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Popular culture sums up the experiences of individuals and communities across the globe and can be a powerful force for social change.

Our blogs are written by experts whose research covers cultural fields including film, theatre, television, animation, print media, comics, fashion, design, music and video games.

34 posts found

Canada could have its own Fyre Festival fiasco if it doesn’t amp up event regulations The last few decades have reminded us just how deadly events can be when proper risk management measures are not in place.

23 August 2022 4 min read

Sean Spence writes in The Conversation on how people assume event organizers have their best interests at heart, but just like many businesses, organizers often operate on a tight budget and sometimes corners get cut creating disastrous results.

Festival - Photo by Hanny Naibaho on Unsplash

The Sandman: how representations of dreams and nightmares have changed over time The Sandman is a folkloric being who helps us drift off to the land of nod where he controls whether we have nightmares or dreams.

12 August 2022 Dr Karl Bell 5 min read

Karl Bell writes in The Conversation on the mythical character The Sandman and is European folklore who puts people to sleep and encourages and inspires beautiful dreams by sprinkling magical sand onto their eyes.

Dreaming - Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash