Pop Culture

The Finer Points Of Hockey

Round 1 of the AHL Calder Cup Playoffs begin tonight (4/20) at 7:00 PM for your Charlotte Checkers. They're hosting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins at Bojangles' Coliseum in the first two games of a best-of-five series. The second game is Saturday (4/21) at 6:00 PM. Don't know a lot about hockey? Well, around these parts, you're not…

Video Games Have Come A Long Way

Have you ever walked into the room where your kids play video games and wondered what movie or TV show they were watching? It sometimes happens to me when my boys are playing their basketball or auto racing games. It looks like a real sporting event! The graphics in today's video games are incredibly realistic,…

Is This The World's First Music Video?

It's one of the great trivia questions about '80s pop culture: What was the first music video to be played on MTV when it launched in 1981? The answer is The Buggles' "Video Killed the Radio Star," but that was hardly the first music video ever made. In the 1920s, a scientist named Theodore Case…

'Mister Rogers' Movies Can't Come Soon Enough

Is it just me, or could the world use a big dose of Mister Rogers right about now? The late Fred Rogers was more than just a Presbyterian minister and children's television show host. He was an exemplary role model for people of all ages. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood had one consistent message during its thirty-three…