The Popculturist reviews “Leviathan Wakes”, a new science fiction novel, and is reminded of the sense of fun that drew him to the SF genre in the first place.
The Popculturist returns to the music of Patsy Cline, and learns to appreciate her heartbreaking country genius in a new way.
The Popculturist interviews Danny Santos II, a photographer with lots of street smarts — because the ordinary street is his studio and his passion.
As he ponders the two True Grits, the Popculturist gets hung up on the comparison between John Wayne and Jeff Bridges.
The Popculturist tries to decide whether or not to watch reruns of the cult comedy series, “The State”. Will the show’s funny factor hold up over time?
My copy of “The Neverending Story” is getting a bit worse for wear. The dust jacket has long since been lost, and the lettering and imprinted design on the rust-colored cover are barely visible. The binding has stiffened and the pages are becoming brittle. None of which is terribly surprising, considering that I’ve had it for 24 years, and have read it at least a dozen times.
Confronted with the usual Christmas radio mix of lackluster covers, the Popculturist goes looking for — and finds — some recent holiday songs worth a listen.
An introspective album for an introspective guy — The Poculturist looks at Jackson Browne’s fourth album, The Pretender.
Tonight, we’re thrilled to launch The Popculturist, a new review column in which Mike Sakasegawa stands at the place where pop culture and art meets human creativity and human foibles. Read on as Mike celebrates the best and talks about the rest. In this episode, Mike writes about comedian Marc Maron and his “must hear” WTF podcasts.
NPR has gotten into hot water twice recently over incidents related to its ethics code, famously over the firing of news analyst Juan Williams. Mike Sakasegawa takes a moment to examine the implications of that code and offers a fresh perspective.