We receive more from entertainment than just hours of thoughtless amusement. Can you picture a world without periodicals, books, music, art, or television? These media outlets transport us to a different era and location. Storytelling is the cornerstone of all entertainment, and various genres of entertainment reflect the cultures from which they originated.
Programs in the United States are frequently made by Americans for Americans, but they are accessible worldwide. Although American culture is not one size fits all—America is a melting pot—it has attracted a wide audience since the dawn of the twentieth century. We are an immigrant-heavy country with a wide range of origins. This diversity is reflected in American media.
The representation of minorities in American media has increased since the 1960s, according to a study by UCLA’s Bunche Center for African American Studies. Today, blacks and Hispanics make up more than half of the American audience. Channels like BET, Ebony, Telemundo, and Univision target ethnic viewers even though blacks and Hispanics are still underrepresented in the mainstream media.
American modern art
Let’s look at the ways in which visual art has gotten increasingly popular over the past fifty years even if it may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of entertainment. It all began with the artist Andy Warhol. Warhol experimented with the concepts of spectacle and repetition in his paintings of Marilyn Monroe and Campbell’s Soup Cans, for instance. His creations demonstrate how mainstream entertainment loses all significance when it is mass manufactured. Pop art was made possible by Warhol’s presence in the 1960s, which ushered in an era of experimentation in American visual art.
Pop artists like painter Roy Lichtenstein and photographer Cindy Sherman introduced a new kind of overt, vibrant, and expressive approach by appealing to the general public rather than the elite. Postcards and comic books were elevated to fine art because to Lichtenstein’s vibrant paints. The artist’s ability to represent herself and her gender is a key issue raised by Sherman’s portrait photography. She used creative techniques including dressing up, staging renowned artworks, and posing as famous people.