If Lana Del Rey Can Put A Car Into Space, So Can Elon Musk

In 2015, on the day of Lana Del Rey’s “High by the Beach” single release, an interview detailing her passion for the work of Elon Musk and SpaceX seemed almost antithetical to this end of the summer lament, all earthen yearnings (specifically for what weed enthusiasts like to call “the …

John Mahoney Is Not the Dad From Frasier, He’s the Dad From Say Anything…

It’s generally accepted that anyone who watched Frasier (and especially anyone who still watches it) is kind of a fucking weirdo. Not “sophisticated” like Frasier (Kelsey Grammer) and Niles (David Hyde Pierce), and not ever “blue collar” like Martin, but just a bit of an odd bird. That being said, the …

It Happened One Night & Overboard: Emphasizing the Rich Girl Need to Be Dominated by A Working Man

Pulling the coveted sweep of the Oscars that is winning Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay (Adapted), It Happened One Night focuses on a premise that would be revisited often in romantic cinematic conflict: the rich girl in need of a curt, working class man …

The Selling of a Myth That Can No Longer Be Bought: The 2001 Britney Spears Pepsi Commercial & Justin Timberlake Reemerging in the Present

With Justin Timberlake set to perform at this year’s fifty-second Super Bowl, the usual unquenchable thoughts of his long ago defunct relationship with Britney Spears have been cropping up with news of her re-teaming with Pepsi for a commercial that pays tribute to her iconic “Joy of Pepsi” and “Now …

Annette Bening as Gloria Grahame Keeps a Looser Rein on Her Boy Toy Than Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond

What’s worse than being an aging woman? An aging woman who used to be lusted after by the masses as a film star. While this fate might not have befallen some of Hollywood’s biggest blonde bombshells thanks to premature death–Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield being the primary examples–it did transpire …

24K Magic: A Patrick Bateman-Tailored Song Buttressing an Album of the Year Win in A Trump Reign

Patrick Bateman is the figure–the monster masquerading around as a sentient human being–that perpetually seems to crop back up in modern life, no matter how much an emblem of the decade of excess he was originally intended to be by Bret Easton Ellis. Patrick Bateman is modern life in all …