culture vulture


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culture vulture

n. Informal
A person with an avid or ostentatious interest in the arts.

culture vulture

n
informal a person considered to be excessively, and often pretentiously, interested in the arts

cul′ture vul`ture


n.
Informal.
a person who shows an extravagant or pretentious interest in the arts.
[1945–50]
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Gang out of order Erik Sviatchenko is supposedly a culture vulture with his finger on the pulse of fashion so why does he think Gangnam Style is still in vogue?
You're a culture vulture happiest in the bright lights and big cities, sampling local cuisine, collecting postcards, and taking snaps.
Let the Eagle feed your inner culture vulture with this 4-fer on Sunday: (1) Take a foliage ride out to bucolic Hardwick, where you can (2) check out a wonderful new cultural venue, the Center at Eagle Hill and (3) attend an opening for Bruce Piermarini's exhibition of paintings from 2 to 4 p.
Though he was called a culture vulture, voyeur and white decadent by some, it was through Van Vechten that Larsen made many life-altering liaisons, meeting Ethel Waters, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, Zora Neale Hurston, Gertrude Stein, and most propitiously, Alfred and Blanche Knopf, the publishers of Larsen's novels.
The Culture Vulture site is devoted to intelligent discussion of cultural and intellectual issues.
The culture vulture was a vulture because he or she did not take the time to find out what about art or cultural activity was really meaningful or important to him or herself.
In addition, Eclipse Mints are also starring in the hands of Jai Rodriguez, self-proclaimed Culture Vulture on Bravo's hit "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
MEMORIES of Culture Vulture are sure to come flooding back should Rimth win the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches at Longchamp today but, 19 years on, Paul Cole was yesterday emphatic in emphasising differences, not similarities.
Bangor has a thriving retail area as well as plenty to entertain the culture vulture
But Travolta likes to point out that over his last four jobs, he's played a comic-book villain in ``The Punisher,'' a stalwart big-city fire chief in ``Ladder 49,'' a Southern culture vulture on the skids in ``Love Song,'' and ``Get Shorty's'' mobster-gone-Hollywood Chili Palmer again in the sequel ``Be Cool,'' scheduled for a March release.
The culture vulture was trying to measure the right hand of the holy marble sculpture when her little finger broke off.
From the family of Culture Vulture, who Cole trained to win the French 1,000 Guineas, Child Bride was the yard's first juvenile winner of the year.

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