K-Pop: What Underlies the Global Music Phenomenon Emerging from Asia?

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K-pop appears to have found a successful formula that has produced numerous bands and hit after hit, making it a worldwide sensation. The term “Hallyu”, or the “Korean wave”, refers to the idea that South Korean popular culture has been having a significant impact on society at large. K-pop is relatively new, … Read more

Why was Pulp Fiction such an iconic movie?

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The finest action films of all time came out in the 1990s. Pulp Fiction, directed by Quentin Tarantino in 1994, is unquestionably a masterpiece that stands out from all other action films of this particular age. IMDb has named it the finest action movie of the 1990s. While some may not think … Read more

Why was Wizard of Oz such an iconic movie?

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Judy Garland plays Dorothy Gale, a young child who winds up leaving her home country and entering a strange, enchanted place. She must escape a cruel witch with the help of her dog, Toto, and return to Kansas and her family. Why is the movie still so well-liked now given that it … Read more

Learn About the Cultural Impact of James Dean

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American actor James Byron Dean lived from February 8, 1931, until September 30, 1955. As indicated in the title of his most well-known movie, Rebel Without a Cause (1955), in which he featured as unhappy youngster Jim Stark, he is regarded as a cultural figure of adolescent disillusionment and societal alienation. Cal … Read more

Why was Titanic such an iconic movie?

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One of the most commercially successful films of all time, Titanic is also one of the most beloved films ever produced. The Phantom Menace, the Transformers movies, and Khloe Kardashian are recent examples of how success does not always depend on devoted fandom. Titanic may be unique in cinematic history since it … Read more

Learn About the Cultural Impact of Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio, an actor, and producer is highly renowned for his abilities and versatility in the entertainment industry. Throughout the course of his career, DiCaprio has acted in some of the most well-known films ever made, winning several awards, and receiving high accolades for his performance. However, his cultural impact extends well … Read more

What were some of the crazy fads of the 1950s?

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If you were alive in 1950s America, you surely recall McCarthyism and the Korean War. But there are more exciting things to see on Memory Lane. The fads craze, and pop sensations of the time when supper was served to the entire family every night and having a car with fins might … Read more

What were some of the crazy fads of the 1960s?

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By their very nature, fads are transient. They typically appear out of nowhere, have a collective effect on those who are affected, become almost obsessed with whatever it is, and then, almost in a hive mind-like fashion, simultaneously decide they have had enough and give it up. The never-ending cycle of fads … Read more

Why has Stranger Things Become such a Pop Cultural Phenomenon?

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Stranger Things, the supernatural Netflix thriller which is equal parts phenomenon, algorithm, and loving homage, sits at a peculiar cultural crossroads. It is without a doubt one of the most gripping dramas of recent years, and it has unsurprisingly surpassed Netflix’s two flagship dramas, The Crown, and the sumptuous historical drama House … Read more