E-Pop! was born in a coffee shop on a cold, snowy Saturday in New York, with my friend Cathleen and I laughing at all things “pop.” For two years from 1998-2000, I exorcised my pop culture demons via a jointly produced E-Zine (the once popular but now irrelevant “Sony Walkman” of online publishing), rebuking all those pop culture media characters who live in our heads along with family and friends. They’re there all the time: Paula, Simon, Brad, Angelina, and Jen, Hillary and Bill, Princess Diana even 11 years after her death, Michael Moore, George and the entire cast of Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13, and the celebrities who pepper red carpets, talk shows, and websites where it’s nearly impossible to escape them.
With the fervor of Tonya Harding skating with metal pipe in hand, E-Pop! took on the awards show season, lame politicians, media mockery, and overexposed celebrities deserving of a left hook.
The following posts are highlights from those two years - a “Best of E-Pop!”