Tag: Pop Culture Cure

The Cynicism Cure

A sincere celebration of principled people and the art they produce.

The Culture of Violence Cure (a.k.a. The Super Bowl Cure)

Sober-minded classics for coping with a day of boozy bloodlust.

The Road-to-Ruin Cure

The things that you want are not necessarily the things that are good.

The Inauguration Day Cure

Prescriptions for coping with your very rational fears.

The “Unqualified for the Job” Cure

Now’s probably a good time to celebrate some people who are actually experts in their chosen professions.

The Death Cure: Stayin’ Alive

Because 2017 is definitely trying to kill us.

The “You Can’t Freeze Time” Cure

Serene entertainments to help draw out what little time we have left.

The Toxic Relatives Cure: Families that Would Never Ruin Your Thanksgiving

Prepare for the worst by spending some time with the very best families in the history of popular culture.

The Desolation Cure: Finding Beauty in the Ruins

Now seems like a good time to remind ourselves of the beautiful things that we have the power to create.

The Uncertainty Cure: Resting Easy in Hard-Earned Fates

America lies in an anguished state of uncertainty as we enter the last few days before the election. But just because we don’t know the future doesn’t mean that the future is always unknowable. We now take solace in stories that begin at the end.

The Inferno Cure: History Lessons that Are Not Punishingly Awful

Some suggestions about what else you might do if you’re hungry for some cultural edification but can’t stomach another two hours with Robert Langdon.

The Delayed Launch Cure: A List of Currently Streamable Classics

The launch of the new TCM/Criterion streaming service FilmStruck got pushed to November, but that doesn’t mean that we have to wait to get our share of quirky classics.

The “One Month Until the Election” Cure: Luxuriating in Pop Culture’s Quiet Preambles

It’s a little more than a month until the United States will have an election that has the capacity to literally make Donald Trump the most powerful man in the world. But right now, today, we simply wait. We are not there yet. And these first acts celebrate that vibrating moment before the plot thickens.

The Ignorance Cure: Easy Ways to Avoid Having Your Own Aleppo Moment

Because no human being should be made to look like a contestant on “Celebrity Jeopardy.”

The Brangelina Cure: Relationships That Will Restore Your Shattered Faith in (the Noble Lie That Is) True Love

Brad and Angelina are Brangelinathingofthepast, but rather than brooding upon the ephemerality of romantic relationships or the fragility of human projects as a whole, let’s celebrate, instead.

The Hosts Are Leaving Us Cure: Friendly Faces to Ease the Transition Into a Mel and Sue–less World

“The Great British Bake Off” is losing its two lovely hosts, but [author has something in eye, pauses, swears, composes self, resumes] there are more where those came from!

The “Where’s the Women” Cure: More Great Recent Films from Women Directors

A supplement to the BFI’s (very white, very male) list of the the twenty-first century’s 100 Greatest Films.

The Ben-Hur Cure: An Antidote to Uninspired Adaptations

Just a reminder: We don’t have to shackle ourselves to the past when we stand on the shoulders of giants.

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