Category: Pop Culture
Trendy werewolf stuff for trendy werewolf people.
by Angela Quinton on Jan. 14, 2020 at 9:51am
Start your day with some charmingly-delivered background on Romanian folklore! This Extra Mythology video on the pricolici and the strigoi explains how to become one of these proto-vampire-werewolf monsters: be a real asshole, then die! Okay, there are a few other steps involved, but the video explains them, and then you get to spend your […]
by Angela Quinton on Oct. 28, 2019 at 5:14pm
I have a fractious relationship with Jason Snell‘s long-running nerd culture podcast, The Incomparable. I like Jason and a lot of the people who guest on the show, and they often talk about familiar and beloved books, films, or other media in so-called geek culture… but all too often, they end up dunking on things […]
by Angela Quinton on Sep. 11, 2019 at 2:48pm
Friend of the site Jenn Cooksey emailed me to tell me about Horrorgasm, an upcoming San Diego event that celebrates the beauty of horror. She writes: A few San Diego artists and I have collaborated to create Horrorgasm, San Diego’s First Horror themed art and entertainment event. Since I’m such a huge werewolf fan, there […]
by Angela Quinton on May. 28, 2019 at 3:53pm
In which a short pilgrimage is made to a fancy coffee bar with a radical logo.
by Angela Quinton on May. 11, 2019 at 12:15pm
In which I discuss why I was pretty sure there was a werewolf in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, and then reveal whether I was right or not. Contains spoilers.
by Angela Quinton on Nov. 21, 2018 at 5:00pm
This Friday kicks off a holiday weekend, and I’m not talking about American Thanksgiving, although you can certainly celebrate that too – your roasted bird will work for both events. I’m talking about Wolfenoot, the wolf-centric holiday invented just a few months ago by a 7-year-old in New Zealand. “My son has invented a holiday […]
by Angela Quinton on Oct. 30, 2018 at 11:22am
YouTube channel SciShow recently published a short video on the origin of werewolf myths. A number of people sent me the link – thank you! – and I only just had a chance to watch it. It gets off to a bad start. Within the first 30 seconds, host Michael Aranda makes a Twilight reference, which would […]
by Angela Quinton on Sep. 20, 2018 at 12:56pm
“It’s a werewolf. It’s not like it’s some crazy monster… it’s just a werewolf.” For me, this is the take-away quote from freelance journalist J.D. Thompson’s short film Hunting the Hound of Cold Hollow. Thompson put the 25-minute film together to capture his experience “working for Playboy on a story investigating a weird little part […]
by Angela Quinton on Jul. 20, 2018 at 10:57am
If you’re at San Diego Comic Con this weekend and you have no taste and cash to waste, why not line up at the “Boodega Monstore” (701 Eighth Ave, San Diego, CA 9210) for a chance to buy a Super7 / Saucony / Universal Monsters triple-co-branded “The Wolf Man” shoe? Combining high cost ($95), artificial scarcity (only […]
by Angela Quinton on Jul. 17, 2018 at 11:53am
I’ve been listening through the backlog of Sawbones, a informative and darkly funny medical history podcast hosted by Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin. Last year they talked about the full moon and its connection to clinical weirdness, including werewolves, but way back in 2015 the show got even more lycan-specific. In the episode […]