Young Warriors Turning Young Adult Fiction Into Reality
Popular Culture: Generation Shift Hits the Fan - #marchforourlives
The March for Our Lives is a mission millennials have been training for their whole lives. Just look at the last 20 years of young adult fiction, says movie critic Katherine Monk. Whether it’s Harry Potter fighting the Ministry of Magic or Katniss Everdeen overthrowing President Snow, the next generation grew up with deeply moral role models who courageously confronted power.
“If desperate times call for desperate measures, then I am free to act as desperately as I wish.”
- Katniss Everdeen in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games
By Katherine Monk
They are expecting under half a million, but by the time the last bus empties onto the mall in D.C. Saturday morning, there’s a good chance “The March for Our Lives” to end gun violence will rival the numbers of the Million Man March in 1995, and the 1963 protest led by Martin Luther King Jr.
Commentators on the Right will credit hacks from the Democrats ...
Missy Elliot and Adele duke it out
Podcast: Pop This!
Adele says hello while Pop This! bids adieu to 2015 with a look the most underrated and overrated moments on last year's calendar
Featuring Lisa Christiansen and Andrea Warner. Produced by Andrea Gin.
A sampling of what you might hear in Episode 8: Underrated pop culture moments of 2015
"Oooh... Pizza Rat..."
"If you just got a rotating tattoo that evolved every year into pop culture’s most forgettable moment of all time… that would be great."
"Pop culture ... is this weird thing… it takes fire and everyone talks about it..."
"Is the dress blue and black or gold and white?"
"I want to talk about Missy Elliot's comeback... Not enough people are excited about it."
"Is Star Wars overrated?"
"You had me at Star Wars…"
"I'm tired of squad goals..."
"Caitlyn Jenner... Amazing cultural shift."
"I guess capitalism needs to suck every dollar out of pop culture…"
"Hotline Bling... I love that music video so much I want ...
Pop Culture meets its match: Pop This!
Two pop aficionados bring a feminist tilt and hit of flip to the ball-bearing world of podcasting
By Katherine Monk
VANCOUVER – It’s a bit like playing pop culture pinball with two feminist flippers: thoughts, rants and gleaming balls of insight are batted back and forth, pushing hot button topics and ricocheting through current events with bright flashes of insight and spontaneous bursts of badass bell-ringing.
It’s just what happens when broadcaster Lisa Christiansen and bestselling author Andrea Warner get together. One minute, they’re talking about the validity of Katharine Hepburn as feminist icon. The next, they’re talking about real tears shed over Real Housewives.
These two women have the kind of conversations that make you want to hang out at the kitchen table for a weekly roundup of cheeky chatter, and now, through the magic of digital technology, you can do just that by tapping into Pop This! – a brand new podcast featuring the dynamic divas dissec...