When you hear about great people who died young or before their time it’s usually either rock stars or actors, to the point where you might wrongly assume that the only significant people who died young belonged exclusively to those categories. The infamous 27 Club, for example, refers to all the popular musicians who died at age twenty-seven, with Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, and Kurt Cobain being some of the most notable “members” of the club.
But deeper research into the annals of those who died young, however, will convince you that there have been many important historical figures—with more lasting influence and longer legacies than any contemporary musician and actor of our times—who died either way before their time or simply before they managed to see the fruits of their labors….READ MORE
Have you ever wondered why so many adults all over the world find Japanese anime so fascinating and enjoyable? There are a number of possible answers: some might find the vivid colors intense; others may learn new things about Japanese culture; while still others might enjoy exercising their imagination and exploring meaningful concepts found in the anime. In the world of anime, nothing is impossible, and if you’re willing to try hard to achieve your goals, you will eventually make it. Unlike American cartoons, pretty often (if not always) the best anime has lots of depth, and there’s always a deeper meaning you can discover….READ MORE
Doctor Who has been a British sci-fi TV series produced by the BBC since 1963 that has managed to become part of the pop culture of various countries across the globe. It appeals to a wide range of people, including those from different age groups, races, nationalities, and socioeconomic classes. It is also one of the longest-running TV shows in history. What has made Doctor Who such a huge success—despite periods of disastrous TV ratings—remains a mystery.
According to Paddy O’Donnell, professor of psychology at the University of Glasgow, the reason science fiction in general works is that it explores psychological and societal themes but in a fantasy world where you can explore them in ways that are more difficult to do in real life….READ MORE
It wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that celebrities seem to have it all in life: power, fame, influence, and wealth. Most of us often look up to them and dream about becoming like them. Many celebrities have become role models thanks to their impact and influential lifestyle, while others have paved the way for thousands of people out there who want to follow in their footsteps to success and make it big one day. However, in many cases, some celebrities seem to lose control and with it their sanity as well…..READ MORE
Countless people are utterly terrified by them. They exist in every tradition, having come down from oral to written folklore and mythology. They are a major part of various cultures and religions around the globe from the infancy of human civilization. Demons, and other scary creatures, are as ancient as humans (according to numerous skeptics, humans invented them just as they invented God), and they have always been synonymous with evil, death, divine punishment, terror, and the supernatural, which is why people are so afraid of them. But why are demons so terrifying and scary for so many people? Where do they come from? And most importantly—what are their intentions and why do they exist? Put another way, what is the purpose behind their existence….READ MORE
Bruce Lee is without a doubt one of the most influential figures in pop culture, and his posters have decorated (and continue to decorate) millions of bedroom walls around the world. If anyone could properly represent the term “global icon,” that would definitely be Bruce Lee. But who was he really, and why is he so famous and beloved to this day? Bruce Lee was an exceptional martial artist, actor, and filmmaker known for classic action flicks like Fists of Fury, The Big Boss, and Enter the Dragon….READ MORE
Nowadays, the latest generation of kids knows MTV as the undisputed champion of reality shows and one of the most popular channels through which one can “enjoy” cheap television, but the older generations can’t help but reminisce about the original purpose of MTV, which was to be “music television” for young adults, playing music videos twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, introduced by on-air personalities known as VJs. Some of you might even remember the original—and legendary, allow me to say—tagline of the channel, “You’ll never look at music the same way again.”
The cultural impact and influence on those who were growing up in the late twentieth century reached such an incredible peak to the point where the media would often call them the MTV Generation….READ MORE