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Cultural Trends

  • [Article] Television Ventures to the Dark Side

    [Article] Television Ventures to the Dark Side

    The current “falling transition” in social mood makes for strong, complex cross-currents of artistic expression throughout society, including on television. Breaking Bad and other lauded shows are similar to what happened in rock music in 1967-1968. Then, a falling transition produced relatively artistic popular music, with complex influences and innovative arrangements. Bright “psychedelic” lights accompanied moody lyrics. Bands epitomizing the style included The Beatles, Big Brother, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago Transit Authority, Cold Blood, Cream, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Quicksilver Messenger Service and Santana.

     
  • [Article] Film, Fur and Fright—A Mixed Bag for a Mixed Mood

    [Article] Film, Fur and Fright—A Mixed Bag for a Mixed Mood

    Will the newest James Bond film be a success?

     
  • [Featured Article] Film, Fur and Fright—A Mixed Bag for a Mixed Mood

    [Featured Article] Film, Fur and Fright—A Mixed Bag for a Mixed Mood

    Will the newest James Bond film be a success? A Japanese company lets you express and share your emotions with an attachable tail. Hollywood is so busy cranking out horror films that it has to expand its fall movie calendar.

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    Will the newest James Bond film be a success? A Japanese company lets you express and share your emotions with an attachable tail. Hollywood is so busy cranking out horror films that it has to expand its fall movie calendar.

     
  • [Article] Hard Data, Hard Knocks and Hard Times

    [Article] Hard Data, Hard Knocks and Hard Times

    Government surveillance is burgeoning, entertainment is rife with violence, disruptive technology threatens education, and you won’t believe the bear-market sitcom that is making a comeback.

     
  • [Article] Black Wedding Gowns: Not Just for Goths Anymore

    [Article] Black Wedding Gowns: Not Just for Goths Anymore

    What prompted the world’s top wedding gown designer to color half her latest collection black?

     
  • [Article] The Education Bubble is on its Way to Collapse as Negative Mood Looms

    [Article] The Education Bubble is on its Way to Collapse as Negative Mood Looms

    Seven developments in the education industry.

     
  • [Article] TV Show Touch Displays Society’s Growing Fascination with Patterns of Social Behavior

    [Article] TV Show Touch Displays Society’s Growing Fascination with Patterns of Social Behavior

    Popular television shows tend to reflect the broad ebb and flow of social mood trends.

     
  • [Guest Article] The Beatles and Wall Street

    [Guest Article] The Beatles and Wall Street

    What do The Beatles have to do with the stock market? Everything, says Robert R. Prechter, Jr., one of America’s leading stock market analysts and founder of Elliott Wave International, the world’s largest market forecasting firm. Prechter has developed a new theory of social causality called socionomics. It postulates that waves of social mood regulate social actions – including even the popularity of rock stars.

     
  • [Article] Tiger Woods Update: The Ex- Golf Hero Struggles to Regain Stardom

    [Article] Tiger Woods Update: The Ex- Golf Hero Struggles to Regain Stardom

    The bull-market icon is struggling mightily to regain his former reputation.

     
  • [Article] Society Hungers for a Dark Future with The Hunger Games

    [Article] Society Hungers for a Dark Future with The Hunger Games

    Both A Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games reflect the larger-degree trend toward negative social mood, and both are benefiting thereby. George R.R. Martin’s Thrones is a dark and grisly medieval tale of a society fragmenting into war. Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, the first book in the trilogy, published in 2008 during an intensely negative social mood trend, paints an extremely relatable likeness of contemporary society.