pop culture

Modern, popular, and iconic pop culture moments in music. From current events, to trending topics and more.

Janine Addison2 years ago
Diss Foolishness
As I write this my Poshmark notification just stated "Life is too short to hold grudges" so you know I need to write this. 2017 is one of those years that is not sure what to label itself. It reminds ...
Ninfa Bi2 years ago
The Reasons Why The Weeknd is at the Top of His Career
The Weeknd (27), real name Abel Tesfaye, burst into the world of music with his eccentric style, which led him to lead all the charts. He won several awards and is a great inspiration for all artists ...
The Most Fantasy-Friendly Music Genres Out There
If you're like me, you love listening to music that adds dimension to the book you're reading. Fantasy novels, for some reason, seem to get way more mood and dimension if you're listening to the right...
Where Have All the CDs Gone?
Enter any record store (yes, they are still called that) these days and you’ll have the impression that the CD stalls are dwindling, hit by reserving vinyl on one, and DVDs on the other. Or, try takin...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Things You Didn't Know About Being a Rock Star
If you listen to any major interview with a band, they'll be very upfront to say that there are things you didn't know about being a rock star. They may allude to groupies, or to the fact that there's...
Barbara Creed to Bikini Kill: The Poetry of Blood, Sweat, and the Abject in Punk Rock
Originally posted in School of Doodle. “All human societies have a conception of the monstrous-feminine, or what it is about woman that is shocking, terrifying, horrific, abject.” — Barbara Creed in T...
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Allante Akins2 years ago
Why We Need Watch The Throne 2?
Fans of Kanye West and Jay Z have been waiting patiently for the release of Watch the Throne 2. The album was released in 2011, and critically acclaimed by many magazine publications and music lovers....
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Thomas Jenkins2 years ago
A Requiem for Coldplay
Over the past few months, I’ve been exploring old music that I used to listen to, poring over old artists and albums that I found in years past. I firmly believe that the music one listens to in high ...
Why Does Everyone Hate Nickelback?
You ask someone for their favorite band, and you'll get several different answers. You ask someone about their least favorite band, and you'll learn fast that everyone hates Nickelback. Creed may be a...
Skunk Uzeki2 years ago
Things You Don't Know About the Radio Industry
If there's one thing that you learn after hanging out with a lot of music professionals, it's how utterly bizarre, political, and phony working in the industry can be. I've seen it all - diva outburst...
Behind the Lyrics:
We should hold people we admire and love to high standards, especially when, they disappoint us time and time again. Then hopefully, obnoxiousness would be irradiated. Most people’s response and behav...
Annie Kiely2 years ago
Is Lil' Dicky One of the Most Underrated Rappers?
Even if you love a few of his songs, it can be easy to dismiss Lil' Dicky. This white rapper emerged out of no where, and has made no secret that his background is very different from many others who ...
Dr. Williams2 years ago
Moody River
Remember Pat Boone and those white buckskin shoes? The good old days of early rock and roll. Back then the giants of the pop music world were Elvis, Pat Boone, and Ricky Nelson. But if my recollection...
Ben W2 years ago
The Rolling Stones: A Retrospective
For more than 50 years, The Rolling Stones have been the mainstays and stewards of the Rock n’ Roll universe. Founded in 1962, this English band transformed the music world, sold hundreds of millions ...
"Resist, Stand Up, Fight Back"
Like millions of other people across the country, the results of the 2016 Election hit me pretty hard. The thought of a thin-skinned, racist, xenophobic, demagogue being the leader of the free world w...
Things You Should Know Before Your First Rave
Going to your first rave can be a life-changing experience that makes you question everything you know about life. It can help you learn about new music, meet new friends, and even change the way you ...
Obscure Genres of Electronica You Need To Listen To
If you ask me, there aren't many genres of music that can deliver as wide a range of emotion as electronica. In some ways, electronic music is more akin to a modern day symphony. The only differences ...
The Ticket2 years ago
A Modern Day Renaissance Man
Earlier this week I was reading up on the Renaissance for my Western World history class. The era’s prominent characters are now referred to as “Renaissance Men”: A person with many talents or areas o...