Category Archives: Pop 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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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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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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Cultural Progress? It’s All the Same.

Theodor Adorno claims that “What parades as progress in the culture industry, as the incessantly new which it offers up, remains the disguise for an eternal sameness; everywhere the changes mask a skeleton which has changed just as little as … Continue reading

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