Culture


The Power of Brands

Time Inc.’s ability to create a multitude of iconic media brands is what gave it the leverage to reject a $1.8 billion buyout bid.


The Icelandic Flex

The tale of Grettir the Strong remains one of the most widely known stories in the arctic nation, yet children no longer need to aspire to be as strong as a character from a 14th century saga.


Bill O’Reilly, The Daily Show, and Cultural Sensitivity in Comedy

Creating a comedy segment with the framework of “white/Christian person talks to members of a minority group to learn more about their culture” is not flat-out impossible, nor is it doomed to be offensive and unfunny.


Modern Is the New Normal

Modern Family is doing the same for gay rights. It has generated a dialogue and projected a message that LGBTQ+ individuals can be as loving parents, as happy, and as human as heterosexuals.


Snowden and the Cinema of Surveillance

What can the dramatization of this well-documented series of events contribute to our understanding of the political issues involved?


Judging a Book by its Cover

Dissecting the popularity of “beach reads”