Tag - culture

Ready to Walk Through It, Now Just Searching...

Recently, photographer, writer, all around interesting person, and friend of the show, Ms. Katie West wrote an article on the impact of The Matrix on the culture and minds of a certain generation: “I CAN ONLY SHOW YOU THE DOOR...

UK Culture Secretary Isn’t Against...

Okay, here it comes. UK Culture Secretary Andy Burnham wants to work with the Obama administration to apply “new standards of decency” to the Web. Read this next paragraph carefully. For the full context, here’s the article...

Our 5000th Post

Needcoffee.com was launched in 1998 as a joke. We spent so much time discussing various and sundry pop culture topics, it seemed like a natural thing to do to put it online somewhere where we could inflict this madness upon others. This was...

A Viking Landscape: The Mosfell...

If any of you are interested in historical, archaeological, or forensic anthropology (yes, that’s right: sort of like CSI but much, much older and cooler), this short sixteen-minute film on a Viking landscape is interesting. It is free...

Bulletin from the Ministry of Naughty Bits:...

Written by: Joan Sinclair. Published by: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. As your Minister of Naughty Bits, I wanted to bring to your attention that the Ministry will be issuing bulletins to keep the public advised of media that deals with the sexy...

Cultural Victory from Civlization

Treaty to Do Away With Sid Meier’s...

Last week 148 countries voted to approve a UNESCO Treaty on Cultural Diversity, which basically says that, from the Washington Times op-ed linked below, countries have “the right to keep out American cultural exports in the name of...

Neither Wolf Nor Dog – Book Review

Grade: B+ Written by: Kent NerburnPublished by: New World Library Note: I have used the term “Indian” in this review to refer to the conglomeration of peoples living on the North American continent before whites came. This is the...