Amazing things about June 24:
» George Michael, celebrity homosexualist and kebab shop owner's son, is 40 today. That's 60 in gay years! Lucy Benjamin, who has heaped misery upon misery onto the nation as Lisa in EastEnders, is 33. And football eye candy and husband of Louise, Jamie Redknapp, is 30.
» A Bear Called Paddington was published for the first time in 1958.
» Julia Roberts married ugly country bloke Lyall Lovett in 1993. People said it wouldn't last. They were right.
» In 1977, the unstoppable Muppets were nestling comfortably atop the charts with The Muppet Show album.
» Kylie Minogue's hotpants-based comeback was deemed a success when Spinning Around went to No.1 three years ago.
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According to Marxist theory, cultural forms such as opera, classical music and the literary works of Shakespeare all fall under the heading of high culture. Low culture refers to a wide variety of cultural themes that are characterised by their consumption by the masses.
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