Category Archives: Miscellany


Dr Who isn’t the only national icon capable of regeneration. Russell Brand has flitted between drug addict and campaigner, MTV cult, Daily Mail bette noir, widely praised journalist, Hollywood actor, best-selling author, Mr. Katy Perry, and now, political rabble-rouser. Not … Continue reading

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Pop Advent Calendar Day 13: the Ask Jeeves Award For Shining A Light Through The Amazing Vast Dark Universe Of The Internet

Welcome to Day 13 of our pop culture advent calendar… we’re over the halfway mark, people! Every day we’re handing out a little treat in the shape of a mini-blog on something or someone we’ve admired in 2012. Here’s an introduction to this … Continue reading

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Day 3 of our pop culture advent calendar: open up for our Beethoven Award for Most Beautiful Love Letter

Welcome to Day 3 of our pop culture advent calendar. Every day we’ll be handing out a little treat in the shape of an award or recognition of something big or small in pop which has made 2012 a better place … Continue reading

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Take a girl like that – 25 years of “Savage”, Eurythmics’ avant garde masterpiece

The third in a series where Pop Lifer tests music, film, television etc by the rules laid down in Lupe Fiasco’s “Superstar”: “Did you improve on the design?/ Did you do something new?”. If the answer to either of those … Continue reading

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The funniest blog in the world – the genius of Hyperbole and a Half (Picture This #18)

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture, a smart man once said – it doesn’t translate. This hasn’t stopped us trying to do just that for 15 years but it’s true nonetheless and the same applies to comedy. Just … Continue reading

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So drink, drink, drink and be ill tonight – happy birthday to Pop Lifer!

So yesterday was exactly a month since we first launched Pop Lifer on an unsuspecting and largely uninterested public. We were planning on doing a brief little self congratulatory post yesterday, but in the end we spent the day fighting … Continue reading

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