The editors of the Popular Culture Studies Journal are happy to announce the release of Vol. 7 No. 1 that features editorials on “why popular culture matters,” seven original research articles, and an plethora of reviews that includes movies, television shows, games, and theatrical performances. 

The original research considers live TV, The Walking DeadBreaking Bad, Rufus Wainwright’s fans, Cloudy with a Chance of MeatballsHamilton, and Sin City. One editorial collections reasons why popular culture matters while another counters with the need to remove hierarchies in academic studies.

All of this and more is free online at

One response to “Why Popular Culture Matters (PCSJ 7/1)”

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