- circus: Ringling Brothers
- culture wars: Baby, It’s Cold Outside
- end of an era: Barns of Illinois Kanfer
- perspective of an incoming freshman:
- pop-up community: burning man
- SNL: Blues Brothers
- superbowl ads: Leaked 2019 Commercials
- superheros: Black Panther
Weird, absurd, awful, bad, crazy, embarrassing, gory, gross, hilarious, unbelievable, ridiculous, scary, shocking, shameful, sickening, wacky, what were you thinking, you gotta be kidding me
- action figures: National Bobblehead Hall of Fame
- canceled: Roseanne Barr
- cease & desist: drunk TED talks
- conventions: ventriloquists
- epic fail: Gucci’s black-face sweater
- festivals: Insect Fear Film Festival
- groups: Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
- pig out: Hogapocalypse
- strange: Gory Details by Erika Engelhaupt
- unexplained: drones
- you gotta be kidding me: Ig Nobel Awards
- alfa romeo: Giulia
- art+sports: Hamilton sings Go Cubs Go!
- Caesar’s Palace : The Who
- data: Pattern Recognition Gibson
- digerati: Nerdists rule.
- entertainer: Bruno Mars
- footware: inkkas
- icons: Kings of Cool
- marijuana beer: CBD IPA
- skate park: Kaos Temple
- activities: The Portlandia Activity Book
- art, design, visual culture: Colossal
- brand: shinola
- cities: Marfa
- collecting: baseball cards
- news: OZY
- travel: atlasobscura
- videos: SoulPancake
Magic and Myth
- animation: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- escape artist: Houdini
- Harry Potter Rowling
- Magic lives in curves, not angles. — cooley
- magical realism:
- santa clause: Polar Express
- sorcery: The Teachings of Don Juan Castaneda
Recipes are like magic spells that bring people together.
What is the American Dream? Has the pandemic delayed if not killed the American Dream?
What is American Culture?
COVID-19, you've caused a fright.
I'm not feeling just right.
First come the sniffles.
Then I got the chills.
Followed by fever.
Head for the hills!