You must be lying, since my boomer neighbors on Nextdoor tell me the complete opposite. Can’t you see the molester hiding behind the bush on the left side of your house, and the carjacker with the hoodie hiding behind the bush on the right? Your kids can’t get to school without being trafficked off to Eastern Europe…
You remind me that I saw that in the theater too. The only thing I remember is that there was some visual that inspired the guy I was with to sing a line from a King Crimson song that went “impaled on naaaaaails of ice,” out loud at normal volume, to the probably empty theater.
Is there any other actor with both God and Satan on his resume?
Look, The rock is (apparently) a nice guy, but he’s no actor. He’s the rock being the rock in all the movies he’s in. Is that a bad thing? ...not necessarily? But I mean, the guy is kind of a meathead.
When I was growing up in a tiny cultureless town in the middle of nowhere in the 90s, the only way I could find out about new music was from my copy of the Rolling Stone Album Guide. I took whatever ratings they had as gospel, and reading it now it’s incredible how absolutely wrong they were about a lot of my favorite…
I DID grow up with ‘current pop culture! Today’s Marvel and DC franchises are based on characters that go back fifty years (or very much older) See attached - and note the whopping twelve cents the comic book cost.
Harry Potter books.
He was born is Dusseldorf,
There is a distinction between banning politics in general versus support of one individual politician who amplifies views that are cause actual physical endangerment to many categories of people. Trump' s talking points embolden actions by others. They normalize racism, fear mongering, and anti trans rhetoric. Saying…
Putin is ex-KGB and has spent quite a bit of time rehabilitating the image of the USSR (it plays into his obsession with Making Russia Great Again). Hell, the current line on Stalin was that he was a stand-up guy who maybe made a few teensy mistakes that were blown out of proportion.
Some, or alot(?), of the South gets pretty upset when you say the Confederate states should not be proud of that period in time and that those statues should be torn down.
David Tomlinson is an underrated Disney legend. His performance in Mary Poppins is fantastic.
This has nothing to do with the column (can’t wait to actually read it) but Tom, I just yesterday put two and two together that you are the same Tom as the only writer on Stereogum worth a damn writing about punk/hardcore/non-typical Stereogum pop/rock.
It was terrifically misguided. I only bought the first issue with Cindy C. on the cover, it was dull. It sold poorly but they burned through a shit-ton of money because no one could say no to JFK Jr.
You just reminded me that magazine was titled “George.” Good god what an awful thing that was
I was charmed by this interview but back in the day I didn’t watch Picket Fences in large part because I found Tom Skerritt’s mustache creepy. I also didn’t like Kathy Baker for no good reason (except maybe that I always get her name confused with Kathy Bates).
I feel like I’m taking crazy pills when people talk about The Corrections. I thought it was fine but ultimately kind of forgettable. To hear it talked about years later as a Great Novel was confusing.
“Kill the Alligator and Run”, or, as I like to call it, “You Like The Simpsons, Do You? Well Fuck You!”