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B-Sides: Savage Garden

As their biggest hits in the US were love songs, one may forget that much of Savage Garden’s music is decidedly dark, especially on their eponymous debut. Major themes on ... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Donna Meagle of <em>Parks and Recreation</em>

The day is finally here! Parks and Recreation is back! In honor of tonight’s season premiere (seriously I can’t wait until 8:30), today’s Pop Pedestal is... Read more »

We're All Mad Here: The Institution in Music Videos

The institution as a recurring theme in pop culture tells us a great deal about how people think about institutions and mental illness, and music videos in particular provide a fascinating glimpse into perceptions of institutionalization and the institution as metaphor. Assembling this post, I... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Gloria Akalitus

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to the pop culture figures we admire most. Up today: Gloria Akalitus of Nurse Jackie, All Saints’ hospital administrator, head bitch in charge, and master of the steely staredown. Big attitude coming from someone wearing... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Ed "Shred" Fargo

I have a lasting affection for Fearless, a young adult series created by Francine Pascal. (Yes, that Francine Pascal.) For today’s addition to Pop Pedestal, a... Read more »

We're All Mad Here: Mental Illness and Celebrities

The hunger for celebrity gossip appears unslakable; there’s a reason paparazzi and gossip-mongers can always find employment in Los Angeles. Even in periods of... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Margaret "Log Lady" Lanterman

Welcome back to Pop Pedestal, the series where we pay tribute to our pop culture favorites. Up today is Margaret Lanterman—better known around Twin Peaks as the... Read more »

B-Sides: Sacha Sacket

I first heard Sacha Sacket’s exquisite voice in 2004, when he performed on my university campus to promote his then-new album, ... Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Lindsay Weir

Though I’m sure many Bitch readers are already fans of Freaks and Geeks, I had to take this week to celebrate the main character in an amazing ensemble cast: Lindsay Weir (played by Linda Cardellini). Read more »

Pop Pedestal: Abed Nadir

Welcome to this week’s edition of Pop Pedestal, Bitch’s series of tributes to characters we love. Today, I’d like to recognize the Greendale student whose favorite film is “a tie between Ghostbusters,... Read more »

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