Faeriesun

Faeriesun is a educator who has a passion for live music and off-beat literature and movies. In between lesson plans, graduate work, and running she finds time to create pottery and write for PopWrapped!

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2016: The Year Pop Culture Died

If February 3, 1959 was the Day the Music Died, then 2016 was the year pop culture died. Not just the music world -- film, sports, and politics, too, were all dealt iconic losses. Faces that have been around for most if not all of our lives have shuffled off this mortal coil, leaving gaps that cannot be filled.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});On December 27, a piece of my childhood died. The year ended with the tragic death of actress Carr...

Gear Up For The Holiday Season With These Incredible Geeky Sweaters

Halloween is in the rear view mirror.  That means the holidays are coming up fast.  There will be eggnog, mistletoe, caroling, and ugly sweater parties.  It is time to get shopping.  There are some great options out there on the interwebs that will not only get you in the holiday vibe, but will let you rock your geek at the holiday sweater party.For the Star Wars fans, there is an abundance of ugliness to sink your geek into.  Mainstream retailers such as Target an...

Pop 10 Songs That Are Above “Cover Tune” Status

If you listen to enough music, you will eventually hear it: the song that someone covered that makes you slap your forehead and ask why. Some songs are just so spot-on that they take on lives of their own, and, although some may try to cover them, it just doesn't work. Some songs should just never be touched. 10 Songs Above Cover Tune Status:10. "Under Pressure" - Queen and David Bowie This entire list could be comprised of songs by Queen. There is truly no other v...

Pantsuit Nation Offers Safety & Solidarity Among Progressive Women Voters

Put on your pantsuits, ladies (and gentlemen)! It is time to vote! In case you haven't heard of Pantsuit Nation, the super secret Facebook group for Hillary Clinton supporters, here is the low-down.Pantsuits took off during the 1960s and, since then, have made waves. They were often seen as inappropriately masculine and were deemed unacceptable under certain circumstances, like the United States Senate. In defiance of the rule Barbara Mikulski and Carol Moseley ...

The 2016 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book Is Here

We were celebrating Halloween just a few days ago, but the folks at Neiman Marcus know it is never too early to start thinking about Christmas. Their annual Christmas Book is here.The annually anticipated glossy publication has been the holiday gold standard for luxury since 1952, when Neiman Marcus began adding unique and over-the-top gifts to its annual Christmas catalog. This year's book has a little something for everyone and does not disappoint.For the we...

The Victims Of The Salem Witch Trials

When you grow up in and around Salem, witches are everywhere. We all read The Crucible and The Scarlet Letter. Stories surrounding the Salem Witch Trials have seeped into pop culture. Field trips to The Witch Museum and The Witch Dungeon are common occurrences ... as long as it is not October. I actually had a man get off the T (the local train service) and walk up to me in his big ten gallon hat and, in his best drawl, ask me if I knew “where all them thar witches liv...

Pop 10 Ancient And Disturbing Forms Of Torture

You may have heard their names before, for they are the stuff of nightmares: the Iron Maiden, The Rack, or Thumbscrews -- devices so wicked that stories about them have traveled down through the centuries. There are museums devoted to them; the instruments of torture made famous by Tomás de Torquemada and the rulers of medieval Europe.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});10 Ancient And Disturbing Forms Of Torture 1. The Iron Maiden Tortu...

Pop10 Movies Too Sacred To Be Remade

After watching the FOX remake of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, I was left with an empty feeling inside. The elements that I loved about the original were stripped away in the revamping of the classic cult flick. While they didn't get it all wrong, I got to thinking: is this a film that just can't be remade in a way that will do justice to the original? That led me to other movies which should not be touched. So here is a list of 10 movies (in no particular order ... exc...

What Is It About Bob’s Burgers?

Continuing with the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the FOX Television Network, we take a look at another cult show, Bob's Burgers. If you have never watched a quirky episode of Bob's Burgers, you may be wondering "what is it about Bob" that those in the know can't get enough of.Bob's Burgers has been gracing the presence of the FOX lineup since 2011. Each week, the show's creator, Loren Bouchard, invites us into the lives of Bob and Linda Belcher as they t...

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