QAnon is a far-right conspiracy theory about an on-going war between President Donald Trump and the "deep state". This article examines how QAnon followers use social media to their benefit by inviting skeptics to read between the lines.
In Ilo Ilo, Anthony Chen manages to capture 1990s Singapore through the use of multiple resources. The film encompasses the complexity and often unspoken issues of the introduction of a maid to a family riddled by their own internal problems.
Dutch violinist André Rieu is operating on a global and local field of the music industry with enormous success. This article explores how Rieu strikes a balance in building a glocal identity through his language use and social media presence.
Online reviews are widely used for decision-making in daily life. Reviews of entertainment objects (e.g. films, books) are used as evidence of their quality. In this paper, we discuss the construction of "experts" on cultural knowledge online.
This article focuses BTS A.R.M.Y, the fandom of Korean boyband BTS as a niched culture on Twitter. It analyzes how the fandom influences BTS achievements and success on the global stage through their online support.
This article focuses on Dutch vocabulary changes that are brought on by inter-cultural contact as a result of globalization. The superdiverse population of the Netherlands is raising awareness for racist Dutch vocabulary.
Old factory signs, preserved French hotel names and signs in the local dialect paint Maastricht's rich linguistic landscape. An analysis of three examples showcases how the city's history and current developments are embedded in public signs.
Mom shamers have been around since forever and, sadly, social media has only helped to amplify their voices. When it comes to being especially vitriolic, they take aim at Hollywood moms. This article examines how this unfolds on Instagram.
The digital superhero comics business received a relevance boost in early 2020, when print comic books distribution was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How has this affected the medium's most prominent genre, the Superhero?
This article contemplates how our "culture of connectivity" brings forth privacy issues reminding us of government surveillance in East Germany. How does this work, and how do we all contribute to this culture?