Articles tagged popshots

3 Apr 2007 // 10:00 PM

Nobody Likes a Quitter

Giving up cigarettes – an odyssey of shame, debasement and despair.

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Send/Receive: The Instantly Regretted E-Mail

You know that sick feeling you get when fire off a toxic reply, hit the “send” button, and find yourself peering into the Dark Side of instant global electronic communication?

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29 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Gadgets Gone Wild

The introduction of Apple’s new iPhone prompts a review of that enduring cultural artifact known as The Gizmo.

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If You Can’t Say Something Nice…

Our resident wit offers up the excerpts and highlights from the best celebrity roasts in 2006.

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27 Nov 2006 // 8:00 PM

The Situational Ethicist

In which our resident ethical expert contends: Ethics may complicate, but absolute ethics complicate absolutely.

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Kids’ TV: A Vast Stygian Wasteland

Kinder, gentler, and thoroughly creepy, today’s children’s television is no match for the classics.

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2 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

When Harry Googled Sally

A terrifying glimpse of what can happen when modern technology meets Happily Ever After.

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4 Sep 2006 // 9:00 PM

Discovery: Internet!

Join our guide on a tour of the Internet, where stealthy sexual predators, docile digerati, pathetic loners, and vast, roaming herds of the dangerously overinformed roam freely in their habitat.

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The Lighter Side of Artificial Intelligence

The scary-smart 20Q AI project asks: Animal, vegetable, mineral or legendary '70s rock star?

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Snakes, Planes and the Triumph of Ironic Appreciation

Does the Snakes on a Plane phenomenon signal the End of Days in Hollywood?

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The Trouble with (Net)Time Travel

It's the ultimate in entertainment options when Netflix and the time-space continuum collide.

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2 May 2006 // 9:00 PM

You Almost Saw It TV

A behind-the-scenes peek at television pilot programs the networks almost wanted you to see -- until someone got wise.

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Love the Sport, Not the Sports Star

Q: How many professional athletes does it take to screw over a lifelong fan? A: Several thousand, evidently. Thanks, pinheads!

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7 Mar 2006 // 9:00 PM

The Movie Blurb Game

The ultimate in elegant time wasting for the obsessive film fan.

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8 Feb 2006 // 9:00 PM

The (P)Art of the Prank

A desperate inquiry into the madness and methods of practical joking from a frightened young man who really should know better, by now.

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SupraDeluxe Interactive Reader Edition

Our intrepid correspondent answers his fan mail. That which is publishable, anyway.

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12 Dec 2005 // 9:00 PM

All I Want for Christmas…

'Tis the season! Several modest proposals for Mr. S. Claus regarding studio execs, rock chicks, worldwide revolution, and other gift ideas.

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21 Nov 2005 // 9:00 PM

Jung and the Restless

Fun with media supersaturation as the realms of celebrity and the collective unconscious collide!

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The Underrated/Overrated List

Bringing you the best in arbitrary, uninformed and mean-spirited opinions since 1986!

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Friendless, Hostile, and Afraid of Soil Erosion

In the alien(ating) world of addictive, online communiqués, can anyone hear you scream?

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The Best and Worst Films of Spring 2015

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"January through April is a time typically made up of award season leftovers, pre-summer spectacle, and more than a few throwaways. Here are PopMatters' choices for the best and worst of the last four months.

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