Amazing things about January 5:
» The top hat was invented on this day in 1797. Splendid!
» JK Rowling was announced as 1999s best-selling author on this day in 2000. The second best-selling author was Mr Men man Roger Hargreaves – and he's dead!
» Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter was a No.1 hit for Iron Maiden in 1991. It was rubbish.
» Westlife's Bryan McFadden and large-breasted former Atomic Kitten, Kerry Katona, tied the knot on this day in 2002. They spent much of the day hiding from the cameras to avoid jeopardising their Hello! magazine deal.
» The Muppets and John Denver were celebrating bumper festive sales of their collaboration, A Christmas Together, in 1980.
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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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