Pop Culture

  1. What a funny business: Weird Al is No. 1

    Pop Culture

    At some point a few days ago, Weird Al Yankovic's Twitter account became unmanageable.

    Many artists see getting the Weird Al parody treatment as confirmation of their success.
  2. Quiz: How's your knowledge of comic book history?

    Pop Culture

    With more than 150,000 fans expected to turn out for the four-day celebration of film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts known as Comic-Con today through Sunday in San Diego, what better time to test your knowledge of comics and super heroes?

    [Associated Press]
  3. Comic-Con offers four days of pop culture nirvana

    Pop Culture

    Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off today at the San Diego Convention Center. More than 150,000 …

    Comic-Con International is expected to draw 150,000 people to San Diego.
  4. Video: People at a cat video festival look like you'd expect them to

    Pop Culture

    Wouldn't it be a purrrfect get if the Internet Cat Video Festival came to Tampa Bay?

  5. The future of movies is here, and it's great

    Pop Culture

    In a 1987 interview with Omni Magazine, film critic Roger Ebert prophesied that in the not-too-distant future we "will have high-definition, wide-screen television sets and a push-button dialing system to order the movie you want at the time you want it." He went on to anticipate what this could mean for the …

    Snowpiercer became available on video on demand services just two weeks after it was released in theaters.
  6. Onion spinoff takes aim at the silly stuff we share on Facebook

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    The Onion has a new website, Clickhole, and if you don't instantly recognize the target of its satirical style, you haven't been wasting enough time on the Internet. A sampling of its headlines:

  7. A crash course in how to try out for 'Jeopardy'

    Pop Culture

    A Jeopardy audition begins with a hug.

    Alex does not want dull contestants.
  8. Dear Robin: Here's how we feel about you

    Celebrities

    Every now and again — almost every day, really — the Internet demands a head on a platter, and this week, it came for Robin Thicke's.

    You asked for it, Robin.
  9. St. Petersburg-raised actress Angela Bassett's mother dies at 78

    Celebrities

    ST. PETERSBURG — Betty Jane Bassett, mother of film and television actress Angela Bassett, died Sunday. She was 78.

  10. Multifaceted film, stage and TV actor Eli Wallach dies at 98

    Celebrities

    Eli Wallach, who was one of his generation's most prominent and prolific character actors in film, onstage and on television for more than 60 years, died Tuesday. He was 98.

    Eli Wallach at his New York home in 2010 a few weeks before he received an honorary Oscar. [New York Times]