What Makes a “Cult” Band? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #107

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_107_9-22-21.mp3 What makes for a “cult band”? Not just a small audience, because Grateful Dead fans are an archetypical cult. Not just a devoted, emotionally invested audience; no volume of Swifties make Taylor Swift qualify as a cult act. Does the music have to be somehow inaccessible, or the fans snobby? Your host Mark Linsenmayer … Read more

Watch Free Cult Films by Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi & More on the New Kino Cult Streaming Service

For many Open Culture readers, the Halloween season offers an opportunity — not to say an excuse — to re-experience classic horror films: F.W. Murnau’s Nosferatu from 1922, for instance, or even George Méliès The Haunted Castle, which launched the whole form in 1896. This year, may we suggest a home screening of the formidable … Read more

HBO Max Doc Promises to Expose “Cult” of Gwen Shamblin Lara Post-Crash

The late Gwen Shamblin Lara‘s legacy as a diet guru and church leader is set to be explored in a new documentary project. On Thursday, Sept. 23, HBO Max debuted the trailer for the five-part docuseries The Way Down: God, Greed and the Cult of Gwen Shamblin. The footage featured interviews with people about Gwen’s Christian diet plan, The … Read more

10 Best Cult Documentaries – Movies About Real Cults

Showtime Sure, horror movies are scary. But have you ever watched a cult documentary? Sometimes, ghosts, zombies, and monsters aren’t nearly as horrifying as humans. IDK about you, but it’s pretty freaky to see people succeed in psychologically manipulating others (and sometimes themselves) into believing a cause or concept that seems totally illogical. The extreme … Read more

The cult classic Nike Air Max BW OG returns once again

While Nike is renowned for its ground-breaking sportswear, the brand is also pivotal for streetwear styles throughout the world. Whether it’s niche subcultures or global trends, Nike’s standalone styles often possess a simply timeless nature. Now, we see the return of one of its streetwear grails – the Nike Air Max BW. Returning in its … Read more

Meet the Petaler, San Francisco’s Cult Favorite Restaurant Florist

The day starts at 4:30 a.m. That’s when Rebeka Northway rises, well before the sun, to hit the market, where she pursues the offerings from her favorite vendors, hoping to beat the rush and benefit from the best selection. As the summer begins to retreat into fall, there’s more inventory from nearby farms, so she … Read more