Category Archives: Culture

Special is What You Make It

Allison share’s the difference her father made in her life and one of her secrets to contentedness. Continue reading

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The Return of the Blog

After a lengthy hiatus, I have decided to again blog.  Since my last post, I have worked in professional environments for two years, have married my kind, loving, sweet, gentle husband who is the love of my life, and have … Continue reading

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A Critique of “Dora the Explorer” and Popular Culture

Television shows have become very unintellectual in recent days, especially children’s shows.  When I was growing up, shows like “Sesame Street,” “Winnie the Pooh,” “Full House,” and “Growing Pains” were screened.  These shows demonstrated good morals and values such as … Continue reading

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Sounding the Call

Kamau Brathwaite, an author from the mid-20th century, is notable for his contributions in poetry. He is a forerunner in using Creole as a viable language and relates much of his poetry to travels, exiles, and returns. He has written … Continue reading

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Men’s Product Commercial Empowers Women

The Old Spice commercial “The Man Your Man Could Smell Like” is selling Old Spice body wash.  It begins and ends with the actor, Isaiah Mustafa, holding the body wash in his hand.  The entire commercial is geared toward getting … Continue reading

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When the Wild West Meets Extra-Terrestrials

            In the film Cowboys and Aliens (2011), two genres collide explosively, literally.  The Wild West meets extra-terrestrials.  The film was directed by Jon Favreau and produced by Steven Spielberg, Brian Grazer, and Ron Howard (“Cowboys and Aliens (2011)”).  The … Continue reading

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Discriminating and Popularizing

The term “popular culture” faces much criticism, with many viewpoints being at odds with one another.  The main questions have been what is popular culture, and is it truly popular and culture, or is it simply mass-produced brainwashing?  Popular culture … Continue reading

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