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

Walt Disney and How He Revolutionized Entertainment and Culture

Walt Disney

Disney, as a company and an empire, has become a staple in American pop culture. Known for its feel-good animated movies, beautiful castle-filled theme parks and memorable characters – the Disney brand had a large contribution to both American and international media. Collectively, Disney had a large influence to the world, and … Read more

The Ways Frank Sinatra Influenced Pop Culture

Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra was one of a kind – an artist that will only come once in a pop music history. His career was full of ups and downs, and his life was both a fairytale and a reality-show real. This is why there has never been (or probably never will be) a … Read more

Steve Jobs: A Pop Culture Icon

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If pop culture were a team sport, Steve Jobs would have played the quarterback. He may not have recorded a song, never directed a film, never made a TV show, and never wrote a book – but he became a pop culture icon in the latter part of the 20th century until … Read more

How Steven Spielberg Impacted Pop Culture

Steven Spielberg

One of the most influential personalities in cinema history, Steven Spielberg is the best-known director in Hollywood, and one of the richest filmmakers in the world. There’s an extraordinary number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed credits to his name, either as a director, producer, or writer. He has helped define popular … Read more

How Oprah Winfrey Changed the World

Oprah Winfrey

For most people under the age of 40, it’s hard to remember a time when there wasn’t Oprah. She’s been a household name and an icon for the last few decades, a beacon of calm beaming out of televisions all over America. Considering her upbringing – a poor, sexually abused black girl … Read more

How Alfred Hitchcock Changed Cinema and Society

Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important and most significant directors in film history. A household name who directed more than 50 films in his career, he was in front of the camera as often as he was behind it – making cameo appearances, starring in Alfred Hitchcock Presents, making himself … Read more