Are Kubrick and Spielberg Renegades? (And Other Odd Film References in Pop Music)

There's a new song on the radio by a band I hadn't heard of. It's called "Renegades" and they're called X-Ambassadors. In this song, they celebrate "running wild and running free" and "living like we're renegades." I like the song a lot more than I would expect to. But hey, I never claimed to have …

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Not Stopping, White Walls, and Double Standards: Miley Cyrus vs. Macklemore.

Note: this blog post is actually something I wrote last summer, but never posted on here.  I figured I would share it here now. A few days ago, I heard “We Can’t Stop” by Miley Cyrus and “White Walls” by Macklemore on the radio. And I noticed something. Both songs have been around for a …

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Why Madonna is The Joker

If there is one thing the internet agrees on regarding Super Bowl XLVI, it's that Clint Eastwood sounded like Bale does when Bruce Wayne is being Batman.  That's about it. But to me, the strongest Batman connection throughout the entire Super Bowl was not Eastwood.  It was the Madonna Spectacle and the ways in which …

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