pop culture http://kuow.org en "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" With Peggy Orenstein http://kuow.org/post/cinderella-ate-my-daughter-peggy-orenstein <p>Pink is no longer just a color for young girls — it’s a lifestyle. It celebrates girlhood, but more alarmingly, it fuses girlhood to an obsession with appearance, argues Peggy Orenstein.</p><p>Orenstein, an author and the mother of a young girl, was shocked by today’s “princess culture” that forces girls to value material objects and looking pretty over individuality. To research this phenomenon, Orenstein braved toddler beauty pageants, Disneyland and Miley Cyrus concerts, and her resulting book is a tough examination of the girlie-girl culture and its effect on young girls’ identities and futures.</p><p>Orenstein spoke at Seattle’s Town Hall on February 15, 2012. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 03:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 19214 at http://kuow.org "Cinderella Ate My Daughter" With Peggy Orenstein Overheard In The Green Room: Ken Jenning's Kryptonite http://kuow.org/post/overheard-green-room-ken-jennings-kryptonite <p><strong>In 2011, you were chosen as one of the two humans to be play against IBM's Watson supercomputer. What was it like playing against a robot?</strong></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:41:48 +0000 Amber Cortes 11026 at http://kuow.org Overheard In The Green Room: Ken Jenning's Kryptonite The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses http://kuow.org/post/curious-fates-famous-corpses <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">American culture loves celebrity.&nbsp;Magazines and television shows follow the lives of celebrities like an ongoing mini-series -- until they die.&nbsp;That’s when we typically set down one tale and start another.&nbsp;But the story doesn’t always end there.&nbsp;Some famous corpses had very curious fates.&nbsp;Seattle writer </span><a href="http://besslovejoy.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bess Lovejoy</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is author of "Rest in Pieces: The Curious&nbsp;Fates of Famous Corpses."&nbsp;She joins us.</span></p><p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9579 at http://kuow.org The Curious Fates Of Famous Corpses Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle http://kuow.org/post/five-minutes-onstage-ignite-seattle <p></p><p>If you had five minutes on stage, what would you say? That's the premise of <a href="http://www.igniteseattle.com/">Ignite Seattle</a>, a regular worldwide event where presenters get five minutes and 20 slides to get a point across. Speakers at this month's event touch on a variety of topics, including viral videos, online dating and how to give up cheese. Ignite Seattle 19 took place at Town Hall on February 20, 2013.</p><p>The talk was moderated by The Seattle Times columnist Monica Guzman.</p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Rachel Solomon 9053 at http://kuow.org Five Minutes Onstage At Ignite Seattle Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce http://kuow.org/post/despite-dark-themes-big-oscar-bounce How much is a best-picture Oscar worth? Not the statuette — winners are required to sell that back to the Academy for a buck if they want to get rid of it. No, what's the Oscar worth at the box office?<p>It's tricky to estimate, obviously, what with some pictures already on DVD when the contenders are nominated, and others just starting their theatrical runs. Still, this is a year where nominations appear to have made a difference, with a surprising number of popular nominees. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:54:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 8656 at http://kuow.org Despite Dark Themes, A Big Oscar Bounce Canada, Culture And Commerce: Oscar Nods, Sequestration And A Canadian Pope? http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-oscar-nods-sequestration-and-canadian-pope <p></p><p><br>Vancouver Sun political columnist <a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/columnists/Vaughn_Palmer.html">Vaughn Palmer</a> brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic <a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/">Robert Horton</a>&nbsp;makes some Oscar predictions and previews&nbsp;SIFF's&nbsp;upcoming <a href="http://www.siff.net/cinema/seriesDetail.aspx?FID=326">Noir City</a> series. Then, Seattle Times economics columnist <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/jontalton/">Jon Talton</a>&nbsp;reviews the latest news on the Dreamliner and gives his take on the federal budget sequester and immigration reform proposals.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:49:19 +0000 PRODUCER 8476 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Oscar Nods, Sequestration And A Canadian Pope? First Listen: 'Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys' http://kuow.org/post/first-listen-son-rogues-gallery-pirate-ballads-sea-songs-chanteys <em>Audio for this feature is no longer available.</em><p>As its title suggests, <em>Son of Rogues Gallery</em> isn't the first overstuffed collection of what it dubs "Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys." The first <em>Rogues Gallery</em> compilation, dreamt up by the <em>Pirates of the Caribbean</em> team of Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, came out in 2006 with the help of an all-star cast; <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15358839/nick-cave">Nick Cave</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397433/sting">Sting</a>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14960080/richard-thompso Fri, 15 Feb 2013 23:10:24 +0000 Stephen Thompson 8331 at http://kuow.org First Listen: 'Son Of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys' Canada, Culture And Commerce: Presidents On Film And NW Business News http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-presidents-film-and-nw-business-news <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Vancouver Sun political correspondent </span><a href="http://www.vancouversun.com/index.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Vaughn Palmer</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> brings us the latest from Canada. Film critic </span><a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert Horton</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> looks at presidents on the silver screen. Then, </span><a href="http://www.michaeljparks.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Michael Parks</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> wraps up the region's recent economic news.</span></p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 8127 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Presidents On Film And NW Business News Canada, Culture And Commerce: Woody Allen And "Cliff" Redux http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-woody-allen-and-cliff-redux <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Victoria Times-Colonist columnist <a href="http://www.timescolonist.com/authors?author=Les%20Leyne">Les Leyne</a>&nbsp;brings us the latest news from Canada. Film critic <a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/">Robert Horton</a>&nbsp;considers Woody Allen's classic comedies of the 1970s. Then, Seattle Times economics columnist Jon Talton&nbsp;reviews the aftermath of the "fiscal cliff" deal.</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 6271 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Woody Allen And "Cliff" Redux Canada, Culture And Commerce: Fiscal Cliff And Classic Holiday Movies http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-fiscal-cliff-and-classic-holiday-movies <p></p><p></p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 5324 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: Fiscal Cliff And Classic Holiday Movies Canada, Culture And Commerce: BC Coal And Robot-Assisted Shopping http://kuow.org/post/canada-culture-and-commerce-bc-coal-and-robot-assisted-shopping <p></p><p><a href="http://vancouversun.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Vancouver Sun</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;political correspondent Vaughn Palmer brings us the latest news from Canada, film critic&nbsp;</span><a href="http://roberthorton.wordpress.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Robert Horton</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;looks at actors and directors who did well for themselves in 2012, and&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.geekwire.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Geekwire</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">’s</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Todd Bishop reviews the latest in tech, including a new Seattle men's store that wants to use technology to change the way you shop.</span></p><p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 18:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4581 at http://kuow.org Canada, Culture And Commerce: BC Coal And Robot-Assisted Shopping Conlangs: The Art Of Fake Languages http://kuow.org/post/conlangs-art-fake-languages <p>Constructed languages, or "conlangs," are the made-up tongues that bring the worlds of "Avatar," &nbsp;"Lord of the Rings" and "Star Trek" to life. We talk with linguist&nbsp;<a href="http://conlang.org/">David J. Peterson</a>, creator of the&nbsp;Dothraki&nbsp;language for HBO's "Game of Thrones," about what goes into creating a language from scratch.</p><p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:00:00 +0000 Steve Scher 4129 at http://kuow.org Author Jennifer Stuller On Superwomen In Modern Mythology http://kuow.org/post/author-jennifer-stuller-superwomen-modern-mythology <p></p><p>From Wonder Woman to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, superwomen have broken through the boys' club of superhero mythology. But never for very long.</p><p>Writer Jen Stuller looks at the modern superwoman in pop culture in her book, <a href="http://www.ink-stainedamazon.com/">"Ink-Stained Amazons and Cinematic Warriors."</a></p><p>Stuller tackles a wide array of cultural issues through the <a href="http://www.humanities.org/programs/speakers/current-speakers/jennifer_k_stuller">Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:45:38 +0000 Jeannie Yandel 3907 at http://kuow.org Author Jennifer Stuller On Superwomen In Modern Mythology Is The Revolution Being Televised? http://kuow.org/post/revolution-being-televised <p>The faces (and characterizations) you see on TV are changing: The number of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender characters on primetime series is on the rise, but representation of Hispanics has decreased.</p><p>How far ahead of (or behind) the cultural curve is TV?&nbsp; Pop culture expert and communications professor <a href="http://newhouse.syr.edu/Faculty_Staff/Bio/index.cfm?id=136">Robert Thompson </a>evaluates the fall line-up.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 David Hyde 1718 at http://kuow.org Is The Revolution Being Televised?