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    • Popular culture

    • Popular culture or pop culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century. Heavily influenced by m ... Read »


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    • Absurdity

    • An absurdity is a thing that is extremely unreasonable, so as to be foolish or not taken seriously, or the state of being so. "Absurd" is an adjective used to describe an absurdity, e.g., "this encyclopedia article is absurd". It derives from the Latin absurdum meaning "out of tune", hence irrational. The Latin surdus ... Read »


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    • Aokigahara in popular culture

    • Aokigahara is frequently featured in popular culture due its historic association with "yÅ«rei" or ghosts of the dead in Japanese mythology and is a notoriously common suicide site (in which 54 took place in 2010). The forest is reportedly the most popular site for suicide in Japan, and among the top three most popul ... Read »


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    • Arcadia (popular culture)

    • Due to its mythological meaning as an unspoiled, harmonious wilderness, Arcadia has been used to refer to imaginary places in popular culture. All these meanings originate from the ancient Greek province of Arcadia, which nowadays still exists as a regional unit of Greece. ... Read »


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    • Atomic Age (design)

    • Atomic Age in design refers to the period roughly corresponding to 1940–1960, when concerns about nuclear war dominated Western society during the Cold War. Architecture, industrial design, commercial design (including advertising), interior design, and fine arts were all influenced by the themes of atomic science ... Read »


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    • Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture

    • Bowling Green State University Department of Popular Culture is the first Popular Culture department in the United States. The department was founded by Professor Ray Browne in 1973. The Popular Culture department is unique as it is the only one in the US to offer both Bachelor's degrees and Master's degrees in Popular ... Read »


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    • CHUD.com

    • CHUD.com, also known as Cinematic Happenings Under Development, is an American film review website edited by film critic Devin Faraci. ... Read »


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    • Civility

    • Civility comes from the word civilis, which in Latin means "citizen". Civility is more than the individual's actions as a citizen. When civility functions properly usually there are many citizens performing their civic duties by taking part in the political process (voting, governance), which is also known as civic eng ... Read »


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    • Contactmusic.com

      Contactmusic.com is an online magazine of cultural criticism based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It publishes reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music, television, films, and theater. The website was created in April 2000 by a team of music and ente ... Read »


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    • Cool (aesthetic)

    • Coolness is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance and style which is generally admired. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well as its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. It has associations of composure and self-control (cf. the OED definition) and often is ... Read »


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    • Credibility

    • Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Traditionally, modern, credibility, reliability has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise, which both have objective and subjective components. Trustworthiness is based more on subjective factors, but ... Read »


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    • Cult film

    • A cult film, also commonly referred to as a cult classic, is a film that has acquired a cult following. Cult films are known for their dedicated, passionate fanbase, an elaborate subculture that engage in repeated viewings, quoting dialogue, and audience participation. Inclusive definitions allow for major studio produ ... Read »


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    • Cult following

    • A cult following is a group of fans who are highly dedicated to a work of culture. A film, book, musical artist, television series or video game, among other things, will be said to have a cult following when it has a small but very passionate fanbase. A common component of cult followings is the emotional attachment t ... Read »


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    • Cult video game

    • A cult video game is a video game that has maintained a dedicated cult following among gaming enthusiasts, although not necessarily meeting commercial success upon release. Generally, the definition of a cult video game is a video game that was not widely successful, but has maintained a strong and dedicated fan f ... Read »


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    • Cultural icon

    • A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity. Cultural icons vary widely, and may be visual, audio, an object, a person or group of people, etc. In the media, many items of popular culture have been called "iconic" despite the ... Read »


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    • Cultural impact of Gundam

    • The giant robot anime franchise Gundam is a popular culture icon in Japan. Its owner Bandai Namco has earned up to 54.5 billion yen per year from products based on the Gundam characters. Gundam has appeared on postage stamps, the Gundam name was used as a codename for a Japanese Self Defense Force project to develop an ... Read »


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    • Etiquette

    • Etiquette (/ˈɛtᵻˌkɛt/ or /ˈɛtáµ»káµ»t/, French: [e.ti.kɛt]) is a code of behavior that delineates expectations for social behavior according to contemporary conventional norms within a society, social class, or group. The French word , literally signifying a tag or label, was used in ... Read »


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    • Fad

    • A fad or trend or craze is any form of collective behavior that develops within a culture, a generation or social group and which impulse is followed enthusiastically by a group of people for a finite period of time. Fads are things or behaviors that have achieved short-lived popularity, but fade away. Fads are often ... Read »


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    • Gay icon

    • A gay icon is a public figure (historical or present) who is embraced by many within lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities. Some of the main qualities of a gay icon often include glamour, , strength through adversity, and androgyny in presentation. Such icons can be of any sexual orientation or ge ... Read »


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    • GikII

    • GikII is a series of European workshops on the intersections between law, technology and popular culture. It is hosted at a different institution every year. The first conference was in 2006 and was held in Edinburgh, and was organised by Lilian Edwards and Andres Guadamuz. The conference has been held in several Euro ... Read »


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    • Hip Hop Movement

    • The Hip Hop Movement offers a critical theory and history of hip hop culture as stated by Reiland Rabaka in his book The Hip Hop Movement: From R&B and the Civil Rights Movement to Rap and the Hip Hop Generation. The movement connects R&B, the Civil Rights Movement, and hip hop culture.The six elements Of the Hip Hop M ... Read »


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    • Hollywoodlife.com

    • Hollywoodlife.com (stylized as HollywoodLife.com) is an American entertainment website launched in 2009 as part of Penske Media Corporation by longtime magazine editor Bonnie Fuller, who is the former editor of the magazines Cosmopolitan, Glamour and Us Weekly. The site covers celebrity, fashion, beauty, entertainment ... Read »


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    • Jihad Cool

    • Jihad Cool is term used by American security experts concerning the re-branding of militant jihadism into something fashionable, or "cool", to younger people through social media, magazines, rap videos, clothing, toys, propaganda videos, and other means. It is a sub-culture mainly applied to individuals in developed na ... Read »


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    • Kidult

    • The portmanteau coinages kidult,rejuvenile,adultescent refer to adults with interests traditionally seen as suitable for children. It can also have other meanings, such as a parent who enjoys being a parent due to spending quality time with their children, but is reluctant to lay down the law or handle the more seriou ... Read »


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    • Low comedy

    • Low comedy, in association to comedy, is a dramatic or literary form of entertainment with no primary purpose but to create laughter by boasting, boisterous jokes, drunkenness, scolding, fighting, buffoonery and other riotous activity. It is also characterized by "horseplay", slapstick or farce. Other examples include ... Read »


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    • Low culture

    • Low culture is a derogatory term for forms of popular culture that have mass appeal. Its contrast is high culture. It has been said by culture theorists that both high culture and low culture are subcultures. Today, this would mean things like 'take-away' meals, gossip magazines, and books that are current best-sellers ... Read »


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    • Lowbrow (art movement)

    • Lowbrow, or lowbrow art, describes an underground visual art movement that arose in the Los Angeles, California, area in the late 1970s. It is a populist art movement with its cultural roots in underground comix, punk music, and hot-rod cultures of the street. It is also often known by the name pop surrealism. Lowbrow ... Read »


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    • MadameNoire

    • MadameNoire is an international online magazine that is geared toward the lifestyles of African American women as well as popular culture. In 2015, MadameNoire had 7,116,000 unique visitors monthly, making it the most trafficked site oriented to African Americans--ahead of The Root, BET.com, and Bossip.com. In Novembe ... Read »


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    • Mainstream

    • Mainstream is current thought that is widespread. It includes all popular culture and media culture, typically disseminated by mass media. It is to be distinguished from subcultures and countercultures, and at the opposite extreme are cult followings and fringe theories. This word is sometimes used in a pejorative sen ... Read »


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    • Media culture

    • In cultural studies, media culture refers to the current Western capitalist society that emerged and developed from the 20th century, under the influence of mass media. The term alludes to the overall impact and intellectual guidance exerted by the media (primarily TV, but also the press, radio and cinema), not only on ... Read »


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    • MTV Fandom Awards

    • The MTV Fandom Awards are an annual pop culture, television and film awards show presented by MTV with awards voted on by fans. ... Read »


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    • Popular music

    • Popular music

      Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry. These forms and styles can be enjoyed and performed by people with little or no musical training. It stands in contrast to both art music and traditional or "folk" music. Art music was historically disse ... Read »


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    • Petticoat magazine

    • Petticoat was a British weekly magazine for young women which was published from 1966 until 1975, at the height of the Swinging Sixties, in London by Fleetway/IPC, printed in 40 page issues by Eric Bemrose in Long Lane, Liverpool. Launched by Honey magazine founder Audrey Slaughter and subtitled 'For the young and ... Read »


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    • Pizza

    • Pizza

      Pizza is a yeasted flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments. The term was first recorded in the 10th century, in a Latin manuscript from Gaeta in Central Italy. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy, ... Read »


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    • Pointy ears

    • Pointy ears or pointed ears are a characteristic of numerous animals, at least one genetic disorder in humans, as well as a popular cliché in popular culture, particularly in the fantasy genre. Pointy ears is a characteristic of some animals, for example the cat, the vampire bats,civets and genets of the viverr ... Read »


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    • Pop culture pathology

    • Pop culture pathology (or Popular culture pathology) is the forensic study of popular culture in fields such as celebrity, music, fashion, food, aesthetic desire, television, as well as additional and often obscure media and stimuli. Pop culture pathology is an obscure branch of both Critical Theory and Cultural Studie ... Read »


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    • Pop icon

    • A pop icon is a celebrity, character, or object whose exposure in popular culture constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era. The categorization is usually associated with elements such as longevity, ubiquity, and distinction. Moreover, "pop icon" status is distinguishable from other kinds of notor ... Read »


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    • Pop-culture tourism

    • Pop-culture tourism is the act of traveling to locations featured in popular literature, film, music, or any other form of media. Also referred to as a "Location Vacation". Pop-culture tourism is in some respects akin to pilgrimage, with its modern equivalents of places of pilgrimage, such as Elvis Presley's Graceland ... Read »


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    • PopMatters

      PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture. PopMatters publishes reviews, interviews, and detailed essays on most cultural products and expressions in areas such as music,television, films, books, video games, comics, sports, theater, visual arts, tr ... Read »


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    • Popular culture studies

    • Popular culture studies is the academic discipline studying popular culture from a critical theory perspective. It is generally considered as a combination of communication studies and cultural studies. The first department to offer Popular Culture bachelor's and master's degrees is the Bowling Green State University D ... Read »


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    • Prolefeed

    • Prolefeed is a Newspeak term in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. It was used to describe the deliberately superficial entertainment including literature, movies and music that were produced by Prolesec, a section of the Ministry of Truth, to keep the "proles" (i.e., proletariat) content and to prevent t ... Read »


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    • Remix culture

    • Remix culture, sometimes read-write culture, is a society that allows and encourages derivative works by combining or editing existing materials to produce a new creative work or product. A remix culture would be, by default, permissive of efforts to improve upon, change, integrate, or otherwise remix the work of copyr ... Read »


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    • Representations of Judah Benjamin in fiction

    • Former Confederate Secretary of State Judah Benjamin appears in a number of works of fiction: ... Read »


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    • Selling out

    • "Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, , or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money. In terms of music or art, selling out is associated with attempts to tailor material to a mainstream or commercial audience; for example, a musi ... Read »


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    • Spectacle

    • In general, spectacle refers to an event that is memorable for the appearance it creates. Derived in Middle English from c. 1340 as "specially prepared or arranged display" it was borrowed from Old French spectacle, itself a reflection of the Latin spectaculum "a show" from spectare "to view, watch" frequentative form ... Read »


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    • Stuttering in popular culture

    • There are many references to stuttering in popular culture. Because of the unusual-sounding speech that is produced, as well as the behaviors and attitudes that accompany a stutter, stuttering has been a subject of scientific interest, curiosity, discrimination, and ridicule. Stuttering was, and essentially still is, ... Read »


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    • Summer hit

    • In the entertainment industry, a summer hit is a song that is released and peaks in its popularity during summer and often later quickly fades away. In some years, a single pop song will gain widespread international popularity during the summer holiday season, becoming that summer's definitive summer hit in many count ... Read »


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    • Vagalume

    • Vagalume is a music portal from Brazil. Created in 2002 by the couple Ana Letícia Torres and Daniel Lafraia, they used the PHP language with MySQL database to initially create a small base of lyrics of songs. Gradually, users sent lyrics and included information from artists of all musical genres (more than 1,000 ne ... Read »


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    • Lew Wallace

    • Lew Wallace

      11th Indiana Infantry 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee American Civil War Lewis "Lew" Wallace (April 10, 1827 – February 15, 1905) was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana. Among his novels and biogr ... Read »


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