It's a brand new year, 2007, so what is hip? Well, not low-rise jeans, we hear. Abs down to there and muffin-top rears are so over. Hip-hop? Looking a little long in the tooth. Dance music is back. Mini-desserts. The Sopranos, one last time.
In 2007, Beyonce will sing with Shakira. China is the Lonely Planet guide's number one hot travel destination. Luxury comfort food is the rage. Solar power is red hot in California (Leonardo DiCaprio just installed his).
The average American will spend 3500 hours — more than four months - on the Internet, TV, newspapers and music — with more iPods than papers, we presume.
This hour On Point: we're looking at what's hot in cultural trends for 2007.
Trends Mentioned on the Show:
Music Groups to Watch Out For — by Nathan Brackett
Fall Out Boys
Lily AllenMovies to Watch Out for — by Stuart Levine
Pirates of the Caribbean 3
Charlie Wilson's War
Blades of GloryHot TV Shows — by Renee Graham
Friday Night Lights
Fashion and Food Trends — by Janet Ozzard
French bohemian girl look is in (low-rise boot cut jeans are out!)
Luxury comfort food is in — Mac & Cheese topped with truffles!
Renee Graham, freelance writer and pop culture Critic
Stuart Levine, Senior Editor with Variety Magazine
Tom Merritt, Executive Editor for CNet.com
Nathan Brackett, Senior Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine
Janet Ozzard, Editor of Strategist section at New York Magazine
This program aired on January 4, 2007. The audio for this program is not available.