Tag: Pop Culture Cure

The Over-the-Top Solutions Cure: Because Going to the Mat Isn’t Always a Bad Idea

Pop culture recommendations for those of us who may have big dreams, but who lack the ability to climb up the face of a glass-fronted skyscraper in order to pursue them.

The Human-Interest Cure: Because Great Olympic Athletes Don’t Always Make for Great Stories

Olympic telecasts go heavy on human-interest content, but not every human being is interesting—and many, in fact, are dull (and many of those have a monomaniacal devotion to sport). So let’s put away our thirst for meaning and medals for a moment and just enjoy some lives well lived.

The Diabolical Friendship Cure: Alternatives to the Unholy Bro-ly Alliance of Trump and Putin

Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are threatening the evil friendships genre by implicating it in their anarchic plot to destabilize the world; but that doesn’t mean that all diabolical friendships are bad. Let us count the ways.

The Convention Cure: Non-Toxic Alternatives to Life at the RNC in CLE

We’ve all spent a lot of time in Cleveland this past week, metaphorically speaking; let’s remedy that with some R&R at these pop cultural paradises.

The “Night Of” Cure: Great Procedurals That Won’t Force You to Wait Until Next Week

You’ll need to wait two full months before seeing the climax of HBO’s new series, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait to get your daily dose of great procedural entertainment.

The Anti-America Cure: Patriotic Thrills That Won’t Endanger the Republic (or Your Soul)

Hot dogs, flags, and fireworks lose some of their appeal in light of the nativist hysteria gripping America at the moment, but this list will help you think America’s kind of great again.

The Championship Cure: Because There’s More to Life Than Winning

Pop cultural reminders that you don’t need a million-karat ring to feel like a million damn bucks.

The Death Cure: A Return to the Days When Killing Your Darlings Was Still a Power Move

Pop cultural deaths that occurred back before death was cool.

The Summer Movie Cure: Ten Seasonally Appropriate Alternatives to Cinema’s Dog Day

Pop culture recommendations to aid with your blockbuster fatigue.

The C.K. Cure: Self-Esteem Boosts from Ten Abject Failures

Pop culture recommendations to aid with your justified sense of inadequacy.

The Trump Cure: Ten Enjoyably Explicable, Despicable Men

Pop culture recommendations to aid in coping with the Donald.

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