It’s inescapable. Turn on the TV, go to a website, or even go to your local library, and these days, you’re bound to see some part of a pop culture phenomenon that’s taken hold of the world over the last two years. The phenomenon, of course, is the resurrection of vampires and werewolves as pop… Read More Vampires and werewolves take over pop culture…once again
This past week, shockwaves went through the Christian music community when Jennifer Knapp, one of the genre’s most critically lauded singers and songwriters, announced that she’s been in a same-sex relationship for the past eight years. This time coincides with a seven-year sabbatical Knapp took after quickly becoming one of the genre’s most popular artists… Read More Christian singer Jennifer Knapp comes out as a lesbian
Among the many new artists releasing albums in 2010, chances are that few sound anything like pop duo Nikki & Rich. Combining the sounds of 60s girl groups and modern, radio-ready beats, the group’s sound is refreshingly different. Chalk that up to the approaches of the two individuals who create Nikki & Rich. Nikki &… Read More New pop duo Nikki & Rich merge retro and modern sounds
While it may be the most popular show in America, I will admit that the previous season of American Idol was my first to watch from beginning to end. In my observation, considering how many Idol contestants I’ve followed after their runs on the show, it felt inevitable. For my efforts, I felt rewarded when… Read More Current ‘American Idol’ filled with weak singers, judging
01. The Fame MonsterLady Gaga After delivering a behemoth of a pop album in the form of The Fame in 2008 (my choice for #1 album for 2008, which made it ineligible for my list creation), Lady Gaga delivered The Fame Monster EP at the end of 2009. The EP not only proves that Lady… Read More Top Albums of 2009
After a record-setting 100 million votes, Kris Allen snagged the title of the current American Idol, beating presumed frontrunner Adam Lambert and a slew of other presumed frontrunners in the process. Allen’s win caps a season full of surprises – some pleasant, others decidedly not – for the highest-rated show in America. Season 8 will… Read More American Idol produces ‘shock’ win amid season of change
Kris Allen and Adam Lambert join a select group of individuals after this season of American Idol. The question now is: How will they do in the future? We take a look at previous contestants to gauge a prediction. THE WINNERS Season 1: Kelly Clarkson Since winning the show in its inaugural season, Kelly Clarkson… Read More How will America’s new Idol and runner-up do post-Idol?
Not even ten years ago, to all but the most fervent of Star Trek enthusiasts, the Star Trek universe appeared to be dead. With disappointing box office results for the tenth Star Trek film, Nemesis, and low ratings for the fifth Star Trek series, Enterprise, there was no reason to expect something happening in the… Read More Boldly going where no ‘Star Trek’ story has gone before
The biggest show in America is winding down to its’ final competitors. We take a look at the Final Four of American Idol’s eighth season – Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, and Allison Iraheta. ADAM LAMBERT Pros: He has the buzz – plain and simple. He’s been the focus of most of the media… Read More Comparing the Final Four
*for those who, like Christina Aguilera, aren’t sure of Lady Gaga’s gender Every once in a while, an artist pops up out of (seemingly) nowhere and manages to capture the essence of a period of time. In today’s celebrity-obsessed culture, no one is poised to be that kind of artist more than Lady Gaga. A… Read More Who – or what* – is Lady Gaga?