For centuries, fashion trends, popular art, and the best entertainment, were all defined by the ruling powers. Everyone wore something in the style of what the local head of government chose to wear. The artists that were favored by the heads of state were, of course, “the most brilliant,” whether their art was actually worthy of this or not. The games that the king’s children liked to play were the games that every child had to play.
Nowadays though, the fashion of our ruling powers is heavily scrutinized, and celebrities start fashion trends all the time. In general, we are constantly trying to form our own sense of style, and our own group of social practices. Our entertainment choices are influenced, not dictated, by the media, and now that artists are able to promote themselves, there is a wide variety of popular art. Since it is no longer necessary to adhere to a strict artistic code of conduct, get out there and find the music, fashion, and entertainment that work for you, and share. You just might discover the next “big thing.”