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November 13, 2015

As you have probably noticed, we are in the midst of a very ambitious PopCult Gift Guide. For our tenth annual presentation of cool and offbeat gift ideas, your PopCulteer decided to start the guide early, and run at least three items each day until early December.

Because of the onslaught of gift ideas, every few days we’ll post a recap, with links to our suggestions, organized into categories. The reason for this? Well, less than one week in, we’ve already bumped our first gift ideas off of the first page of this blog.

So, here’s the first batch of 2015 PopCult Gift Guide Ideas:


Humans of New York: Stories
Harry Potter Coloring Book
Sandman: Overture
INVICTA Challenge: Flash and Thunder
Beatles 1+ Deluxe Edition
King of the Comics: One Hundred Years of King Features Syndicate


The Cuisinart Dual-Sandwich Grill


Classic Yahtzee
INVICTA Challenge: Flash and Thunder


The Pith Helmet


The 2015 Hess Toy Truck
Large Gorilla Money Bank
INVICTA Challenge: Flash and Thunder


Monty Python and the Holy Grail Limited Edition Castle Catapult Gift Set
The Beatles 1+ Deluxe Blu Ray

There’s plenty more coming from the Tenth Annual PopCult Gift Guide, as we bring you the best stuff to buy for other people this holiday season.


cc-033Dr. Sketchy’s has snuck up on us this weekend. Susie Sketchman will be the featured model for “Let It Snow,” Sunday at 6 PM at Digiso (WVSU EDC). That’s Susie in Steampunk gear at the right.

Artists and photographers over the age of 18 can pay their ten dollars for an evening of themed life drawing (or photographing). If you are over 21, it’s BYOB.

This is always a great time and your PopCulteer is hoping to fit it into a very busy weekend.

We have professional wrestling happening tonight. Check out the graphic…


There are two all-ages shows at The Cartref this weekend, both of them very impressive…



Footmad is bringing Andes Manta! to Charleston Saturday night. It’s an evening of the Music of the Andes Mountains & South America. Free with WVSU student or employee i.d. The music begins at 8 PM at the WVSU Capital Center Theater on Summers Street, Saturday night.


ANDES MANTA performs the vibrant music of the Andes on more than 35 traditional instruments. From the lyrical sound of the quena (Andean Flute) to the haunting tones of the six-foot long pan-pipes, the music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.
ANDES MANTA is well known all over America for their virtuosity and extraordinary performances — from Carnegie Hall to the Discovery Channel, from the National Cathedral to Lincoln Center and hundreds of schools and universities.

Tickets Prices are: Adult $20; Senior $15  (Golden Mountaineer / age 60 or above); Student $10 (any age with valid student id). And the show is Free if you’re under age 13, a VISTA worker / community volunteer, or WVSU students & employees with WVSU ID.

Late Night Music Scene


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That’s it for this week’s PopCulteer. Check this blog every night starting at 8 PM for our 2015 PopCult Gift Guide, and keep reading for our regular features, too.