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by Evan Sawdey

9 Aug 2012


Insane Clown Posse have been getting, strangely, popular again.

Although the face-painted duo have never truly gone away, their mainstream profile has been increasing year after year. Whether it be Saturday Night Live parodying their overstuffed infomercials for their annual Gathering of the Juggalos, their inexplicable collaboration with Jack White, or, perhaps, their lyrics about quasi-spirituality (including a claim that “there’s magic everywhere in this bitch”) being endlessly ridiculed, the duo have managed to work their way into the national conversation now and then, although often in a wildly negative light.

by PopMatters Staff

9 Aug 2012


by PopMatters Staff

9 Aug 2012


by Darryl G. Wright

8 Aug 2012


J. Mascis is my best friend. Sometimes he’ll come over and sit across the table from me and we’ll discuss politics—ok, I will—he’ll just sit there brooding the way he does. Yes, the number five best guitar player of all time according to Spin will retort with a cold ambivalent stare while I unload my woes over a pint. When that’s finished we’ll grab our skateboards and go out—um—thrashing. When that gets old we hop into my convertible and cruise around town, everything captured in slow motion frames from the spinning wheel wells to my belly-aching laughter at something J. must have muttered between frowns. We’re stylized, he and I through the perspectives of everyone looking on and the over-driven guitars reverberating off brick walls of the city.

by Jessy Krupa

8 Aug 2012


Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary (2012)

Is Thursday still the biggest TV night of the week? NBC was once famous for “Must See Thursdays”, but as Friends ended, the network shifted its focus to lower-rated but critically acclaimed sitcoms. ABC’s heavily hyped Grey’s Anatomy still airs on the night, but it has seen lower ratings recently. FOX’s American Idol, the current highest rated show on TV, will still hold a Thursday night spot when it returns in January, but the season starts off with the less-popular X Factor.

The major networks still have big plans for Thursdays, though. The CW kept its highest rated series (The Vampire Diaries) on the night, CBS is keeping their highly rated comedy block, and FOX is betting on big celebrities (Britney Spears on X Factor, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kate Hudson, and more on Glee) to take over.

Still, three new series will air on the night. Let’s take a look at these previews and guess if any of them will become a “must see”.

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