Fantasy fiction has intrigued the human imagination for ages. However, within the genre, masked in character arcs and allegory, there are numerous parallels to religion and folklore. These parallels have not gone unnoticed, and to this day, religious ideas in fantasy works continue to stir up debate.
The Mafia, with its heavy cultural influence, has inspired some of the best books, movies and TV shows in American Media. Despite the negative presence in society, its tales attract audiences to this very day. Read on to see their cultural, literary, and cinematic impact on the world.
In this first edition of Misunderstood Masterpieces, we aim to show you why there is no musical opinion mightier than your own. When Metallica released their self-titled album, its departure from their core sound generated extremely mixed reactions. Much of their core fan base swore off their music altogether. Read on to see what they missed out on by doing so.
Horror movies first broke into the film scene well over a hundred years ago. However, it was not until the 1970s that they began to draw a massive number of fans with the rise of midnight movie screenings and cinema revival houses. In this article, we explore the emergence of horror fandoms.
Films have always been a powerful medium of expression, with its reach that often being used to promote political agendas and ideals. The Triumph of the Will was the first propaganda film of its magnitude, with imagery particularly designed to increase the clout of the Nazi empire—despite the party being in shambles at the time, The Triumph of the Will presented the Nazis in a position of extreme might and power.
In 2011, the Lady Blunt violin was sold for a record sum of 15.9 million dollars. The instrument owes this high valuation to its maker, Antonio Stradivari. whose violins command hefty price tags courtesy their distinguished sound that is yet to be fully understood.
What makes the self-proclaimed ‘God’s favourite band’ so different from every other punk-rock band ever? From sleeping on couches and floors to reviving a genre, inspiring a generation of fans and all the while redefining themselves through their music; Green Day has gone from being an overnight phenomenon to being synonymous with rock and roll.
The rise in popularity of Young Adult fiction novels and series has been influencing the film industry for many years. While some adaptations of books and their sequels have seen box-office success, others have not been quite as favoured. This article explores the reasons behind the failure of these franchises giving way to the success of others.
Hip-hop is about translating real-life scenarios into music and is just like any other expression of creativity. However, since its inception, there has been a social stigma attached to the genre. In this article, we challenge that misconception.
If heartfelt lyrics coupled with a slow piano ballad is your idea of a good song, then The Fray might just become your favourite band. Here’s a look at their debut, considered by many to be as fine an entry as possible.