Department: Pop Cultural Studies
A list of content in the Pop Cultural Studies department
Movies about vampires and stoners are both extremely popular with a similar demographic. Why not do a monster mash-up? Slackula would be about a teenage vampire on an unlikely psychedelic odyssey.
Carole King and Carol Kaye were two of the most influential women in music history. Put them together in a semi-fictitious comedy/thriller about the 1960s music industry and you’ve got a smash hit on your hands.
Nunchucks are cool but they could be so much cooler.
A version of the Chia Pet/Chia Head featuring the Dude from the film The Big Lebowski. Chia sprouts could be placed on his hair and beard. Conceivably, other types of seeds could be used as well…
Troy Lambert discusses the parallels between Dudeism and Buddhism, contrasting the Dude’s way with the Buddha’s Path
Pavol Kosnáč discusses how new religions might take unlikely forms in a world increasingly dominated by pop culture.
By Akshay Ramprakash In one of the most enduring scenes that ever came out of Hollywood cinema, there lies a rather deep hidden meaning. It becomes painfully obvious once you see through it. And when you do, you will appreciate the script and the context that much more. The scene is from the movie The Big Lebowski and features Jeff Bridge …
Oliver Benjamin’s contribution to a scholarly book about popular culture and religion discusses Dudeism and heuristics.