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Isn’t It Iconic?

By World on The Run

Harper’s Bazaar – Harper’s BAZAAR’s September theme is Icons, and with our cover star, Beyoncé, we have not disappointed. But even as the concept of an icon is timeless, the meaning of the adjective iconic has shifted over time. In the breathless parlance of a certain section of the internet, iconic can mean anything and everything. It can describe the fleeting perfection of a Whitney Houston run and the niche obsession with a regional soda brand. What does this changing usage mean, and where does it come from? To find out, we speak to the hosts of the pop culture podcast Who? Weekly, Lindsey Weber and Bobby Finger, experts on dissecting cultural minutia and tracing how it all links together to describe our current moment…

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