In the Smart Pop Classics series, we share greatest hits from our throwback essay collections. This week, media and cultural critic Read Mercer Schuchardt presents the definitive answer to the question “What is the Matrix?” in their piece from our very first Smart Pop book, Taking the Red Pill: Science, Philosophy and Religion in The… Read more Smart Pop Classics: What Is The Matrix?
In this week’s Things We Loved This Week we share (spoiler alert)…the things we loved! Read on for our pop culture recommendations. Some stellar news. Earlier this week, our Star Trek friends shared a sneak peek into our upcoming book on Starfleet, including a gallery of some of the interior spreads on StarTrek.com! We can’t… Read more Things We Loved This Week
If you’re like us, you’re currently rewatching Babylon 5 now that it’s streaming on HBO Max (finally!). And, since you’re like us, you also know that it, along with a host of other books, shows, and films, were created and written by the award-winning J. Michael Straczynski. The Smart Pop team is thrilled to share… Read more An Excerpt from Becoming a Writer, Staying a Writer
Our Meet the Team series spotlights members of the Smart Pop family through a Q&A designed to reveal the depths of our nerdy, pop culture–loving souls. First up is Editor-in-Chief, Robb Pearlman. What do you do at Smart Pop? I’m the Editor-in-Chief of Smart Pop, which means I’m responsible for putting together the list of… Read more Meet the Team: Editor-in-Chief Robb Pearlman