashingbauer Cooper and Brian Bellmont, takes you back in time to the tastes, the smells, and the sounds of childhood, when the Mystery Date board game didn’t seem sexist, and exploding Pop Rocks were the epitome ofContinue reading “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes & Trends of the ’70s & ’80s”

MAD Magazine: A Semi-Secret History

MAD magazine has been called revolutionary, subversive, surreal, hilarious, and a total waste of time. (The latter by its own editors). That a single publication could fill all of those roles for millions of readers, and thrive, across six decades says a lot about the human appetite for satire. LIFE Magazine provides us with aContinue reading “MAD Magazine: A Semi-Secret History”

J.J. Abrams Gives Us A Tour of Super 8’s Pop-Culture Artifacts

The film “Super 8” is a valentine to amateur moviemaking, vintage coming-of-age  films and the pop-culture texture of the late 1970s and early 1980s — so, essentially, the sci-fi thriller is also a tour through the mind and heart of writer-director J.J. Abrams. Nowhere is that more evident than the “Super 8″ scenes that follow the youngContinue reading “J.J. Abrams Gives Us A Tour of Super 8’s Pop-Culture Artifacts”

blurppy: A Blog Worth Checking Out!

My best friend Don Thompson has finally entered the blogosphere with his contribution to all things cool – blurppy. Don describes his spanking new shiny website as follows: “Regurgitating bits and pieces of random web encounters with gadgets, movies, music, events, books, artists and all things with a WTH? or a oooh factor to them.”Continue reading “blurppy: A Blog Worth Checking Out!”

Olly Moss Art Show At Gallery 1988

Olly Moss created these incredible paper-cut silhouettes of his favorite pop culture characters, from Mary Poppins to Darth Vader. They’re currently on display in an exhibition at Gallery 1988 in Melrose and will run through May 20th. Check out folks’ reactions at the opening night event.

Pop-Culture Silhouettes By Olly Moss

For the past 6 months Olly Moss has been making paper-cut silhouettes of his favorite pop culture icons. They were displayed in an exhibition at Gallery 1988 that opened on May 7th and will run for around three weeks. Check out some of his work below and see if you recognize any of the outlinedContinue reading “Pop-Culture Silhouettes By Olly Moss”

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