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Ode to a naked plastic woman.

Or why Barbie is a cultural martyr.

I was mowing the grass this past weekend when I came upon the scene of the crime. A mud spattered naked plastic woman, her body prone on the grass, her decapitated head supine. 1,544 more words

Cultural Icons: Prince

The 1970’s was the first decade that saw Glam rock and pop culture explode into normal day routines. Marc Bolan had developed into the decade’s first superstar and David Bowie had redefined the whole era with his breathtaking, 1970s discography that represented a boundless network of underground music, innovative art, film, and literature. 487 more words

Cultural Icons: Elvis Presley

It’s easy to label Presley as one of the founding members of rock n roll, listen to the plethora of rockabilly songs the artist produced and forget about his presence in the meantime. 471 more words

Cultural Icons: Kurt Cobain

As ‘Nevermind’ celebrates its 26th anniversary since its release in September 1991, it is important to recognise what this sophomore record created in it’s wake. Culturally, it decimated the stereotypes and youthful segregation between underground and ‘normal’, and pronounced the end to the baby-boomer era. 528 more words

Chinese Cultural Centre

It is now the year of the rooster the last year of the Calendar.

In the heart of Chinatown Calgary there is a staple that draws many to it, The Cultural Centre. 85 more words

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Artists And Their Passionate Confusions

As a lifelong fan of Leonard Cohen I have been watching the tributes pouring in since his passing a couple of weeks ago. As one who signed on in the sixties as a teenager thrilled with his sombre delivery and poetic language, feeling, as did the celebrated British DJ John Peel, upon playing… 1,243 more words

actress Michèle Morgan

The actress Michèle Morgan, a star of French cinema, died on December 20th 2016, at the age of 96.

According to France Culture Michèle Morgan «  658 more words

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