Pop Culture

10 Pop Culture Sex Addicts

This week Lars von Trier’s sexual opus Nymphomanic was unleashed on the masses. The film follows one woman’s erotic journey — a self-proclaimed nymphomaniac named Joe (played by the always wonderful Charlotte Gainsbourg). Of course, Von Trier isn’t the first person to explore sexual obsession. Pop culture is full of “sex addicts” who can’t control their appetite between the sheets. We found ten other insatiable characters whose libidos have been working overtime. … Read More

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Fictional Languages You Can Actually Learn Right Now

Language is the fabric of the world. In pop culture, invented languages bring fictional worlds to life, teaching us about their culture. Spoofing the ‘90s language program Muzzy, we spotted a Game of Thrones video parody that teaches children how to speak Dothraki (featured after the break). If you want to take things a step further and actually learn the language, there’s a tutorial for that. We found other language lessons online – all videos teaching fictional dialects inspired by pop culture favorites. Start speaking High Valyrian, Klingon, and more, below. … Read More

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‘Game of Thrones’ Characters and Their Muppet Counterparts

Muppets Most Wanted hit theaters over the weekend, taking audiences on a world tour while the Muppets become embroiled in another crazy caper — this time involving a European jewel heist. The dastardly goings-on in the new movie have us jonesing for the backstabbing, betrayal, and bloody battles within the Seven Kingdoms of HBO’s Game of Thrones. With the premiere of Season 4 right around the corner, we couldn’t resist a little comparison between the Muppets family and the houses of… Read More

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The Flavorwire March Madness Meta-Bracket: Which Tournament Is the Best?

If you’re like us, you’re bewildered by the barrage of bracketology that comes with March madness; the NCAA tournament has given rise to a legion of imitators, satires, and other curious semi-related tournament type things. It seems that pretty much every website and magazine out there has its own variation on the formula, so much so that it’s pretty much impossible to escape filling out one of the damn things. But which one? To help you decide, we’ve picked 16 of the best alternative brackets going around and pitted them against each other in, yes, a bracket. … Read More

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David Letterman Scolds Bill O’Reilly: Links You Need to See

Children are terrifying. They’re even more terrifying when they tell you things like “I will dance in your blood, ” in a foreign, guttural fantasy language. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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The Creepiest Pop Culture High Schools

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. This weekend the Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie opens in theaters and via video-in-demand. The Rob Thomas-directed film takes us back to the seedy California town of Neptune and the 10-year Neptune High reunion — where more than a few unsettling antics took place. For many people, high school truly felt like hell on earth. In the case of pop culture’s teenage institutes of higher learning, there are plenty of sinister high schools on film and television that have made us cringe throughout the years. Here are ten of the creepiest. … Read More

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“Bossy” Is for Girls, “Hero” Is for Boys: Why Gendered Language Matters

“I’m not bossy, I’m the boss.” Maybe it’s because those words came out of Beyoncé’s mouth (and Jane Lynch’s, and Diane von Furstenberg’s), but Lean In’s minute-long “Ban Bossy” video grabbed my interest, whereas the organization’s previous efforts just raised my eyebrows. The campaign, co-sponsored with the Girl Scouts, is far from perfect, and it’s already attracted its fair share of flak. But it calls attention to an issue that’s gotten far less air time in high-profile feminist rhetoric than the gender breakdown of the Fortune 500: the way words can subtly shape our conceptions of what is and isn’t appropriate for girls. … Read More

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Staff Picks: Flavorwire’s Favorite Cultural Things This Week

Need a great book to read, album to listen to, or TV show to get hooked on? The Flavorwire team is here to help: in this weekly feature, our editorial staffers recommend the cultural object or experience they’ve enjoyed most in the past seven days. Click through for our picks, and tell us what you’ve been loving in the comments. … Read More

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