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  Pop Culture Spot Pop Culture Beat
pop culture, noun; contemporary lifestyle and items that are well known and generally accepted, cultural patterns that are widespread within a population.
We're going to frequently update what will become a massive database of pop culture knowledge and information focusing on pop culture moments, products, and themes.
This will be an interactive process and we look forward to your submissions in order to make our Pop Culture Beat one of the most exciting kitsch databases on the Internet.
www.popculturespot.com /popspot.html   (244 words)

 Pop Culture - The Hidden Messages
Pop culture gets much more complicated when it starts to be dissected by critics, scholars, and elitists.
Pop culture is ramping up and the more scandalous it becomes, the more desirable it seems to be.
The real hidden message in pop culture is this: While some actively work to downgrade the role of pop culture in our society, enough of us are devouring it with rabid intrigue to make it one of the fastest growing trends of all time.
www.elitetvdownloads.com /articles/pop_culture.asp   (502 words)

 Popular culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The world of pop culture had a particular influence on art from the early 1960s, through Pop Art.
This earlier layer of culture still persists today, sometimes in the form of jokes or slang, which spread through the population by word of mouth and via the Internet.
Cultural items that require extensive experience, education, training, taste, insight or reflection for their fuller appreciation seldom become items of popular culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pop_culture   (959 words)

 Amazon.com: The Encyclopedia of Japanese Pop Culture: Books: Mark Schilling   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
In the West, Japanese culture comes in the form of Power Rangers, Godzilla movies, and Sanrio products, but of course the indigenous pop culture is much richer.
If you're looking for a primer on Japanese pop culture over the last 50 years, this is the book.
As to the criticism that Schiller chose to leave many things out of his encyclopedia: any other 320 page encylopedia on pop culture that spanned fifty years would be much the same.
www.amazon.com /Encyclopedia-Japanese-Pop-Culture/dp/0834803801   (1975 words)

 Thomson Nelson - Popular Culture: A User's Guide/Issues In Pop Culture
The problem with pop and politics, then, is not that popular culture shouldn’t be tangled up with politics—it always is, whether we admit it or not—but that where popular culture does tangle openly with politics, it over-simplifies complex realities for the sake of producing snappy sound bites and happy endings.
Christianity in particular is deeply entwined with pop culture, a relationship that can be traced to the invention of mechanical type in the sixteenth century, and the subsequent flourishing of print capitalism.
This shift is evident in the uncanny parallels between two of the most powerful influences on global culture today: Oprah Winfrey, TV star and guru of consumer culture who preaches her own brand of spirituality, and the Dalai Lama, leader of a major world religion who also appears in ads for Apple™ computers.
www.popularculture.nelson.com /issues.html   (7520 words)

 Bradenton Herald | 10/11/2006 | Pop culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Once popped, the corn was sifted and then pounded into a fine, powdery meal and mixed with water.
This same cooking technique was passed on to the early Colonists, who mixed ground popcorn with milk and ate it for breakfast as a kind of cereal.
By the 1840s, corn popping had become a popular recreational activity in the United States, and by the 1870s, popcorn was commonly sold in grocery stores and at concession stands at circuses, carnivals and street fairs.
www.bradenton.com /mld/bradenton/living/15724345.htm   (1615 words)

 articles : Developing a Theology of Pop Culture : Youth Specialties
Early on, I ask everyone to describe to the class, in a sentence or two, their theology of pop culture.
Melanie, meanwhile, had left what she described as the insulated "bubble" of the parachurch/youth ministry culture to work in a restaurant where she rubs elbows with spiritual seekers on a regular basis.
Equally intriguing is Paul's appropriation of pop culture artifacts in Acts 17.
www.youthspecialties.com /articles/topics/culture/pop_culture.php   (1276 words)

 Star-Telegram | 10/01/2006 | POP + CULTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Young composers are letting their pop tastes inform serious new classical works, bringing the likes of Bjork -- and a new attitude -- into the symphony hall
And several up-and-coming young composers, accustomed to the hybrid world of iPod Shuffle, have been persuasively arguing that musical distinctions between classical and pop, high and low art are irrelevant.
Yet for the pop singers and bands that O'Riley admires, their music creates a rapt experience in the listener that is special.
www.dfw.com /mld/dfw/entertainment/15647490.htm   (2042 words)

 Amazon.com: Pop Culture Magick: Books: Taylor Ellwood,Storm Constantine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The pop culture grimoire (still needs a title) is also coming along in terms of research.
The book goes through various kinds of popular culture, looking at specific and general ideas the author has derived from them, exploring the practices the author has done himself, and giving exercises and suggestions for people who are curious.
Taylor Ellwood's Pop Culture Magick can best be seen as a transitional book taking one from the world of fantasy to the real magick that exists behind every doorway and in every shadow of our world.
www.amazon.com /Pop-Culture-Magick-Taylor-Ellwood/dp/1904853072   (4112 words)

 Cool Hunting: pop
Characterized by soul-searching lyrics, tunes that are catchy without being cheesy, rich and subtle arrangements, and vocal performances that range from captivating to breathtaking, For Lovers journeys with ease through genres—from bluesy soul, to rock, to melodic pop, to country.
(30 March 2006) - As the 20th anniversary of Warhol's death approaches, the king of pop art is being honored with a spectacular king sized visual biography.
A little bit indie, a little bit pop, the single has the makings of a...
www.coolhunting.com /archives/pop_culture   (908 words)

 Pop-Culture-Corn: Looking Back - 100 Years of PCC
In this throw-away world of ours, it's refreshing to know that there are certain fundamental, immutable societal institutions that are, at their core, unshakable.
I can't speak for everybody, but I don't think it would be going too far out on a limb to say that over the course of 100 years PCC has matured into one of the most influential tracts that journalism history has ever known.
A cultural phenomenon this big comes along but once in a lifetime, and it can only be a feeling of pure joy and exhiliration to bask in the glow of a true giant of mass media.
www.popculturecorn.com /features/2years/lookingback.html   (709 words)

 The Pop Culture Addict's Guide to Finishing a Dissertation (a.k.a. Cool Stuff I Like)
We think of "pop culture" as being of the moment, but it is, in fact, a relative term and can be applied to the popular culture of the time.
Pop culture is more than what's accessible although it is part of the definition.
Pop culture's "eternal present" is all of pop culture influencing what's next and how what once was is still as relevant as what is and what will be.
www.thesis.mekerr.com /popguide.html   (3292 words)

 American Popular Culture
I have also included links to on-line pop culture courses, to journals treating popular culture, to other key sites for cultural analysis, and to media activist resources.
Others are academic sites that teach ways to analyze pop culture, or offer substantial resources for doing your own analyses.
of books on popular culture, and use that old-fashioned, non-virtual space known as the library.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/tvrguide.html   (472 words)

 Popular culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
distinguishes between 'primary' and 'secondary' popular culture, defining primary popular culture as mass product and secondary popular culture as local re-production.
Popular culture changes constantly and occurs uniquely in place and time.
In fact, highly popular types of music have often first evolved in small, counter-cultural circles (punk rock and rap provide two examples).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Popular_culture   (959 words)

 Pop Culture Press
Among the gems on our stellar CD sampler: the surprising return of the Feelies' Glenn Mercer, sublime new stuff by Michelle Shocked, and the latest missive from Pennsylvania power pop elite The Trolleyvox.
Pop Culture Press #64, available at our 4th Annual Party and at select local outlets (Waterloo Records, End of an Ear) on 3/16, shipped to
Pop Culture Press was founded in 1986 and is published bi-annually.
www.popculturepress.com   (486 words)

 Welcome to goComics Web Site featuring Pop Culture - Online Comics, Editorial Cartoons, Email Comics, Political Cartoons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
You are TOONed in to Pop Culture, brought to you by
"Pop Culture," a daily mix of entertainment trivia, brainteasers and Steve McGarry’s award-winning art, debuted in the U.K. national newspaper Today in 1993.
After a brief hiatus in the late 1990s, during which the strip ran as a Sunday-only feature in the likes of Britain’s Sunday People, "Pop Culture" returned to a daily format in 2001 and currently appears in newspapers throughout Australia, the Far East and South America.
www.ucomics.com /popculture   (159 words)

 Genres: Pop Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
We cannot attribute any purity of political expression to popular culture, although we can locate its power to identify ideas and desires that are relatively opposed, alongside those that are clearly complicit, to the official culture.
While humanities and social science departments before the 1950s would rarely have imagined including anything from the previous list in their curricula, it is now widely acknowledged that popular culture can and must be analyzed as an important part of US material, economic and political culture.
"Pop culture" is also one of the US' most lucrative export commodities, making everything from Levi's jeans to Sylvester Stallone movies popular on the international market.
english.berkeley.edu /Postwar/pop.html   (940 words)

 Pop Culture Madness - Popular Culture News, Entertainment and Trivia
Pop Culture Madness is your one-stop information location for Popular Culture, Popular Music, Trivia, Jokes and a bunch of other stuff!
pop, as in 'popular': (adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class.
Pop Culture Madness.com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.
www.popculturemadness.com   (2820 words)

 Pop Culture Press: Pop Culture Press Around the World
Pop Culture Press: Pop Culture Press Around the World
is a regular feature of the Pop Culture Press website and examines musical topics and artists that fall outside of our normal editorial focus.
The continent of Africa has seen an unfair share of repressive political regimes and social struggles over the past 50 years.
www.popculturepress.com /PCPATW_Africa1.htm   (1069 words)

 Pop Culture Shock Therapy - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Of course, with a new hip-hop song, reality-based show, or celebrity murder trial popping up on an almost daily basis, my list was sure to grow, making this dream into a realistic goal.
For decades, cartoonists have dipped their pens and brushes occasionally into the ink of spoofing popular culture, but I would be the first to dive head first into a pool of it!
My main focus though, is getting Pop Culture Shock Therapy out to you every day through the miracles of the internet, and, hopefully soon, the miracles of your daily newspaper.
www.popculturecomics.com /history/history.php   (743 words)

 Pop Candy - USATODAY.com
Pop reader Ron M. sent me a link to this preview for the new episodes of Heroes.
Judging by the mountain of e-mail I've received, the most upsetting news for Pop Candy readers today has been this report that the long-running, seemingly stable friendship between John Cusack and Jeremy Piven may be over.
Pop reader Bill N. is all over Cupid, "since Jeremy Piven (hug it out) is in it." I agree with you, Bill, and I don't see how Cupid can lose.
blogs.usatoday.com /popcandy   (5163 words)

 Popular Culture -- MUSIC
Sophisticated analysis of the relations among MTV videos, consumer culture, and the psychodynamics of identity formation in youth.
Incisive study of various musical ethnic subcultures and their complex negotiations with the dominant culture and their co-resisters in a global/local struggle over meaning.
The revised American Studies dissertation of one of America’s foremost rock critics is a searching study of the gritty roots of what has become glossy pop culture.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/music.html   (1227 words)

 VH1.com : Shows : World Series of Pop Culture - Pop Culture, Videos, Photos, Celebreality, TV Schedule
VH1 and Entertainment Weekly are putting the country's pop culture savvy to the test with the new original series "The World Series of Pop Culture," presented by Alltel Wireless.
I Heart Jake Ryan are a group of extroverted ladies who are fierce pop culture competitors.
Martha jokes that the only thing that could keep her from the competition is an 80s teen movie marathon on...
www.vh1.com /shows/dyn/wsopc/series.jhtml   (431 words)

 USATODAY.com - Pop goes our culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The rubber fashion statements were so prevalent that hospitals began taping over the bracelets when patients came in wearing them, fearing that they too closely resembled "do not resuscitate" bands.
Gay-rights leaders were stunned, and pollsters were quick to leap on the result as an indication that their exit polling, which showed "moral values" as the top election issue, was on target.
Some see an aligning of pop culture and moral sentiments on homosexuality — eventually.
www.usatoday.com /life/2004-12-29-pop-culture_x.htm   (1318 words)

 Pop Culture Gadabout
As for the aliens, the only one to pop up in the premiere is that toothy hospital worker chomper.
Lowe may be a mature man o' music these days, but he still maintains enough pop smarts to keep from descending into his own navel.
At $7.95 a pop, the "Shonen Jump" paperbacks are one of the better manga bargains, though tripling that expense every month is something else again.
oakhaus.blogspot.com   (14339 words)

 Pop Music Charts: The Most Popular Hit Songs and Most Popular Music Of All Time!
Pop Culture Madness' Pop Music lists are designed to show what music "still is".
Pop Culture Madness is happy to present the best, worst and most popular songs of all time.
If you are fan of modern pop (or even some cool classical or old time rock and roll), we just added our reviews section!
www.popculturemadness.com /Music   (2185 words)

 PopCultures.com | Theorists and Critics
"Ideology, Discourse, and Cultural Studies: The Contribution of Michel Pêcheux" - Martin Montgomery & Stuart Allan
Introduction to "Critical Arts: A Journal for Cultural Studies Negotiating Cultural Boundaries: Africa/Asia/Australia" - Ien Ang
A short history of the study of popular literature and culture: John Fiske
www.popcultures.com /theorist.htm   (887 words)

 WhosWho Chicago: The Pop Culture Suicides : CenterstageChicago.com - Chicago City Life in Chicago, Illinois
Closing off the outside world in an effort to cleanse the incessant barrage of a massively over commercialized society while exploring and defining exactly who they are and what place they have in this world.
Flirting with elements of rock opera, orchestral pieces and performance art, The Pop Culture Suicides play by a completely unique and individualistic set of rules, if any at all.
Accepting and presenting nothing less than music as art and approaching each moment as if it were the last, they are loud and thunderous, quiet and introverted, fearless, optimistic and unapologetic all at once.
centerstage.net /music/whoswho/ThePopCultureSuicides.html   (203 words)

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