pop culture

"Pop culture" is a phrase that refers to all of the entertainment and news that most people in a society know about. Pop culture includes information about celebrities' lives, ideas from popular books, familiarity with songs on the radio, and so on. "Pop culture" can be used as a noun:

His films have had a huge influence on not only the movie industry, but on pop culture as a whole.

Or it can be used as an adjective:

He was a pop culture icon of the late '70s.

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