There was a time when a film directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp was cause for celebration but sadly those days are gone. Their latest collaboration, an adaptation of the cult TV show "Dark Shadows" (opening May 11 throughout San Diego), is in desperate need of a transfusion.
A rap song about sipping tea, property law, and all things Downton Abbey by my hero for the day, Adam WarRock.
The images of women presented in the media can influence how people perceive the world around them and what issues are seen as important. These images can occur through pop culture or through the news media. The guests today will look at gender images from two different yet complementary points of view.
The 1960s provide the backdrop for the movie "The Help" as well as a pair of new TV shows, "Pan Am" and "The Playboy Club." What can the pop culture images from these shows tell us about ourselves. Listen to my radio feature or read the extended interview with UCSD Assistant Professor of Race and Gender Studies, Sara Clarke Kaplan.
- July 28
- Midday Edition
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A new television show set in San Diego parodies crime procedurals like the "Law and Order" franchise and "CSI." We'll talk to comedian Paul Scheer, who created Adult Swim's "NTSF:SD:SUV::" about cliches, comedy, and shooting in San Diego.
- July 21
- Midday Edition
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The world's largest pop culture convention begins today in San Diego. Over 125,000 fans will descend on downtown for Comic-Con, International. Movies, TV, comics, science fiction and video games will all be celebrated at this year's convention.
Cartoon Network's Adult Swim has a new series set in San Diego spoofing TV crime procedurals. It's called "NTSF:SD:SUV::" or "National Terrorism Strike Force: San Diego : Sport Utility Vehicle::" Check out the video.
This adorable Mira Mesa boy was so inspired by "Glee's" Warblers, he performs his own version of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream." Some of "Glee's" Warblers are in town this week for Comic-Con International.
HBO will premiere the film "Too Big To Fail" tonight at 9pm. It's based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and has a star-studded cast.
We'll talk about a new exhibit at the San Diego Museum of Man called Strange Bones. It's an opportunity to present some intriguing skeletal curiosities to the public and to find out what's true and what's not when it comes to bones in forensic science.
FX's private-eye drama "Terriers," which was shot on location in Ocean Beach, has been canceled due to low ratings.
Culture Lust contributor Aaron Watanabe is a fan of the comic series "The Walking Dead" and he's happy to report that AMC's new television series based on the comic (and which wraps up this Sunday) lives up to expectations.
Love this mash-up video featuring the many "whats" of "Mad Men's" Don Draper.
FX's new show "Terriers" boasts an award-winning cast and crew, from an "Ocean's Eleven" alum to a few familiar faces - and places! Filmed right here in O.B., Culture Lust contributor Meredith Hattam's got the scoop, and she wants to know what you think.
Season three of HBO's southern vampire drama "True Blood" is underway and we want to know what you think of it.