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Steve Locke, meet van Gogh.
Fairy tales can be brutal and laden with taboo. But they are are excellent narratives with which to think through a range of human experiences.
A media scholar explains how stereotypical portrayals can fuel workplace harassment by powerful men.
The Cape and the Cowl News presents this hypothetical interview with Iron Man.
JJ Vincent knows that when he runs into a pop-icon he truly admires, he will end up being totally un-cool. And he’s cool with that.
Tom Miller wonders why news has sought to be more entertaining, while entertainment has tried to become more real.
Tom Matlack regrets the influence of America’s pernicious popular culture.
Lisa Hickey wants to re-define pop culture into something more personal.
Andrew Smiler pines for the return of competent father figures in popular culture.
Two pop cultural icons—Edward Hopper and Prozac—together in one poem.
Stephen Sheffield recreates the famous photo of the founder of Polaroid.