Category Archives: Pop Culture

So Long, Poconos

(This … sniff sniff … looks like the last blog post I’m going to be able to write. I likely won’t have time to file a Weekend Fun Guide tomorrow. I’ll try, but it looks unlikely right now. Keep an eye on the Facebook page if there are any updates to that plan. You should [...]

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Uh Oh … the Last Links Blog Post?

I’ve put this off as long as I could, but just so everyone knows, this is my last week at the Pocono Record. I’ve been asked to write a farewell column as my final Sunday PopRox column in the paper, so that’s where I’ll save all the mushy stuff for. I’ll post it here tomorrow, [...]

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Hey, Did You Notice the Whole “Death” Thing Last Night on Mad Men?

(MAJOR SPOILER ALERTS FOR MAD MEN!!! IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SIXTH SEASON PREMIERE YET AND STILL PLAN ON IT, DON’T READ THIS. SERIOUSLY, STOP NOW.) Don Draper has run from a lot of things in the five years we’ve been watching him. He’s run from his wife. Well, now he’s run from two wives. [...]

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You’re All Looking Forward to Another Late Night Feud

Links: (UPDATE: Of course as soon as I hit the “publish” button, the news became official. Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show next spring, and Jimmy Fallon will be taking over the hosting duties. This … this could be awesome. Anyway, this is what I thought when it was only moderately kinda official …) [...]

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Walking Dead Season Finale Recap: Just Let Us Watch

Let’s start by talking about what Walking Dead is not. It is not an action show. It is not a show about zombies. Or zombie killing. Or human killing. Or any killing of any kind, for that matter. It is not about gross, gratuitous scenes of flesh being torn from people’s bones. Here’s what The [...]

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Your Poconos Easter Weekend Fun Guide

Doesn’t look like much is going on this weekend, one of the few weekends of the year I even say, “You know, I should probably slow down and maybe not go out.” It’s not exactly conducive to drinking and celebrating, ya know? That actually works out OK, I’m a little pressed for time anyway. But [...]

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Calling Actors Out for Saying Egotistical Things

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s paper. It looks different because it is. I’m not allowed to be as free-wheeling in the paper. You don’t have to study the two versions to see where it’s different, but feel free to and come back every Thursday to see the REAL version, the [...]

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And Finally … Our Own Parade Weekend

Stroudsburg Parade Day on Sunday, y’all. It may not be as flashy as some of its brethren, and it may be on a Sunday, so that makes it a little harder to get completely crazy, but dammit, it’s Parade Day! And sadly, it’s the last of our three-week celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t [...]

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Our Favorite Real World Casts

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s Pocono Record. And don’t forget, just a couple more hours to enter for the tickets to see AWOLNATION at the Sherman Theater tomorrow, find out how to win tickets here.) I’m legally bound to start this blog post thusly: “This is the true story … [...]

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AWOLNATION’s Lead Singer Talks Touring and Success

For whatever reason, it takes some songs longer to reach the mainstream than others. Take the haunting hit Sail, by AWOLNATION. Released as a single almost two years ago, the song peaked on the charts a year ago. But it’s now getting a resurgence in popularity, has re-entered Billboard’s Top 100 and recently climbed into [...]

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