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Duncan Carson is a stand up comedian and writer that moved to Austin on July 4th, 2011, and loves it more than anything.

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Drive for grownups: Bullhead and its Oscar chances

By Duncan Carson

Bullhead is Drive for adults.   Both films are essentially neo-modern portrayals of modern masculinity, but Ryan Gosling's terse stunt driver is cartoonishly shiny compared to Matthias Schoenaerts' raw, tortured ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #21: Whitney Houston/The Grammys

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on The Pop Almanac, CultureMap Assistant Editor Mike Graupmann drops in to discuss the recent, tragic death of Whitney Houston. The politics of pop culture death are broken ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #20: The Comedy Film Master List

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

As established, every ten episodes of The Pop Almanac we make an excuse to get list-crazy! This week, inspired by a massive poll conducted by Time Out London, Brendan and ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #19: Sports

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

As Superbowl Sunday approaches, Brendan and Duncan pose a question: Are sports pop culture? Sure, the Superbowl itself is a pop culture event, but how many people are watching just ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #18: Oscar Nominations

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

It's Oscar Nomination day on this week's Pop Almanac! Brendan and Duncan, known Oscar fanatics, have many thoughts in the wake of yesterday's announcements. First things first ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #17: TV Hosts/Portlandia

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on The Pop Almanac we're sick of Ricky Gervais! Seriously, can he stop giving interviews about how great he is? Brendan and Duncan pick apart how mean ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #16: Best Albums of 2011

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

We know what you've been thinking: you can't really know if Brendan and Duncan are cool until you know what their taste in music is like. Well good ...


Travel Journal

Unplugged: Exploring the history of Ebeye while searching for a signal in the third world

By Duncan Carson

It's official: I'm an asshole. For two weeks, I've been visiting paradise — the U.S.-occupied portions of the Marshall Islands — and mostly trying not to lose ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #15: Proselytizing

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

In a follow-up to last week's discussion of cults surrounding certain pieces of pop culture, this week Brendan and Duncan delve into the specific cults that they're active ...


Travel Journal

"It came without Twitter!": Christmas in the Marshall Islands

By Duncan Carson

I am on an island in the south Pacific. I can walk in any direction, at this moment, and reach a beach with impossibly fine sand and saltwater in shades ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #14: Cult Phenomena

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

On this week's Pop Almanac, your hosts deal perfunctorily with Christmas and the holidays: Bredan and Duncan agree that shopping for gifts is a hassle, but togetherness and cheer ...


travel journal

Unplugged: An internet addict heads to The Marshall Islands for low-tech holiday

By Duncan Carson

I got off the plane and immediately my hand went to my pocket. There was no faux hallway, like after the other Continental flights; just a mobile staircase, humid 85 ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #13: Community/Louis CK

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on the Pop Almanac, Duncan begins by sharing astonishment that erstwhile indie auteur David Gordon Green continues to direct lame stoner comedies, including the current Jonah Hill vehicle ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #12: Replay Value

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

Today on the Pop Almanac, after talking about the weather (and talking about talking about the weather), Brendan and Duncan determine what we mean when we refer to our "favorite ...


15 more minutes

Still a legend: Bill Hicks' latest posthumous EP promises unreleased material from the Texan comic

By Duncan Carson

The world is about to meet another of the late, great Bill Hicks' many personalities. It was announced that three days before what would have been his 50th birthday, a ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #11: Twilight/The Muppets

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on the Pop Almanac, we dissect the top two movies at the box office: Twilight: Breaking Dawn-Part 1 and The Muppets. With the help of friend of the ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #10: The Wes Anderson Master List

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

On the occasion of the Pop Almanac's tenth episode, your hosts present the first Master List. Since Brendan and Duncan are proven nerds and list afficianados, in this feature ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #9: Instant Classics, Part 2

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

Fresh off a trip to San Antonio, Brendan begins this week's Pop Almanac by messing with Texas (specifically, the Alamo). Should it be remembered? Should middle schoolers, like Duncan ...


birds of a feather

Eye to eye: What connects the people of Austin Comic-Con

By Duncan Carson

The eye contact at a comic book convention is fleeting, at first.   As I walked a slow path past the line of wrist-banded fans waiting for the start of Wizard ...


Movies In The Park

How Amélie informs our digital lives

By Duncan Carson

Tumblr couldn't exist without the movie Amélie. Neither could flickr, instagram, most livejournal icons, etsy, and perhaps even facebook itself. On the occasion of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's 2001 ...


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