Category Archives: Entertainment

My Favorite Pop Culture Podcasts

Last year, I named my favorite political pundits, both as a matter of transparency (so that you would know a little bit about who shapes my opinions on American politics), and as a way to endorse their work. Now, I … Continue reading

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June’s SMA Winner, Three Years In The Making

Once intended to be a monthly feature, and fulfilled as such  for the first year or so, there has not been a new Sexiest Males Alive list since October 2010. As the longest running feature of this blog, and by … Continue reading

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So Beautiful It’s Boring?

Back when this blog had a backbone – which is to say, when it was updated more regularly than once every two weeks – the Sexiest Males Alive list was it. Readers who have not yet stopped coming here (thanks!), … Continue reading

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Return To Innocence

Tracy Clark-Flory did an exciting project on Salon this week. She asked for reader submissions documenting their first celebrity crushes, from diary entries to emails, instant messages and fanmail. It’s accompanied by a smart piece about how she was looking … Continue reading

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On Flickchart, And The Pleasures And Pitfalls Of Lists

Back in January, when we assembled our respective end-of-the-year lists, I had a spirited discussion with Franz about the merits of such list-making. Franz enjoys making them, but he doesn’t always enjoy the ranking aspects, as he fears it’ll create … Continue reading

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What Justin Bieber Can Tell Us About The State Of Television

This is not meant as a post about me being late to the Justin Bieber party. Seriously, it’s not. But with this Canadian teenager’s place in pop culture, I feel like I have to make one thing clear from the … Continue reading

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The Sexiest Males Alive List, Twenty Over Thirty Edition

A couple of days ago, the excellent Jessie Carty – whose blog on writing and poetry should be appointment reading for any culture-interested reader – left a comment on the February edition of the SMA, noting how it to go … Continue reading

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Historic February SMA Has A New #1

There are several reasons why this month’s Sexiest Males Alive list is historic, the least of which is that this is the first ever February edition of the SMA. More importantly, we have a new #1. And not just a … Continue reading

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My Favorite Movies Of The Decade

I knew this list thing was going to be hard, but when I couldn’t even decide a proper name for the list, I was on the verge of giving up. By naming it My Favorite Movies Of The Decade I’m … Continue reading

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Early Gay Crushes: Jesse Eisenberg

Regular readers may be starting to see a pattern in these installments. My Early Gay Crushes can, if simplified somewhat, be divided into two categories, depending on how old and/or mature I was when they happened. In the first category … Continue reading

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