Pop Caps is an aggregate for the content posted and shared by the TiPC authors throughout the week.
How Movie Malls Double as Time Machines via Keith Phipps at The A.V. Club
Yet when I travel back home to Ohio and drive past the parking lot that used to be the mall I frequented as a kid and teenager, I feel the ache of nostalgia.
Nick Cave is Violent in Multiple Genres via Steven Zeitchik at The L.A. Times
“To me, violence is the dominant principle of the last century,” Cave said in a phone interview. “It’s something we’re all involved with or implicated in. Sometimes I’m surprised there isn’t more of it in entertainment.”
Interview: Laina Dawes – What Are YOU Doing Here? via Kim Kelly at Invisible Oranges
Gaining her perspective as a black female metalhead, as well as those held by other traditionally marginalized or underrepresented groups within the metal community, is vital for promoting understanding and acceptance within this strange little world we’ve created for ourselves.
Last Days Here:
The documentary about the “fall and rise” of the class heavy metal band Pentagram - music, fandom, and conquering 40 years of drug addiction. Now on Netflix Instant Stream.
How The American University was Killed, in Five Easy Steps via The Homeless Adjunt
Attention is finally being paid to the enormous salaries for presidents and sports coaches, and the migrant worker status of the low-wage majority faculty.
Welcome to GamesMaster via Internet Archive
GamesMaster was a British television show, screened on Channel 4 from 1992 to 1998, and was the first ever UK television show dedicated to computer and video games.
Slavoj Zizek’s Top 10 Movies via BFI
This time, I opted for pure madness: the list contains only ‘guilty pleasures’…This is what I really enjoy – no compromises for high quality or good taste.
Reading Lois Lowry’s ‘The Giver’ as an Adult via Jen Doll at The Atlantic
I’m sitting there reading it on the beach, I remember getting to the end, and I was holding my breath for the last scene. I heard myself shudder, and I think, I’m going to cry. [Note from Tim: This is one of my favorite books of all time. I read it in 6th grade and never let it escape my mind. Now I need to re-read it 20 years later...]
A tribute to Larry “Bud” Melman via Edward Copeland’s Tangents
His appearances provided some of the most memorable and funniest moments on Late Night and deserve a separate remembrance — even if you had to wonder if Larry realized his role in the joke.
The Art of the Literary Fake (with Violin) via James VanderMeer at New Haven Review
Fakes may also be viewed with suspicion as artificial constructs, identified as stories in which the skeleton appears to exist outside of the body, a Quintus Erectus turned inside out. Fiction is meant to be an uninterrupted dream or movie for the reader, we are often told, and those struts and supporting walls should always be inside the house of the narrative; only in nonfiction do we expect to see the architecture.
And finally…just because this was really cool – the video for High On Fire’s song Fertile Green: