According to Wikipedia, popular culture is the entirety of ideas, perspectives, attitudes, memes, images, and other phenomena that are within the mainstream of a given culture, especially Western culture of the early to mid 20th century and the emerging global mainstream of the late 20th and early 21st century.
In short, pop culture is the study of popular ideas and culture. It may be influenced by media, opinion, and even family and friends. Our pop culture is constantly changing. We swing from being bobbysoxers screaming at Sinatra because of a harmonious singing voice to being obsessed with the Kardashians for no reason.
Today I’m introducing “Sara’s Pop Op.” My name is Sara Lien and I am the owner of Lien Public Relations.
I work with the media to tell stories. I have a history in journalism and law. However, since childhood I have loved film, books, celebrity, and media in general. I confess. I wake up in the morning, grab my iPhone and check TMZ and USA Today. I enjoy stories about Halle Berry’s pregnancy and the latest movie reviews.
With my new blog I want to not just report these stories, but discuss these stories. I am a journalist at heart and love to talk about people. What makes them fascinating and why are we interested in some stories and not others.
For example, I want to talk about the latest baby bump but also why we are obsessed with pregnant celebrities. I want to start a conversation about popular culture.
I plan to write two times per week about what is hot, what is not, and my opinions about those stories. I could be about beauty, fashion, media, film, books or even hidden great date ideas and restaurant reviews.
Feel free to write to me and tell me your stories, ideas, and why you think everyone is obsessed with Pop Culture.
I’ll share my Pop Op, if you share yours!
Let’s get started.
April 11, 2013