How Japan's superfans taught the world to love pop culture

Jun 17, 2020
Author Matt Alt describes how Japan's pop culture, and its superfans, shaped sensibilities the world over.
A shop in New York celebrates Hello Kitty's 45th birthday in 2019. Japanese pop culture is known far and wide.
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"Who? Weekly" hosts take the Marketplace Quiz

Mar 24, 2017
They spill on everything you need to know about the celebrities you don't.
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Thomas Dolby on bringing pop sensibilities to Silicon Valley

Oct 6, 2016
Thomas Dolby talks about starting a tech company after retiring from his popstar career.
Thomas Dolby. 
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TV Guide Network creates a POP

Sep 18, 2014
The TV Guide Network is breaking away from the magazine of the same name and rebranding itself as “POP.” The new network is set to launch early next year. Their new demographic?  An 18 to 54 year old age range who are, “socially engaged and connected and who have a thirst for pop culture,” according to […]

When the financial crisis met pop culture

Sep 12, 2013
How the bad banks, home foreclosures and layoffs of the financial crisis found their way into pop culture.

The mindset of incoming college freshman, born in '95

Aug 21, 2013
Incoming college freshmen were born in 1995, so don't date yourself by making stale pop culture references.

Did pop culture embrace Occupy Wall Street?

Sep 14, 2012
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, a question: What sort of mark did Occupy make on pop culture?

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