Throwback Thursday: Latin American Influence on American Foods

While the sitcom Seinfeld may have been marketed as a show about nothing, that didn’t mean the show didn’t offer audiences any relevant information. Take for instance a 1992 episode where George Costanza alerted viewers to a very important fact: salsa had overtaken ketchup as the most popular condiment in America. Since 1992 mayonnaise has taken the title of number […]

Wisdom.Applied Wednesday: The MySpace Apocalypse

Like the countless zombie movies and TV shows blanketing our culture right now, MySpace rose from the dead earlier this year. After its heyday (from 2005 to 2008 when it ruled the burgeoning world of social networking), MySpace began a precipitous decline in user base as young people flocked to Facebook. At the time, pundits […]

Trending News Monday: Why The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is Here to Stay

“And now, here’s your host Jimmy Fallon!” For the past 20 years, Jay Leno has been puking up the same material on The Tonight Show, which kept his viewers loyal and ratings steady; but, he never really learned how to appeal to the ever-growing Internet audience. So NBC did what they had to: they sent […]

Throwback Thursday: Nickelodeon or Disney?

Nickelodeon or Disney Channel? As a child, that was a serious debate among kids. Before such references as “team this” or “team that,” you simply stated your favorite station. For some kids, a channel preference was due to programming: the shows and original movies. For others, it was the characters or simply the logo. (Some preferred […]

2013: Top Tunes

2013 and music–what comes to mind? While Billboards top ten songs of the year (based on streams, downloads, radio airplays and overall popularity) doesn’t include too many surprises to anyone even a little in-the-know or anyone who owns a radio; but, this year’s list does include a lot of first timers, and 2013 broke records […]

Trending News Monday: Public (Dis)Approval of the VMAs

Sweet Niblets —Miley Cyrus sure isn’t Hannah Montana (or Miley Stewart for that matter). While MTV might be mostly broadcasting reality television 364 days a year, at least they dedicate one to it’s namesake. Last night, the Music Television network hosted their annual Video Music Awards (VMAs). While Justin Timberlake reunited with ‘NSYNC, Taylor Swift […]

Two Legacies for Tuesday

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”   –Clyde Campbell Each and every day people work towards the legacies they will inevitably leave– legacies which allow people to transcend death and permit them, at least in memories, to become immortal. Everyone—from average Joe’s to household names— has a legacy to leave. […]

Hello Goodbye

This weekend’s headlines heated up with shocking hellos and goodbyes. Last night, Justin Timberlake returned to the Grammy Stage, fully clad in suit and (bow) tie for one of the most memorable performances of the night. In addition to singing his new single, “Suit and Tie” with Jay-Z last night, Timberlake unveiled a new song, “Mirrors,” on […]