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Kerrie Mills

Kerrie Mills is a Canadian cultural critic and writer who has been exploring the Technicolour waters of pop-culture to online laughs and acclaim since 2002. She recently added significant print acclaim to her resume as the author of the PopMatters article Bob & Ray: The Two and Only, reprinted as liner notes in a recent CD retrospective.


Monday, April 13 2009

All the Faith in the World: Holiday

Holiday is the sort of movie that gives those who do know it the satisfyingly superior glow of being in on something really good.

Thursday, March 27 2008

Bob & Ray: The Two and Only

Turning back the clock, Kerrie Mills explores the pairing of two men who became cornerstones of modern American comedy, as well as icons of the mid-20th century media landscape, Bob & Ray.


Wednesday, July 25 2012

Black Like Me: The 50th Anniversary Edition by John Howard Griffin

This is a book that discusses, quite simply, man’s inhumanity to man – man’s denial of humanity to man -- on a sort of ground-floor instinctual level that not only compels the reader to respond in kind, but further insists they think about their response.

Tuesday, June 26 2012

The Ever-Changing Story of Us: 'A Brief History of Diaries: From Pepys to Blogs'

In a hundred pages, Alexandra Johnson expertly captures the elusive fascination of mankind's fascination with itself.

Sunday, June 24 2012

The Best American Travel Writing 2011, by Sloane Crosley (ed.)

The intensely personal relationship between travel writer and reader proves difficult to boil down into a formula omnibus.

Tuesday, January 10 2012

PJ O'Rourke Takes a Holiday from Relevance in 'Holidays in Heck'

Legendary humourist PJ O’Rourke probably could stand some nice normal-type family vacations more than most. Whether they're good for his writing career, on the other hand, is a fairly open question.

Tuesday, November 8 2011

Playwriting for Dummies: When What You Really Want to Do Is Direct

This is not actually about how to become a Molière; as it turns out there isn’t really a place for him anymore, or for much else in the playwriting field, apparently.


Monday, January 23 2012

The Most Reluctant Spy: Sky One's 'Spy'

Spy is honestly a wonderful thing to watch. Basically, everything that's wrong with this show is technical, fixable stuff. What's right about it -- if nurtured properly -- has the opportunity to become one of the classic Britcoms of the new decade.

Wednesday, November 9 2011

Horrible Histories: Or, How Children's TV Grew Up in a Hurry

Nominally a kiddie series, the TV adaptation of Horrible Histories has a sharp comic intelligence. It might just be one of the most successful original comedy shows to appear in years.

Sunday, October 16 2011

The 10 Most Spectacular Screwups in Television History

Come with us now (rattles chains, Marley-style) as we take a cautionary look back at the 10 most spectacular mistakes of TV executives past…

Friday, July 22 2011

'Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?' The Answer May Not Surprise You

Generation X's obsession with their own entertainment hits the printed page, and it's totally radical!... if only the authors' ambitions weren't still lost in cyberspace.

Monday, June 20 2011

The Great Broadcast Hack: How a Rubber-Faced Faux Max Headroom Put Fear in the Hearts of Chicagoans

C-c-c-atch the wave as a Max Headroom impersonator makes Chicago TV his personal playground.

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