Tag: pop culture

Leigh Kamping-Carder: An Artist’s Tribute to Photography’s Masters Goes Viral

June 2016

The unexpected hubbub surrounding Sandro Miller's homage to classic photographs.

The Pretensions of Pop

April 2016

A look at the secret, defining force in a field largely comprised of autodidacts and bedroom enthusiasts

Jonathan Weisman: A Britain Beyond Costume

December 2015

Boundaries of Nations: The UK isn't like Downton Abbey anymore.

Jessica Machado: Falling Behind the Kardashians

September 2014

American Empires: In defense of Rob Kardashian, and turning your back on the family business.

Chen Hooft van Huysduynen: Gender on the Road

August 2013

A look at the carefree travel guys and the lost-and-lonely journeywomen who populate the road-movie genre.

Tom Engelhardt: Teenagers in Space

August 2013

Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Rambo, Red Dawn, and how a tale of American triumphalism was returned to the child’s world.

Tom Engelhardt: The Secret History of G.I. Joe

August 2013

Barbie, Joe, Darth Vader, and warmaking in children’s culture.

Andrew Ridker: Profane Fruit – On Kanye, Yeezus, and the Sanctity of Sound

July 2013

An irreverent sample of “Strange Fruit” would signify a takedown of not only a great American jazz standard, but of a crucial civil rights work as well. You can probably tell what’s coming next.

Sasha Houston Brown: Nothing Says Native American Like White Stars in Headdresses

December 2012

How American Indian identity is reflected in pop culture.

Leah Carroll: Why Does Ke$ha Exist?

November 2012

She may be the perfect pop-culture koan.

Abhimanyu Das: Bat-Mythos

July 2012

Superhero ideology, Batman, and the Aurora shootings