Pop Culture

April 15, 2020

Temporary Insanity: The Strange Death of Ray Vitte

Inspiration comes from many places, but in this case, I was inspired in the identical fashion of my last offering about the eerie similarities of the suicide scene of the group Boston's Brad Delp and a fictional suicide from the television show Twin Peaks. If you haven't read it, give it a read as it comes highly recommended, if I do say so myself. So once again, I found myself watching Netflix to cope with the boredom of my self-imposed isolation during the Covid-19 crisis.
March 30, 2020

Death Imitates Art

I’ve always been a bit of a television aficionado. Oh, who am I kidding? That’s a euphemism. I am a TV addict. I (and my parents) certainly know I spent far too many hours watching it in my youth when I should have been engaged in more constructive pursuits,
March 13, 2020

Grosse Pointe Blank”: A Musical Score for Generation X

Set in 1996, the movie is the story of an assassin who returns to his 10-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Cusack stars as Martin Q. Blank, who sets out to win back his high school sweetheart Debi Newberry...
February 12, 2020

Breaking the Law: Police Procedurals in the 80s

When we think about the 80s, one of our entertainment favorites are the police procedural shows of that era. Today we fondly remember things like European styling, “teenage” cops, male and female detective pairs, and a crime-solving mystery writer...