Music is perhaps the best way to understand the zeitgeist of a time and place, and nowhere is that more true than with pop music in America. At our best, we are a country that's really good at what we do, and even better at exporting it abroad. Our hit tunes are so pervasive that not only do they get stuck in our heads for weeks at a time, not only is 30% of this generation's grade school memories hopelessly made up of NSYNC lyrics even though we swear we were trying to learn math, but in the days of the Iron Curtain, dogged entrepreneurs were trying to smuggle in equal parts food and Michael Jackson CDs. ..Keep Reading..
- Nina Mashurova