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Old 05-28-2015, 08:59 AM
 
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The answer is New York. While some cities may be more notable for some categories, NYC is at least top 5 in everything.
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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I can see arguments for NYC or Los Angeles (Hollywood). I cannot for the life of me see why anyone would mention any other city, Chicago included. I think this is a troll thread.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Earth
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No, this is not a troll thread. I was asking a serious question based on a conversation I had today with a man from Kazakhstan who has never visited the US. The question got me think about about what others might consider to be our "cultural capital." As I stated earlier, I believe there to be many "cultural capitals" depending on what aspect we're talking about.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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In the USA it doesn't work that way.

For example, LA is clearly the capital of movies/television.
And NYC comes in at a very strong second. As someone said, NYC is pretty much in the top 5 in every category that's related to culture and cultural influence, so overall, it's NYC.
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Old 05-28-2015, 04:44 PM
 
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Hollywood by a mile .
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Old 05-28-2015, 05:18 PM
 
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Hollywood by a mile .
Only if you limit culture to film/TV.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:05 PM
 
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american culture in general or regional american culture?
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs (ATL)
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I hate to be so duplicitous, but I agree with both sides; Those that say NYC by default due to its size and national+global influence and those that recognize America as too diverse to have one cultural capitol. I can see the logic in both arguments.

Culture in the Northeast is far different from Southwest culture...which is far different from PNW culture...which is far different from Deep South culture. Its all drastically different.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Everything depends on the perspective that looks at the question, if you look from the outside in, is New York and California ... If you look inside there are thousands of cities, each region is a bit of American culture.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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american culture in general or regional american culture?
I have noticed posts to other threads….some people comment that America has little cultural variation. I guess that would be a view from outside.
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