Articles tagged superbowl

The Five Best (And Five Worst) Super Bowl Commercials of 2016

There were touchdowns and fumbles in this year's mostly lackluster crop of ads, plus one commercial that left us conflicted.

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Super Bowl XLVI: Commercial Success?

If you’re like me and are more jazzed about decorating chocolate covered strawberries to look like mini-footballs than about the big game, here is a list of some hotly anticipated things to look forward to when the ole’ pig skin is taking a breather.

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Morality and the Principles of Pleasure

I was 31 before the lyrics to the 1987 chart-topper Pleasure Principle meant anything to me. When the song debuted, I was already a staunch Janet Jackson

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2 Feb 2009 // 5:36 AM

Not much was expected of the Super Bowl ads this year. Recession. A national mood of hyper-rational un-exuberance potentially rendering the usual collection of bathroom

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2 Feb 2009 // 4:07 AM

The Boss and his band Steel the show

Hey, NFL, you want the perfect choice for the next Super Bowl halftime show? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. After last year’s

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2 Feb 2009 // 4:05 AM

Where the heck were the “Deal or No Deal” models? During Sunday’s Super Bowl pregame extravaganza, NBC trotted out personalities from pretty much every

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1 Feb 2009 // 1:09 PM

We’re really looking forward to the new J.J. Abrams-helmed Star Trek movie here at PopMatters. Here’s the teaser that will be airing

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1 Feb 2009 // 5:02 AM

Every winter, we look to the splashy Super Bowl commercials for their entertainment value. But this year, with the economy in tatters and so many

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Culture Belongs to the Alien in 'Spirits of Xanadu'

// Moving Pixels

"The symbols that the artifact in Spirits of Xanadu uses are esoteric -- at least for the average Western gamer. It is Chinese culture reflected back at us through the lens of alien understanding.

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