Audrey Hepburn and Her Pop Culture Influence

Audrey Hepburn

In an era of big, blonde broads (and Elizabeth Taylor, the skinny Audrey Hepburn stood out with her diminutive elegance. She’s the third-greatest female screen legend from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Best remembered for her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Hepburn has become recognized as both a film and a … Read more

Hugh Hefner: An American Cultural Icon

”Hugh Hefner”

Hugh Hefner, the maverick founder of Playboy Magazine, truly changed society as we know it. However, how he is to be viewed is a matter of debate. During his demise in 2017, an outpouring of grief was brought by the public. Many were sad at his passing, but some were angry because … Read more

Eddie Murphy and His Influence on Pop Culture

”Eddie Murphy”

Eddie Murphy is one of the most famous comedians in Hollywood today. For people born from 2000 and on, Eddie Murphy might be seen as the goofy guy who makes family films. To those who were kids during the 2000s, you might have heard him star in animated films as Donkey from … Read more

How Stanley Kubrick Made a Huge Impact to Pop Culture

Stanley Kubrick’s self-portrait in 1949

Mention the name Stanley Kubrick, and people will get a favorite movie, character, scene, or line of dialogue in mind. His appeal as a filmmaker is felt by film nerds, artists, casual movie watchers, designers, photographers, students, and more. He is frequently cited as one of the greatest filmmakers in cinematic history. … Read more

Ray Charles and His Influence on Pop Culture

Ray Charles performing live

A legendary artist and musician of the ‘50s, Ray Charles is often credited with pioneering the soul music genre. Often called the “Father of Soul,” he combined jazz, blues, and gospel to create groundbreaking hits like “Unchain my Heart,” “Georgia on my Mind,” and “Hit the Road Jack.”  Charles was blinded as … Read more

How Bruce Lee Became a Pop Culture Legend

Bruce Lee

Lee Jun-fan, commonly known as Bruce Lee, is a martial arts megastar. He is often credited for changing the perception of Chinese culture and Asians in the western world. According to critics, commentators, media and martial artists, Bruce Lee is the most influential martial artist of all time. He’s the 20th century … Read more

The Impact of Britney Spears on Pop Culture

Britney Spears

Known as the “Princess of Pop,” Britney Spears has been a force bigger than life. If you’re a millennial, you most probably grew up with her hits blasting on your speakers at home. You’ve seen her name and face in almost every magazine and newspaper you held. And you’ve probably sang along … Read more

Harry Houdini and his Pop Culture Influence

Harry Houdini

Ask people to name one magician and most probably they will say, “Harry Houdini.” He’s a popular escape artist, illusionist, and stunt performer most famous for his escape acts. And he’s often most quoted and imitated by magicians that lived after him, until today. Houdini first attracted attention through vaudeville in the … Read more

Bruce Springsteen and His Pop Cultural Influence

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is the archetypal rock star of the ‘70s and ’80s. He’s an arena rock performer and a well-regarded singer-songwriter. His best-known songs usually talk about his working-class roots in New Jersey. His breakout record, Born to Run, united arena rock with relatable, human-sized tales of working-class America. With dozens of … Read more

Beyoncé: An Unrelenting Force in Pop Culture

Beyoncé performing on stage

There are few musical forces in the world as influential, as widespread, and as unrelenting as Beyoncé. Her career is full of simultaneous Billboard hits, Grammy nominations and MTV Video Music Awards. She is often lauded as one of the most significant cultural figures of her generation because of her music, image, … Read more