Archive for category: Interviews

Weird Paul: Working for Views and Recalling Peanut Butter

We’ve written about and obsessed over Weird Paul for a year now, amazed not only by his large body of work, but also at his dedication to quality and nostalgia. A new documentary about Weird Paul, Will Work for Views, is on Kickstarter until May 18, 2017. While the documentary has been filmed already, the creative team behind it needs...

Best of PopRewind (Fall 2014 Edition)

According to my Rolodex calendar, it’s that time of the year again in which we cover the best of PopRewind.  Whether you’re new to the site or just looking to catch up on your favorites, here are our most popular articles and a few of our personal favorites.  Put on your nostalgia goggles and read on! 7 Retired Kool-Aid Flavors...

The Power of Glove Documentary: An Interview

There are many symbols of retro video gaming, but arguably none more recognizable or intriguing than the Power Glove for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Directors Adam Ward and Andrew Austin, along with their co-director Paula Kosowski, are taking this to heart with their documentary The Power of Glove. Let’s get this reference out of the way. The Power Glove was...

CompleteSet: Enabling and Helping Collectors Everywhere

Collectors rejoice—if you’re feeling overwhelmed or even underwhelmed (or maybe just whelmed?) by your collections, Cincinnati-based treasure map for collectors, CompleteSet has you covered. Collectors not only catalog what they have, but also search for things they wish to add to their collection. The site makes it easy to find missing components from collections and even automatically connects members with...

Scott Thompson Talks Graphic Novels, Stand-up, and Early Internet Adopters

Likely best known for his slew of entertaining characters on Kids in the Hall, Scott Thompson is a Jack of all Trades and master of, well, quite a few. One of Thompson’s greatest passions is his graphic novel trilogy, Husk, which follows his Kids in The Hall character Danny Husk through some pretty remarkable adventures. The first Volume of The...

Sonic X-treme: The Lost World? An Interview with Chris Senn

Like many Sonic fans, we were excited when we first heard news of Sonic Lost World. Hurt so many times in the past, however, we were apprehensive. The similarities between Lost World and what we’ve seen and heard of the lost Sonic title for the Saturn, Sonic X-treme, gave us some hope. I see what you did. Now that the...

The Nutopians: A Love of Lennon

Fans of the Beatles and especially John Lennon should take note—The Nutopians aren’t another tribute band, they’re producing stellar arrangements of the classics. The Nutopians, an eight-piece ensemble that celebrates John Lennon’s musical legacy, was founded by Rex Fowler (Aztec Two-Step) and Tom Dean (Devonsquare). By combining songs and bringing their own musical interpretations into the mix, The Nutopians have...

Gary Schreiner on Quail Eggs, Rick Moranis, and Elton John

If Naughty Quail Eggs, Rick Moranis, and Elton John tickle your fancy, then you’ve visited the right website today. Gary Schreiner, a well-rounded musician and Emmy-award winning composer and producer with an eclectic culinary collection, sat down with Pop Rewind to chat about Brisket, Food Arts, and more. Schreiner came to my attention as the Producer/Arranger of Rick Moranis’ new...

GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

I first connected with Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb in 2009 when their first documentary, The Rock-afire Explosion, was released. You can read that old interview at my university’s newspaper online here (Come for the pizza, stay for the fun), but Bradford and Brett have undertaken a new, non-animatronics-focused project, this time documenting GLOW—the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. In their...

Interview with Christy Marx, Creator of Jem

Jem and the Holograms was arguably one of the most influential series in the 1980s, surpassing expectations with rich characters and involved storylines that appealed to both females and males. The animated series was based on an already existing line of dolls from Hasbro, and follows Jerrica Benton and her holographic alter-ego Jem, and involves love triangles, band battles, and...