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Dressgate, What Color is this Dress, and ... Derrida?

To hop on the now international bandwagon of #thedress – which even Dunkin Donuts is capitalizing on – I am going to go ahead and say it is blue and black,  798 more words

Blue And Black

Cultural Diary Week 3: The Frankfurt School and the Music Industry

For this week’s cultural diary, we were asked to conduct a Frankfurt School-informed critique of a cultural industry of our choice. I have decided to look at the music industry, as I feel it is the easiest industry to see the extent to which a Frankfurt School style analysis can still be used in relation to contemporary culture. 406 more words

Media Culture

Media Culture Week 3: Subcultures

This week, we had two set readings looking specifically at subcultural research. These were Subculture: The Meaning of Style by Dick Hebdige and The Young Audience… 572 more words

Media Culture

Cultural Diary Week 2: The Stand and Let it Go

Our criteria for this week’s cultural diary entry was to base our text choices on last week’s theorists and their viewpoints.

For our first text, we were asked to pick a cultural product that can be defined as ‘sweetness and light’ (that is to say, the best that is thought or said as defined by Arnold (1869)). 622 more words

Media Culture

Media Culture Week 2: The Culture Industry

This week, our set reading was from The Dialetic of Enlightenment by Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer, specifically the chapter The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception… 597 more words

Media Culture

Libya

So, the stories of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt, being beheaded broke. It sent shock waves through the world. Not ones that cause for outrageous outrage and shit-sandwich think-pieces, but the kind that of makes everyone be quite. 263 more words

It Matters To Someone

Firmness, Is It Manly?

Today an article broke, via The Columbia Tribune. In it, it questions Representative Mike Moon’s meaning on a statement made about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), now on public record. 250 more words

Different Perspective