Coal Tattoo

The politics of why Don Blankenship isn’t a felon

  Candidates, from left, Don Blankenship, of Williamson, Bo Copley, of Delbarton; U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., of Huntington, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, of Charles Town, Jack Newbrough, of Weirton, and Tom Willis, of Martinsburg, participate in a debate in Wheeling, W.Va., Monday, April 23, 2018.  AP photo. If you are among those who […]

The Sock 'Em, Bust 'Em Board

Derek Redd reveals his AP Top 25 ballot, Part 1

Hello? Anyone there? I know we’ve been away for a little while, but we’re back with some minor housekeeping moves (check the new name of the blog), and I figured what better way to reemerge than find a way for you all to possibly mock me? So here is my AP football ballot after the […]

PopCult

POPCULT HAS MOVED!

PopCult has relocated from its original home, here at The Charleston Gazette-Mail. We began this process in late 2020, but have reached a point where most of our traffic has followed us to the new location. This version of the blog still gets a couple dozen Google hits each day, so I’m leaving this post […]

Vines & Vittles

Valentine’s Day: Forget it at your peril!

I’m issuing a critically important alert to folks who share my gender: Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and you better be ready! Men, believe me when I say that special person in your life takes this annual holiday VERY seriously. I learned this the hard way several years ago when I arrived home from work […]