Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Cyrus Fard


Thursday, May 27 2010

The Wig Is Off: 'Bush Mama' as a Deconstructive Narrative

Bush Mama tells audiences what the typical Hollywood narratives do not about race, class and gender inequities in America.

Sunday, August 30 2009

Everything Is for Sale: The Merchandising of 'Buffy'

Buffy the Vampire Slayer's lasting success tells us that demographic targeting is a complex process that requires both fan participation and forms of merchandising that literally allow everything to be for sale.

Thursday, April 16 2009

On Evas and Angels: Postmodern Fantasy Devotion to Neon Genesis Evangelion

More than a decade after its debut, Neon Genesis Evangelion continues to reign as a cultural icon in Japan. Understanding how it made such a lasting impact gives us a window onto Japanese social history and fandom.


Sunday, November 7 2010

'RoboCop Trilogy': Life in Dystopian Future Detroit

The RoboCop Trilogy is comprised of one amazing film, one disappointing yet enjoyable film, and one very bad film.

Wednesday, October 20 2010

'Three Kings': A Thematically Dense Take on American Military Action in the Gulf

Surreal, comic, chaotic, and at times, tragically sad, Three Kings offers a thematically dense take on American military action in the Gulf.

Thursday, September 30 2010

'Charade': Whom to Trust?

Stanley Donen’s Charade deftly balances suspense, romance and comedy, in a quirky thriller that is memorable for showcasing the great chemistry between Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant.

Sunday, September 12 2010

'Stardust' Is, as It Promises... Magical

Unlike typical fantasy productions which are often bloated and overreaching in their epic scale, Stardust is a refreshingly original modern fairy tale with a personality all to its own.

Monday, August 30 2010

Deft Wit and Commentary on Conformity Abounds in 'Time Bandits'

Terry Gilliam’s eccentric fantasy film Time Bandits is a shining example of the director’s ability to materialize storybook adventures.


Thursday, December 10 2009

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory [Blu-ray] - Warner [$34.99]

Sunday, November 29 2009

Kanye West Glow in the Dark

Kanye West Glow in the Dark - Kanye West and Nabil Elderkin [$50.00]

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