Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Terrible Truth About Yoghurt, aka the fight for pop culture

An off-hand comment by a respected UQ academic got me thinking about the high vs. low art divide. In truth, it had me ranting at my poor boyfriend for an hour, but that’s thinking too, right?
In looking over the highest-selling film magazine in Australia, said respected-academic uttered the fateful phrase ‘why on Earth do people persist in writing to the lowest common denominator?’

First, it spoke volumes about what they thought of me reading this magazine.
Second, it raised a whole bunch of loaded issues for me.