Category: culture

20 nostalgic portraits of River Phoenix with long hair.

Most people think the pizzas they know and love – four cheese, pepperoni – were invented in Italy. But they were actually developed by Italian immigrants in the United
States, and then exported back to Italy. Syracuse University
anthropologist Agehananda Bharati calls this the “pizza effect.” Here are some other examples of when
elements of a nation’s culture  developed elsewhere and were then reimported:

  • Mexico City’s Day of the Dead parade was invented for the James Bond film Spectre and then adopted by the city.
  • American blues music influenced English musicians in the 1960s, who then exported blues-rock to the United States.
  • Adapted from India’s chicken tikka, chicken tikka masala became one
    of the most popular dishes in Britain before being re-exported to India.
  • Yoga became popular in India after its adoption in the West.
  • Salsa music originated largely among Cuban and Puerto Rican
    immigrants to New York in the 1920s and then spread throughout the
    Americas.
  • Teppanyaki, the Japanese style of cooking on an iron griddle, grew to prominence in America in “Japanese steakhouses.”

Bob Carlos Clarke’s The Agony & The Ecstasy: Wild photos of young lovers getting off with one another in the 1990s.

25 rarely seen behind the scenes photographs from the making of ‘Easy Rider’ (1969)

The extending mini-skirts in Paris in the mid-1960s.

From Rock to Gospel, 18 weird album cover artworks to downright crazy!

Women’s jumpsuit of the 1970s

Vintage photographs show how students celebrated spring break in Texas in the late 1980s.

The history of Bermuda shorts, knee-length unique clothing once inspired by British Army and Royal Navy Military uniforms.

30 fascinating color photos of The Who in the 1960s.