Author: Julianna Shults

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: On Fashion

I am not a particularly fashionable person. I shop at Target and Kohl’s on the clearance rack and hardly ever chose my clothing or accessories based off the latest fad. I try to be comfortable and professional but my choice in clothing tends to leave my more fashion-forward friends frustrated. Even so, I do know that New York Fashion week is underway and I am catching glimpses of the new hot trends in clothing on TV and in magazines. Even the most fashion-challenged of us who are still wearing socks with our Birkenstocks understand that many teenage girls we work with are looking to the fashion world...

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: The iPad

Technology geeks everywhere rejoice! We have a brand new Apple invention to talk about, analyze, and prepare to stand in very long lines to get. Apple has officially unveiled their newest, ground-breaking…well…I’m not entirely sure what to call the iPad. I’ve heard it called a tablet, but that isn’t particularly descriptive of what it does. Is it a giant iPod? Is it a replacement for a laptop? Is it an e-reader for books and newspapers like the Kindle? Is it all those things together? Even after researching it, I’m not entirely sure. Whatever you want to call it, Apple...

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Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Top Culture – Most Interesting Quotes of 2009

This is the last of the “Top Culture” series where I list the top pop culture trends and ideas of 2009. I am interested to hear if you have other lists you would like to see. Are there trends, people, or ideas you would like to get more information on? Are there things you would like Cliff-notes on to better understand the teens in your ministry? Top Ten Most Interesting Quotes of 2009 1. “There’s an app for that.” Apple’s advertising slogan for the iPhone. Today’s technology is allowing us unprecedented access to information and people on smaller and smaller devices....

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