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Pop culture gains a conservative voice

The world of Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, and degenerate pop culture is dominated, and rightfully so, by the liberal media. But pop culture is important, and Acculturated, a digital magazine of a “refreshingly conservative/traditionalist inclination” is on the scene to explore “how virtues play themselves out in works of popular culture.”

A statement from Acculturated:

Pop culture is our immanent reality.  It is the culture. In today’s media-saturated world, pop culture has more direct social influence on a person’s life than anything else. Its very exuberance is the one experience that no one escapes.  “I challenge anyone to tell me who won the Nobel Peace Prize the last five years.  But someone like Kim Kardashian will be remembered,” says a Hollywood agent. Our values are cobbled together from the television shows, magazines, movies, and songs that dazzle and entertain us day after day. That’s a good thing and a bad thing.

Pop culture is the realm where human stories unfold and reach a mass audience.  Those stories are packed with evocative and emotional messages that audiences respond to.  Some of the messages are better than others.

Acculturated is interested in how such virtues—like creativity, beauty heroism, responsibility, joy, and generosity, to name a few—play themselves out in the popular culture.  Acculturated examines pop culture and asks why?  Why does pop culture resonate with so many people, and what does that say about the world we live in and the kinds of lives we are living?  At Acculturated, we look through the looking glass to see what pop culture reflects about us.

Read more from Acculturated at acculturated.com.

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