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Culturology

Culturology


[Culturology] Buying Kitsch like Sheep to the Rhythm of a War Drum: A Call to Arms

[Culturology] Buying Kitsch like Sheep to the Rhythm of a War Drum: A Call to Arms

True originality may be a thing of the past but that doesn t mean that we should saturate our lives with imitation.   Read More ▶

[Culturology] Trading Pleasure for Guilt: The Senselessness of Pop Culture Insecurity

[Culturology] Trading Pleasure for Guilt: The Senselessness of Pop Culture Insecurity

Although I'm certainly prone to referring to an embarrassing interest as a guilty pleasure, the stupidity of such a concept deserves further examination.   Read More ▶

[Culturology] Vampire Weekend Sink Their Teeth on Modern Vampires of the City

[Culturology] Vampire Weekend Sink Their Teeth on Modern Vampires of the City

Brooklyn's finest return with the clear frontrunner for best album of 2013.   Read More ▶


[Culturology] The Allen Iverson Ethos, the Notorious New Jersey Track Suit, and the Condition of Sport

[Culturology] The Allen Iverson Ethos, the Notorious New Jersey Track Suit, and the Condition of Sport

The Iverson attitude is having a trickle down effect leading people to believe that participating in extracurricular activities is a right when it 's really…   Read More ▶

[Culturology] Life Sucks: Get a Helmet, Behave Yourself, Make Millions

[Culturology] Life Sucks: Get a Helmet, Behave Yourself, Make Millions

Why is it that athletes seem totally incapable of separating their personal lives from their professional ones, or even behaving themselves at all?   Read More ▶

[Culturology] Language as Essence: Man, Mind, and Meaning

[Culturology] Language as Essence: Man, Mind, and Meaning

To categorize is to negate yet this is the favorite pastime of mankind. Create. Categorize. Destroy. Repeat until we are simultaneously decimated by hyperbole and…   Read More ▶


[Culturology] Album Art: There's No Shelf-Life on First Impressions

[Culturology] Album Art: There's No Shelf-Life on First Impressions

Music is obviously the most important artistic achievement for any set of musicians, but the visual representation of the thematic elements of an album go…   Read More ▶

[Culturology] The Purge: Primal Vitality, Homicidal Catharsis, or Both?

[Culturology] The Purge: Primal Vitality, Homicidal Catharsis, or Both?

A new film is asking whether or not violence is a necessary part of our humanity. If so how can we channel this desire without…   Read More ▶

[Culturology] Tragically Hip: How MTV Dismantled the Video Star

[Culturology] Tragically Hip: How MTV Dismantled the Video Star

Somewhere along the way MTV shifted their position from merely a medium for a new artistic expression to the authority on youth culture chic.   Read More ▶


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