Santa Fe Reporter - Pop Culture http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-131-1-pop-culture.html <![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs X - Season 5 Finale: "Mother's Mercy"]]>
By: Alex De Vore
We finally find Khaleesi, who speaks English to her dragon while he just lies around all lazy on a pile of sun-bleached bones. He’s not about to let her ride him again and cannot convey the importance of naptime strongly enough.]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs IX - Season 5, Episode 9: ]]>
By: Alex De Vore

For some reason, they drink, but the sister-in-law pours one out for her dead homies in a dazzling display of fuck-Lannisters-ness. 

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<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs VIII - Season 5, Episode 8: "Hardhome"]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The moral is that people who wind up hanging out with dragons should be his friend. “You cannot build a better world alone,” he tells her. And she’s like, “I’ve got dragons, motherfucker!”]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs VII - Season 5, Episode 7: "The Gift"]]>
By: Alex De Vore

Back at the Wall, the showrunners continue to set back feminism a hundred years by hinting at what might be another rape, but the pudgy guy appears to save this poor girl who is being attacked by two losers.

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<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs VI - Season 5, Episode 6: "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken" ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Finally we’re given an idea as to what Arya Stark has been up to inside the House of Black and White—more corpse washin’.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs V - Season 5, Episode 5: "Kill the Boy"]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Is this dude’s mom named Walda? Like, as in the female version of Waldo? ]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs IV - Season 5 Episode 4: “Sons of the Harpy”]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The honeymoon is over for Margaery and the new boy king, as it would seem her brother is in jail and she wants him out, and the king just wants to eat his damn cereal.]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs III - Season 5 Episode 3: "High Sparrow"]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The Story Thus Far: Throats were slashed while Arya Stark sailed to the land of needlessly dickish shape-shifters and was eventually allowed into the House of Black and White, whatever that is.]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs II - Season 5, Episode 2 review: "The House of Black and White"]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Welcome back to another Game of Thrones review. Be aware that spoilers are ahead but that I also have no fucking clue about what the hell is going on.]]>
<![CDATA[Game of Thrones for Noobs - Season 5, Episode 1: “The Wars to Come”]]>
By: Alex De Vore
What about those of us who never read the books or watched the show before now because we had other things going on (read, there are those of us who, anytime a bazillion people say something is amazing, adopt this, “There’s no fucking way it’s that good!” attitude)?]]>
<![CDATA[Season V Premiere of Game of Thrones is Coming to the Jean Cocteau - Free screenings take over the single-screen on March 28]]>
By: Enrique Limón
Martin confirmed that the Cocteau will show the season premiere of season V in English and Spanish on a limited first-come, first-served basis. The schedule for those engagements will be posted on the cinema’s website on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[George RR Martin: Bestselling author, badass, breast man - Santa Fe resident is no puritan, and he wants the whole world to know it]]>
By: Enrique Limón
“Let's turn from the latest cheating scandal involving the New England Patriots to a much more pleasant subject: breasts,” the ardent football fan posted to his LiveJournal on Wednesday. ]]>
<![CDATA[Here Kitty, Kitty - Carrie Vaughn ready for Santa Fe appearance]]>
By: Enrique Limón
With nearly 20 novels and some 70 short stories under her belt, NYT bestselling author Carrie Vaughn arrives in Santa Fe today for an appearance at George RR Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema. In a chat with SFR, the Golden Age series mastermind opened up about her process, fandom and the werewolf talk-show host that has marked her career.
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<![CDATA[Need a Santa Fe-Centric Costume Idea? - Playboy's got you covered ]]>
By: Enrique Limón
So, you're in a jam regarding Halloween costume ideas and in a flash, you naturally turn to your one-stop destination for DIY craftiness—Playboy. ]]>
<![CDATA[RIP Joan Rivers - Remembering a brief encounter with a legendary figure]]>
By: Enrique Limón
It was October 2008, when California was in the midst of the fight for marriage equality and knee-deep in Prop 8, that comedy legend Joan Rivers graced my hometown with a special benefit appearance.]]>
<![CDATA[NM's Comic-Con Connection - Artist Rick Geary Brings Billy the Kid to San Diego Comic-Con ]]>
By: Dave Maass
Cartoonist Rick Geary is posing for a portrait behind his massive catalog of historical graphic novels at his usual spot at San Diego Comic-Con. Before I can depress the shutter button his head sudd]]>
<![CDATA[Make Way for 'Manhattan' - Explosive new series debuts Sunday]]>
By: Ian MacMillan
Mark your calendars. Sunday goes down in history as the premiere of the TV program, Manhattan, about carefree twenty-somethings trying to make it in the big city. Wait, no, that was HIMYM.
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<![CDATA[WGN's 'Manhattan' Trailer Analysis - Seriens premieres this weekend ]]>
By: Ian MacMillan
There are at least two trailers out for WGN's show about New Mexico's own Manhattan Project, premiering July 27. Here are a few of the things you can look forward to in the show, according to the teasers.]]>
<![CDATA[Inside George RR Martin’s Own Wedding - The affair was quaint and neither red nor purple]]>
By: Enrique Limón
If any lesson can be extracted from season three of Game of Thrones’ infamous Red Wedding and its purple counterpart, aired last night during season four’s “The Lion and the Rose,” is that George RR Martin hates nuptials. ]]>
<![CDATA[RIP, Ultimate Warrior - Iconic pro wrestler dead at 54]]>
By: Enrique Limón
James Brian Hellwig, better known as “The Ultimate Warrior” collapsed yesterday evening while walking towards his car with his wife in Scottsdale, Ariz. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital shortly thereafter. 
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