The Breakfast Club is a celebrated classic, one that recounts a gloomy Saturday in detention shared by “a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal.” These are the exact words the brain himself writes and leaves behind once their fateful Saturday detention comes to a close. In this cherished movie, it’s easy to pay attention to the lip twitches, the screams, and the smirks of...
There's one image few today will fail to recognize: the president's face outlined in red, yellow and blue, "hope" the only word attached. This poster and emoticon has been attached to most of President Obama's first and second campaigns, as well as a large part of his presidency. Campaign posters have not always been so simplistic.
Music festivals stand with the Parthenon, the Great Wall of China and Petra. Putting life on hold to party is ancient history. Few holograms of Tupac or Elvis could be found at the Festival of Dyonisis in ancient Greece, but festival goers were satisfied with rhapsodies blaring Homer, Plato or Empedocles to strummed lyra.
How do we define a musical genre today in a world of technology, musical evolution and overlap? Simple genres of the past – rock, blues, folk, pop and jazz -- are harder to define than ever and increasingly difficult to distinguish from one another.