Pop Rocket is a high-octane weekly discussion of the culture we all love to love. Join host Guy Branum and panelists Wynter Mitchell, Karen Tongson and Margaret Wappler for smart, funny, sometimes sweary chat about everything great in entertainment. Combining comic, journalistic, academic and digital media expertise, the Pop Rocket team will keep you up-to-date on what's most exciting in pop culture this week. Karen officially joined the Pop Rocket Podcast panel in January , though you can also hear some of her guest episodes over a dozen starting in at the link below:. August 12,
Why Karen Carpenter Matters
Big in the Philippines: Why I Was Named After Karen Carpenter | Literary Hub
I completely agree with you; am also a carpenters fan and always knew that Karen was a lesbian; no doubt about it in my mind; she was forced to be something she was not; thats what really killed her, the anorexia was a symptom of a larger problem. KC and RC were not gay and weren't close to being either. Karen was a tomboy when she was a teenager, it is normal for some straight girls to be. She never carried that into her adult years.
Five straights who have made life better for this 50-year-old lesbian
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An exploration of Karen Carpenter's enduring ability to transcend cultural differences, bridging not only American suburbia and the author's native Philippines but also diverse communities and fan cultures worldwide. In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, the uplifting harmonies and sunny lyrics that propelled Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, to international fame belied a different sort of tragedy—the underconsumption that led to Karen's death at age thirty-two from the effects of an eating disorder. Tongson is an associate professor of English, gender and sexuality studies, and American studies and ethnicity at the University of Southern California.