"Low Brow to High Brow and the Entertainment Industry" (2017)

Essay originally written for Brushstrokes as part of the 2017 Global Cultural Fellows Program at the University of Edinburgh, Kevin Doyle explores concerns that the architects of U.S. cultural policy expressed during the 1960s related to corporate control of the arts and media, and connects it to contemporary artists' fascination with mining popular culture for inspiration and content. What happens when all our sources for popular culture only emanate from two or three consolidated corporations?