Category: Culture

A ‘Beer’ Lover’s Paradise at NY ‘Expo’

Beer of all types, styles, flavors, and strengths was flowing on Saturday, November 10, at this year’s edition of Long Island, NY’s annual celebration of one of the world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic drinks. The Great Beer Expo, beautifully produced by award-winning marketing firm Starfish Junction Productions, with assistance from charity partner Suffolk County Homefront, Inc., and held once again at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, was, simply put, a...

RATT Singer Delivers A ‘Thrill’ With New Album

View To A Thrill, the latest solo disc from RATT rocker Stephen Pearcy, is a virtual tour de force of 80s-style hard rock hooks. From the frenetic opener “U Only Live Twice” to the infectious “Sky Falling,” an Out Of The Cellar-era-sounding powerhouse (think “In Your Direction” with a splash of “Wanted Man“), all the way to the funky groove-laden closer “Violator,” the album succeeds in its quest to take the listener back to the...

Micro Wrestling Proves Size Doesn’t Matter

Once a regular feature on weekly professional wrestling television, midget wrestling eventually suffered the same fate as other previous staples of the sport such as “jobbers” (performers whose primary role was to lose their matches while enhancing their opponents’ abilities) and “managers” (supporting players who were tasked with strengthening their charges). That is, it virtually disappeared from the mainstream. But thanks to promoter Jack Darrell, a new era of the once popular, but often criticized,...

In ‘Pursuit’ of ‘Horror Trivia’ – Two Ghoulish Games

As we enter the apex of the Halloween season, the abundance of horror-themed activities to keep us entertained is seemingly limitless. From haunted houses to creepy corn mazes to hair-raising hayrides, there’s plenty to keep our inner psycho sufficiently occupied. But if you’re looking for something a bit more subtle that can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, while still falling under the ‘scary’ realm, two game companies have your fright sensibilities...

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Stranger Things X IT’SUGAR Exclusive Confectionary Collection

Stranger Things gets the sweet treatment in a whole new confectionary line now available at IT’SUGAR. The collection features popular motifs from the original Netflix series. Items include Gummy Waffles, a Missing Barb Malted Milk Ball Carton, Edible Slime from the Upside-Down, a Pollywog Gummy and more! But the line isn’t limited to just sweets. There are also shirts, board games, pins, and other souvenirs available. Plus fans should keep their eyes peeled for Season 3...

Alter Bridge With An Orchestra Live In London

Recorded over the course of two sold-out shows at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall back in October of 2017, hard rock mainstays Alter Bridge have released their latest live album, out September 7, aptly titled Live At The Royal Albert Hall, through Napalm Records. And although it’s not the first recording of its kind for the Orlando, Florida-bred quartet, this one has a unique hook, in the form of a few extra backing musicians –...

‘The Walking Dead’ Director Greg Nicotero Tapped for Spawn Movie

’ Ever since it was officially announced last summer that there was a new Spawn movie in the works—more than 20 years since the original film release—it’s all seeming to fall into place for creator and director Todd McFarlane. Back in May, Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx (Ray, The Amazing Spider-Man) joined as Spawn (aka Al Simmons) with Jeremy Renner (The Avengers, The Hurt Locker) as ally Twitch (Williams). Today, McFarlane revealed...

Fathom Events Presents “Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie”

This past weekend VIZ Media partnered with Fathom Events to present a limited screening of Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie at over 590 movie theaters across the United States. Sailor Moon and the Sailor Guardians unite on the big screen to continue the fight for Love and Justice. Anime screenings like these are absolutely great because most of us never had the opportunity to catch these films on the big screen. Others are being introduced...

Poffo Talks Road Perils, Macho Man, and his Wrestling ‘Days’

While the generally accepted belief is that in order to cope with the grueling, seemingly endless, life on the road for pro wrestlers in the 70s and 80s, drugs were a necessity, don’t tell that to Lanny Poffo; the former wrestler doesn’t buy it. “It’s a complete cop-out,” he contended. “I was on the road for over 300 days a year and I never did one drug.” Substance abuse is just one topic delved into...

Funko Feeds the Masses with Pop Culture Cereals

Franken Berry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula will always have a place in our sugar-induced, morning cereal hearts, but now Beetlejuice, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger and other retro, horror and comic characters are joining the breakfast ranks. Creators of Funko Pop! vinyl figures, Funko is upping the cereal ante with a collection of 40 pop culture-themed cereals, FunkO’s, debuting this summer. In partnership Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC’s Super Heroes Batman and Batgirl, The Lord...

Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a sheep. When he tried to move its face, the Muppet’s latex eyelid fell apart. “It was one of the most...

Diane Franklin: From 80s Babe to ‘Amityville’

If you were a guy growing up in the 80s, you wanted to date her; and if you were a girl, you wanted to be her. Diane Franklin first lit up the silver screen in 1982 in the Boaz Davidson coming-of-age classic The Last American Virgin, playing conflicted transfer student Karen, whose complicated love triangle with good-hearted Gary and bad boy Rick took audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride all the way through to...