Research shows that religious people who actively participate in religious gatherings tend to have a more positive experience of Christmas, with expectations largely fulfilled.
The beats are fresh but the performances are second rate and lacking star quality.
As COVID-19 transitions from a pandemic to an endemic, apocalyptic science-fiction and zombie movies contain examples of how to adjust to the new normal.
With Renaissance, Beyoncé is again shaping pop culture, honouring black disco pioneers and Africa’s rise.
People are increasingly identifying less with religious tradition and are looking for meaning and identity in the things they love most.
The real Pennhurst – a hospital name-checked in the latest series of Stranger Things – was a place of segregation and abuse.
Sustainable fashion collaborations show that living an eco-friendly life can be fun - here’s how popular shows can help dismantle consumerism altogether.
The producers are recasting the show as a documentary. The original version would have done more harm than good for the causes being showcased, two scholars argue.
By the end of the 19th century, the Devil had become a figure of myth. Ironically, that helped his image proliferate in popular culture.
Where are they now? It’s half a century since Young Talent Times aired on Australian television. It changed its young stars and audiences.
We know we should exercise more and sit on the couch less … but what if television was actually healthy for you?
From oil disasters in Mauritius to street artists in South Africa, the story of rubbish in the media helps shape popular culture and environmental change.
It’s no surprise the unexplained structures have the internet buzzing. But they haven’t entered the ranks of other great conspiracy material — and history helps explain why they probably won’t.
Crowds, albeit smaller ones, will again watch the AFL and NRL grand finals. Crowds can bring people together but, since the time of the Roman republic, they have also expressed political dissent.
The return of actors like Karate Kid Ralph Macchio and Bill & Ted’s Alex Winter sees them older and wiser. Fewer role revivals remind us of character growth related to womanhood.
We asked almost 1500 Australians about the art they liked and disliked. Then we mapped middlebrow culture. We found plenty to enjoy there.
Fan tourists’ loyalty to specific sites and locations may be a valuable asset in kickstarting UK tourism.
The emergence of female-oriented erotica has been portrayed as a sign of women’s liberation, but research indicates that it reinforces cultural scripts of pornography targeting men.
During a pandemic, what would MacGyver do? He’d cobble together masks and ventilators from the things around him. Now health-care workers are doing the same. But there are risks.
In fiction and popular culture, parasitic characters appear as a metaphor for the threat and spread of disease. But they’ve also played for laughs.