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Articles related to "cultural"


The backstory of the perfect royal wedding song

  • It was the product of one of the celebrated cradles of American popular music, a place where artists from different backgrounds collaborated in the creation of a now classic sound.
  • King shared the credits, however, with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, two songwriters working in New York City's Brill Building.
  • Leiber and Stoller worked with King to fill out the melody and complete the lyrics, with Stoller adding the signature bass line at the beginning of the song.
  • In other words, "Stand by Me" embodies the very best of the American tradition, with artists from different backgrounds working together to create something uniquely wonderful and enduring.
  • After "Stand by Me," King went on to crossover success, while Leiber and Stoller wrote a series of hits in multiple genres, including pop, R&B, country and rock.

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Tech companies are ruining America's image

  • It's time for Americans to recognize that they have a new major cultural export, alongside movies and television: the set of modern communications platforms created in the United States that have since overtaken the world.
  • We've reviewed how America's new major cultural export has been characterized in the international media and other public discourse lately, and based on that, we've identified three key features that have become associated with it in the eyes of the global audience.
  • The U.S. government cannot — and Americans as individual citizens cannot — simply keep preaching to the world its long-standing values of tolerance, democracy, and individual rights without recognizing that, at least in some respects, the country's newest major cultural export is projecting a very different image of what it stands for.

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