What I’ve Been Reading: July 19, 2020

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I suppose I should put one of these up in July, so as not to have a barren month. Let’s talk about the games industry, Twitter, and COVID-19.

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What I’ve Been Reading: June 28, 2020

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This is going to be a bit of a heavy week for What I’ve Been Reading. We have to talk about police propaganda, discrimination in the adult entertainment industry, and workplace harassment. Let’s get right into it.

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What I’ve Been Reading: June 7, 2020

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We’re talking about China a lot in this edition of What I’ve Been Reading. Why? Because the people demanded it! We’re also discussing COVID, Tumblr, and of course, Kingdom Hearts.

Wait, what? Kingdom Hearts?

Oh shit.

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What I’ve Been Reading: April 26, 2020

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Oh hey, it’s time for What I’ve Been Reading! Let’s talk about Japanese pop culture and the post-apocalypse.

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What I’ve Been Reading: April 12th, 2020

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In this edition of What I’ve Been Reading, I guess we have to talk about the COVID-19 pandemic. So that’s what we’re doing. But we’re also revisiting the excellent Titanfall 2.

What I've Been Reading: March 22, 2020

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What’s up, nerds? Today we’re taking a break from all the coronavirus discussion that’s occupying the Internet to talk about techwear, 30 Rock, and theme parks. Let’s get into it, shall we?

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What I’ve Been Reading: February 23, 2020

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In this week’s What I’ve Been Reading, we’re going to talk about Gamestop, categories, and doge. That’s an odd assortment, innit? Well let’s read on, shall we?

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What I’ve Been Reading: February 16, 2020

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This is going to be a weird edition of What I’ve Been Reading, because it merits quite a bit of discussion, but I also don’t want to do a big, long write-up. So I’m going to try to condense what I want to say into just a few words. I probably won’t succeed. In any case, here are some articles about game streaming, theme park speculation, and spiders! More

Things I’m Most Looking Forward to in 2020

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I know we’re already a few weeks into 2020, but I haven’t had time to put this up until now. Such is life! In any case, here’s the pop culture I’m anticipating in 2020. More

The Ten Biggest Pop Culture Disappointments of 2019

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Content warnings for discussions of mass violence and sexual misconduct.

I really don’t want to do this.

When I first started this feature, my list of pop cultural disappointments at least included some creative works that failed to live up to my expectations. But with each year, it seems like scandals and disasters occupied more and more of my attention. Well this year, it’s all scandals, and I just don’t have the energy to go in depth on each one, find source links, and write a compelling mini-essay.

But I’m nothing if not a traditionalist, and this is one of my blog’s annual traditions. So reluctantly, I bring you 2019: The Year in Shit. More

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