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Victor P. Corona
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Victor P. Corona, Ph.D. ( is a Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter: @victorpcorona


Tuesday, January 11 2011

'America’s Medicis': The Rockefellers’ Love of Art and Its Impact on American Culture

America’s Medicis explains how the Rockefellers nurtured world-class museums, art collections, plazas, and stunning works of architecture around the country.

Monday, November 22 2010

Why Are We So 'Starstruck'?

Starstruck is a succinct account of the commercial apparatus behind those stars whom we seek to uplift, observe, and emulate.

Tuesday, November 2 2010

'Crash': The Automobile in Film as a Vehicle of Trauma and Horror

Reading Karen Beckman’s work demanded that I think more carefully about the place of the automobile and collisions in pop culture. Interesting cases are abundant.

Sunday, October 10 2010

'The Music Instinct': Uncovering the Properties of 'Organized Sound'

Ball is more concerned with discerning general scientific laws of music than with providing a sense of how people consume music, or why we are even compelled to make music.

Tuesday, August 31 2010

The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol', aka 'the Voltaire of the U.S.'

The conversations between John Wilcock and key figures in Warhol’s life will fascinate those interested in the Pop icon and the art worlds to which he contributed throughout his career.


Wednesday, November 24 2010

Gaga Studies

It’s not surprising that the intense curiosity about Lady Gaga’s music and aesthetic is being brought into undergraduate classrooms.

Friday, November 19 2010

Kelly Cutrone: Televising Her Revolution

Having just signed on to be Dr. Phil's newest correspondent, Kelly Cutrone will continue to urge young people to abandon emotional neediness and pursue their career goals with diligence and hard work.

Wednesday, October 6 2010

The Dreamland of Candy Darling

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