Mainstream Quotes

Mainstream Quotes by Prashant Bhushan, Bucky Sinister, Emilio Estevez, Clive Lewis, Dave Van Ronk, Michael Skolnik and many others.

Non-mainstream people seem to balk at the idea of 12-step. A lot of us think 12-step recovery means sitting in a church basement full of Republicans and Christians who drink to much.
We’re all imperfect. And wouldn’t it be great if the message sent out by the mainstream media is that we’re fine being exactly who we are? Wouldn’t that be great for everyone?
When Jeremy Corbyn won the Labour leadership – not once, but twice – and defied the mainstream media’s expectations to gain Labour seats in the 2017 election, it was no surprise to those of us who have always backed Corbyn and his agenda for change.
Most of what I listen to now is mainstream jazz from 1935 right up to and including early bebop and cool jazz.
Fighting for social justice is not about leaving the mainstream. It is about being right in the middle of it.
To say that everything without exception is going straight to hell is not an alternative vision but only an inversion of the mainstream’s ‘everything’s fine.’
History teaches us that, whatever we say, racists will always distort the words of mainstream politicians to make themselves sound more respectable.
I want to be enriched by the music I listen to. That’s the reason it never really exists in the mainstream. Because that’s not what most people are after.
In the rural South, the only interesting people were the sexual deviants. Everybody else was able to be part of the mainstream, and could find a way somehow.
Mainstream economic theories popular in the last several decades have tended to downplay the government‘s role in markets and to increase skepticism about even that more limited role. Austerity, particularly in Europe, has added to the problem. It has not worked, even on its own terms.
Look, it’s a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It’s meant to be a great time at the theater, but it’s also designed to work on more than one level.
I’m always honored to see my music and New Orleans Bounce make its way into mainstream culture.
Seeing the world around you clearly is a critical step in developing an idea for a business, carrying out that idea, and then thriving with an ongoing concern. Through choice, predilection, lack of education, impatience, or other causes, the entrepreneur lives, in a way, outside the mainstream.
These big questions: Who are we? Where are we? What are we doing here? They never ask that in the mainstream. They just leave that to religions to divert people off into rigid belief systems.
Maurice Kenny stands at the forefront of his generation. Few writers of any ethnicity are destined to be remembered in the mainstream of literary history; I believe that Kenny’s contributions as a poet are among those few. He writes from the center, as our Elders would say.
Wendy Rose
Because people love music, I feel it’s my responsibility to produce more of the music and to get it out to more people, so like I said, If the mainstream route does that without compromising me being happy as a person then that’s something I’ll do.
The test of leadership for David Cameron was actually to bring the British Conservative Party back in to the mainstream.
There are very very few narratives in mainstream that are actually about the woman.
Everybody in Sweden knows MMA now. It’s mainstream.
The caricatures that the mainstream media and the Democrats have about Republicans have taken hold.
Disability in the Middle East is viewed through a different lens because you’re in wartime countries where it’s much more mainstream, so I was just never ‘other’d.
It will take time for the idea of decentralized trust through computation to become a part of mainstream consciousness, and until then, the idea creates cognitive dissonance for those accustomed to centralized trust systems.
The experience on that movie (Dead Poets Society) was, for lack of a better term, life-altering. Peter Weir has a unique talent for making movies that are intelligent but also mainstream. I’ve never been terribly successful at doing that.
Ashok Mehta was the man who brought contrast and lighting back to mainstream Hindi film cinematography.
Simon‘ was always a word-of-mouth book. When it came out in 2015, I don’t know that anybody thought that ‘Simon’ could be mainstream. Publisher Harper Collins loved it in-house, but it wasn’t a lead title. Nobody is more surprised than me that it’s a film. It’s the little book that could.
As I see it, mainstream comics now speak only to the hardcore few who stayed; conversing in a weird, garbled, visual pig latin only they can understandrendering the term ‘mainstream’ a hollow jokewhile the true mainstream, the other 99.9% of the populace, find enjoyment elsewhere.
I’m a big fan of horror films, particularly ‘Friday the 13th.’ It’s one of the only genres that weaves abstract experimental techniques into the mainstream; having to be spooky requires a little more creativity.
I hate whenever there’s a social issue that comes up in golf and people in the mainstream media who hate golf and who’ve conjured up all these stereotypes of people who are in the sport, the way they tear it down… I resent it, and I’ll defend golf and people in golf until my dying day.
With syndicated television and broadcast pay-per-view, this is an opportunity for a lot of guys to break into the national mainstream.
That mainstream English is essential to our self-preservation is indisputable . . . but it is not necessary to abandon Spoken Soul to master Standard English, any more than it is necessary to abandon English to learn French or to deprecate jazz to appreciate classical music.
John R. Rickford
The only outlet in mainstream culture for classical and more experimental music to be heard is through movie soundtracks, and they’re such a wonderful display of emotion. I think the guy that did that best is Stanley Kubrick, working with Wendy Carlos who is an electronic composer.
North-east films are still not on a national level. But ‘Axone’ is a mainstream film. I found the script very authentic and also very funny.
Because of network neutrality rules, activists can turn to the Internet to bypass the discrimination of mainstream cable, broadcast, and print outlets as we organize for change.
I’ve always been weird, and into weird stuff that has a hard time finding mainstream success.
Technology not only allows grassroots conservatives like Palin to get their message across without the mainstream media’s filter and become a ‘force multiplier,’ it also helps them topple candidates financially backed by the establishment.
I have seen how effective language attached to policies that are mainstream and delivered by people who are passionate and effective can change the course of history.
I want to give back and show my gratitude to the indies. At the same time, cherish the mainstream projects I’ve been getting.
In attacking the young, the liberal, and the black, Daley was in the mainstream of America’s mass prejudices. The Democratic party may have suffered by his actions, but Daley came out…even more popular than before because bust their heads was the mood of the land and Daley had swung the biggest club.
By definition, poetry works with qualities and dynamics that mainstream society is reluctant to face head-on. It’s an interesting phenomenon that by necessity, poetry is just below the radar.
By some estimates, 80% of rap music is bought by white youth. And this makes for another irony. The blooming of white alienation has brought us the first generation of black entrepreneurs with wide-open access to the American mainstream.
The pornographers are not a deviation from the norm. Their presence in the mainstream shouldn’t be surprising, because they represent mainstream values: The logic of domination and subordination that is central to patriarchy, hyper-patriotic nationalism, white supremacy, and a predatory corporate capitalism.
Gujaratis, all the South Indians, Bengalis or sometimes even Punjabis – when it comes to mainstream storytelling, most of the time they are all typecast.
Zumbao’ is a word that is not commonly used in mainstream America or even mainstream Latino America. For me, I needed a word that describes me as a performer, as an artist and that is just me wilding out and being crazy. I’m Zumbao.
Mainstream American society finds it easiest to be tolerant when the outsider chooses to minimize the differences that separate him from the majority. The country club opens its doors to Jews. The university welcomes African-Americans. Heterosexuals extend the privilege of marriage to the gay community.
Once we’re ignored or dismissed long enough, conservatives seem to just shrug our collective shoulders and accept defeat. It’s this type of passivity that has allowed progressives to dominate film and television, universities and large swaths of the mainstream news media.
The ‘information novel‘ shouldn’t be a curiosity. It should be absolutely mainstream.
No mainstream politician believes in open borders, but a policy that uses its prolonged treatment of detained people as an ongoing deterrent to others has a deep flaw at its heart.
In indies, life is very dark and realistic, and in mainstream films, the edges are all rounded off and very sentimentalized.
When you’re part of a society where you’re constantly having to define your identity and sort of negotiate with what the mainstream culture thinks you are, you have less energy and time to figure out who you are when you go home at night.
I talk about being a ‘what’ to people. Like, being gay in mainstream society is a different kind of ‘what’ than being black. They don’t always jive. It’s confusing and leads to these really awkward personal stories that have just been in me for awhile.
I have really strong feelings about sex scenes in movies. I care a lot about sexuality and how it’s depicted in mainstream media, period, but what I know is movies, and what I find is that they tend to be kind of one-note.
Radio helps you break into a whole different audience. Radio has so much power. And that’s my mission: to not only break into the EDM audience, but to break also into the mainstream audience.
Looking ahead, we see the popularity of eSports exploding as competitive gaming becomes more mainstream and eSports leagues like ‘Call of Duty‘ World League and Overwatch League driving greater engagement and viewership.
Me as a person…I’m really laid back, I’m really an on my own time type of person so its just kind of like if I have to compromise some of that for the mainstream success…to me its not really worth it. I just like to sing.
My job is to act, whether in indie or mainstream films.
I wanted to try and change the idea of what we call mainstream. So many times what we call mainstream is upper middle class white suburbia. And anything outside of that is considered niche.
Believe me, I’ve known a lot of journalists, and their opinions on most subjects are wrong. If the entire mainstream media is aligned against Trump, it is just about the best endorsement he could hope for!
I don’t think I’m an angry person. I think I’m a person who’s angry. I’m angry at the Bush administration; I’m angry at the right wing media. And by that I don’t mean the media is right wing. I mean, there is a part of the media that’s not the mainstream media. That’s Fox, that is ‘The Wall Street Journal‘ editorial page.
Mostly I do films that mainstream Hollywood wouldn’t touch.
When critics ask you if you feel vindicated by other critics – I didn’t like critics then, and I don’t like them now. There you go. I’ve always been outside the mainstream, and it stayed that way.
For me, it was important to keep my name in ‘mainstream Hollywood.’
Popular culture does a lot to shape attitudes. You can’t compare different communities to each other, but in my lifetime the gay and lesbian community has become much more mainstream in society. I would venture to say it’s in part because people began to feel more comfortable when they saw that group on TV.
I like to go from mainstream movies to more artsy films. I don’t sign on for the money. Maybe I should, but I don’t. There’s always a good reason for doing something.
Portland doesn’t read like a basketball town, unless you remember what the NBA was like before it exploded into the mainstream in the Eighties: back when cities like Seattle, Baltimore, and Philadelphia moved the needle.
People are always bemoaning the fact that electronic music is finding its way into the mainstream. To me, that’s the best possible thing. It’s going to give us a much bigger platform. It’s going to train people’s ears to these sounds so they can listen to a track even if it doesn’t have vocals.
I think Ron Paul‘s views are totally outside the mainstream of virtually every decent American.
WikiLeaks serves as a back-up for those who want to tell the truth about the inner workings of government when the mainstream media is not willing or taking too long to publish.
I’m one of those artists that nobody ever sees coming. We started with Virgin in 1993. If you look at the climate of that time in reggae and you were to pick the top five people that’d have a shot at having mainstream success, I was nowhere in that equation at all.
Here’s why I like geek culture: People like what they like because they like it. They’re not trying to fit into any mainstream likes or dislikes.
I want young girls to know that their passions are important and that they should pursue them, regardless of whether or not they think that they’ll be successful in terms of the mainstream.
It’s seldom that you find great moments in television. Usually you remember – in ‘Breaking Bad‘ or any of these other great shows – you remember situations or characters. Not moments. But I have to say, I can make the same argument for mainstream movies, which have bad narratives and also no memorable moments.
Do mainstream crowds want to watch a movie about good things happening in black neighborhoods? Do black audiences want to see a little girl doing something in a white world?
I haven‘t changed. If it seems I’m becoming more mainstream, doesn’t that mean instead that Japan is aligning itself with me? I haven’t changed one bit.
Dolly Ki Doli’ excited me because it has unique characters. Though it is a smaller film and without a big star, it is still a mainstream film.
‘Islamism’ itself is such a broad and nearly meaningless word as used by the mainstream Western press, including everything from Turkey‘s AKP party to al Qaeda.
We need to have making, including computer science, shop, etc. as part of the core curriculum from the beginning, not just an optional afterschool thing. Things like First Robotics and all of those great programs need to become mainstream.
Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He is taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party.
If a movie isn’t a hit right out of the gate, they drop it. Which means that the whole mainstream Hollywood product has been skewed toward violence and vulgar teen comedy.
Mainstream or budget films don’t matter to me. What matters is the script, the director and the part, not necessarily in that order though.
Donald Trump’s fought, quite frankly, the entire mainstream media, who is always, you know, who’s always counted him out, never thought he could do this, who’s always put him down.
I’m interested in exploring the places where all media meet. As TV, Internet, art, games and movies all start moving towards the same point, I want to be part of inventing that space. I’d like to explore media that are traditionally seen as part of the mainstream but not necessarily utilize mainstream formulas.
I wanted the Israeli mainstream audience to meet different kinds of Arabs – not just terrorists or politicians – and to listen to their language and their stories.
I think I can draw both a mainstream audience and an alternative audience to my shows. I also have the ability to disappoint both.
Mainstream animated movies are dumbed-down and sanitised: they make the world in their own image rather than exploring the limitless possibilities that are out there.
Pop music has always been about the mainstream and what appeals to the public.
I don’t think it is deniable: whenever we, I, conservative media, are really interested in something, the mainstream media purposely avoid it.
I am thrilled and proud of Benjamin Watson for speaking up on behalf of innocent black lives, traditionally an unpopular stance in the mainstream media.
The mainstream media is funded by pharmaceutical companies, so when you have the biggest movie star in the world at the time – Tom Cruisecoming out against anti-depressants and Ritalin… they still brutalize him.
Working in independent cinema is far more frustrating than mainstream because it is difficult to get money to make such films.
By aspiring to join the mainstream rather than figuring out the ways we need to change it, we risk loosing our gay and lesbian souls in order to gain the world.
If Al Jazeera America becomes just another mainstream TV station, it is definitely not going to succeed.
It is not easy to get parts in mainstream films for most people of color. Hollywood and British writers are not writing parts for us, or the directors are not interested in casting us in parts that are color-blind.
Mainstream news covers war and gets everything wrong. I’d rather learn what’s happening from soldiers with combat experience. It’s like a former NFL player giving play-by-play. We bring the expert commentary.
I didn’t grow up watching TV or going to McDonald‘s or listening to mainstream music. Like, the casting agents are looking elsewhere for the cheerleader role.
The mainstream is very fickle. If you’re hot, they’ll mess with you. If you’re not, it’s out of there.
Blacks are supposed to rejoice whenever our way of life becomes more mainstream. We seldom do. For we see in it a sanctioning that can only be granted by white society. In other words: If you’re white, it’s all right. If you’re black, step back.
Lena Williams
Performance has to be mainstream art. This is what I’m fighting for.
It is ludicrous to believe that he meant nuclear weapons can be used. It is truly fearful to see how the mainstream media in the west can construct an adversary and that there are so few dissenting voices.
Maybe I should be making more mainstream films if I want to get some money.
My idea is to integrate black stars into mainstream stars. It hasn’t been explored properly. That’s what Im doing in Hollywood.
Those who say that the West and Islam are eternally irreconcilable have more in common with the Islam extremists than they might like to think, for it’s the very same argument of course advanced by Al-Qaida. And they do have it wrong. We need to work with mainstream Islam.
As a young black woman, I notice at times in the mainstream media framing of the ‘me too’ movement you see a white female face or a white male face, and that type of questioning and interrogation needs to happen.
I’ve often used the extremes in my work to comment on the mainstream. I think that sometimes a subject that I’m working on, like popular culture, is so present all around us that they’re hard to see. It’s like: How do you see the air you breathe? How do you see how it affects you?
I think filmmakers in general are, as the tools become more and more advanced, you’re able to tell stories in a way that I think is more realistic. The technology just wasn’t there up until pretty recently, and it takes a bit of time for the normal artistic way of approaching something to become a mainstream thing.
I started out mainstream and then literally made a conscious decision, like, ‘I don’t have that core black audience on my side.’ And then I literally started looking for projects to get involved in.
I think that Christians should have confidence, we have always been part of the mainstream conversation, and if we don’t join in often what you hear gets hectoring and mad, just people on the margins.
For whatever reason, the mainstream media, for the most part, affixes itself to progressive or liberal propaganda.
My ‘Devdas’ was a tribute to all the mainstream masters, from Mehboob Khan, K. Asif, and V. Shantaram to Raj Kapoor. I am not saying critics shouldn’t have criticised my film. But they should have judged the film within the genre and format that I had chosen.
Initially I was very encouraged. Unfortunately, the mainstream media now seems far more interested in what I said when I was 17 or what my girlfriend looks like rather than, say, the largest program of suspicionless surveillance in human history.
I’ve always been the opposite of mainstream. I march to my own beat. It’s the only way I know.
I feel I’ve been deliberately sidelined by the mainstream filmmakers, but I don’t let that bother me. If I start thinking about that, I’ll lose focus on what I need to do and have to do.
A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It’s below the radar. The beauty of it is that you’re not supposed to always know. It’s subterranean.
Fans don’t know what they want. Fans are like, ‘Oh, I want the stuff that you did in the last album because I really liked it, and if you don’t do that, I’m not going to be your fan no more.’ Or they’ll be like, ‘I didn’t like that project. He doesn’t sound like him on it,’ or ‘You’re wack. You’re mainstream now.’
Images today have now become so extreme that what used to be considered hardcore is now mainstream pornography.
If anything, Twitter helps me read about perspectives outside of mainstream media and learn about new authors, artists, and ideas that I don’t always get exposed to in my regular media diet.
The Trump administration wants to continue to delegitimize institutions like the mainstream media. The more they can confuse the lines between facts and truth, legitimate and illegitimate sources of information, the more they will be able to brainwash the small segment of the public they care about reaching.
Bilderberger Meeting: The world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government.
I want to commend the men and women at CPAC. As activists fighting for liberty, fighting for the Constitution, y’all are incredibly important. You are incredibly important number one in shocking and terrifying the mainstream media.
While mainstream media is led by profit, ratings and popularist culture and filtered by the current political climate, Alternative Media is lead solely by the convictions of the campaign and film maker.
I feel like science fiction is so much more mainstream now than it has been. And I feel like thats because technology has caught up with us.
All of our schools need to bring ‘learn from doing’ into the mainstream education, not just afternoon.
I think the Republican Party has indicated to everyone who wants to look at us that, you know, we’re in the mainstream. We understand a lot of the concerns people have.
When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn’t get it then, and I don’t get it now.
I didn’t expect my popularity to be a mainstream thing, ’cause I’d only ever been an underground artist.
Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo.
Probably one of the reasons I don’t work in the mainstream anymore is that I’m only interested in making the stuff I want to make
I want to bring Indian music to the mainstream.
I’m as far outside of the mainstream political establishment as you can get.
No U.K. rapper has been in my position; there are loads of big rappers like Tinie Tempah or Skepta, but no one has done what I have: had mainstream success with underground music and pop music.
The nonfiction novel or literary memoir as authored by women is usually given a much harder time in mainstream criticism.
There’s an assumption that women don’t start companies that earn more than X amount of dollars, or that have more than X amount of users, and Bumble is now really growing into one of the main players if you look at all the mainstream social-media platforms.
You’ll be fooled if you only get your hip-hop from the mainstream, you know. The things that move people are not just found in the mainstream cultures. And when we talk about hip-hop in general, hip-hop’s basically preoccupied with life.
If insurance companies paid for lifestyle-management classes, they would save huge sums of money. We need to see that alternative medicine is now mainstream.
I have no problem being mainstream. I grew up in the ’90s when the mainstream was amazing.
It just seems like that because I do a lot of independent films that don’t get to the mainstream.
That Newt Gingrich or any mainstream Republican has the nerve to look down from what they perceive as their moral mountaintop at anyone is laughable.
Hardly any filmmakers can just make anything they want. Obviously, there are some exceptions, like Steven Spielberg, but he has that mainstream mentality and the kinds of films he loves to make are the kind that appeal to this big, mass audience.
Bob Dylan wasn’t a big star early on; it was the release of his Greatest Hits album in 1967, and the mainstream success of the stoner anthemRainy Day Women #12 & 35″ (“Everybody must get stoned!”), that really put him on the mainstream map.
I have a problem with the present definition of commercial films. To me, ‘Ghare and Baire’ is an absolute mainstream film. There are also many films I have worked in that have been called art films by many. But I consider commercial.
There’s a lot of pressure that comes from the mainstream stuff, and already people who have been saying – people who don’t know any better – have been saying things to me like, ‘You should really think about neosoul. You’d definitely be more successful in that.’ But that’s not my expression.
There was a long time in my life where I made music that I thought my friends would like, or that I thought would get me a record deal, or what I thought I was supposed to make because that’s what I was seeing in mainstream. I didn’t know myself; I didn’t find myself musically or, in real life.
People are telling me they’re praying for me. They’re proud of me. They’re thankful for the things I’ve said in the mainstream media. I have to give the glory to God for that.
22 years ago, I walked into the first E3 as a wide-eyed 15-year-old kid who didn’t quite know his place in the world. E3 Expo brought my hobby out of my computer and into mainstream culture.
I think the reporter or journalist is well served by having a responsibility to the powerless, to use a much-abused clichГ©. The voice of the powerless is in some danger of not being heard in the elite discourses we now have in the mainstream media.
It’s time for a trans hero in a mainstream comic.
While red carpets always existed, the importance given to fashionable appearances wasn’t that much in the mainstream music space. And now, even though everyone walks the red carpet, singers are expected to just walk down without waiting to be clicked or celebrated.
When I first read ‘On the Road,’ it helped me figure out how to live against the grain. Now I wonder how to be subversive when the subversive has become mainstream.
It’s always the minorities who aren’t a part of the mainstream who define what the limits… of the majority are going to be.
I consider ‘Dope‘ a part of the new mainstream.
I am happy that I could contribute my bit and enable the use of colloquial Telugu words in mainstream films and literature.
Being with the mainstream isn’t very difficult – the tide is powerful, and it is easy to let it sweep us along with it. But going against the tide is very difficult. First of all, one must recognise very exactly what the tide is and where it is going.
I think it’s great that ‘Drag Race’ is mainstream.
Organizations are about putting ideas through one or more types of gating procedures. In this way, ideas go from being a whim to becoming a project, from being a “skunk works” effort to becoming an official, mainstream effort, from being an unfounded program to a funded process, and so on.
My only agenda is, I would like to see mainstream America more empowered to set an agenda.
Alternative music is no longer alternative once it’s in the mainstream.
The distinctions of what makes a book one genre or another can sometimes be a bit muddy, but generally it’s a matter of projecting who the audience will be, which is a judgment that’s based on the subject matter. ‘Mainstream’ is the cleanest label for a book that draws readers of both sexes and from a wide age-range.
I guess my journey with comics began with stuff like Spider-Man and Batman. I started off with mainstream superhero stuff, which I’ve never abandoned.
What we’ve seen is an attempt by mainstream politics and politicians to co-opt movements that galvanize people in order for them to move closer to their own goals and objectives. We don’t think that playing a corrupt game is going to bring change and make black lives matter.
I’ve always straddled a weird line – there’s a lot of mainstream stuff that I love. At the same, I still feel like an outsider. I’m the outsider who’s on the inside.
The consensual seduction of the mainstream media by and with the government is one of the most dangerous toxins at work in America today.
I was this classic film school snob who thought mainstream cinema was synonymous with bad cinema.
So how do you make it as a mainstream entertainer? Who knows? But I think you have to be uncomfortable, right? You have to make yourself uncomfortable. All success stories depend on that. That’s why I might start sleeping on hardwood floors and taking cold showers.
In Tamil and Telugu, I have to do mainstream commercial films. Irrespective of what I want to do, the audience wants to see me in that ‘mass’ space.
Toronto may be the only city where novels are integral to high art, the alternative scene and mainstream culture all at the same time.
I did a few mainstream clubs in Birmingham when I started out. Racist comedy was absolutely the norm. Every act was doing it and when blokes talked about their wives or women in any way it was always derogatory.
It’s not always easy for a mainstream organization to accept what a blog is.
Instead of trying to be the queen of cool, it feels like more of an achievement to work with mainstream brands and reach as many people as possible. It’s more unexpected for someone like me.
That’s the whole point of my trying to achieve success in mainstream pop – to have straight people sing to my music that has a ‘she‘ pronoun in it.
People who don’t quite fit society, they are often kind of either under an awful lot of pressure or otherwise not acceptable to the mainstream and that tells us a lot about who we are. The people that don’t fit are a great way of reflecting on all of us.
Now that I’m being very successful, publishers are trying to mainstream me, but I’m unabashedly genre. It’s what I like to read, what I like to write.
In terms of mainstream media it’s very difficult to break through if you’re on the left.
How much closer can I get to the common ear, the mainstream, and how much it can still be from this other world, this other place? That’s the line I keep trying to tread but have my wings extend more on both sides.
When you look at the current state of reality TV, at least on the mainstream level, the shows that tend to be more successful have been around for a while. It’s difficult today to show the audience something they haven’t seen before, and I think that’s what tends to be the secret to any great, big reality hit.
By the time I was 18, I had absorbed punk rock from America, Britain, and the West Coast. All of it was so dark and weird and different and cool and hot and sexy and rebellious. It was a fist-in-the-air kind of rebellion that I wasn’t getting from the ’70s mainstream.
When we are part of mainstream cinema, we want our movies to be seen by maximum viewers.
Netflix has always had this interesting ability to get non-mainstream content to be watched by the mainstream.
For me, like, my goal has never been, quote, unquote, ‘mainstream success.’ I’ve just always wanted to work in entertainment.
You should always think about the mainstream audience first and foremost, because frankly they are the people who are going to get the show recommissioned. There are not enough genre fans to support shows.
What I would like to see is sufficiently good education and health services being delivered to Aboriginal people so that they are prepared and ready to leave and join the economic mainstream if that’s their choice.
The mainstream media choose to flaunt story lines that make white America appear guilty of continued institutional racism, while black racism against whites is ignored as an acceptable disposition given our nation’s history.
I do feel like I have always, in my life, been inclined to be on the outside, walk a different path or something. Because of that, and increasingly over the years, my sense of distance from mainstream society or from the way culture works, I have a different kind of perception of it.
Every now and again, the alternative culture is cherished by the mainstream for what it is, rather than how it should be, like the mainstream popular music.
For any movement to emerge, it has to be innovatively independent from the mainstream cinema, and I don’t see that much.
My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative.
It’s a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.
Mainstream cinema raises questions only to immediately provide an answer to them, so they can send the spectator home reassured. If we actually had those answers, then society would appear very different from what it is.
Insider can be more ludicrous. How did I ever end up [as one]? Carsick [Waters‘s book on hitchhiking] was on the New York Times best-seller list for five weeks. [One of the characters was] a singing asshole that does a duet with Connie Francis! Times have changed. That’s mainstream, in a weird way.
With respect to teaching, I couldn’t make sense of mainstream economics when I had to teach it to college students. At the same time, I could see at the school that there was a whole lot of hypocrisy. Not much real respect for the “higher learning.”
I would love to hear all types of Christian artists played all over the world. I’d love to hear good, positive mainstream music played all over the place. I’d love to be able to bring music together. But I have not deserted Christ. I have not deserted my faith.
Primarily affecting low-information voters and members of the mainstream media, Obama Worship Syndrome attributes impossible capabilities to Obama’s political opponents, finds excuses for every Obama failure in everyone around him and praises the president as the finest politician – nay, human being – of our time.
But I do think it’s unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.
I feel privileged that I’ve been able to get anywhere, with my quote-unquote limited mainstream appeal, given my race and subject matter. Of course, I always have my masters to fall back on.
The ultimate vision is to instate in the Muslim world the notion of multiculturalism, which is part of our heritage and history, part of the fundamental, mainstream ideals of Islam.
Through my fiction, I make mainstream readers see the new Americans as complex human beings, not as just ‘The Other.’
I am convinced that this approach, a mainstream Democratic approach, commands the strong support of the American people, and presents a sharp and compassionate contrast to the Republican abortion position which offers no real hope or commitment to mother or child.
Mainstream Bengali cinema unashamedly tries to copy Bollywood. They forget that they don’t have the kind of budgets that Hindi filmmakers have.
Because appearing to be fair is part of being fair, most mainstream news organizations discourage marching for causes, displaying political bumper stickers or giving cash to candidates.
It’s been a concern of mine for years that the mainstream media coverage of culture and politics takes place in two nodes, Washington and New York, and yet all the voting goes on somewhere else.
Nima Shirazi’s is an important progressive voice in the Iran debate in the West, often deconstructing the myths (and sometimes propaganda) we commonly encounter in the mainstream media. With succinct and elegant prose, and with no axe to grind, he exposes the hypocrisy of Western attitudes toward Iran.
The Democrats and the mainstream media can only cover up for this man so much. But this is something and I said this before, Joe Biden is not a fine wine. He is not going to get better with time.
I went from the most underground band in the world to signing with Madonna‘s producer and a record label that is extremely mainstream – it was interesting.
Everything changed after ‘Love Shack.’ We went ‘mainstream.’ ‘Love Shack’ set what people viewed us as, because a lot of people didn’t realize we had a career before that.
I don’t believe that to be mainstream you have to be foolish. I don’t think you have to be a buffoon to sell. I think you can be logical, aesthetic and still work within the mainstream format.
It’s wonderful to be appreciated for being quirky, and to see Zooey Deschanel and the quirky, indie film types get mainstream play is amazing for women, because women are much more complicated than what we’ve see on TV in the past.
American mainstream is obsessed with black creative genius – be it music, walk, style – but at the same time puts a low priority on the black social misery which is the very context out of which that creativity flows.
Something on mainstream radio is very in your face with the vocals. I tried that, and it just doesn’t feel like Washed Out. It’s got to have that haziness to it.
The Protestant Reformation had a lot to do with the printing press, where Martin Luther‘s theses were reproduced about 250,000 times, and so you had widespread dissemination of ideas that hadn’t circulated in the mainstream before.
I don’t see many explosions or ten-car crashes in the course of my life, so I don’t put them into my movies. I would love to live in a society where ‘My Dinner with Andre’ made $100,000,000. Then I would be in the mainstream. I could do that stuff easier than I could do ‘Meatballs.’
[Buzzing at the Sill] deals with the margins of America, a lot of parts unseen. Well, parts that are seen and familiar to a lot of the populace, but unseen when it comes to the parameters of what mainstream news and popular culture and Hollywood reflects.
The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.
The Boosh was cult, but then it crossed over a bit, which we needed it to, because we were working on it full time, and it needed to go mainstream so we could keep making material.
The larger meaning here is that mainstream journalists simply cannot talk about things that the two parties agree on; this is the black hole of American politics.
Washington, D.C. is not on the side of mainstream and main street America.
The IPCC – and all the mainstream media and environmental extremists who cite it uncritically – really have become a joke in the scientific community.
Contrary to popular belief, the Loch Ness Monster is not a dinosaur — it’s a huge mutant duck, a top researcher claims…. Most mainstream Nessie researchers consider Gluber’s duck theory to be horse feathers and are trying to blast it out of the water.
Murphy J. Foster, Jr.
I do find that the mainstream media oftentimes is what I would consider off base or has a bias.
I think she has more gospel style than I do. I think I’m more, umm, you know mainstream I guess. I don’t know if we split the vote. That could be possible but I don’t think we are the same at all.
All of the mainstream French media – all of them – were jumping out of their pants to make people vote for Macron – all of them.
The quality of mainstream cinema has changed. A lot of independent voices feel they can leave everything behind and make independent films.
[Writing scripts] I’m not looking to jump in and make super mainstream movies. I still like to make movies that I like to see.
We’ve had real strong aboriginal male artists who’ve crossed over to the mainstream who have toured the U.K., who have been a massive influence on myself and many, many communities around Australia.
I never had a desire to leave mainstream Hollywood. And still don’t think that I’ve left mainstream Hollywood.
Its a wonderful thing to see a segment of our population that is open and eager to learn more about Chinese culture. It has filtered into the mainstream. You see credit-card ads on TV with white couples and Chinese babies.
I think maybe since there isn’t a great deal of access to the mainstream media and people don’t understand the language of mainstream media, if you put music out there with lyrics that are loosely political, people absorb some of it and spit it back out.
If you ask people in the mainstream what they want, they’ll say faster and smaller and cheaper. But with that you don’t get innovation. If you align yourself with the ball-breaker, high-testosterone crowd, that leads to innovation.
Gooseberries should be mainstream berries! Why are chemically fattened strawberries a thing? Why not the delicious gooseberry?
The automobile has moved into the mainstream of our integrated digital world.
It’s becoming obvious to most that mainstream media is nothing but a megaphone for the global elite to present biased news that’s designed to align the masses with their agenda.
If you can go out with your live show and turn people on to that, where you have that fan base that’s religious and they’re going to come see you when you’re in that town, once your radio success is gone and you’re not a mainstream guy anymore you can still go out and play your shows.
When Bush first got elected, the very first time there was talk of going to war with Iraq, the mainstream media gave his position total credibility. I didn’t get it then, and I don’t get it now
I’m such a fan of Lily‘s [Tomlin], for so many years. I feel like Lily was the first popular mainstream crossover comedian who also was kind of an overtly feminist comedian.
I’ve always tried to do things a little bit before they were being done by the mainstream. I challenge myself to do that in stand-up also, to talk about things that I’m not hearing anybody talk about onstage and in the media.
What you don’t get in the mainstream media is so much of the background material.
There’s nothing more mainstream than equal pay for equal work. I mean, it’s completely obvious that’s what feminism should be for, and for women’s right to choose what happens to their own bodies.
We’re making this huge changeover from underground to more mainstream audiences. I don’t know if we could ever repeat this type of feeling. We’re really excited.
I feel like as musicians we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.
I’m not one of those acts where it’s, like, this mainstream person, where the average white kid at Harvard University is like, ‘It’s educational tonight. Let’s all go out there and spend Dad’s money.’
When I was an institutional broker in a former life, I was a believer in the merits of using technical analysis. I found that it was a very useful tool that complemented the much more mainstream tools generically referred to as fundamental analysis.
I feel somewhere in 2016 every Bollywood movie was starting to have at least one hip-hop track which got it the mainstream vibe.
Its always the minorities who arent a part of the mainstream who define what the limits… of the majority are going to be.
Those of us who were 12 or 13 when the war started were absolutely thrown into the mainstream. We had to grow up instantly and take care of ourselves.
When independent films break through and actually make it into any level of mainstream-ness or get seen by people or find a life actually in theaters, it’s extraordinary. And it doesn’t happen that often.
I don’t think the mainstream media understands people of color are multidimensional. For some reason, there’s an idea that only white people are relatable. I don’t think it’s necessarily racist. But it’s odd, because the people who watch the most television are black women, so we should be represented in more ways.
I think pro wrestling doesn’t seem to get a lot of mainstream attention until somebody dies.
We can’t just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior.
Once you depart from the Ten Commandments, you have relativism, humanism, the abandonment of absolutes. You have anything. How long before child pornography is mainstream?
Birtherism is a fringe issue that’s way out of the mainstream, and it’s disturbing when you see people you… have some level of respect for, whether it’s members of Congress or even Donald Trump, falling into that category.
We have been fortunate enough to do something that has always been out of the mainstream and yet have an audience for what we do.
Many mainstream winemakers use indigenous yeasts rather than commercially grown ones to ferment their grapesprecisely what natural winemakers advocate.
I think conspiracy theories have gotten more and more close to the mainstream because what you’ve got is a fragmentation of the media, where the media becomes much more polarized today, left and right.
Goodnight Moon‘ is a staple of any nursery bookshelf. So, too, are ‘Harold and the Purple Crayon‘ and ‘Madeline.’ These books are just as much a part of mainstream reading culture as ‘The Catcher in the Rye,’ and they are passed down from generation to generation.
I could have been a cult writer if I’d kept writing surrealistic novels. But I wanted to break into the mainstream, so I had to prove that I could write a realistic book.
In the mainstream film market, certainly in television, sex is handled fairly discreetly. I think the abuse of extraordinarily graphic violence and language presses much closer to the tolerance of public taste.
Jazz is like a big secret club. The mainstream media doesn’t pay any attention to it, it’s like 1 percent of the music market – no one cares. Why? Because the majority of jazz is old.
The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream.
I see it as my job to try to keep Bach in the mainstream and present his music with, rather than without, its emotional core.
I would love to do better in mainstream Hindi films, but one thing I must say is that my best experience so far has been in the Punjabi film industry, where I’ve been around for more than 11 years.
The roots of rap are originally ghetto-ised or extremely working class. So when you’re an artist who’s making something which isn’t how its mainstream appearance should be, there’s always these strange questions of authenticity and what you have to do to be ‘real’ as a rapper.
Apart from having heart surgery as a baby, I had a pretty normal upbringing. I attended mainstream school and did gymnastics and dancing.
Once I started getting mainstream people to my shows, I realized we were taking too many solos, and they were too long. I started gauging when people were going on their iPhones.
Police use of deadly force is rare in America. You wouldn’t know that by listening to some of the blowhards out there: the newspaper, the mainstream media, the race hustlers. They make it seem like this stuff happens several times a day. It’s rare.
Meditation had never been tried before in a medical center, so we had no idea whether mainstream Americans would accept a clinic whose foundation was intensive training in meditative discipline.
Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there’s no fitting into it now.
Mainstream media journalists, especially in the United States and West Europe, prefer to ignore those problems in their own countries which they usually criticize in other countries, including in Russia.
Those who say that the West and Islam are eternally irreconcilable have more in common with the Islam extremists than they might like to think, for it’s the very same argument of course advanced by Al-Qaida. And they do have it wrong. We need to work with mainstream Islam.
Of course, there’s a certain type of person who feels that anything which becomes mainstream has to be rejected immediately. And that’s part of the indie-alternative snobbery and hierarchy and elitism.
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
I never thought I would work in mainstream superhero comics or Valiant or Marvel. I just set out to make the kinds of stories I wanted to make, which at the beginning was small personal stuff like ‘Essex County.’
Well I don’t think sex and violence have ever stopped a movie from being mainstream.
Dallas is more in line with mainstream America. But Houston‘s farther down on the map where it’s a little different. I think it’s the slowness of our culture, how we move slow. It’s hot in here, you know. We got our own culture, our own slang, a little bit our own way of doing things.
Im a character actor, and I made a choice when I was young, after Mystic Pizza, not to go for the mainstream stuff, and to do a more eclectic kind of route.
If you stay in the mainstream of life, you let in the suffering of the world that invariably enters all of our lives by the time we’re in our middle years, when we’ve experienced a few deaths and read a few headlines.
Why are the mainstream buzz things rarely contemporary? It doesn’t happen very often. It’s hard to feel culpable or implicated or even apathetic.
The arrival of ‘Star Wars‘ signalled the full absorption of the former counterculture into a new mainstream.
I want to tell the children of Kashmir that they should read, write, and learn and come to the mainstream.
The WWE is the big company and the one the mainstream audience is watching, but I feel like if you were a hardcore wrestling fan, you were watching TNA.
Protesters should make their own media and not rely on mainstream media to cover them.
I definitely want to branch into television and mainstream.
I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay.
In mainstream literature, a trope is a figure of speech: metaphor, simile, irony, or the like. Words used other than literally. In SF, a trope – at least as I understand the usage – is more: science used other than literally.
It’s such a more mainstream demographic that watches ‘Total Divas.’
The mainstream is not the mainstream anymore. We’re a lot more niched in our media.
In trying to cross over to the mainstream, some people stopped writing what they witnessed.
Yes, the mainstream media is painfully biased.
I think the great majority of Republicans, mainstream Republicans from across the country, don’t want to see Donald Trump as president of the United States either. They’re concerned they’d see a recession and I think they are also concerned we’d see a more dangerous world.
Mainstream media has convinced people that black people aren’t relatable. So when a Jewish person comes up to me and is all, ‘Oh man, I love that one scene from Episode 3, I watch it over and over again,’ I’m so happy. Because that’s what I want.
I’m very fussy about how my records sound, but I’m very aware that because of the way they sound, I will never be a big-selling, mainstream artist because the public has gotten conditioned to hearing pop music in a certain way. And I don’t do it that way.
According to me when former governors join the political mainstream, the whole cause propagated for autonomy of the institutions, itself gets impacted. When they dwell into statements which are politically loaded, rather than during their tenure as a governor, it is far easier to analyse those statements.
I read so much Harry Potter, that’s, like, all I wanted to talk about. I watched stuff like ‘Lizzie McGuire.’ I watched things that were very mainstream but white, and I went to a predominately white school.
I always felt like the wrestling business was better off with two viable mainstream promotions.
A lot of times, mainstream critics are much tougher on small, independent movies because they can be.
Districts are really different across the country, but the more that people on the progressive Left show power at the ballot box – and reclassify some of the ideas that we’ve called ‘progressive,’ but that are really mainstream ideas, like college for all – the better.
I’m interested in continuing our conversation about the discomfiture I picked up in the mainstream media with one particular element of this debate. It was this discomfort with a law against adultery.
Run DMC brought us out of that underground-only feel. They brought rap above ground and made it respectable as an art form to mainstream music.
Look, it’s a mainstream animated movie, and how often are those considered thought provoking? It’s meant to be a great time at the theater, but it’s also designed to work on more than one level
I never wanted to be mainstream as a writer, but look at what’s happened.
Historically the mainstream media has never been particularly friendly to any socially progressive ideas.
I like to tell untold true stories, or the lesser-known aspects of larger, familiar stories. I think people or topics that are slightly on the edge or outside the mainstream often reveal more than better-known stories.
Nancy Kates
Coming up as an MC, I took the frustrations of the underground and brought it with me into the mainstream. I know there was a certain complex I had in the beginning that was just a little paranoid or a little…sensitive.
A spy, like a writer, lives outside the mainstream population. He steals his experience through bribes and reconstructs it.
I won’t do press anymore unless I can talk about the homophobia and let queer people know our ideas are mainstream.
I was always the squarest person in the cool room, and alternatively, sometimes the weirder person at the mainstream table.
Technical garments for sporting performance will, I believe, simply become more and more fit for purpose and will perform better and better. What is perhaps more interesting is how this technology will cross over into the fashion mainstream. We already see this trend in everything from footwear to outerwear.
A lot of gay-themed films are terrible. And mainstream audiences and the press aren’t interested, understandably.
We come from the days when rap used to agitate the mainstream. Now it’s more buddy-buddy. That doesn’t sit well with me. So what we need is [a bit more] street politics, bringing up issues, agitating you a little bit. And nothing can agitate you more now than a terrorist threat.
I have picked ‘mainstream’ films only because there is a story, and there are lovely people attached to it. That’s a conscious decision always for me. What’s the point if there is no story to tell?
If you start as a Christian artist trying to be mainstream, you’re done from the beginning.
The minimum wage is the black teenage unemployment act. It is the guaranteed way of holding the poor, the minorities and the disenfranchised out of the mainstream is if you price their original services too high.
It is a different world, the underground. When you hit mainstream, you hit a saturation level and that turns some people off. When you are on more low-key stuff, it works to your advantage and it creates a buzz on the streets. At that point, the sky is the limit.
Glee is one of the very few mainstream outlets that is giving a voice to communities of people that don’t necessarily have a loud voice, specifically the gay community. It gives a really positive and forward statement.
I’m not mainstream at all. I can make mainstream music and I make music for mainstream artists, but me, myself, I’m not mainstream.
The Republican establishment, the mainstream corporate financial wealth, is getting to a point where it can’t control the base it’s mobilized.
What stands out to me in America was all the police vs. citizens turmoil. It’s decades of bad policing, bad schooling, racism, bigotry and other factors finally spilling into mainstream culture. I would like to see America evolve on how the laws are enforced on the streets.
I will support the Republican nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump. My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative.
One of the things that ‘Love, Simon’ is doing that hasn’t been done before is it’s a gay teen rom-com with a mainstream wide release and the backing of a studio that previous gay rom-coms have not had. I’m really excited by that.
My main goal in life is to just be happy. I don’t compromise my happiness for anything. If I find what makes me happy I’m going to do that. That’s really going with the flow of life. As far as like the mainstream stuff, if my destiny takes me there and I end up going that route, then that’s fine.
I don’t know what to believe in the mainstream media anymore. My instinct is to not believe any of it, and it’s their fault.
When ghettos become the mainstream of society, islands of individuality cannot help but harbor an elite.
The notion of a neutral, mainstream national media gained dominance only in World War II and in its aftermath, when what turned out to be a temporary moderate consensus came to govern the country.
I think I’m in the majority of Americans. I believe that I am in the mainstream of middle America.
Donald Trump has shown us who he is. And we ought to believe him. He is taking a hate movement mainstream.
The best tests of my Christian growth occur in the mainstream of life, not in the quietness of my study
I’m somebody who listens to a lot of funk, a lot of James Brown, and I want to be somebody who contributes all that energy to the mainstream.
As cinema is a reflection of the world around us, with more women coming into the mainstream business, more women narratives will grab the limelight.
Women have been writing strong women characters for a long time – hello, Maxine Hong Kingston! – it’s just taken mainstream comics a really long while to catch up.
I don’t think that I’m a top 40 artist in any way. So I don’t think I’m that mainstream.
Any way that I can use my career or my platform to push along transgender visibility in the mainstream and society serves me on a personal level in that it will make day-to-day existence when I’m not doing this that much easier.
I do want to be in mainstream movies that are going to be seen. I suppose it satisfies the showbiz side of me.
Science fiction is the ugly stepchild of mainstream literature, and fantasy is the ugly stepchild of science fiction, and tie-in novels are the ugly stepchild of fantasy… and on and on and on.
The mainstream media disconnect has created a vacuum where real Americans are left thirsting for straightforward and honest commentary about the real America they see every day.
The mainstream consumed our culture.
It’s really important for cycling and for women to be on a sporting stage which is in the mainstream and across the board, not just my own sport.
I am a kid who grew up watching mainstream Hindi films like ‘Sholay,’ ‘Satte Pe Satta’ and ‘Mr India.’
I like Plutarch because I’ve read him forever, and I know that he’s incredibly funky, even though his mainstream image is as Mr. Unfunky.
I’m one of the luckiest Arab actors on the planet, because I’ve done, I think, two of the finest Arab roles that have been out in mainstream cinema for a very long time.
I much prefer being in the studio or on stage and staying out of the mainstream really.
The things that I want to see happen get no play in mainstream American politics. My primary interests are the legalization of sex work and prison abolition.
Most of the mainstream coverage of most of the crisis – the economy, the road to get here, and the Tea Party – has been very much lacking.
My husband and I are loyal to our community and very approachable, even though we’re kind of mainstream.
What used to be considered conservative values… are increasingly becoming more mainstream values.
There is a strange depression that hangs over every little town that is no longer in the mainstream of life.
At some stage in the process, most mainstream pop records are being manipulated and possibly completely rebuilt on a computer, with a visual program.
The ‘Perez’ in me was the outsider, the Latino guy, the homosexual, the person who stuck out, and the ‘Hilton‘ referred to Hollywood, the mainstream.
I had the experience last year of directing my first feature while I had a 1-year-old son and while I was also pregnant, so I am now well aware of the difficulties women who are rearing children face when they’re also trying to make headway in mainstream of film.
Before I found out what poker really was I had this picture in my mind of men smoking cigars and having all these chips and like going all macho and crazy. I don’t think there’s been that much done in the mainstream community to change that perspective.
When I look at public opinion, I’m not far out of the mainstream. I’m in it, in many respects. In some respects, public opinion goes beyond anything I’ve ever said.
The kind of theater that I do is sort of ‘narrative realism,’ which I think in the broadest sense is legitimate to say is mainstream. I mean, in a certain sense, Suzan-Lori’s plays have had mainstream levels of success. But Suzan-Lori is in some ways not a narrative realist.
I would say that I’m pretty mainstream.
Marco Rubio turns a question about missing Senate votes into an attack on the mainstream media.
The mainstream thinks that every skateboarder aspires to be in the X Games.
Socialization would be the most successful thing to bring mainstream audiences to online computers.
I think I’m a very American director, but I probably should have been making movies somewhere around 1976. I never left the mainstream of American movies; the American mainstream left me.
One Missed Call,’ it was regarded as a mainstream film for my career because it was big budget and filmed in Japan and it really opened wide in Japan, it did really well commercially. So I was really surprised.
The mainstream is always under attack.
Although it has been a carefully guarded secret by the watchdogs of the mainstream media, eugenics programs were never discontinued worldwide, with involuntary sterilization programs continuing in many countries to this day.
I don’t have any problem with drag being more mainstream… I enjoy the fact that we’re moving toward a place where people are a lot more open.
The mainstream press and television do a very soft job of covering the press, either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don’t mean the Democrats. I’m talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition.
In the 2015 time frame, you’ll probably see more mainstream adoption of set-top box technology using UltraHD. We’ll start shipping it in 2014, but the volume will take off in probably 2015.
Mainstream media can be controlled, right. Because messaging from mainstream comes from that particular news outlet or whatever. Then you have the top people driving that messaging, and then that’s what it is, right? Social media can really stir up a higher level of panic. If you think about it, it’s not controlled.
A lot of stories that aren’t true get out into the mainstream, and it’s hard to correct that. People want to hear what they already believe.
Black people are not often considered mainstream.
Ultimately, if you act in mainstream movies, more people will come and watch your indie movies. That’s how you reach the audience.
Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.
John Agyekum Kufuor
I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world’s population – even to a lot of Americans.
I always idealized the mainstream cartoonists and the packed schedule they worked under.
People don’t analyze Britney Spears‘ lyrics ’cause they’re so obvious, you know? And her image is so kind of blah and mainstream that who really wants to read between the lines, because it’s all so out there in front of you and boring and white bread.
I’m very creative – making music, making puppets, that’s my thing – but mainstream success and the demands that brings? No, not really for me.
I always wanted to be known as the Norman Rockwell of television, and ‘Happy Days‘ represented the part of me that wanted to make mainstream America laugh.
Certainly Martin Luther King, in the mainstream perception of him, had a dream. Yes, he did. But the question becomes, what was that dream? It wasn’t the American Dream. It was a dream that all human beings, especially poor and working people, be treated with dignity.
I think that drag, being mainstream, it’s such a wonderful thing because even my sister, years ago, they thought it was so taboo and didn’t understand it, or maybe they thought, ‘Justin, do you want to be a woman?’ and I’m like, ‘No, Alyssa’s my character.’
If you look closely, you’ll see that Marvel basically has three Thanoses. There is the 1970s Thanos appearing in the movies. This is before he got the Infinity Gauntlet. Then there are the Thanos stories I’m telling. And finally, there is the Thanos that appears in the mainstream Marvel stories.
I like to take risks and do weird things and stuff that’s not normal compared to other Hollywood movies. Not stuff that’s totally avant garde and daring, but doing stuff that’s in other languages and not using stars and using real people – things that they generally don’t do in mainstream films.
Whether something is old-fashioned or not doesn’t resolve the question of whether it’s true or not. I can see the temptation of simply thinking, ‘Well, there’s a cultural mainstream which flows neatly in one direction. You just align with it’. And that really won’t do.
I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America, for both mainstream and minority communities.
I hope we see more avenues for representation. More TV shows and films starring queer people, especially QPOC and nonbinary folks, more mainstream press coverage of our artwork and fashion, and more representation of our interests within politics.
I think the best songs are being written by the very under-stated, under-appreciated indie artists. The thing that separates them from mainstream success is they either consciously or unknowingly refuse to deliver on a big chorus.
I think for diners, it is about crafting an identity around food which we have not really had in a mainstream way in this country. So there is a mass movement of people who identify themselves through their food preferences or even just that they prioritize food – that’s where we get this idea of being a foodie.
For me, I think there’s a lot more room in cable television to tell broader stories. NBC and the networks, they’re all very mainstream, and they’re a little more conservative in how they approach storytelling.
Because I have success, it doesn’t mean I’m part of the mainstream. I’m still an outsider.
Mainstream rabbis essentially closed the book on dreams by the sixth century, and Church fathers established that only certain saints have the discernment to determine which dreams are from God. The dream is exiled.
I think a lot of people who become music fans have that moment where they break from their parents‘ music, they break from the radio and MTV – at least in my generation, they did, and MTV isn’t really a thing anymore. And you discover something that defines you, that is outside of the mainstream.
I don’t think most of my opinions, political or social, are so far outside of the mainstream that they’d cause massive outrage on a scale liable to provoke death threats or referrals to prosecutors for outraging public decency, so why worry?
What was once a fringe idea – finding a way to use the record levels of overseas capital to finance new projects in the United States – is now mainstream. The support is there; we just have to work out the details.
It’s better to look for the people that look like you and do something with them, create something new – the mainstream isn’t that special anyways.
The Democratic Party has formed a perfect union with the mainstream media to scare Republicans, to say that they’re gonna be called racists or sexists or homophobic if they reach out to minorities.
I’m mainstream, and I have pretty chart-tastic tastes. I don’t often veer away from a big melodic song with big words for big stadiums.
When I was a young artist, I liked and was interested in belonging to the mainstream comics group. I didn’t introduce myself as an author, but only as a designer.
The Democratic Party, the mainstream media are using fear to control people and to control African Americans in particular. You cannot function properly if you live in an irrational fear.
For Filipino Americans, it’s a battle for recognition, for identity in a culture where, for the mainstream, Asians tend to fade into a monochromatic racialized ‘other.’
Because of my New Line upbringing, half my heart goes to scrappy independents, and half goes to mainstream, down-the-middle pop culture events. And even with those, to try to keep something fresh and original with them and try to do things that the majors miss.
There are just a number of documents within the company and the industry that clearly indicate that secondhand smoke is just as dangerous, if not more dangerous, than mainstream smoke — and the documents date back into the 70s.
Jeffrey Wigand
For a writer, you definitely do not want to be in the mainstream. You want to be on the edge because that’s where the vantage point is. That’s where you can see.
I have always tried to make life interesting for myself by doing different roles that connect mainstream cinema with its offbeat counterpart.
Hip-hop artist, especially the older ones, are the ones who new hip-hop was a worldwide phenomenon before the mainstream caught on, so hip-hop artists are forward thinkers. We want to stay with the new.
Dance music has pushed its way into the mainstream. Which is good for me.
In the ’90s, the radio was still alive with all different kinds of points of view, and I think that’s why people are longing for that time. It was the first time that alternative music broke through to the mainstream.
There’s always going to be a fight between mainstream and underground because the mainstream is a very small bubble, and the underground scene is a very small bubble, and they both see themselves as secret societies. But I never saw it that way. I always thought music was open to all things.
I agree that a lot of mainstream corporate sold hip-hop is self-hating.
I feel like I am just an entertainer. It does not matter what form I take to perform and entertain. I think I deserve being called a performer because you don’t call Tyler Perry a drag queen. You don’t call Will Smith a drag queen and all the other mainstream artists who use the aesthetic of drag to entertain.
The democratic approach to news is a very valuable thing. We’re always going to be dependent on the quality of reporting of mainstream media.
I think Hollywood… well, there is no Hollywood anymore so let’s just call it the mainstream since the business is no longer Hollywood producing its own films and then distributing, they just distribute.
I remain committed to telling the stories of women of the African diaspora, particularly those stories that don’t often find their way into the mainstream media.
The risk for me has to do with the nudity aspects. I’m an American actress in mainstream movies, and I would like to always be able to do them. For some reason, nudity is perceived differently here than it is elsewhere, and I didn’t want to lose any American audience that I was building.
I’m working on bridging the gap between mainstream famous and Internet famous. They’re two different things, but eventually, social media will be the way to become a celebrity.
I want young women to see my name on ‘Avengers Assembled’ and to know that there are women who write mainstream superhero comics, and if it is something that interests them, it can be done.
What I’ve become good at is bringing things that aren’t necessarily mainstream to the mainstream. What I did see on Twitter was a potential for mass publication; it’s a mainstream consumer broadcasting device. It transforms customers and companies. You have to be transparent or you fail.
The people are tired of these mainstream media outlets telling them who should be the boss, who should be the nominee, because it hasn’t worked.
I like the way Microsoft participates in other-than-mainstream activities, such as academic research, charities, scholarships and connecting the disconnected by providing technology support to underserved people.
Much of what Karl Popper contributed to the philosophy of science has now passed into mainstream thought, into the currency of that nebulous, tricky ontology known as ‘common sense.’
In terms of target audience, who cares what a middle-aged guy like me wants; most mainstream are not catering to me at all.
I never wrote music for the mainstream.
Celtic music will always be around, even if with the mainstream crowds it dies out.
Many of you already read my writings indicating that TV is the new god. There is a little thing I neglected to mention up until now, television is the major mainstream infiltration for the new satanic religion.
When we bemoan the lost golden age of music, it’s worth remembering that mainstream radio listeners of the ’60s and ’70s, particularly in Canada, missed out on an outpouring of brilliant R&B music.
It’s funny how comedy is, you look at people like French and Saunders, when they started out they were very alternative. A lot of those alternative comedians have ended up being mainstream, they know that longevity is about being mainstream.
We must give Trump credit for asking many politically incorrect questions and challenging mainstream Republican dogma on immigration.
Fantasy is an area where it is possible to talk about right and wrong, good and evil, with a straight face. In mainstream fiction and even in a good deal of mystery, these things are presented as simply two sides of the same coin. Never really more than a matter of where you happen to be standing.
Oprah Winfrey represents the most ingenious and creative expression of black spiritual genius in the public mainstream that we’ve had in quite a long time, if ever.
Bitcoin as a globally distributed public ledger – that’s the thing I’m most excited about going forward. Thinking about how to use Bitcoin in new and innovative ways. In the meantime, we have the boring uses of Bitcoin that are in the process of going mainstream.
We have a new lower class that’s large and growing that has fallen away from a lot of the basic core behaviors and institutions that made America work, and we have a new upper class that’s increasingly isolated from and ignorant of mainstream America.
My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio.
They praise these tiny indie bands, but if a band finally gets mainstream success, the same people who praised them attack them for ‘selling out.’ People often play at being nonconformists to mask their own feelings of not fitting in.
Kyle Baker
Skating was popular, but it wasn’t mainstream. It had this underground following, and you could go on tours, win decent prize money, and make royalties from signature products – that’s how I came to buy a house when I was a senior in high school.
Adidas is one of the biggest companies in the world. To have a company like that, a mainstream company, a major sports company, to say they want me, it’s awesome.
I’m not into the whole Austrian type, strongly libertarian economics. I like more mainstream economics.
Robert Sarvis
[Michael Flynn is] controversial among many people in the national security establishment, many people in the Republican mainstream. The thing about this appointment that, again, goes to me is most.
I don’t know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted.
I’ve always found the rhetoric of mainstream civil rights leaders and organizations to be far too timid, accommodationist, and gradualist. It always seemed to me that they behaved like meek and gentle supplicants begging the oppressor for a few crumbs of justice, for a few molecules of citizenship rights.
As far as Memphis being underrated, I feel like a lot of people have slept on Memphis music when it comes to breaking through into the mainstream.
The creative individual is no longer viewed as an iconoclast. He—or she—is the new mainstream.
When mainstream Muslims defeat the Islamic State, that lessens the ability of the Islamic State to recruit and fund-raise.
I am certainly not a mainstream religious man.
Even if you have something that you can contribute to society, very often society doesn’t view you that way. Because when you are The Other, the first response by the mainstream, if you will, is to ostracize.
You can get really left of centre influences in mainstream pop. Michael Jackson and Prince are some of the most progressive artists ever if you actually dissect their songs there’s some crazy stuff going on.
I feel like science fiction is so much more mainstream now than it has been. And I feel like that’s because technology has caught up with us.
Rand Paul does not like being compared to his father Ron any more than sons named Bush like to dance in their father’s shadow, but the crucial difference is that while the Bushes all hail from the relative mainstream of the GOP, the Pauls have an ideological tributary virtually to themselves.
You’ll see an erosion of rock ‘n’ roll for sure… if you’re playing a mainstream festival, you don’t want to be the rock guy when everyone else is talking about Swedish House Mafia.
As an actor, I am only excited about doing good work – be it in mainstream Hindi cinema, Hollywood, a French film, or a Marathi movie.
What we are doing in the United States is we have launched a television station for mainstream audiences, which means whether they are native Americans or people living from any part of the world.
I sense a general hostility toward Christianity among the literary and media establishments in our country. There is a tendency to keep Christian thinking out of the mainstream, to marginalize it and make it look like a product of ‘fringe’ groups.
I don’t ever wanna be mainstream.
I don’t really have control over my direct impression on people anymore. I used to be the person putting my CD in people’s hands. But I’m kind of a mainstream artist now. Not by choice.
I hope someday to see California literature become a part of mainstream American literature, and I hope to be part of that process.
I think, for me, the goal was never really for my EPs to go mainstream. I think the intention of them was to create a little bit of buzz and to show my musicality because I wrote and produced the EPs myself. The goal was to experiment, with no rules.
I didn’t have any ambition to produce big mainstream popcorn movies.
I pay attention to lyrics and I know what rap fans care about. I try to write for the average listener and I’m conscious of the mainstream without selling out.
Feminism was established to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream.
Being out of the mainstream is entirely consistent with the way Donald Trump is approaching his presidency.
Mainstream Mumbai movies are my bread and butter, but films like ‘Brick Lane’ and ‘Road, Movie’ provide sustenance to my creative soul.
When I entered the industry in the early 1970s, I was a gold medalist from the film institute, Pune. That was when graduates from the film institute were very quickly absorbed by the mainstream commercial industry.
Occasionally, a great band would come along, like Blondie or OutKast who could be pop and bring interesting ideas into the mainstream at the same time. That’s now gone, because of this weird mutation of pop, rap, R&B, bad rave, and supposedly soulful singing on top of it.
Sex and gender are such befuddling mysteries even for those of us who are in the mainstream that you’d think we’d be wary of being judgmental. Yet much of society clings to a view that gender is completely binary, when, in fact, there’s overwhelming evidence of a continuum.
I want to do roles that are important for the story and not there for ornamental value or to just aid another character in the film which is often a ‘friend‘s role’ in mainstream films.
I do not believe in censorship, but I believe we already have censorship in what is called marketing theory, namely the only information we get in mainstream media is for profit.
I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right-wing, and loyal to the political framework and it’s corporate interests.
Timothy Spall – best known to mainstream audiences as Wormtail in the Harry Potter series – delivers an Oscar-caliber tour de force reminiscent of Charles Laughton
Lou Lumenick
Look at Daft Punk and Kanye West. The song ‘Stronger‘ was inspired by a Daft tune. Once the hip-hop scene opens up to all the great music that came out of dance, it will continue to spread to the more mainstream audience.
Washington is totally out of touch with mainstream America.
I don’t think ’90s music was as significant as ’60s music in terms of changing the world, but it was significant, and I think it was similarly disillusioning when you realize the mainstream just views it as like a curiosity.
If it’s accessible by hundreds of millions of people, then it’s as mainstream as it gets.
I’m mainstream.
As soon as anybody does one of my songs, I rejoice. This particular case of all these great singers doing my work – the implications are very rich and the temptation to think of the outcome of these masses of the mainstream injecting my work into the marketplace, it’s a very sweet speculation.
Sometimes it’s dramatic, but mental health, as a whole, has to become mainstream.
The big dividing line is not and has never been between those who advocate more or less militant forms of resistance, or between mainstream and grassroots activists. The dividing line is between those who do something and those who do nothing.
Democrats, the mainstream media, Hollywood elites are so out of touch when it comes to keeping you, the American people, safe from radical Islamic terrorism, and they are willing to gamble with your life.
I want to invite the mainstream into my world and to my sound and to what I’m doing. And I want mainstream artists to respect me and accept Latino artists as equals without us having to sing in English. I want them to know that I can compete globally, with whomever, in Spanish.
Mainstream media has been abandoned by many, for ideological reasons mostly, and brands need to directly engage with the end-user of information and offer opportunities for consumer- and employee-generated content.
The music I make is very underground-sounding, it doesn’t sound like it goes into the charts. It doesn’t sound like it’s trying to fit into today’s style. So I think I have already a vibrating tool to an art form that isn’t the mainstream. I’m very outside of the mainstream in my taste of music.
The state owned monopolies are among the greatest millstones round the neck of the economy. Liberals must stress at all times the virtues of the market, not only for efficiency but to enable the widest possible choice. Much of what Mrs Thatcher and Sir Keith Joseph say and do is in the mainstream of liberal philosophy.
I’ve always looked towards mainstream. Many offers have come but they’ve been the wrong kind of offers. They are not the right business decisions for me to take.
I listen to jazz mainly. Mainstream jazz.
Let’s face it: WikiLeaks exists because the mainstream media haven’t done their job.
Oftentimes you’ll see stuff that makes it into the mainstream that has been influenced by things that are clearly not from the mainstream.
I don’t even want my music on mainstream radio. They don’t deserve it. They destroy careers.
Social activism has gone mainstream. A new generation of philanthropic leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates, and Bono are providing inspiration, guidance, and billions of dollars through their global foundations.
I wasn’t passionate about food until I’d been cooking for a while. I started long before food became part of the mainstream media. I just wanted to cook, period.
I’ve made it my mission to make movies starring African American actors and about the African American experience and put them in the mainstream. They’re very universal stories I’ve told – every movie I’ve done.
Before I moved into the mainstream of American movies, I wrote a script as an experiment. I wanted to get very far away from the clichГ©s about the three-act play – structure, development.
I’m going to do everything I can to keep from being mainstream.
I saw how you could get away with such a free-spirited, naturalistic sensibility in a mainstream Hollywood movie, and you could apply a lot of the skills of the ’70s icons that I really admire to a contemporary, commercial movie.
I wanted to do a show about a family that is absolutely black. Because as Du Bois has shown, we do have to live a double consciousness every day in the world. We have to walk our path and walk the mainstream path, and there’s never really been a show that’s talked about what that’s like.
I know in our mainstream culture, the loudest voices and the most shocking voices are the ones that get the noise.
It’s hard to tell what is even mainstream anymore because there’s so many platforms now. And they’re all topics of conversation.
‘It’s a Wonderful Life‘ was a mainstream Hollywood movie about faith, redemption, religion, and it was rated G.
What sort of attractions do you think lured our coreligionists out of the ghetto and into the mainstream of European culture? Was it the wit of MoliГЁre, or the ingenious stage mechanisms of PixГ©rГ©court? Or was it simply the opportunity to cast an eye, without shame, upon the living, unclad human form?
They’ll see it. And it doesn’t matter if they don’t. It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll. But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream. Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
VR is going to become something mainstream, but it’s not going to happen right away. You just don’t have the horsepower to make it happen on a device, much less a cheap enough and comfortable enough device that a normal consumer is going to want to have.
The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party’s historic commitment to protecting the powerless.
I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It’s not an underground tool for me. It’s my whole life.
Mainstream movies used to be more adventurous because people went to them.
Like leggings, comedies created by women came into vogue in the late 1980s, exploded in the early ’90s, went mainstream in the mid-’90s, and were shoved into the back of the closet around 1997.
I’m mainstream. Always have been.
Absolute 80’s is three hours of mainstream 80’s music. I also do New Wave Nation that is more cutting edge. It is more punk stuff from the 70’s to the 90’s.
I’m glad mainstream culture is starting to catch up to where lesbian-feminism was 30 years ago.
I’m a performer and have managed to get my performing into the mainstream consciousness of the world, I guess.
It’s depressing to see blacks wanting to dive into the mainstream of American commercial life. They come from a magnificent African culture based on aesthetics, and they all want to become fort builders like the vicious people who originally enslaved them.
A lot of what used to be known as gay culture – broadly speaking, homoeroticism and being camp – has been brought into mainstream culture. I think we should be moving to an era where it’s just sex.
I think the beauty of the Internet is that it’s giving a lot of people the opportunity to reach people around the world that they never would have been able to, and for people to tell their own stories where they don’t see themselves reflected in mainstream media, or the media is misrepresenting the truth, right.
We weren’t your mainstream ’50s family. Both my parents had wonderful, eccentric, artistic friends who treated us as friends as well. How your mind worked was considered important.
in our culture, the professional, and largely white, middle class is taken as a social norm – a bland and neutral mainstream – from which every other group or class is ultimately a kind of deviation.
I remember when I started performing, I thought, ‘Why is this something that we do after hours, underground?’ I was waiting on the world to change and the idea of this art to become mainstream, and I think that’s what ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ has really accomplished in such an eloquent way.
As system virtualization becomes mainstream, IT managers will find a greater need for disk imaging for disaster recovery and systems deployment,.
I started as a short filmmaker and found that one of the toughest challenges was getting your film to be watched. I would enter it in competitions and release it online, but getting a mainstream theatre-going audience to view the film is difficult.
‘The Dark Knight‘ is a really good movie that reached both critics and mainstream audiences.
Now that the sport has gone mainstream, there’s a lot of money in fighting. It’s always what I’ve loved to do.
I actually feel pretty inspired and hopeful by the fact that protests are becoming the norm now. They’re less part of fringe society and more a part of mainstream society. That’s exciting. There is no fringe anymore. We should all be included.
As mainstream religious leaders of different faiths get together, it strengthens the voice of moderation.
Independent horror movies have really stepped up the game, and hopefully mainstream Hollywood will follow suit.
We passed a bill in 1997, signed by Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles, which created a pilot program for a novel experiment called Florida Virtual School. The notion of children using a computer for a classroom and reporting to virtual teachers wasn’t exactly mainstream thinking in those days.
I didn’t go into journalism thinking it would solidify my identity. I did it because I needed to make a living, and I was proficient in writing. But in becoming a journalist, I learned about other people who felt like they were on the edges of American mainstream life.
A lot of mainstream photographers seem not to think about what they’re doing or feel any responsibility toward anything. By the time they’re done, the models don’t have any trace of themselves left. This thing about looking young with no wrinkles or expression is all so boring, really.
The mainstream usually follows trends, it seldom sets them except for a few films.
A good writer should be able to write comedic work that made you laugh, and scary stuff that made you scared, and fantasy or science fiction that imbued you with a sense of wonder, and mainstream journalism that gave you clear and concise information in a way that you wanted it.
Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone.
I don’t look at it as mainstream country versus outsider.
I am interested in challenging the mainstream ideas of what is beautiful and what is acceptable.
They say you don’t want to know how sausage is made. Book coverage is like sausage in that way: better not to know exactly how the gatekeepers of mainstream media choose which books to crown as must-reads each season – just swallow it down with a cold beer and call it a night.
When I started playing in bands, we had to be apologetic for what we did. We had to be apologetic because the mainstream was so bad.
Very rarely does a mainstream film push the envelope. A film that’s so-called mainstream and questions certain norms, certain notions of morality, and gets away with it opens doors. It means the common man, the majority of the people, have accepted it.
I don’t care at all about the mainstream; I don’t care about popularity contests; I don’t care about who’s got the biggest-selling album; and I don’t care about glossy production.
Lots of musicians from non-filmi backgrounds and from independent bands are making it to mainstream cinema. Even the music directors are experimenting with different genres.
I had thought comics could only be one thing, and that was what mainstream comics were selling us. And the undergrounders proved anything you had in your head, as long as you had the skill to put it down on paper, was fair game. And I started filling sketchbooks with my own comics.
Making independent films is liberating. It eliminates self-censorship, which mainstream films are infected with due to commercial priorities.
One of the reasons why I think people have gone from reading mainstream newspapers to the Internet is because they realize they’re being lied to.
The exploitation and superficiality of mainstream America is the object not of [Bob] Dylan’s hipster scorn, but of an apocalyptic parable of holy fools and righteous thieves – the kind of imagery that Dylan’s later work would explore more fully.
With the rise of identity politics, the expression of naked prejudice against members of a supposedly privileged group has become mainstream.
I see the world from a very specific perspective. It is how I grew up. It is what I am proud of, and I vocalize it. And for those who have not experienced my experience, it is odd, and it’s not mainstream.
Even before the mainstream knew about P.O.D., we were going for several years underground. For me, those were the times where it really was about the music and really about the fan base.
I was surprised to see how much the mainstream environmental movement hates the ELF.
I want to play oddballs. I want to play weirdos. There’s not enough weird. Everything just seems a bit mainstream to me, and I long for anything that’s a bit unusual.
In India, however good your western vocals are, you have to have that Indianess in your singing if you want to become a mainstream artiste.
What I love about Sonny’s playing is that he is so inventive within the mainstream Jazz vernacular. Because he knows so many ways to deal with musical material, he is never repetitive and hasn’t had to invent a new language. Also, he never asked me to do anything but swing!
Mainstream culture is like your mom: It’s always a little late to catch on and gets easily confused by technology, but it means well.
My grandfather was Bob Shad, one of those legendary jazz and blues producers – he worked with Charlie Parker and Dinah Washington, and he produced Janis Joplin’s album [1967’s Big Brother & the Holding Company]. He always owned small labels as well – he had a label called Mainstream Records in the 70s.
Mainstream media: 80% stuff someone told them. 10% stupidity. 10% arrogance.
Steampunk appeals to the idea of uniqueness, to the one-off item, while every mainstream consumer technology of recent years is about putting human beings into ever more granular, packageable and mass-produced identities so that they can be sold or sold to, perfectly mapped and understood.
My input for the first 16, 17 years of my life was AM radio, FM radio – pretty mainstream stuff. Rolling Stone was probably as edgy as it got.
When you look at hip-hop, I want to do that: to spit fire and take our best from the ashes to build our kingdom; to recognize all the regional styles, conscious lyrics, the tracks, underground, mainstream, the way we treat each other. Lose the garbage and rebuild our scene.
A lot has already been written about this. Criticism has been ferocious. Still, most in the mainstream media have stopped short of saying outright that Donald J. Trump, president of the United States, is a white supremacist, or white nationalist, or whatever it is these people call themselves.
If you look at most mainstream filmmaking, to be honest, some of these films aren’t even asking questions anymore at all.
I went to Northwestern in Chicago, in Evanston, and then I ended up trickling down in Chicago theater. I did a bunch of plays, but I was non-equity. For a lot of people, non-equity means you’re not yet professional. But for me, if you’re in a mainstream theater, you’re doing something real.
I am surely a feminist filmmaker, but not because I set out to become one, or am trying to make any kind of statement. Rather, it’s inherent in the act of expressing myself, as a woman who is deeply alienated from mainstream cinematic structures of seeing. I express myself and am instantly feminist.
Nina Menkes
I think I am very mainstream – I’m committed to good works in my life.
A lot of dudes can’t function too long in mainstream life because they’ve been indoctrinated into that penal system where that shapes their life.
I’ve never been a mainstream kind of guy.
That is perceptive of you, because in this country men dancers have always been viewed with suspicion. If you were an actor, a star, and a dancer, you had to be, or have a name like someone mainstream.
I don’t really know what ‘selling out’ is exactly. I would sell out if I could, but nobody’s buying it. I would love to go mainstream, but my comedy is too edgy. It’s always too dirty. It’s always too filthy. I’m dying to sell out. But I love doing comedy, I love touring, and I think I would do everything for free.
The SI Swim cover was life changing, not just for myself but for women everywhere who’ve been told they can’t do something because of their size. Body positivity is no longer a side conversation, it’s mainstream.
The vast majority of people back higher taxes on the rich. Yet these are fringe ideas within most of the mainstream media, which marginalises those who support them.
Over the years, TV has gotten so much better, especially with the advent of cable. The bar has been raised. I think HBO really set the standard with The Sopranos, and then on mainstream TV, shows like Lost broke amazing ground.
I think the fact that I’ve always been left or right of mainstream cowboy hats and boots has made me hard to pin down.
Music changes constantly, especially when you’re a ‘pop’ artist. What’s mainstream or pop always has new influences, new sounds, and I love that challenge of keeping up with it, which is important as a pop artist.
More than most, I believe I’m highly attuned to how heresies eventually become mainstream belief systems and how the vast majority of people who consider themselves ‘edgy’ are those who only embraced radical ideas LONG after it became safe for them to do so.
Damn it, if just 5% of people got motivated in some direction, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be what I believe in, but if they just got motivated and stopped getting their political ideologies from the mainstream media, they would go out and figure out what they want.
I am extremely proud that our cinema is being recognised in the West. I want Indian cinema to get its dignity, not by giving them the kind of films they expect from us, but by making cinema in a way that carries the legacy of the mainstream masters forward.
‘Get Out’ definitely brought it to the mainstream, but you can look back at the original ‘Night of the Living Dead’ and that’s definitely a commentary on racism.
When it comes to the culture, there’s no such thing as peaceful coexistence. If we’re not defending truth, fighting for Christian values in all of life, the truth will be sacrificed on the altar of mainstream secularism.
While I am a huge proponent of us as Africans telling our own stories and countering the negative stereotypes out there since no one else will, I am also cognizant of the power that the mainstream Western media still has on shaping perceptions of the continent.
I think more people in the mainstream, folks like Nancy Wilson and Luther Vandross, they have openly expressed their love for God, and when mainstream artists start expressing their love for God openly in their concerts and including gospel songs in their concert, and, you know, people started embracing it.
A strong and enthusiastic niche audience can push a topic into mainstream consciousness with speed and force.
I don’t care what’s happening in the mainstream of country music. I haven’t in a long time.
I don’t know if I would qualify as mainstream. I think I have managed to function pretty successfully on the fringes of the music world and have been able to play exactly what I have wanted the way I have wanted
It’s that I wasn’t suited to do the kind of comedy that these people were coming to hear – mainstream comedy.
There’s nothing that makes me feel better than being on these mainstream shows, whether it’s ‘The View,’ ‘Colbert’ or whatever, and saying, ‘It’s a privilege to be black.’ Oh, I love that.
Now, if you’re Al Gore, you can afford $10 a pop for squiggly-pig-tailed fluorescent light bulbs. But if you’re mainstream America, two or three kids, mom and dad working outside the home, that’s not a very good deal.
In the mainstream, I’m suspect because I’m black. I have dreadlocks, I have a goatee. I mean, I’m just suspect. In my classroom and at Columbia, I’m not as suspect because it’s clear I know what I’m doing, but I am still suspect.
I can only speak from experience, but as a little kid I remember Lisa Leslie, Sheryl Swoopes, Dawn Staley and Cynthia Cooper. I remember the mainstream media being involved and how much exposure they received.
As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.
The people definitely shape the two, put stamps and classify mainstream and underground music.
Here in the United States, when the term “fascist” gets used, it`s either talking about other countries, ancient history or it`s used as a sort of insult, right, a sort of generic right wing epithet that people use to criticize politicians who are at most on the edge of mainstream American political thought.
Fans tend to think that if you fall in love with an artist… and then he gets bigger, and he grows, and he starts to make a different sound, ‘He’s changing on us.’ But with me, I created all types of sounds from the get go, so you can never say I’m changing; you can never say I’m going mainstream or I’m selling out.
Women’s sport is embedded in the mainstream consciousness now, and that is a hugely positive thing. That’s not to say that our sport can’t get even more popular – because I think it can – but perceptions have definitely changed for the better.
Streaming TV shows, movies, and other types of video over the Internet to all manner of devices, once a fringe habit, is now a squarely mainstream practice. Even people still paying for cable or satellite service often also have Netflix or Hulu accounts.
Lilith Fair was a great experience for us the first time we played it. We were… not a new band, but a new band as far as mainstream kind of airplay or success.
I cut myself off from the mainstream of jazz. It stood me in good stead later on, as a musician.
A wide variety of devices beyond personal computers are arriving, many of which will be used to browse the Web… The Flash engineering team has taken this on with a major overhaul of the mainstream Flash Player for a variety of devices.
As a transgendered artist, I have always occupied a place outside of the mainstream. I have gladly paid a price for speaking my truth in the face of loathing and idiocy.
The case against Susan Rice has been building for years with little fanfare. Not surprising, the mainstream media reporters based at the U.N. have either ignored her mistakes or strategically covered them up.
Does the mainstream media have a liberal bias? On a couple of things, maybe. Compared to the American public at large, probably a slightly higher percentage of journalists, because of thier enhanced power of discernment, realize they know a gay person or two, and are, therefore, less frightened of them.
The story of the Republican Party is of a far-right that has moved from the fringes of the party to a complete domination of the party. The moderate, mainstream and pragmatic leaders of the party have been pushed out or died off.
When I started college, I wrote a song ‘Pee Jaun,’ with a friend. I never intended to make mainstream music, but that song did really well and I got some recognition.
We are moving into a phase where what was once alternative cinema is becoming mainstream. I like being in that space.
If one drag queen penetrates the mainstream and opens up a new avenue for us to take with our careers, that means all of us can potentially do that.
The dynamics of the Taliban now appear to be very different and complex, in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, as they attack governments and mainstream parties.
It’s always surprised me that mainstream America had the good taste to like R.E.M. It doesn’t have the digestible quality the general public tends to look for in its favorite musicians.
It’s common for cultural shifts to start with young, urban adopters before going mainstream.
The New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media will only refer to partial birth abortion as ‘what its opponents refer to as partial birth abortions.’ What do its supporters call it? Casual Fridays? Bean-with-bacon potato chip dip? Uh . . . Steve?
I like that idea that what I do might be mainstream. Might be.
I’m saying that there’s way more to 9/11 than mainstream media and our government have told us.
Democrat leaders are not only out of the American mainstream, but are also out of the Democratic mainstream.
I think more people feel like they’re outside of the mainstream these days – there’s more people who are doing their own thing, feeling that it’s not bad to be a weirdo and respecting other people’s differences. And all that kind of goes into the big ol’ B-52 philosophy.
One of those blocks (that prevent the ‘Middle East from entering the mainstream of modernity‘) is the orthodox tenet that the Koran and the scriptures contain all the knowledge required to deal with the problems of contemporary society.
Arnold Beichman
Don’t rebel against the mainstream only to conform to the underground.
Tomas Kalnoky
I just wanted to make more of a lifestyle record instead of anything else. I wasn’t trying to do anything mainstream or nothing like that. I wanted to speak on this time period where I was fed up with a couple things and I had an idea of what I wanted to do.
It’s not in the mainstream media, but across towns, it is amazing how there are small groups of people getting together and forming artistic collectives – they may not be being overtly political, but I’d say by channelling their energy into community projects, that’s a valid political statement.
Over the next ten years, I predict, the mainstream of the environmental movement will reverse its opinion and activism in four major areas: population growth, urbaninzation, genetically engineered organisms, and nuclear power.
I do think that I have a sensitivity to the depictions of maybe all minorities in literature. And I think that the experience of people who look like me is so rarely captured in big, mainstream American fiction that you tend to sort of empathize with any character of color who pops up.
The mainstream sort of presentation of the civil rights movement was not something that I directly inherited.
I’m a proud mainstream musician, but having said that, I do firmly believe there’s more to musical talent in India than just Bollywood.
I think it’s good for ‘Drag Race’ to be moving toward the mainstream. I’m grateful for the move to VH1. I’m glad that one million people watched the first episode of Season 9. Our message is one of love and acceptance and truth and strength and perseverance, and I believe it should reach everyone, near and far.
I don’t want to become an ivory tower filmmaker. That sounds peculiar, but I want to be a mainstream filmmaker. I want the largest possible audience that I can find – but, of course, on my terms.
When I was a young artist, I liked and was interested in belonging to the mainstream comics group. I didnt introduce myself as an author, but only as a designer.
I’ve always been interested in showing our films to international audiences. The easiest way is through the festival circuit, a big marketing platform for films that aren’t big enough to be in the mainstream race.
There is much about the shared terrain of being a black person in the United States that is not seen on small or silver screens or in museums or best-selling books, and much of what gets ignored in the mainstream thrives, and is celebrated, on Twitter.
The advent of the Internet exposed the fact that the old business model for newspapers was broken. The world wide web fundamentally changed the media eco-system, challenging established journalistic practice in what is known as the mainstream media: radio, television, newspapers and magazines.
I mean, maybe I’m alternative in that my stuff’s not mainstream, doesn’t want to be mainstream, could never be mainstream.
You won’t really get a lot of the mainstream, lovey-dovey side because that wasn’t a part of my life in the beginning.
I’m not sure what kept me from the mainstream. I thought it was because I was too hard to pin down genre-wise.
Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself.
Uncle Jack Charles and his mob, I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for their persistence. They worked hard at a time when no one took them seriously and no one even considered indigenous roles as a mainstream option.
In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero’s role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment.
There’s so many, ‘no, black people aren’t like that’ barriers in mainstream media.
Financial inclusion helps lift people out of poverty and can help speed economic development. It can draw more women into the mainstream of economic activity, harnessing their contributions to society.
It may not be ‘mainstream,’ but there’s always a market for science fiction.
In India we are creating mainstream hip hop music, than what real rap music is. The lyrics aren’t that personal, since most of the music is catering to Bollywood. It’s just trivial. It’s a fashion here.
I think that there’s a lot of anxiety out there in people wanting their children to be part of the mainstream, to achieve based on the well-worn yardsticks.
The mainstream media showed, for example, no blood and guts resulting from the 9/11 attacks.
I grew up singing ballads, but what I really wanted to get into was the mainstream music on the radio because I really love the beats and everything.
It’s very important to me to find ways to relate the audience to the characters. This is the first thing to go in most mainstream horror films.
There is a rare exception of mainstream sports that have a fatality rate. That’s motor sports and rodeo, … football, baseball, basketball, hockey, you make a mistake and you give up a run or some points. In these two sports, if you make a mistake, it could cost you your life.
Don Andrews
I can just be a Christian who sings mainstream music instead of having to be a Christian who has to somehow just sing Christian music.
I think of my books as mainstream and that’s were most people who read them look for them in book stores.
Star Trek‘ put sci-fi on the map and changed television, and ‘Battlestar’ has changed it in another direction by making it a little more mainstream and acceptable to people who wouldn’t normally watch sci-fi.
I stopped seeing mainstream films 15 years ago. They are absolutely unbearable.
It’s nice to see how much the mainstream fashion community has been so accepting of it. It’s very exciting to see that folks finally want to make plus-size mainstream.
People love discovering you. The thing about not being historically a mainstream writer is that everyone feels like you’re theirs, you’re their friend.
I would say that everyone that you see who is successful in the mainstream, at the top of Billboard, who has a Top 40 hit… at some point, unless they’re a complete fabrication of the industry with no identity of their own and a carbon copy clone of someone else, they in themselves started out being underground.
I’ve always leaned toward a feminine, funky style, even in business settings. I used to paint my nails blue in 1993, before it was mainstream.
It’s great to see Latino music coming to the mainstream, but at the same time, there are also a lot more styles to explore: African music, Indian music, Chinese music.
I’m not really that keen on mainstream; I’m not interested in doing the normal films. I do tend to go for the quirky, different scripts.
There’s the exciting part about comedy – if you catch an act just before they go mainstream, that’s the best. After they hit the mainstream, everything gets watered down a little bit.
I really want my music to go mainstream.
Son-In-Law was kind of my crossover. It was the movie that brought me out of the MTV audience into the mainstream.
Back in the ’90s, we saw prominent non-film artists like the Bombay Vikings do a splendid job on old classics and people danced to those new tunes without ever feeling that the song had been spoiled. We slowly saw this trend creeping into mainstream cinema.
The Tea Party isolated Mitt Romney from mainstream voters, linking him to a rabid ideology that he could not shake as he desperately tried to move to the middle in the closing weeks of the campaign. Lesson: The loudest voices don’t often command the votes needed to win in November.
It’s hard to separate art from artists so transgender musicians will never be mainstream until transpeople are looked at as notable as maybe redheads.
The scientists who attack mainstream religion, rather than striving for peaceful coexistence with it, damage science, and also weaken the fight against fundamentalism.
I want to balance my projects. Ideally, I’d like to do at least one indie film, a mainstream movie, and a TV series in a year – the best of both worlds.
Be out of the mainstream. I’m out of the mainstream. I enjoy it, who wants to be in the mainstream?
I had seen the gay social chronicle done abundantly and done very well. And I didn’t want to do any more of that myself, I wanted us to be included in the popular mainstream of entertainment fiction.
You can do pretty much anything you want to do in America as a black, including become president. Still, the legacy of our victimization, of our suffering and exclusion from the mainstream of American life, has left its mark.
I do not view myself as a psychedelic person but as a yogi. Although most link the Beatles with bringing awareness of yoga to the public, it was myself who actually brought yoga into the mainstream in the United States.
I like mainstream movies that are completely off the wall.
Mainstream Jewish intellectuals became ‘pro’-Israel after the June 1967 war when Israel became the U.S.A.’ s strategic asset in the Middle East, i.e., when it was safe and reaped benefits. To credit them with ideological conviction is, in my opinion, very naive.
‘The Book of Love’ is the kind of James L. Brooks mainstream movie that the majors are ignoring.
Part of the mission of Nash Icon is taking away some of the day-to-day, hand-to-hand combat that you have to do to continue the mainstream country-radio relationship.
Once the US Open is over in the States, mainstream America doesn’t really follow tennis, unless you are a true tennis fan.
I think many of the mainstream media players are liberal Democrats. They intend to vote for Hillary [Clinton]. They believed Donald [Trump] was the easiest candidate for Hillary to beat.
That is very important to me, to make fertility mainstream so everyone understands it. If you want to have your miracle child, there are options: adoption, surrogacy, fertility procedures. It is also sadly very expensive, and not all insurance companies cover it.
The advertising market in China is big and is still growing at a considerable pace. While online video is emerging as a mainstream advertising solution, it still represents a relatively small portion of advertising budget in China.
A lot of people get into alternative music as part of their identity. It’s something that isn’t the mainstream, that their brothers and sisters don’t know about, and that their parents don’t like. It’s something they can have as their own.
I guess I’m concerned that vulgarity has now officially entered the mainstream of our culture, and I think people have to respectfully stand up and say, ‘No thanks.’
Mainstream’s never appealed to me, really. I mean, I’ve become popular over the years in certain areas. But mainstream, you know, I would rather the mainstream come to me.
I have a conflicted relationship with musicals, because I think the music itself can be so horrendous. It’s an industry that relies on appealing to a mainstream culture in order to survive.
I want to be a part of content-driven films, not just the mainstream Bollywood type of movies.
I think that, in terms of mainstream storytelling, the rebel gets off way too easy. We’re way too hard on the insiders and way too soft on the outsiders.
You don’t accomplish much by swimming with the mainstream. Hell, a dead fish can do that.
People need to realize that because black people have been established in the U.S. for a lot longer than in the U.K., the culture’s a lot more embedded. We will get there with how comfortable they are with rap in the mainstream, but we’re way behind them.
If you ask me what I worry about every morning when I wake up, it’s that I don’t understand future mainstream Internet users’ habits.
Anytime something makes money, no matter how outrГ©, it’s instantly mainstream. A good example is rock ‘n’ roll. When rock ‘n’ roll was first played to a wide audience it was considered the devil‘s music.
I took an internship at Focus Features while I was in film school. I was really interested in how specialty movies were marketed and found their audience despite being about topics that were outside of the mainstream.
Poetry is not mainstream, but then neither is serious fiction, really. But I don’t think there’s a lot to worry about in this particular ‘problem’. Why does art have to be mainstream to be significant?
Fascism allegation [to Donald Trump] is not coming from the left. This is coming from the right. It`s coming from inside the Republican Party and from within mainstream conservative thought.
To be an actor in the society in Israel, you have to be ten times better than the Israeli Jews. To get the roles in mainstream theater or to get any role, not typecast as an Arab. And also if you are ten times better, not all the time you get the opportunity.
Ali Suliman
I think the advent of the Internet gave us all a big boost, because by the time the Internet became mainstream and you could get it in your home, a lot of us were used to dealing in fan culture, writing to magazines or anything at the back of comic books.
Increasingly I feel like a Jew, an immigrant, a Russian – anything but a normal, mainstream American.
For a seriously autistic kid, the best prognosis might be getting into a mainstream school without being too much of a shadow. For a moderately autistic kid the best prognosis is full recovery.
For some time, destitution has been a harsh reality for asylum seekers, migrants, and refugees who are unable to access mainstream accommodation and support. Delays in the asylum and appeals process can leave them in limbo for years without money, shelter, and advice.
Galling for left-wing activists and the mainstream media’s bottom line – in its way as galling as Fox’s daily agitprop – was the fact that liberal media did not have the talent or the savvy or the passion to match conservative media’s success.
The biggest thing that I’ve noticed since the move to Barcelona was announced is just how positive the comments have been. It was not just in the mainstream media, but also on social media.
There are certainly laws and elements that make a film more accessible to mainstream audiences. If you’ve got Tom Cruise as a strongman, I’m sure it would have larger audiences, but it wouldn’t have the same substance.
I have always felt validated and it shouldn’t take film to do that for writer, but I’m glad it has. My plan has always been to be read more widely by doing just what I’ve always done. I wanted to break into the mainstream without becoming mainstream.
The failure of the family court system in America is a national scandal. Sadly, the mainstream media, whether out of ignorance or fear, refuses to cover it. That media silence means that every day, these American human rights abuses continue to occur.
Garland Waller
I believe prayer for our nation has never been more important as we witness an accelerating anti-Christian fervor in the so-called mainstream of our culture.
If the 1992 and 2000 elections were any guide, third-party candidates are death on the mainstream parties with which they’re most naturally aligned.
Decentralized consensus technology will reach the mainstream when products are built that both empower consumers to take control of their own data and also offer users great UXs.
If you start any large theory, such as quantum mechanics, plate tectonics, evolution, it takes about 40 years for mainstream science to come around. Gaia has been going for only 30 years or so.
I saw what I could [in Mexico City], but we rarely got anything other than big, mainstream American films.
The music I listened to as a kid – the Stones, the Beatles – that was so rebellious at the time, it became mainstream.
It’s important to be able to have representation for black queer women, because I feel like there’s not much representation for them in the mainstream.
Comic books have gone mainstream. The audience is there.
The mainstream media may have trouble resisting the temptation to declare that Karl Rove has been demoted, but the truth is quite the contrary. By giving up his role as deputy White House chief of staff, Rove has been freed to do what he does best: shape big issues and develop strategies to win elections.
I think I have broken into the mainstream, and I think that may happen in a broader way, but I want to do it on my own terms, not become a standard producer.
I think R&B is way bigger in America. It’s not really that mainstream in the U.K.
It is almost superfluous to say that there is no such thing as a free and independent press among the mainstream news media today. In fact, the major media more resembles a propaganda machine than it does a free press.
While a lot of people want to join the left to react against the mainstream or right, I in many ways react against the left – not a lot of its fundamental commitments, but its often dismal tone, righteousness, defeatism, etc.
All of my favorite records have vocals high in the mix, even if it’s music that wasn’t necessarily mainstream.
Trump has been criticized by mainstream Republicans for not really being one of them. But he is definitely one of them when it comes to the central palliative for any ill befalling the country: a tax cut for the rich.
Even if you only want to write science fiction, you should also read mysteries, poetry, mainstream literature, history, biography, philosophy, and science.
Life is a little different from what you would read in the mainstream media inside the White House.
Rather than embracing mainstream, majority-held positions, 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have made it exceedingly clear that they will sacrifice themselves on the altar of the radical left – endorsing positions held by a select few and fueling an unstoppable tailwind behind President Trump‘s reelection.
I would like to point to the extraordinary lengths the mainstream media will go to maintain a sensationalist story.
Rebecca Black might sing like a robot, but that’s just proof she has evolved beyond us. Her vocal is just a slightly exaggerated version of the robot glitch-twitch stutter that’s been mainstream pop vocalese for the past 10 years or so.
I always say that in my career as an actress, I’ve always worked with people like David Lynch or Guy Maddin or Peter Weir who are considered not mainstream directors and that could be because they are like my dad. They are pioneers, and pioneers, by definition, invent something new.
The vote by the Judiciary Committee reflects the fact that John Roberts is an exceptional nominee with a conservative judicial philosophy – a philosophy that represents mainstream America.
I did write more mainstream stuff with DK. But you could always tell the records that I wrote in contrast with everybody else’s because the format was a bit different. The harmonies were used in a different type of way. Way more metaphors in the mix.
I want to make it clear: it’s not that I hate mainstream cinema. It’s perfectly fine. There are a lot of people who need to escape, because they are in very difficult situations, so they have the right to escape from the world. But this has nothing to do with an art form.
Sailing became one of the mainstreams of my life. I suppose my father was an influence. I remember seeing a photo of him at home sailing a big boat to Bermuda in his 20s. I still have it.
Electronic music is really weird right, because it is bleeding into the mainstream, but, at the same time, it’s fashion.
I’m really into mainstream rap and R&B, but I never saw myself as intertwined in that world.
Hudson Mohawke
Number one in high school, when I was sort of entrenched in the street life, if you will, the major thing that kept me plugged in the mainstream was athletics. I played basketball throughout high school. I also played football, but I played basketball throughout high school.
Being subjected to Islamophobic abuse makes integration less likely and amplifies the views of the extremists rather than the mainstream. It’s divisive and dangerous and puts British lives at risk.
Rock bands were never newsworthy. In the ’60s and ’70s, rock bands weren’t in the newspapers because they weren’t considered mainstream; they wouldn’t sell papers.
The mainstream of literary culture in the U.K. is very averse to writing about technology.
You gotta look beyond the mainstream… the mainstream’ll drown you, you know? There’s always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.
Indie world won’t have me, and mainstream world treats me like an alien, but here I am still floating between these two worlds.
It takes approximately forty years for innovative thought to be incorporated into mainstream thought. I expect and hope that orthomolecular medicine, within the next five to ten years, will cease to be a specialty in medicine and that all physicians will be using nurition as an essential tool in treating disease.
I feel like, as musicians, we need to fight the Spotify thing. I feel that in some ways what’s happening in the mainstream is the last gasp of the old industry. Once that does finally die, which it will, something else will happen.
I am no more solely counted for comic or villain roles, which comes more often in mainstream, masala films.
I’m not a mainstream country artist, and I never will be.
Every once and a while there’s a point where mainstream and garage kind of cross.
Professional gaming competitions are creating celebrities who are recognized and revered as athletes were in prior generations. Spectator gaming is becoming as popular as mainstream sports.
I have been offered roles in mainstream films which have not been interesting to me. They have been too insignificant.
The success of ‘Dhruva’ has given me more satisfaction than any of my previous hits, simply because the audience accepted the film even though it was experimental. I really hope this kind of acceptance makes experimental cinema the new mainstream cinema.
We’ve had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I’m honestly just pinching myself.
I don’t like anything in the mainstream and they don’t like me.
I think I fall into a lot of cracks in terms of I’m too something. I’m too this, I’m too that. And my music has never really had a home. I’ve been this floating alternative. I’m too mainstream for alternative. I’m too alternative for mainstream. And I’m just kind of wandering.
I don’t think drag will ever be mainstream because it’s counter to what the mainstream directive is, which is picking an identity and sticking with it for the rest of your life.
Granted, there are times when, for business reasons, you do something that’s more mainstream. But even then, I try to find something that has a dark or subversive aspect.
I was always smitten by the mainstream Hindi commercial cinema.
I really love my chosen craft. No matter whether it’s disappearing or disappeared from the mainstream, that’s really been where my mind and heart is.
Weight training has enjoyed a huge impact, and the transformation has gone mainstream. I’m fortunate to be part of it.
Under this [Bush] Administration, America’s middle class has been abandoned — its dreams denied, its Main Street interests ignored and its mainstream values scorned by a White House that puts privilege first.
Few [books] get translated and the ones that do have trouble making it into the mainstream. It’s more likely that Americans will discover another culture through an American writer rather read a writer from that culture.
Some of the hip-hop stuff people get into is exciting, because there’s a passion and there’s something to explain to a more mainstream audience, so you get these passionate writers who want to express their love for rap and hip-hop, which is cool.
The river of truth is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between them, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the mainstream.
I wouldn’t want to go into mainstream, Downing Street politics, though – it’s just too cut-throat. I’ve got quite thin skin.
I didn’t grow up like Quentin Tarantino, watching esoteric art films at the video store. I’d go to the multiplex and see big, mainstream movies, and I’d go, ‘I want to make one of those one day.’
I like picking up accessories as and when I see something I like – whether its from my travels on the streets of a foreign country or more mainstream labels like Accessorize.
I preferred rock when it was in the dark, when it was a secret between me and the audience, when it wasn’t mainstream.
I have always been mainstream. It’s so weird, because I don’t see it as something negative at all. So many people see it as something negative.
It’s just odd that something as essential in life as sex has been flattened out in mainstream cinema – and in art cinema. Even in art movies, sex always seems to be treated negatively. Why does it always end in disaster?
‘The Lunchbox’ is the kind of cinema that is true to its word and not cluttered or corrupted by some of the mainstream pre-requisites. I love the way I make movies, but there are certain stories that need to be told in a certain way, and ‘The Lunchbox’ is that movie, and I’m so proud to present this movie.
The history of pop is a progression of underground styles going mainstream, so there’s nothing unusual about the White Stripes or Franz Ferdinand selling records.
Sasha Frere-Jones
MTV definitely has the effect of narrowing the range of music that hits the mainstream. On the other hand, isn’t that the effect of television in general?
I created hoaxes. I confronted and challenged the majority opinion. I attacked, humiliated, and criticized the voice of the corporate mainstream media.
We need to boycott the mainstream media, and we need to go online, and we need to find credible news sources.
My taste is very ’70s, like Garfunkel and James Taylor, so not too far from country, but not really the mainstream country that’s on the radio.
I haven’t got the kind of films from mainstream cinema which I would have wanted. But then mainstream cinema has a different bunch of people who are happy working with each other, which is fine.
My music isn’t mainstream music.
Environmentally friendly business practices have long been mainstream, particularly when they create a brand advantage, as with organic foods.
Tiger Woods has known Donald Trump… for many years, well before he became the president. He knows the true Donald Trump, not the one that the mainstream media tries to post up all the time.
Jazz is like a big secret club. The mainstream media doesn’t pay any attention to it; it’s, like, 1 percent of the music market – no one cares. Why? Because the majority of jazz is old.
Digital Asset has a revolutionary technology platform that eliminates the counterparty risk and lack of transparency that has hindered mainstream adoption of cryptographic technology. The possibilities for reducing cost and risk in settlement are enormous.
Today they have proven once again that the mainstream media can’t print enough bad news about our troops.
The mainstream media tend to lump everything together. To them, there’s no difference between Madonna, the Rolling Stones, or whatever.
I like pot, I enjoy pot, I like to smoke it. But, the one thing I don’t like about pot is the subculture it’s spawned. I think it’s embarrassing and really juvenile and uncreative
I think that’s what happens when drag starts to go mainstream: All of a sudden, you’re watching ‘The View’ and there are three drag queens on there and it’s not a joke. Yes, we’re here, we’re queer and you better deal with it. ‘Cause we ain’t going nowhere.
I like mainstream cinema. I like films that are definitely commercial. I try and stick to that as much as possible.
There are always young bands playing in their garages. A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It’s below the radar. The beauty of it is that you’re not supposed to always know. It’s subterranean.
The Police, they were the guys that were like the gateway to the mainstream. In England, there was a very strong reggae movement that was going on. Anything that was happening in reggae happened out of England. They were brilliant. They could spot a sound that was cool, the ‘it’ sound.
Reality TV has its perks and has given me a ton of exposure, not only in WWE, but also in mainstream media.
I thought it would be so cool to be a musician, but I always thought it was impossible, because I would never be accepted in mainstream media. The fact that I’m able to tour North America and around the world is an incredible blessing, and I am thankful every time I do it.
Mainstream cinema exists in most large industries and then there is the alternative cinema which does not follow the conventions of the mainstream movies. But when your film is small and does not have A-listers, then you have a limited budget and it becomes hard to release your film.
I just figured, for the most part, mainstream networks stopped using [mistress word]. Those are small brush fires. The election made me realize we’ve got forest fires that we collectively need to be focused on.
Contemporary art photography, or, more specifically, what I would term mainstream art photography, represents for the most part the mining of an exhausted lode.
Whether or not punk is the flavor of the month is not important for us. Bad Religion has been popular through many different climates. When heavy metal was popular, when new wave was popular, Bad Religion was still there underneath the mainstream selling more and more records.
It’s so great in Hollywood now. You have people past 40 sitting and talking about serious stuff, writing and making movies and TV, but there’s laser pistols and superheroes and alien monsters involved. It’s viable and mainstream.
Sippy Films have made some fabulous mainstream movies.
Just about everything put out by Top Shelf and Drawn & Quarterly and Fantagraphics is what I keep up with. And once in a while, I’ll read the more mainstream comics – I like Grant Morrison’s writing and some of Warren Ellis’ stuff, although maybe they’re more on the fringe of the mainstream.
I will barnstorm American living rooms. Mainstream media will be unable to ignore me, but more importantly they will be unable to overlook the needs of average Americans in the run-up to the 2012 election.
I like doing the mainstream, right-down-the-pike broad comedies as much as I like doing the kind of unorthodox different stuff.
Vada Chennai’ is a proper mainstream film, told in a sensible way.
I think it would be awesome for us to do collaborations and to try to gel with the mainstream.
Horror writers can write about everything in the real world that a mainstream novelist can–plus the supernatural, which is the most fertile field for metaphor imaginable.
The thing about not being historically a mainstream writer is that everyone feels like you’re theirs: you’re their friend.
I don’t wanna go full mainstream and have my followers go ‘What happened?’
Usually, environmental programs are not designed for a mainstream audience.
I think people do not associate me with the mainstream.
I don’t see Merced appearing on a mainstream desktop inside of a decade.
Education, particularly higher education, will take Africa into the mainstream of globalization.
John Kufuor
I’ve been lucky enough to do a few editorials in the U.K., but I’ve never even been on a casting for mainstream commercial work. When I try to understand it, I think people are scared to try something new.
I’m not really interested in participating in mainstream culture. Participating in the mainstream music business is, to me, like getting involved in a racket. There’s no way you can get involved in a racket and not someway be filthied by it.
Americans should know that Iranians are just as decent, human and rational as other human beings. Sadly, the mainstream media in the U.S. regularly fails to recognize and reflect this.
Poetry has always been made to seem kind of cultish. But the truth is, everybody really loves it! It’s much more mainstream than anyone thought.
It’s hard for our sport to pass into the mainstream, to make it onto ‘SportsCenter.’
Feminism is just a way for ugly women to get into the mainstream of America.
You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn’t matter what party you’re in. When you call your children and you say ‘How are you?’ – and what you are really asking is, ‘Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?’, That resonates across the state, not across party lines.
Mainstream America, in the long run, will always stand for highly qualified, impartial judges and for a fair process and for senators who do their jobs and vote – not who unfairly smear good men like Judge Alito.
When you see a culture where the intellectual architects of the invasion are not shamed for their behavior but rewarded within the mainstream media culture, black comedy, satire, absurdism is the only response.
Millions of people in many so-called democratic countries have lost the right to vote, or never obtain it. And millions clearly feel that the political mainstream is not articulating a vocabulary or policies oriented to their needs and aspirations.
There’s a negative connotation to internet trolls, but at the same time this is becoming mainstream. This kind of speech pattern, the way people speak, this is common on the internet.
Radicalization does not happen to young people with a strong grounding in the American Muslim mainstream; increasingly, it happens online, and sometimes abroad, among the isolated and disaffected.
Pitbull is great with brands. Endorsements with hip-hop artists work because hip-hop artists typically set the most trends… It’s every brand’s goal to be seen in the mainstream, and hip-hop music has become mainstream music.
I think the singer/songwriter genre is going to be like bluegrass and jazz. You can make a living at it, but it’s not part of the musical mainstream anymore.
That, to me, is the real crossover: a mainstream artist singing in Spanish.
When it comes to American Indians, mainstream America suffers from willful blindness.
I think artists should be able to do different things whenever they want and I like the way I am. I’m like – I ain’t gonna say the only street rapper, but the only mainstream, new, young street rapper there is right now and I’m doing well with it.
I spent a lot of time wondering about the future. I am curious: when we have AI, and it becomes more mainstream, how is that going to affect the way we communicate with each other?
Part of the failing of mainstream history has been a reverential air often appended to the colonial era, underpinned by a rose-tinted nostalgia for a lost empire.
Drag Race’ was, like, my outlet and finally being able to see myself in television and that was through Manila Luzon, who was a ‘Drag Race’ contestant. Manila was the first Asian queer person that I ever saw on mainstream media and ‘Drag Race’ really did that for me.
The only two shows I watch are ‘Walking Dead’ and ‘Nashville,’ but both just went off the air for a couple of months, so I feel like I have to be productive because I’m not sitting around waiting for the next episode of zombies or mainstream country music.
I think it’s pretty obvious that women’s stories are not necessarily being told in Hollywood and women are not necessarily being put in the leadership positions they deserve in mainstream film.
There’s no doubt that many of the mainstream white institutions tend to be cosmetic and symbolic when it comes to including African-Americans, whereas we black folk tend to be much more sensitive about embracing others, and we have a long history of that.
Developing a genius mindset essentially comes down to two things: operating at speed and using the subconscious mind more than the conscious. This intuitive or relaxed approach to study is the polar opposite of traditional and mainstream forms of education.
Poetry is something that disturbs the mainstream with minor things and it is something that breaks down active discrimination with passive things, and it can break down something that polishes the filthy things with filthy things.
I don’t see it in terms of changing things, but rather using language and music as weapons for fighting a mainstream media which is predominately right wing, and loyal to the political framework and its corporate interests.
The poor in our countries have been shut out of our minds and driven from the mainstream of our societies, because we have allowed them to become invisible.
I think Edward Sharpe’s music is counter-cultural music in the strangest sense where you have a time now where love, optimism, hope and community are uncool and not part of the mainstream culture.
I’ve tried different things through the years to get some play on mainstream. I’ll try to tailor-make it.
I guess you could say I’ve written a lot about one thing as a journalist. But I hardly ever saw it as exclusively about race. To my mind, it was more about telling stories of people who existed outside the mainstream’s field of vision. Invisible people.
The mainstream media doesn’t want to get into this because they don’t want to know where this one goes.
We will build in Britain a cyber strike capability so we can strike back in cyber space against enemies who attack us, putting cyber alongside land, sea, air and space as a mainstream military activity.
In the late ’90s, R&B was dominant in the radio, and the white kids were taking it mainstream.
For a variety of reasons, I have always felt myself an outsider. I don’t know how to classify myself in economics. I am a loner. I do not like groupthink, which, if anything, has become more important in economics. In addition, a lot of the values I hold are not the mainstream values in the profession.
Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real – all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does.
Because Caribbean music is now coming back into the mainstream, there are so many things that make this the perfect time to educate people on where this music, this vibe, and these dance moves come from.
Environmental philosophy just is philosophy full stop. It only sprung up as distinct subfield because mainstream philosophy was ignoring some of the most important philosophical challenges of our time.
Around 2009, my audience started getting a lot more mainstream – younger people, R&B and hip-hop fans mixed in with the jazz audience.
I just feel like, at any moment, a drag or a trans or a gender-diverse artist that doesn’t fit in a box is ready to break into the mainstream. I want to do my best to put myself in the best position to have that happen for me.
I think sometimes we get focused, especially in America, on the traditional broadcast networks as establishing something as being sort of mainstream, and I think what we’ve found over the years is that streaming is mainstream, and it’s also way more accessible.
To make an absolutely gross generalization, I think a lot of people feel like if you’re mixed, more often than not you’re quote unquote white. So if you’re mixed, you embrace the mainstream culture more than the African-American culture.
The debate between the cloud and on-premise is largely dead. The cloud has become mainstream.
What I’ve become good at is bringing things that aren’t necessarily mainstream to the mainstream.
I was in a band in the ’90s called Bikini Kill, and we were so freaked out about documentation then, and there was the whole thing, not just about the male gaze, but that people were going to misrepresent you… a kind fear of the mainstream that a lot of us had.
VR as a display technology, as it’s miniaturized and made comfortable and mainstream, will be a replacement for all other forms of display technology, input and output. So for anybody who works with computers all day, this is going to be our future.
I have an appreciation for what some people would call “bad acting,” but which I think can be much more real than the overly emotive, technical and supposedly “realistic” acting that is so prevalent in mainstream cinema.
For me, film is an extremely powerful way of conveying a message to a mainstream audience.
The mainstream audience has a certain picture of what climbing is all about: man conquering mountain. But you can’t conquer a mountain, though it may conquer you.
The hero of a mainstream stand-alone novel can get by with things the hero of a sweet traditional category romance wouldn’t dream of doing.
President Obama and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi represent what mainstream America is rejecting about Washington, D.C. And that is this out of touch with the people.
By describing the origins of the coronavirus as a conspiracy theory and placing it right beside Sandy Hook trutherism. The left, the mainstream media, big tech, they shut down honest questions and good journalism, and in the process they shut down the truth.
I feel very discouraged with the state of gay and lesbian publishing because I don’t feel like we’re really welcome in the mainstream and then you get ghettoized and put on some lesbian book club reading list where you don’t want to be either.
What shocks me is people who have no expertise championing a view that runs counter to the mainstream scientific consensus.
When Rock was on ‘Saturday Night Live,’ that’s what propelled him into the mainstream and made everyone realize, ‘Holy crap, this guy is really talented.’
When Elton John sang a duet with the white rapper Eminem on a Grammy telecast, rap went mainstream. Massive parental headaches followed.
I’ll continue to make videos as long as I have the time and people continue to watch my videos, but eventually I’d like to mainstream into TV or movies.
I think accessibility is what often denies horror its deserved attention. So it all depends on the execution and whether mainstream audiences can accept it.
When you’re making an adaptation, you have to make content for the fans; otherwise, you’ll get something that won’t even be accepted by the mainstream. You want to make something that the fans will approve and the mainstream will enjoy.
For me, the part of reporting that’s the most rewarding and energizing is just hearing directly from people whose voices haven’t often been heard, or incorporated into mainstream media. That stuff is really, really gratifying, and so to realize that you could make a career of that part of it, that appealed to me.
Mainstream success is important – that’s probably anathema to an indie publication like Pitchfork, but it’s what I believe having experienced it personally.
When I was doing dancehalls, nobody was doing well in dancehalls. Dancehalls was not mainstream music that was blazing charts and knocking down barriers. This was an underground phenom.
Greenwich Village always had its share of mind readers, but there are many more these days, and they seem to have moved closer to the mainstream of life in the city. What was crazy 10 years ago is now respectable, even among the best-educated New Yorkers.
Due to the closure of many deaf schools in the U.K., deaf children are forced to attend mainstream school. I don’t mind this idea: I think it’s inclusive, and it better prepares children for life in a hearing world. I don’t mind this idea – if that child gets the right support.
Long before social media and even television, enterprising wrestling promoters wisely scouted and signed new stars that would not only help them sell tickets, but also garner publicity from mainstream sports media.
The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it – I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics is hopeless.
We are a very like-minded group, the senior members of this government. The outliers are not very far away from the mainstream.
The poetry and transgression that was so much of surrealism‘s anarchic force has been recruited into mainstream culture. It has been made commonplace by television and magazine merchandising, by computer games and Internet visuals, by film and MTV, by the fashion shoot.
The sense that I get is that every election cycle, the mainstream press devolves more and more.
I’ve always tried to twist the ideas of beauty that are maybe considered to be ugly by the mainstream. I was already kind of toying with that when it comes to baldness, which came from a discussion with my mother about how to be considered a beautiful woman if you’re bald.
Hollywood today is all about being consistent. All thinking in mainstream film business takes place in one box.
Black and awkward is the worst, because black people are stereotyped as being anything but awkward in mainstream media… Black people are always portrayed to be cool or overly dramatic, anything but awkward.
The Opportunity Divide doesn’t just keep our students disconnected from the mainstream economy; it prevents our businesses from growing.
Trump’s rise was contingent on wide swaths of the country completely tuning out so-called mainstream media sources, while all too many outlets did a poor job covering 2016.
I have met guys who work the overnight shift at 7-11, selling Slurpees and Camels to insomniacs who have more introspection than a lot of people in the mainstream media.
It’s important for a gospel artist not to try to be mainstream.
If you go into the mainstream with a female perspective that seems to resonate with a lot of people, you have a political agenda imposed on you: you are told that you are a feminist.
As I see it, there’s mainstream comedy – and then there’s me, out in the badlands.
It’s okay to do a small role in mainstream cinema like ‘Aurangzeb’ or ‘Yaariyan.’ But it’s films like Rituparno Ghosh’s ‘Memories Of March’ and Avinash Kumar Singh‘s ‘Listen Amaya’ that sustain me as an actress.
When it comes to war, we focus more on the mainstream coverage of the event, rather than the event itself. People dying is never funny. Protest puppets are always funny.
Homosexuals are entering the mainstream, because they’re becoming as boring and as tedious as any other splinter group.
It is a logical absurdity to equate democracy with freedom in the way that mainstream political philosophers and commentators typically do. A system where individuals and minorities are at the mercy of unconstrained majorities hardly constitutes freedom in any meaningful sense.
Keith Preston
Because if Asian American content is seen as a trend, the way that like leggings are in, then that’s not true representation or inclusion. The mainstream doesn’t have to worry about that.
I think that every time you bring a subject into the mainstream landscape of television, it can have a huge impact. Television is such an influential medium.
My attraction to the Church of Satan… is the same thing that initially attracted me to punk rock. It was something that wasn’t very entirely popular, and it was sort of like the adversary to mainstream culture and beliefs.
Being mainstream is fun.
(The mainstream media) are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to to protect him. They, I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation.
Trans stories have now entered the mainstream in this fantastic way, but the most important thing is what follows from that is hopefully a shift in the experience of trans people – so that there’s more acceptance in the culture to the issues they face and more support.
When K. Vishwanath made the film ‘Shankarabharanam,’ he wanted to bring back Carnatic classical music to mainstream. It’s popularity was waning in those days.
There is a clear intent to keep Christian thinking out of the mainstream of the media and the nation’s political life.
I just want to act – commercial, mainstream, niche or art – my choices are not defined by labels.
In 2016, makeup has become an incredible passion and hobby for men and women, but it hasn’t become mainstream.
Unfortunately, a lot of the mainstream media television is so fake, so plastic, that it’s really turned off the younger generation.
I was trained as a political scientist and the profession bores me, to be frank. I am truly bored by mainstream work in my discipline, which strikes me as a kind of medieval scholasticism of a special kind.
I would quite like to become a mainstream thriller writer, obviously, because I enjoy writing those stories, and it is the best way to secure your career.
America is an open society, more open than any other in the world. People of every race, of every color, of every culture are welcomed here to create a new life for themselves and their families. And what do these people who enter into the American mainstream have in common? English, our shared common language.
I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas, and I like that definition, but it’s the mainstream public that chooses my books for the most part.
I was totally into football, totally into mainstream sports my whole life…The media has tried to categorize me, call me a hippie, call me alternative. I work hard. My social life and beliefs don’t get in the way of my training.
I really hope that with my album, because I have a bit more of a mainstream crossover following, I really hope that I can introduce some new listeners to this world of instrumental music.
Most of my work has been independent movies outside the mainstream system.
I had an education at a mainstream school, I went to university, I got a job and with my cerebral palsy have been a successful and independent human being and I am proud of who I am.
Ten years ago, desalination was the crazy aunt in the attic. That’s changed. It is now entering the mainstream and being taken seriously.
Barry Nelson
Sen. Joe Biden, on the day of announcing his candidacy for president of the United States, called Barack Obama the first mainstream African-American who is articulate, bright, and . . . clean. I think we’ve seen the shortest presidential campaign in history.
It’s nice to have something you think separates you from the mainstream and gives you perspective on that, but it can become very limiting at the same time if it’s something you use to artificially define yourself.
If the movies that I’m going to make anyway go mainstream, that would be the coolest thing ever. But I have set up a plan that I’ve been working on for a long time.
I’m on the board of the Sierra Club Foundation and am myself a big environmentalist. But the way to make the biggest difference is to change mainstream behavior.
Texas has a lot of challenges, but if I choose to run I will talk about opening democracy to mainstream Texans and not just to a closed circle of entrenched ideologues.
It’s a long process transitioning from indie to mainstream, and it’s not that easy because it’s a different environment when you are in the indie industry.
There’s always going to be a fight between mainstream and underground because the mainstream is a very small bubble, and the underground scene is a very small bubble, and they both see themselves as secret societies.
A bargainer is a black who enters the American, the white American mainstream by saying to whites in effect, in some code form, I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt.
I think that’s a part of what motivates me in my teaching and writing. Once the Gospel feels mainstream and becomes a nicely organized, orchestrated belief system, frankly, I don’t think there is even an attraction to the human spirit.
No artist is well served in thinking what will happen to their works. The best one can hope is that they’ll enter the mainstream, and people will pull bits and pieces from them.
I know artists that have tried for a long time in the Christian industry and then they were on a TV show and all of the sudden the doors swing wide open. Christians want to connect with things that are mainstream.
Sometimes people think that that you are going softer, or you are going mainstream, but that’s not true. It’s way more true to change your style.
A lot of times the mainstream public loves something, critics will hate it and then they’ll think the public is stupid and they’re above the public.
But I do think its unwise, and it – to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the – that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America.
She was clothed entirely in two large swatches of leather, the leather fake and shiny in a self-mocking way, absolutely correct for 1993, the first year when mocking the mainstream had become the mainstream.
Lawyers are like beavers: They get in the mainstream and dam it up.
I’m not mainstream. You gotta find me.
The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. We now have a mainstream press whose news agenda is increasingly influenced by this netherworld.
I prefer to be subcultural rather than mass-cultural. I’m not interested in hitting the vein of the mainstream.
I’ve played festivals in Australia. If it’s a dance music festival or mainstream festival, there’s maybe, like, 10 percent who pay attention to the music.
What my mom failed to understand was that I didn’t even want long hair — I needed long hair. And my desire for protracted, flowing locks had virtually nothing to do with fashion, nor was it a form of protest against the constructions of mainstream society. My motivation was far more philosophical. I wanted to rock.
I think a lot of people of my generation are discomfited by the assertion of neutrality in the mainstream media, this idea that they’re the voice of God. I think it’s just honest to say, yes, you know where I’m coming from but you can fact-check anything I say.
Growing up, I remember watching TV, and I didn’t see a lot of people who looked like me, especially someone who passed as a glamorous model on a mainstream TV show.
But I think the thing I’m proud of about the film is that there aren’t many films – either independent films or mainstream Hollywood films – that are like this; it’s of its own times, and it’s the film Mike Nichols wanted to make.
I feel like an ambassador for surfing at this point. I’m happy to go and play that role and share that where I can in certain areas of the mainstream media that doesn’t get the surfing attention.
For instance, there are many mainstream Reformed theologians that deny the doctrine of “limited” atonement (the “L” in TULIP, the acrostic for the Five Points of Calvinism). These are not thinkers on the margins or troublemakers. They are leaders at the center of Reformed thinking like Bishop John Davenant.
The music we made then was so amateurish, compared to the rest of mainstream pop or rock and roll. But what differentiated us from what everybody else was doing in the business was the fact that you could tell that these people came from different reference areas.
Sadly, the mainstream media doesn’t like to linger very long on news stories that might present President Trump in a positive light.
I think, in general, the sports I’ve enjoyed covering the most have been the offbeat ones. The more popular, mainstream, the less I like them because they’re more, they’re more structured and the players don’t have much interesting to say because they’re interviewed all the time.
Generally, we tend to believe that royalty is only for mainstream Hindi commercial cinema music and maybe some popular ghazal singer or pop singer but we never think that classical music is played at so many places.
Hollywood does seem like the holy grail. Not to diminish anything from other countries, but it’s the most mainstream and hardest to be a part of because there are so many people in it.
I still think punk’s around. It’s been pushed into the mainstream and it gets harder to draw that line between what’s pop and what’s punk.
I mean, MTV or the mainstream media can tell you one thing, but when there are 40,000 people in front of you, who cares about all that?
On economic policy, my support of smaller government, lower taxes and economic reform is consistent with the mainstream of the Republican Party in the United States and with many Democrats as well.
When you hear Bollywood, you think about everything mainstream, song-and-dance, hero-heroine. I don’t think that will ever go away.