When My Father Was in the Hospital, I Turned to the Noodles King for Comfort

There’s a Dunkin’ Donuts on Brookline Avenue across the street from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that is unremarkable and exactly like every other Dunkin’ Donuts in Boston aside from the fact that I once ate there almost every day for two consecutive weeks in the spring of 2019. I’d park … Read more

Wizkid, the King of Afropop

He was raised in Surulere, a sprawling central district of the Lagos mainland. Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother, Wizkid is the youngest of 11 children and his mother’s only boy. His older sisters were both his first audience and his first team, covering for him when he went to the studio … Read more

King Arthur in Film: Our Most Enduring Popular Entertainment Franchise? Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #104

https://podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/secure/partiallyexaminedlife/PMP_104_8-9-21.mp3 With the recent theatrical release of The Green Knight, your Pretty Much Pop host Mark Linsenmayer, returning host Brian Hirt, plus Den of Geek’s David Crow and the very British Al Baker consider the range of cinematic Arthuriana, including Excalibur (1981), Camelot (1967), King Arthur (2004), King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017), First … Read more

Tiger King star Erik Cowie is dead at 52: The zookeepers was found in a bed in New York City

Tiger King star Erik Cowie, who rose to fame as a zookeeper on the hit Netflix series, was found dead while face down in a bed inside a Brooklyn apartment on Friday evening.    NYPD told Dailymail.com that ‘police responded to a 911 call of a unconscious male inside 21 East 55th Street’ near Remsen Avenue in … Read more