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Founded in late September 2009 Pop-Break is an online entertainment magazine who’s goal is to provide you, the reader, with a place you can and take a break from the everyday grind and enjoy the interviews, reviews and opinion pieces that we produce about: film, music, television, comic books, pro wrestling, sports and every facet of pop culture.

Here’s a little bit about each of our authors …

BILL BODKIN
Title: Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Editor-in-Chief, Media Contact
Bio: Bill Bodkin has spent the 2000s working in the world of pop culture. In college, where he met Brent Johnson, he edited the Daily Targum’s weekly entertainment magazine, the inside beat. He then sent 9 years as the managing editor of Night & Day Magazine, the premier entertainment magazine of the Jersey Shore. His career highlight includes interviewing Jon Bon Jovi and never interviewing anymore from MTV’s Jersey Shore. Currently, he’s ‘gainfully unemployed’ but he’s always got something in the works.

BRENT JOHNSON
Title: Co-Founder, Co-Owner, Managing Editor, Chief Copy Editor
Contact: brent@pop-break.com
Bio: Brent has worked for a variety of publications, writing on a variety of topics. He covered James Madison University sports for The Daily News-Record in Harrisonburg, Va. He wrote a weekly music column for The Trenton Times. He contributed a chapter on the Rutgers University rock scene to Rolling Stone’s college music guide. He’s spent the last two and a half years at The Star-Ledger of Newark, first as a news reporter and now as an online sports editor. When not working, he’s the lead singer in New Brunswick rock band The Clydes.

JONATHAN ELLIOTT:
Title: Co-Owner, Marketing Director
Contact: jonathan@pop-break.com
Bio: Jonathan Elliott has worked in arts and entertainment marketing and management for twelve years, with stints at organizations including: Grounds for Sculpture, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton Summer Theater at Princeton University, and the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation. He holds a Masters degree in Arts Management from George Mason University.

Jonathan is the founding editor of the Jersey Arts Culture Vultures Blog, where he produced weekly coverage of New Jersey’s not-for-profit arts events and published interviews with: Steve Martin, Junot Diaz, the Lumineers, Joan Osborne, Alan Menken, and over a hundred more national arts personalities. He has written pieces for Americans for the Arts and currently serves as theater critic for US1. He is the co-creator of the made-for-web series NeverLanding, and covers TV for Cinema Blend. His play Forward Motion is available for purchase and production via Playscripts.

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POP-BREAK’S STAFF

Lauren Stern – Assignment Editor, Featured Columnist, Senior Writer
Daniel Cohen – Film Editor
Jason Stives – Music Editor, Featured Columnist
Luke Kalamar – Television Editor, Featured Columnist
Kelly Spoer – Copy Editor
Nick Porcaro – Chief Designer, Featured Columnist
Keeyahtay Lewis – Head Photographer
Logan J. Fowler – Senior Editor, Featured Columnist
Jason Kundrath – Senior Editor, Featured Columnist
Ann Hale – Staff Writer, Horror Editor, Social Media Strategist
Joe Zorzi – Senior Writer, Featured Columnist
Maxwell Barna – Senior Writer
Michael Dworkis – Staff Writer, Wrestling Columnist
Kimberlee Rossi-Fuchs – Staff Writer, Featured Columnist
Staff Writers & Photographers: Lisa Pikaard, John Lawrence, Kelly Gonsalves, Marla Pachter, Jeanne Crump, Maria Mar, Nicole Mago, Jeff Crespi, Kelly Duncan, Don Angelini, Stella Morrison, Justin Matchick, Bobby Olivier, Joel Wosk, Matt Agosta, Laura Dengrove, Matt Haviland.

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Mr. Bodkin: The father of Bill Bodkin, a retired computer ace and former Marine, has contributed to the site since day one. You might see his comments (on almost every blog) under pseudonyms like TFPM, YOM, YIF and other various lettered names. If his comments seem a little harsh, especially towards Brent Johnson, it’s all in loving jest. However, his contributions to the site have not been in comments alone, he is also a major contributor in terms of bringing readers to the site (through e-mail blasts), as well as posting three blogs about watching movies in the 50s, his top movies from the 50s and a Marine’s perspective on The Hurt Locker.
EDITORIAL NOTE: Mr. Bodkin, passed away on July 7, 2011. Pop-Break dedicates its efforts and success to the memory of such a great, amazing and wonderful man.

Responses

  1. Hi!

    My name is Melanie and I’m currently a blogger for LegalFish LLC (http://www.legalfish.com/blog). I’m currently writing a blog regarding Jersey Shore and wanted to ‘trackback’ to the blog you guys had about the cast. The descriptions were absolutely hilarious and I just wanted to add a couple blogs at the end that readers could refer to for more information. Let me know if you mind!

    Look forward to hearing from you soon!

    Melanie

  2. B&B – come ‘down the Shore to visit David at Fromagerie. Let me know you’re coming so we can set you up.

    In full disclosure, I’m a pop culture junky, Daily Targum devotee, RU grad and PR rep for David Burke Fromagerie.

  3. Blush!

  4. I worked with “Big Bill” and met “little Billy” by watching cartoons with him one day when his parents let me sleep on the couch. That is a nice remembrance and proves he can’t be too bad if he enjoys Danger Mouse.
    Tom

  5. Hi, nice to meet you !

  6. hi

    my name is Irina
    I couldn’t find your contacts, So decided to write a comment 🙂
    So, I am beginner at blogging, so looking for some assistance and guidance. I would suggest you to write several articles for your site for free, I will ask only for some help & explanations to start. I am trying to make my articles useful and nice, adding good graphics and video inside. Currently I am co-writing to this blog http://games-diver.com/blog/ 

  7. Thanks. Not sure i agree with everything but a good blog.

  8. Great blog on punk. Old school punk myself — love Far From Finished and the Street Dogs. And when they were around Everybody Out was fast and good. Keep up the writing.

    D

  9. NICE BLOG! Keep up the good work!

    MY BLOG : http://www.akaHipHop.com

  10. Great blog not confusing like some others ,I’m an school metalhead,but i do like all music, basiclly you have alot to offer, I’m new to this sorta your blog maybe my 8th one or more don’t remember but i’ll keep coming back. Thanks about Ghost Rider I was gonna go see it maybe Act of Valor I heard it’s good.

  11. I will right away seize your rss feed as I can’t in finding your email subscription hyperlink or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly allow me recognize in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  12. Hi mates, its great post about cultureand fully defined, keep it up all the time.
    Clark


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