Iggy Azalea and hip hop appropriation

In the 1970s, the music genre hip hop emerged as a creative outlet and response to violence, poverty, racism and social neglect of minorities. Social justice and community were highly valued and helped to bring attention to the discrimination and struggles of the oppressed lower class. This led to hip hop becoming embedded in black culture, with […]

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Zombies in Hallyuwood

Train to Busan is a South Korean action-horror film released in 2016. The plot follows fund manager Seok-Woo (Gong Yoo) as he takes his daughter Soo-an (Su-an Kim) by train to visit her mother (and his ex-wife) who lives in Busan. But a zombie epidemic breaks out as they’re leaving Seoul, forcing the passengers to […]

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The Success of “The Office”

What makes a television show successful? Can changing certain aspects of the show make it more accessible on a global scale? This question was answered when in 2005 an American adaption of the BBC series, The Office, was first aired on American television. The Office U.S. followed a very similar synopsis to that of the […]

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