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Memes: Success

Meme forecast for 2012

When evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in 1976 — meaning "a piece of thought copied from person to person" — he probably didn't realize that, in time, the word would come to be synonymous with cat macros, various advice anima
What pianos will the cats of the future play for us?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
Top 20 Memes: 2011

Top 20 memes of 2011

An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes.
An alphabetical, scientifically accurate list of the year's most pervasive memes
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  December 30, 2011
VIDEO: Amanda Palmer covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Rebecca Black at #OccupyBoston rally

VIDEO: Amanda Palmer covers Neutral Milk Hotel, Rebecca Black at #OccupyBoston rally


 "I keep looking up and expecting to see snipers," she joked. As reported here first yesterday, AMANDA PALMER arrived at Occupy Boston yesteday afternoon dressed...
By Carly Carioli  |  October 07, 2011
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The Big Hurt: 'That Girl in Pink' cures cancer; Nick Jonas falls for Big Oats

This week, another stroll through the terrifying graveyard of unloved press releases.
Tween releases
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 10, 2011
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Losers of the Hot 100

In today's "Who Charted?", I'll be checking out a few of the biggest losers on the Billboard Hot 100.  
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 22, 2011

This week in the Phoenix: Actionable odors! Spine hymens! Weirdly prescient scholarly Godzilla throwdowns!


A whole heap of nerdly delights ensconced in this week's Phoenix -- from an interview with comix goddess Lynda Barry (who encourages you to "blow...
By Ariel Shearer  |  April 17, 2011


This week in The Big Hurt by David Thorpe

The Big Hurt: Britney, Billy Joel, John Mellencamp, Rebecca Black, and Miley Cyrus weigh the price of fame

BRITNEY SPEARS is being sued for $10 million by the company that helped her score a fragrance deal with Elizabeth Arden. It's claiming that she owes it a 35 percent commission on the sales of her popular scents. This boosts my self-esteem a little — say
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 15, 2011