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‘The Soup’ survives transition


“You ask him to pass the salt and he gives you a bowl of soup, because you know what? Soup is better,” Joel McHale says at the end of the first episode in which I’d seen him play anything memorable. Advertisements

Florida feels grief this morning


I was living in Florida when the Pulse shooting occurred in Orlando. The club is around the corner from an open air mall with a Target I frequented while in town. These locations are surrounded by quiet suburban streets and separated from the factory outlet malls and amusement park goers by strings of tranquil lakes. … Continue reading

My Bloody Valentine


Five Valentine’s views without the saccharine sweetness of rom-cons.

Happy Galentine’s Day


Grab all your BFFs and let loose because it’s Galentine’s Day! The Amy Poeler led NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” may have gone off the air but life in Pawnee lives on especially February 13. Watch the history of Galentine’s Day here.

On the Fly: Republican Red


I recently ran across a listing for Steven Heller’s book “Red Scarred.” In it Heller journeys through the later half of the 20th century chronicled in propaganda posters of the day. Many of them I suspect are indeed red. It is currently out of stock but my fascination with the world that ended just before my … Continue reading

Joel McHale jumps to Netflix


Former “The Soup” comedy show host Joel McHale stopped by “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” to talk about his return to the small screen albeit this time on a streaming service. “The Joel McHale Show” is set to debut later this year. McHale talks international reality television, his time with Chevy Chase on “Community,” and … Continue reading

It’s December 10th


It just can’t be Christmas without “Community” in my household. The quirky NBC sitcom debuted in 2009 and immediately stole my heart. Every December 10th since I hear Yvette Nicole Brown’s voice as she hulks out with a giant candy cane. If the video strikes your fancy click here for more about the show.

Illinoise Final Draft


Illinoise (Refined Cuts)


Hurray! We hit 300!


Thank you, you loyal readers for helping me hit 300 posts here on amARTSMEDIA! Without your views I can’t keep going. It’s been a blast bringing you my news and views on design, media and pop culture phenomenons since my first post in 2011. Some recent highlights are the Theoretical Thursday columns, another story about … Continue reading

Comin’ on Like a Hurricane…


So I heard on the radio this afternoon that tropical storm Danny is supposed to grow to be a category 2 hurricane before dies out. Hopefully it won’t hit us here in Central Florida, but I’m sure we’ll get wet weather from it anyways. Why do bring up big storms (and AC/DC)? Get ready because … Continue reading

Tech Troubles


Oh goody. My favorite things: hackers and technology troubles. Earlier in the summer I set up scheduled content for a segment called Theoretical Thursdays. Needless to I was surprised to not see the 10 posts today. Please hold while I reinstall my security plugins and update WordPress to get the blog moving again. I thank … Continue reading

Priez gets the lead out of lettering


Welcome to the ninth edition of Theoretical Thursdays this summer. For the previous article click here. This week takes a look at a French freelance type designer.  Calligrapher and type designer Julien Priez lettered a series of compositions in 2011 based around the idea of The Boogy Paper. This followed his success the year before when he graduated with an … Continue reading

Benetton bumbles Pieta AIDS Campaign


Welcome to the eighth edition of Theoretical Thursdays this summer. For the previous article click here. This week takes a look at the many controversies of United Colors of Benetton.  The fashion house United Colors of Benetton has spent the last few decades under critical fire for their often controversial advertising campaigns. One of the first examples of … Continue reading

Just My Type(writer)


Welcome to the seventh edition of Theoretical Thursdays this summer. For the previous article click here. This week takes a look at an Italian typewriter.    The Italian company Olivetti put the compact typewriter, crafted by the designer Ettore Sottsass, into production in 1969. Sottsass was quoted as saying, “Design should also be sensual and exciting.” He wanted … Continue reading