Category Archive: Culture

Killing the Frog Part 2: Follow Me On Twitter

Analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. E. B. White Over six months ago, as often happens with surprising or shocking news, Twitter… Continue reading

In Which We Applaud and Worry for SPIN Magazine

As long as we’re taking a LATE PASS on this year’s movies, allow us to do the same for the publishing industry, and address what may already be old news to some. I… Continue reading

Killing the Frog, Part 1: Invasion of the Podcasts

Analyzing humour is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it. – E. B. White Let’s go ahead and get a few things out of the way.… Continue reading

With Every Happy Ending There is a New Happy Begining: Happy Hour Returns to Kansas

The Sunflower State has historically held some of the strictest alcohol provisions of any state in the union, but today marks a momentous occasion: the return of the Happy Hour. Banned in 1985… Continue reading

Pluck (it) Yourself: Or How I Learned to Hate the Art and Love the Chicken

Alternative titles for this post: I Know Why The Caged Bird Tastes Delicious Finger-Licking Good, Thought-Provoking Great One Man’s Cage, Is Another Bird’s Home Fowl Dis-Play   Here in Lawrence, KS, Projector HQ,… Continue reading

God from the Machine, the Devil in the Details

For over 100 years, thrill-seeking individuals have found satisfaction in the motorcycle. The earliest models were made of wood and resembled bicycles more than the modern motorcycle. But with an increase in power… Continue reading

Pushing the Oxcart: Google, Apple, and the Television Set

Sometime around our freshman year of college, the emergence of blogs, social networking, podcasts, and RSS feeds resulted in widespread use of the term “Web 2.0” and a kind of technological fervor erupted.… Continue reading

On Pabst Blue Ribbon and Advertising

Several years ago, our hometown’s free-weekly Lawrence.com (back when it was still published in print as the Deadwood Edition) ran an excellent cover story about the resurgence of cheap “dad beers” in the… Continue reading

Reflections on Changing Times and Our “Frozen Culture”

We’re sure you’ve had your fill of year-end lists by now. But as we transition from recapping our favorite bric-a-brac from the past year to delivering more interesting  content here at Projector, let… Continue reading