Tag Archives: Pop Culture

Encyclopedia Madonnica 20: Madonna from A to Z

Cover photo by Richard Corman. Book design by Anthony Coombs.

Cover photo by Richard Corman. Book design by Anthony Coombs.

With many reminiscing about Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tour, which just played here in Boston on Saturday night, boy culture blogger, Matthew Rettenmund’s, new book,  Encyclopedia Madonnica 20, might be something to add to your wish list.  More about the book here.

Encyclopedia Madonnica 20 now available at Amazon.com

Hart to Hart 1980s TV series returns to NBC in 2016

Hart to Hart TV seriesSeveral gay blogs already wrote about this but I thought I’d share it here as well. The 1980s mystery TV series Hart to Hart is coming back to NBC in 2016 but the show which initially starred Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers as a husband-and-wife detective team will be updated to focus on a crime-fighting gay couple.

The new series, coming from Revenge’s Christopher Fife, is promising to be a ‘sexy’ retelling of the original. The news was first reported by Deadline and confirmed by Entertainment Weekly earlier this week.

Madonna’s Rebel Heart beats in Boston tonight

Madonna is in Boston tonight with her Rebel Heart tour. She is and has been one of my favorite entertainers ever since I first heard her in the early 1980s. She was a role model, trendsetter and provocateur and I loved her instantly.  I’m not at her show tonight but I hope that everyone attending has a great time. I’ve opted to include this vintage clip of Madonna from her Like A Virgin Tour. The medley even includes a nod to Michael Jackson’s Beat It.


Elizabeth Warren on Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight

politics, humorSet your DVRs for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight. Massachusetts U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be his guest.  Elizabeth Warren joins a growing list of powerful politicians recently invited to the new show including, V.P. Joe Biden and Republican presidential candidates Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Ted Cruz and Loudmouth Donald Trump.

FREE MixFest concert is Saturday, Sept. 19

MixFest 104.1 FM Boston Rob ThomasMix 104.1 FM hosts their annual free fall concert this weekend, MixFest 2015.

The MixFest 2015 line up this year includes: Rob Thomas (frontman of Matchbox Twenty); he is almost certain to also play his solo hit from Santana’s Supernatural album, “Smooth”; Third Eye Blind probably best known for their hit “Semi-Charmed Life”; Mass-native, Rachel Platten; Vance Joy; and Andy Grammer.

MixFest 2015 will take place rain or shine, at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade. Gates will open at noon, and the music will start at about 2 p.m.

Clueless at Coolidge Corner

In honor of the Coolidge Corner Theater showing Clueless this coming Thursday, September 17th, I’m posting the movie trailer for you to enjoy.  If you’d like to see the movie this Thursday check out their website for details and to purchase tickets (because you know this will sell out), coolidge.org/films/clueless.

Matt Damon returns for Bourne 5

moviesBourne 5 won’t be the name of the sequel set to open in 2016, but it remains untitled so it is the best I could do. The movie which is filming on location, attracted a bit of buzz this week after the producer, Frank Marshall, tweeted out this photo of Matt Damon, who is looking pretty buff.

According to IMDB, Julia Stiles returns (yay!) and the cast also includes Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel and Alicia Vikander, but let’s be frank – what we really want to see is some bad ass, shirtless scenes like the one photographed above with at least one completely unrealistic but still addicting chase scene.