Ernest Cline's novel Ready Player One is a futuristic nostalgia bomb that lovingly apes Spielbergian 1970s and '80s pop culture. Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of Ready Player One could have been a self-aware, winking paean to the current Urban Outfitters kitsch for which Spielberg's somewhat responsible. Instead -- and perhaps not surprisingly -- it's a bigger, nostalgia bombier futuristic adventure filled with more decades' worth of pop culture references even than the book is. For better or worse. The Nose has thoughts.
Other possible topics include:
- Doing Dishes Is the Worst
- Steven Bochco, Producer of 'Hill Street Blues' and 'NYPD Blue,' Dies at 74
- No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders
- The City of Hartford wants its own poet laureate.
- The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki & More React to Yodeling Boy at Walmart
- All cleavage and clunkiness -- why can't male authors write women?
- The Nationalist Roots of Merriam-Webster's Dictionary
- Rebecca Castellani - Entertainment director at Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, Conn.
- James Hanley - Co-founder of Cinestudio at Trinity College
- Sam Hatch - Co-hosts The Culture Dogs on Sunday nights on WWUH
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.