American Culture Blog Posts

Strange English I can’t Understand

Living in Japan, you’re basically trapped in a tiny spaceship, peering down through clouds and picking up intermittent snippets of news floating skyward from earth. I first heard “Poker Face” in a smoky Shinjuku karaoke bar, when so...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Nov 28, 2016

Let Us Prey

I grew up with horror films. Not that my mother encouraged or approved this behavior, but I was a kid with a lot of phobias. With no father around to protect us from what dangers might lurk out there, I … Continue reading →...

Devil’s Workshop

Some of us prefer taking our monsters neat. With Old Scratch, however, we have a slippery, protean beast. This is amply demonstrated in W. Scott Poole’s Satan in America: The Devil We Know. Not only the Devil, but vampires, demons, … Continue...

Japan Versus America – Who Wins?

Every year, I like to play a little game called “Could I Ever Live in America Again?” That’s where I board a plane in Tokyo, have about ten tiny in-flight wines, watch every movie ever made, then get off in sunny California and ask myself, “W...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Sep 16, 2014

The Impact of Paganism on the American Culture, Past, Present, and Future

The Impact of Paganism on the American Culture, Past, Present, and Future Author: Under A Pagan Moon  Paganism has played, and will continue to play, a positive, and growing role in the American culture. There are many misconceptions about Paganism,...
by Witches Of The Craft on Sep 12, 2014

religious conservatives are the new minority, but they are not victims

by Gene Robinson   From what I read and hear, conservative evangelical Christians are feeling victimized by developments in American culture and in the ways they are being treated under new anti-discrimination laws. In ever greater numbers, they...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Mar 30, 2014

When The Old Ways Matter - Comanche Forever coming November 3 from Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy

From the desk of Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy…… If you’ve ever listened to the drums during a powwow or other Native American gathering, if your spirit ever resonated to tribal songs, then maybe you have experienced a sense of the old ways. ...
by thepopculturedivas on Oct 26, 2013

Introducing the North Carolina Culture And History

Explore the rich cultural heritage and history of North CarolinaNorth Carolina’s natural wonders are as diverse as the ones from any other state in the nation. In the warm, sandy beaches lining the Atlantic to the seemingly endless forests that...
by Culturextourism on May 16, 2013

Cast Paper Sculptures Celebrate Native American Culture

Husband and wife team Patty and Allen Eckman share a passion for art and design. Since 1988, the duo have perfected the process of cast paper sculpture, in which they create intricate three-dimensional casts. Based in South Dakota, Patty and Allen sa...
by KOPASEVIPH on Mar 30, 2013

“the war on words”

by Philip Pullman   I start from the position that theocracy is one of the least desirable of all forms of political organisation, and that democracy is a good deal better. But the real division is not between those states that are secular, an...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Mar 3, 2013

A widow finds a passionate love, while renting a cabin in the Colorado Rockies

Friday's Revolving Book is the contemporary romance THE RUNAWAY by AUGUSTA WRIGHT. NEW RELEASE! ONLY $1.99 ON AMAZON KINDLE! AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/bly53dt SYNOPSIS: Linzie Russell raised her daughters with love, and was a devoted wife to...
by thepopculturedivas on Jan 18, 2013

why are more young people moving away from religion?

by NPR staff   One-fifth of Americans are religiously unaffiliated — higher than at any time in recent U.S. history — and those younger than 30 especially seem to be drifting from organized religion. A third of young Americans say they don&#...
by The Anglo-Sinkie Scribbles on Jan 18, 2013

Weird Or Just Different?

My sweet blogger friend, Kathy Combs, of The Giggling Trucker’s Wife chose this prompt for BlogFEST 2012 today: Your Favourite Halloween Memory. How do I respond to this when Halloween is something totally alien to India?  It’s only in r...
by Everyday Gyaan on Oct 29, 2012

One Startling Trip to America

There’s only one word to describe my recent vacation to the U.S.:  Oh . . . my . . . God.  Ohmygod. I went back for two weeks, or as we say in Japan, a fortnight.  That’s a long time when every waking moment is filled with The Horror.  By whi...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 21, 2012

My Startling Trip to America

There’s only one word to describe my recent vacation to the U.S.:  Oh . . . my . . . God. I went back for two weeks, or as we say in Japan, a fortnight.  That’s a long time when  every waking moment is filled with The Horror.  By which I mean...
by Japanese Rule of 7 on Aug 21, 2012

Learn About Native American Museums - Native American museums have long held a location in the backroom of museums in American culture.

Native American museums have long held a location in the backroom of museums in American culture. Native American museums have long held a location in the backroom of museums in American culture. While there are lots of of them, and are all varied in...
by Spirittourism on May 2, 2012

Celluloid Myth

I watched the Joseph Campbell interview again this weekend,Managed so well by Bill MoyersSo many years ago now.He said that - true even in the late 1980s -Americans had lost their sense of myth. Everything was so, wellLiteral.Fundamental.Absolute.The...
by Expat From Hell on Mar 5, 2012

Out Shat

Don't you just love it when the underdog gets a win?When seemingly all is lost, foreverThe odds are stacked against themEveryone thinks the game is over, and suddenlyAn unsuspected blow is struckFor the little guy.I was driving through the Texas Panh...
by Expat From Hell on Feb 6, 2012

Land of Forgotten Consonants

I was in this place recently.Attending a trade show, of sorts.Which, in this part of the country, is more or less a free-for-allAccompanied by substantial amounts of biscuits and gravy.People that are indeed friendly, outgoing...In their own way, of...
by Expat From Hell on Aug 21, 2011
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