How Plato Anticipated Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" would not have surprised Plato. 
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The Real Meaning Behind Russia’s Eurovision Controversy

The annual Eurovision contest often serves as a stage on which political tensions play out.
The Danish Girl

Cisgender Actors in Transgender Roles: The Theatrical Roots of The Danish Girl

If Eddie Redmayne wins an Oscar for The Danish Girl, he will be the most recent in a string of cisgender actors lauded for portraying a transgender figure.

Reopening The X-Files: Is ESP Possible?

"Here I am again, Scully, up late pursuing this obsession with ESP." "It's a fraud, Mulder."
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The Science Fiction of David Bowie

David Bowie died January 10th, two days after his 69th birthday and the release of his album Blackstar. 
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The Genre-Bending Brilliance of “Meet Me In St. Louis”

Meet me In St. Louis was the first film to blur the lines between a drama and a musical.
Kehinde Wiley

Kehinde Wiley: The Unlikely Star of the Hit Show “Empire”

Delve into the art and culture of Fox’s “Empire” through the monumental portrait paintings of Kehinde Wiley.
George Costanza

Renegade and Folk Hero: The Lasting Appeal of George Costanza

Seinfeld's George Costanza holds a strange place in culture. He's loved, but unlovable. At the heart of that contradiction is his status as folk hero.
Frank Sinatra was arrested when he was 19 years old for the crime of "seduction" in New Jersey.

Frank Sinatra’s Radical Past

On the occaision of Frank Sinatra's centennial, we look into his radical past.
Devo onstage in their trademark bright yellow costumes.

Devo’s Brilliant Use of Irony

The New Wave band Devo mocked the music industry from within.