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Tragic Kingdom: Missing Kurt Cobain 25 Years Later

If you lucked out and got to be part of Generation X, you probably remember where you were when you heard the news that Nirvana’s charismatic and troubled frontman had died. For a lot of us, Kurt Cobain was music. It’s not that what he was singing about was edgy, but that Nirvana found that place inside you that hurt, that screamed, that thought independently, and screamed it at you from a stage. Danced guitar rifts behind it, shredded and loud. This isn’t going to be an article about Nirvana — something I plan to do…

Retro-a-Gogo: Surge Citrus Soda from Coca-Cola (1997)

Welp, here’s a blast from my past that I haven’t had time to crack open. A couple of years ago (2014, I believe?) Coca-Cola breathed new life into the 1997 citrus-flavored Surge soda that they’d discontinued back in 2002. Sort of like the Mountain Dew’s big city cousin, Surge was sold as EXTREME — which is the way they sold a lot of things to us in the eighties and nineties. It’s sort of got a lemon-lime thing going on and is, I do not lie, radioactive green in color. I found this at my local…

Boob Tube: Fear the Walking Dead’s Season Four Comes to Hulu and it’s Bad Ass

I love The Walking Dead. It’s bangarang, it rocks my actual face off. I’m one of the very few fans who’s never felt tired of the show. It’s never let me down and I’ve never hate watched it. My favorite character is whoever’s on screen at the time. I love it unironically because I cut my teeth on more old-fashioned zombie flicks. It’s hard to not feel like people are being really stupid when they say there’s something lacking in a show with so much story and so much action, but there are valid critiques. Like…