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Nevermind The Mainstream

Ted Gioia writes about the battle between macroculture and microculture. ChatGPT makes the distinction between the two cultures: In essence, macroculture represents the dominant cultural framework of a society, while microcultures are the distinct subgroups with their own customs and values existing within that broader framework. Gioia believes microculture is

Nevermind The Mainstream
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Issue No. 55

The Legend of Zelda gets an update, Andor Season 2 in jeopardy, Pixies stop the alarm, your pal Justin the Martyr and getting tangled in semantics.

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The Candy Culture Wars

John Paul Brammer wades into the candy culture wars (which are adjacent to the chicken sandwich culture wars and seem to provoke no less depth of feeling, if not many true casualties) on his Substack. No one really asked for the M&Ms to be more relatable or for

The Candy Culture Wars
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Rock and Roll As Youth Culture

I used to have a well-worn VHS cassette of Sonic Youth's tour video, 1991: The Year Punk Broke. It featured a just-experiencing-stardom phase of Nirvana, but that wasn't the reason I watched it over and over. I was more interested in the Sonic Youth and Dinosaur

Rock and Roll As Youth Culture
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Andor Depicts War Amongst The Stars

Andor is the prequel to the most exciting Star Wars movie to come out in the last 30 years.

Andor Depicts War Amongst The Stars
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Culture Wars Come To Middle Earth

In Your Favorite Pop Culture Has Just Gone “Woke.” Now What? by Jason Morehead, the author examines some perceived changes brought to Middle Earth mythology by the new Amazon Prime series Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power. If you've come across any of the common objections to

Culture Wars Come To Middle Earth
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Tatooine Under New Management

The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ has been met with mixed reactions but beyond being a credible addition to the Star Wars universe, it comes with a story worth telling.

Tatooine Under New Management