Culture

Marketing madness

The commercial for Little Baby’s Ice Cream shown here is a prime example of reverse marketing, the perfect combination of freaky and fascinating. Think back:...
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The top five French fries

French fries. A staple American food made of staple American ingredients: carbohydrates and oil. These slender, streamlined, savory, simple, salty, symbolic slices of starch embody the essence of what America stands for: branding, media, obesity, lu...
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Five Fringe Music Genres

THE INTERNET’S EXPLOSION IN THE 90s BROUGHT US A HOST OF NEW MEDIA THROUGH WHICH TO UNIFY, AND WITH THE WORLD CLOSE AT OUR FINGERTIPS WE DELVED INTO THE ENDLESS...

Looking Back: Summer Concerts

The entrance to the Shoreline Amphitheater overflows with thousands of teenage girls wearing tutus, neon bras, and not much else. Loud, thumping bass can be he...
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The grand new right: a conservative resurgence

A CONSERVATIVE RESURGENCE? Culturally, the popularity of Lana Del Rey and country music seems to be evidence of a resurgence of conservative ideals. However, only 12 percent of Paly respondents included in a September Verde poll say they would vote...