WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 12: Ada Limón

Continuing guests from Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica reading series, Ada Limón stops by Writers’ Block to read from her collection Bright Dead Things, as well as sneak peeks of her upcoming book. She and Mike talk about reoccurring themes in her work, what it means for a poem to know that it’s a poem, and the…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 10/13/17 – Riverdale

It’s the season premiere of Riverdale! On the first week of the Showpocalypse, the Taste Buds focus on that sleepy, creepy, never-eat-Peeps-y town that took their lives by storm not one year ago. Can the runaway train keep on rolling down the track? Or would a runaway train not be on a track? If a train comes…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 10/06/17 – The Gifted

The Gifted has come to dig into the “everyday” family life of the X-Men Universe, and the Taste Buds have their say! Will it live up to X-everything that has come before? Do the C-List mutants Warpath, Blink, Polaris, and Flashlight-Hands have what it takes to carry a show where the Brotherhood and the X-Men…

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WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 12: Ada Limón

By Mike Gravagno | October 19, 2017

Continuing guests from Chapman University’s Tabula Poetica reading series, Ada Limón stops by Writers’ Block to read from her collection Bright Dead Things, as well as sneak peeks of her upcoming book. She and Mike talk about reoccurring themes in her work, what it means for a poem to know that it’s a poem, and the…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 10/13/17 – Riverdale

By Ryan Haley | October 13, 2017

It’s the season premiere of Riverdale! On the first week of the Showpocalypse, the Taste Buds focus on that sleepy, creepy, never-eat-Peeps-y town that took their lives by storm not one year ago. Can the runaway train keep on rolling down the track? Or would a runaway train not be on a track? If a train comes…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 10/06/17 – The Gifted

By Ryan Haley | October 7, 2017

The Gifted has come to dig into the “everyday” family life of the X-Men Universe, and the Taste Buds have their say! Will it live up to X-everything that has come before? Do the C-List mutants Warpath, Blink, Polaris, and Flashlight-Hands have what it takes to carry a show where the Brotherhood and the X-Men…

WRITERS’ BLOCK EPISODE 11: KATIE MANNING

By Mike Gravagno | October 6, 2017

Poet Katie Manning dropped by Chapman University for the Tabula Poetica reading series, and Mike got to speak with her before her poetry talk! She reads from her full-length collection Tasty Other as well as from her four chapbooks! The two talk about research in poetry, what happens when your identity changes in your adult…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 09/29/17 – Fear the Walking Dead

By Ryan Haley | September 29, 2017

This week the Taste Buds discuss the newest episode of Fear the Walking Dead! Will the show ever be good? Are there good shows? Good question, because we are also doing the final Shushie of the year…Best Show! We’re counting down all 21 comic based-television shows over the last year, including the number one show of the…

The Super Hero Hour Hour 09/22/17 – Gotham

By Ryan Haley | September 22, 2017

This week, the Taste Buds review the season premiere of Gotham! New Taste Bud Greg joins Ryan and Taylor, as they talk about the new Baby Batman, not to mention a very murderous episode of The Defenders! Also, Fear the Walking Dead had an episode. All of that, and the Taste Buds create the Rushmore for the four most iconic Batman…

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PopFilter Editorial

By Jason R. Noble | January 21, 2015 | Comments Off on PopFilter Editorial

Come On, Internet! We’ve all seen them; those headlines for painfully idiotic internet articles. Things like (and all of these are real) “Secret discovered on page 859 of the Bible”, “Twelve prehistoric animals I’m glad are dead” or, and this one is my favorite of all, “Nineteen stupid people who obviously don’t know the meaning…

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PopFilter Editorial: The Best Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of

By Stephanie Rose | January 14, 2015 | Comments Off on PopFilter Editorial: The Best Songwriter You’ve Never Heard Of

  Pop music gets little to no respect as a genre. It’s passe, for squealing pubescent girls who show up to concerts with their reluctant fathers and glitter smeared across the apples of their be-acned cheeks.     The lyrics in pop is about as deep as a side-walk puddle, especially in comparison to rap and…

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Popfilter Special Report: Watch a Movie for Social Justice

By Stephanie Rose | December 10, 2014 | Comments Off on Popfilter Special Report: Watch a Movie for Social Justice

If you’ve visited the website for longer than 2 seconds, you get that the tone ranges from semi-serious reviews to the out-and-out farcical. We do our best to shy away from political discussions of any kind, as they are mostly total bummers. We try to be entertainment about entertainment, and (because we refuse to do…

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