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Who Gets To Decide What’s ‘For The Culture’? Insecure‘s Amanda Seales Weighs In

Who Gets To Decide What’s ‘For The Culture’? Insecure‘s Amanda Seales Weighs In

And, of course, no one understands that kind of pressure better than a public figure. Amanda Seales, comedian and actress who stars in Insecure, and co-hosts The Real, joins the conversation to drop some gems about why cancel culture exists, how she deals with and confronts trolls (“Security of self is really the key to…
Pop culture that makes bad days better

Pop culture that makes bad days better

Life is beautiful, and sometimes beauty is pain. A long day at work or school; the weeks following a breakup; T-minus five days until rent is due; the seemingly endless stream of horrifying news ... we could go on and on listing the inevitabilities that stress or depress us. And these moments all suck, but…
Culture in the 2010s was obsessed with finding community — and building walls

Culture in the 2010s was obsessed with finding community — and building walls

Warning: Spoilers for the film Midsommar, the video game Night in the Woods, the book Pleasantville, the third season of Twin Peaks, and the musical Hadestown follow. It’s when Dani discovers she can speak the language that she realizes she’s home. Dani is the protagonist of the 2019 folk horror film Midsommar. She’s left the…
There is no culture war peace treaty

There is no culture war peace treaty

Liberals frequently wonder how evangelicals and other conservative Christians can possibly justify supporting President Donald Trump, given his flagrant personal immorality and dangerously unfit temperament. Why can’t they get over their culture war, the argument goes, and vote for a Democrat to save the republic? In a provocative piece in National Review published Wednesday, Michael…
It’s a lifestyle. It’s a culture. It’s keto. 

It’s a lifestyle. It’s a culture. It’s keto. 

It’s Thanksgiving time. A lot of Americans are thinking about food. But a lot of them are also thinking about a diet — a diet that is much more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle. It’s a culture. It’s keto. Ketosis is this Holy Grail fat-burning state that people on the ketogenic diet quest after,…
The post-Christian culture wars

The post-Christian culture wars

Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the Supreme Court. They have 27 governorships and governing trifectas in 21 states. But many conservatives — particularly Christian conservatives — believe they’re being routed in the war that matters most: the post-Christian culture war. They see a diverse, secular left winning the future and preparing to…
How this chair became a pop culture icon

How this chair became a pop culture icon

The golden age of album cover design doesn’t have a specific start and end date, but many regard the late 1960s to 1970s as one of the field’s most exciting times. From the psychedelic rock covers of the ’60s to the glistening airbrush covers of the ’70s, the era was a kaleidoscope of colors worthy…
Two Years After #MeToo, Rape Culture Is Alive & Well

Two Years After #MeToo, Rape Culture Is Alive & Well

In the two years since, many people have come forward to share their stories of sexual assault — but few of the accused perpetrators have served jail time. Even though people may be discussing rape more openly and sensitively now than they did two years ago, the fact still remains that, according to RAINN, for…
How Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut became a culture war

How Sean Spicer’s Dancing With the Stars debut became a culture war

Sean Spicer, clad in a puffy, gleaming, highlighter-yellow shirt, pounded on bongo drums and wiggled on Dancing With the Stars’ stage for just under a minute on Monday night, in the most anticipated moment of the show’s season 28 premiere. The former White House press secretary under Donald Trump spent his 58-second Dancing With the…
How the Manson family became a pop culture trope

How the Manson family became a pop culture trope

The murders that the Manson family committed in August 1969 claimed seven lives over two nights, and they struck dread into the hearts of people all over Los Angeles. It took months for the police to crack the case — which came to be known as the Tate-LaBianca murders, named after three of the victims,…

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