Present-day cinema culture is very much one of popcorn and Coca Cola at the cinema complexes in malls.
Contemporary artists such as Ed Hardy, Paul Jefferies and Mike Malone revived the tradition of old school tattoos while adding in present-day themes and personalized depictions (such as Asian artistry and American Indian themes).
Employers view lying about one's criminal history as a problem with present-day honesty and integrity, and they aren't going to hire you if you lie during the application process.
Spirits of the Dead: In both ancient and present-day cultures like Minoan Crete or Toltec Mexico, butterfly goddesses signify an important aspect of communal spirituality.
Because he felt the violence, which he saw so often, would be unbelievable in a present-day setting, he chose to set the action in a near-future.