Welcome to the launch of POP! goes The Vegan., a pop culture blog written for vegans, by (a) vegan(s). Specifically, the aim of POP! is to dissect and critique film, television, music, theatre and literature, examining pieces of each from an animal rights / vegan / anti-oppressive perspective.
POP! has been a painfully long time coming. Some (many?) of you probably already know me from www.easyVegan.info, an animal rights blog that’s much more general in scope than POP!. While www.easyVegan.info began as an action-oriented blog, lately I’ve been focusing on issues of intersectionality over there, with the occasional pop culture post thrown in for fun. Inspired by the Bechdel Test Movie List database, I thought it might be fun to collect all my movie reviews in one place, thus creating a sort of “animal friendly film list.” Though slow to come to fruition, the idea quickly ballooned, resulting in what you see here. I’m still tweaking the site, so please bear with me!
Many animal-friendly bloggers sporadically discuss popular culture (with not a few blogs devoted to celebrity gossip) – but to the best of my knowledge, POP! is the first and only vegan blog that is dedicated solely to popular culture studies (wherein “popular culture studies” is my fancy way of saying “sometimes-critical movie and television reviews”). In this vein, I hope POP! fills a void in the vegan internets.
While POP! only went live in January, the blog archives reach way back to July 2007. All of the posts dated prior to 1/20/10 originally appeared on www.easyVegan.info; when I crossposted them here in anticipation of the blog’s launch, I archived the posts under their original publication dates. I expect that there will be some crossposting in the future, however, from here on out, most of the posts appearing on POP! will be original pieces. If you’re a regular www.easyVegan.info reader, please add http://www.PopGoesTheVegan.com to your reader or blogroll as well!
If you’d like to get in on the action, I’d love to have you! For the time being, I’m hoping to bring a few guest bloggers on board. I watch more television than I should, but even I can’t keep up with all the shows and movies out there! If you’d like to submit a post or idea, hop on over to the Submissions page for details.
Relax, kick back, and enjoy the show!