This blog surpasses discussion of the Grand Ole Opry to instead talk about such contemporary concerns as modern country music. This blog spotlights the town's most promising local talent.
Japanese-Americans have experienced a long and occasionally difficult history in the United States. Gil, a third-generation J-A, or Sansei, has earned acclaim for his nearly weekly ruminations on modern life as a minority in America. Though he writes from a Nikkei, or Japanese, background, the site seeks to encompass a variety of Asian American perspectives. The page covers everything, from stereotypes to sushi poppers. This is a trendy yet deep-digging site that leaves its readers enlightened.
Southern California' mini-climate of rapid minority expansion has been embraced by the nation as a foreshadowing of America's future ethnic composition. Multi-American takes on the issues of immigration and cultural acceptance within and just outside of the United States borders. The writers extrapolate on the migrant microcosm currently surrounding Los Angeles as a way to widen readers' perspectives on the definition of being American in a racially and culturally more colorful land.
America isn't always solemn with shoulders stressed from carrying issue after weighty issue. Indeed, the U.S. has earned a reputation for casting aside its burdens increasingly often in favor of soaking up a new, more titillating task: watching reality TV. From Survivor to American Idol, reality programming has centralized itself as a mainstay of US culture. Reality Blurred is among the finest blogs anywhere on the topic, bringing an analytic, inquisitive, and contemplative viewpoint to the genre.
Archives of American Art Bloghttp://blog.aaa.si.edu/
Every culture can be vividly understood and intrepreted via the visual art it produces. In that vein, the Archives of American Art have produced a standout page that demands the attention of anyone clamoring for a grasp on American identity. An inundation of great American artists, from every period (major or minor), can find a significant space in each posting here. Pics of the artwork are often accompanied with insightful historical anecdotes. Visit often to be enlightened by what you read.