Beauty is not pasted over suffering but grows out of it—like the proverbial shoot from parched ground. Bruce Herman


High and Low Culture - David Porter

Engaging With Our Divided Culture

by David Porter
Copyright © 2003 Arts Centre Group Ltd.
You’ll often find the distinction made between ‘low’ (or ‘popular’) culture and ‘high’ culture. In popular culture, the audience is a mass audience and its knowledge is largely informal: in high culture it’s small and usually has some expertise in whatever the culture is dealing with.