Since its inception in 2007, Tumblr has served as a countercultural hub.
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Despite a mass exodus of users in 2018, Tumblr continues to be a place that fosters fandom and subcultures. Now, Gen Zers searching for a dose of early-2010s internet nostalgia are signing up.
Australian pulp fiction: these works can be read as a symptom, laying bare the unspoken fears, desires, dreams and nightmares of the time.
Mid-20th century pulp fiction was trashy, tasteless, exploitative and lurid. There’s a lot there to love. You might read pulp as a cultural Freudian slip, loony bulletins from the collective Id.
Florida gun owners marching with loaded firearms
Here’s a challenge for gun control proponents: Watch 100 videos made by gun owners and gun rights advocates. One scholar watched these videos over five years and something surprising happened to her.
An intricate crop circle spans a diameter of more than 45 metres in a barley field close to Barbury Castle near Wroughton, England, about 130 kilometres west of London, in 2008. The circle is noteworthy for its complexity, representing the first 10 digits of the mathematical constant pi, or 3.141592654.
Crop circles are global phenomena gaining attention as paranormal culture becomes mainstream, along with a hybrid approach that emulates scientific investigation.
In the mid-1990s, body modification enthusiasts – a long-ostracized subculture – created an online community that incorporated blogs, dating and wikis.
Even though Facebook claims to be a global community, its rise has come at the expense of online subcultures for marginalized people, from body modification enthusiasts to drag queens.
Musubizm at J Pop Summit; a masterclass in cute.
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From Hello Kitty and ‘Lolita’ fashion to Pokemon Go, millions of adults are seeking an endless childhood.
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Subculture is on the decline, according to many pundits. But a trip to Whitby on certain weekends would demonstrate otherwise.
On the same day that London’s legendary Fabric closed permanently, Berlin’s infamous techno club Berghain was granted a tax break.
Style on street.
As models hit the catwalk for London Fashion Week, how do these trends actually relate people on the streets?
Fans cheer on the heavy metal band Motörhead.
Parents and politicians once feared heavy metal music would inspire devil worship, reckless sex and rampant drug use. A new study investigates what became of young metal fans.
Before you ask, they probably haven’t seen Twilight.
Real life blood suckers live among us but they don’t want you to know about it.
Security agencies seeking to understand the radicalisation of young men such as Jake Bilardi might find answers in popular culture.
Western governments not only misread Islamic State, they have a very limited understanding of the Internet and its role within the private spaces, bedrooms and imaginaries of teenagers.
Tattoos, bow tie, sunglasses = Hipster.
Hipsters are so mainstream now that they’re the subject of mathematical papers. Jonathan Touboul, a mathematical neuroscientist from the Collège de France, claims to have answered one of the great mysteries…