POP CULTURE (as defined by Zander Tsadwa) (noun):
- the sum of what is commonly done, said, and believed in a society.
Examples of what is done: indie music, tv streaming, raves, memes, stan communities, freelance writing
Examples of what is said: NY Times op-eds, interviews, blogs, tweets, the streets
Examples of what is believed: “Immigrants can be illegals,” the American Dream, the philosophy of vibes, college is required for success
Across The Culture (ATC) is a network journalism site that offers new angles on today’s global pop culture conversations and starts new ones where no one is looking.
ATC strongly believes in the give-and-take relationship between “the culture” and the people. There are moments where people bully the culture into awkward corners (e.g. hip-hop’s musical boundaries). There are also moments where the culture stands its ground and makes people do shit they never thought they’d be doing (e.g. everyone yelling “fake news” at each other). From short-lived Twitter trends to global politics, we do our best to track this ebb and flow between people and the big shapeless mass of norms, values, attitudes, current events, and trends we call culture.
ATC publishes non-hateful content that adds something valuable to existing conversations or starts new ones altogether.
Yes, contributors with controversial perspectives who are not actively promoting -isms and phobias in their content can publish on ATC.
Founder and Editor Zander Tsadwa is a cultural engineer with a passion for words, humanity, and cleaning up messy conversations to help people see each other clearer.
Reach out to him with questions, comments, or guest writer pitches at firstname.lastname@example.org