November/December 2007


Staff Picks

Top Ten Lists of 2007

Top Five New Year’s Pop Culture Resolutions

The Popshifter Holiday Special

Holiday Horrors: They’ll SLEIGH You!
by Eric Weber
Although Santa vs. Jason or Freddy vs. St. Nick don’t exist, that doesn’t mean holiday movies can’t be scary.

Won’t Someone Please Think of the Children?: Tiny Tim’s Christmas Album
by Hanna
Probably not what Dickens had in mind when he wrote A Christmas Carol.

Kris Kringle Konfessions
by John Lane
He who obsesses over the most toys wins.

Reindeer Games
by Less Lee Moore
Rudolph and Blitzen in a cage match to the death.

Feature Articles

Band Names Are a Con: The Flaming Lips
by Adam McIntyre
There’s a teenaged sucker born every minute.

How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Robot
by Queen Spajina
“We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.”

Q & A with Bedtime For Toys
interviewed by Lisa Haviland
Taking rock music into the future. With dancing.

Mashup Ex-Voto: Fanvids as Devotional Objects
by Jessica Melusine
Video may have killed the radio star, but it has breathed new life into the Buffyverse.

Talk Derby to Me
by Laura L.
Roller-skating has come a long way since Xanadu.

by Christian Lipski
Sex, death threats, and new wave. Just another day in the life of a high school freshman.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks and That’s Not All: Lovedolls Superstar (Fully Realized) DVD
by Less Lee Moore
You can’t kill a Lovedoll, babe, ’cause superstars. . . they don’t die.

Bodice Roses, Mac, and Crack: or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Ren Faire
by Jessica Melusine
On the frontiers of the new millennium, a tradition from an old millennium flourishes.