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About- Caitlin Van Mol

Caitlin VanMol

Caitlin VanMol

Caitlin, or CVM, is our resident queen of pop culture. In fact the only way we were able to convince her to write for us was to bribe her with HBO Go access.

Posts By Caitlin VanMol

Pop Culture Week in Review 3/14-3/20

March 20, 2015 |

It’s another Pop Culture Week in Review and this week does not disappoint.

Robert Durst got arrested …

… but I’m not done with The Jinx. I really can’t look into it until I’m done. So, um … Google it.

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Pop Culture Week in Review 2/21-2/27

February 27, 2015 |

The Oscars Happened

Here’s basically all you need to know, if you haven’t heard it already:

Travolta did something insane to Idina Menzel…again. I look forward to this becoming an Oscar tradition. Read More

The Oscars: What to Watch Before Sunday

February 19, 2015 |

The Oscars are Sunday and I know what you’re thinking: “Oh CRAP. I haven’t seen anything. And I’m hosting an Oscar party.  What am I going to do?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?” 

First, calm down. I have triaged all the films to give you the most bang for your buck (or illegal download, as it were).

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Pop Culture Week in Review 1/31-2/6

February 6, 2015 |

Superbowl Shmuperbowl.  Jimmy Fallon wins America:

Sunday he blew our minds:

But he wasn’t done:


If you’re still watching New Girl (I am), hold on to your hats

Damon Wayan, Jr … Read More

Pop Culture Memories That Might Not Be Real

January 8, 2015 | 3

On New Year’s Eve, I got home around the same time as my roommate. We chatted about the night as we ate grilled cheese and I was telling him about this Parks and Recreation video I saw on Facebook. “It was pretty funny,” I said.  “Leslie was just slapping Jamm over and over again.” But when I looked through Facebook to try to find the clip, I couldn’t. I looked through my feed 4 times. What kind of sorcery was this?  Did I make this up?  Did I accidentally write a really funny Parks and Rec episode, one year too late? Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 12/20-12/26

December 26, 2014 |

The Interview: a Summary

Korea threatened it.  Sony pulled it.  “We don’t give in to terrorists!” Sony hires Olivia Pope. says “We’re going to distribute it…someday, somewhere- you’ll see The Interview.”  George R. R. Martin offers theater to screen.  All … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 11/29-12/5

December 5, 2014 |

‘House of Cards’ Return Announced

You might want to ask for a vacation day on February 27 (it’s a Friday anyway) to be among the first to binge through the third season of ‘House of Cards.’  For some, this means a welcome return to DC with Frank Underwood.  For others, this means the return of people being mad at you for not watching a show where everyone sucks and you honestly wouldn’t care if they all died in a fire. Read More

How to Survive Thanksgiving with your Relatives

November 27, 2014 |

Look, I don’t care if you have the most loving of familiesat some point during your Thanksgiving celebrations, someone is going to say something political or religious or otherwise just piss someone else off. To diffuse the situation, I’ve come up with some helpful pop culture references that will serve as great talking points and confuse the hell out of your relatives.

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Pop Culture Week In Review | 11/8-11/14

November 14, 2014 |

Fox has moved Mulaney to 7:30pm on Sundays

This isn’t a completely arbitrary time- Mulaney will actually just be trading with Bob’s Burgers.  However no one could argue that this move is a good thing.  This comes after Fox cut … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review: 10/18-10/24

October 24, 2014 |

 Marvel once again proves they are the coolest, most hip

In addition to the normal, modern mediums, the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ soundtrack will be released on a limited edition cassette tape.  Yes, that’s right. Cassette. Tape. However, it won’t … Read More

A Very Pop Culture Halloween

October 17, 2014 |

Double, double toil and trouble Halloween is coming up…bubbles!

Ok I’m not the best poet but I am pretty ok at coming up with pop culture inspired Halloween costumes.  Sometimes you think of an amazing costume but by the time … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 9/27-10/3

October 3, 2014 |

Lena Dunham is either a jerk or neglectful or something

The Internet erupted this week when news came out that Lena Dunham was not going to pay the opening acts for her 11-city book tour.  Gawker initially ran the article … Read More

SNL: Who’s Out, Who’s In

September 18, 2014 |

The 721st season of Saturday Night Live premieres next Saturday.  If you’re planning on tuning in to see more Brooks Wheelan tattoo stories or some familiar faces standing in the background while Kate McKinnon does something hilarious, you’re going to … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review | 9/6-9/12

September 12, 2014 |

James Cordon officially official replacement for Craig Ferguson

You may remember Cordon from that episode of Doctor Who or that episode of Sherlock or that play you meant to see but never got around to it, One Man, Two Guvnors.  You … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 8/16-8/22

August 22, 2014 |

Sons of Anarchy has a return date

SOA will return for its final season on September 9th.  Kurt Sutter has revealed how many SAMCRO members will bite the dust in their final run.  I personally don’t want to know, but … Read More

Pop Culture Week in Review 8/8-8/15

August 15, 2014 |

It was a sad week this week, guys. We lost Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall. There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t been said about these legends, so I’ll just let a couple others do the talking. Read More

Top 5 Celebrity Punches | Look what you made me do, Orlando Bloom

August 7, 2014 |

Last week, we all became aware of the Punch Heard ‘Round the World.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again- some people just need to get punched in the face.  So thanks to Orlando Bloom, here are my … Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review | There Are No New Ideas Edition

August 1, 2014 | 1

The pop culture world has lost all sense of creativity, there are no new ideas. Reboots, movies based on books, sequels, it’s all just a little too much!

The 50 Shades of Grey trailer was released this week:

But I … Read More

What I Learned from Orange is the New Black Season 2

June 19, 2014 |

The first season of Orange is the New Black brought us so many life lessons that it’s no surprise that the second season was no different.  While last season taught us the many functions of a screwdriver, this season gave … Read More

Pop Culture Week In Review 5/31- 6/6

June 6, 2014 |

Holy Game of Thrones

In case it was implied, if you haven’t seen Sunday’s episode of Game of Thrones– you should just skip ahead.  Major [SPOILER ALERT].   So how gross was that?  I mean, from what I could tell watching … Read More