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Author Archives: Braden King

DOPE Digest Vol. 33 – Beauty & the Beast, Charli XCX and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Beauty and the Beast (trailer) BK: The most popular trailer in the world had to make our list this week, and I will admit that I got a little tingly once that piano played over the opening shot of the 3D Magic Kingdom. This movie […]

DOPE Digest vol. 31 – Fassbender, Vikander, Gerwig, Hardy, and more!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   The Light Between Two Oceans Trailer BK: Fassbender. Mustache. Vikander. Lighthouse. Babies-floating-weepily-to-shore. I mean, come on! This is cinematic gold! This trailer pretty much made me cry, so I can only imagine the heartstrings the full movie will be […]

DOPE Digest vol. 27 – Suicide Squad, Kanye West, David Bowie, and More!

 DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors.   Suicide Squad Trailer BK: The latest trailer for Suicide Squad starts with all the promise in the world – “Bohemian Rapsody” is a great backing track and the visuals looks great.  The cast is already excellent (would have been even better […]

Bachelor Bio Breakdown – Syvology Edition

Fam. Squad. HEY YOU GUUUYS! ( off to a topical start) It’s BACHELOR season! I realize I’m a week late, but we have a whole new cast of eligible and (generally) attractive “24 year-olds”*  whose two biggest fears in life are dying-alone and not getting enough nationally-televised attention, and we need to discuss. You and Me. […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 24 – Batman vs. Superman, Girls, Kendrick Lamar and MORE

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer syvo: At long last, the antidote to my chronic, oppressive superhero fatigue. The last decade of big-budget superhero movies, primarily from Marvel, has left me emotionally spent, alienated from a geek subculture that I’d […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 22 – Christmas Edition! w/ Ariana Grande, New Found Glory, Sufjan Stevens and MORE!

Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me     BK: This video is kuh-yute, with a capital ‘KUH’. They seem to be going for some of the homemade charm that made the original ‘Call Me Maybe‘ such a hit, and it works pretty well (though I think the outtakes don’t do her any favors to dispel […]

Ryan Adams – A Brief Return for Rock ‘n Roll

  Ryan Adams released his self-titled 14th studio album on Tuesday, Sept. 9th. In 2004 I stumbled upon what I thought at the time was Ryan Adams’ debut album, Love is Hell (I was wrong – way wrong – it was actually his fifth studio album which is still crazy to even type). The first […]

DOPE Digest 16 – Hilary Duff, Big K.R.I.T, Birdman and MORE!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Hilary Duff – Chasing the Sun BK: As if we could start this Digest any other way. Hilary Duff is back with her first track and video in six years with ‘Chasing the Sun,’ and I couldn’t be happier. Yes […]

On Boyhood

I’ll get the review out of the way early, by way of a lite confession: I love most movies and Boyhood is no exception. It’s probably not great for a would-be critic and pop culture curator (icon??) like myself to be giddy every time I enter a theater, but it’s the truth. My mom says […]

DOPE Digest Vol. 14 – Batman v. Superman, Terry Gilliam, and Weird Al!

DOPE Digest is a weekly roundup of pop culture miscellany, with succinct analysis from our contributors. Batman v. Superman photo BK: #swoon. Henry Cavill is back in the first photo from Zac Snyder’s Batman v. Superman. After the box office success of Man of Steel, it is not too surprising that this photo from the sequel keeps […]