Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Sylvio Lynch


Tuesday, June 12 2012

Presidential Campaign Posters: Two Hundred Years of Election Art

This gives us colorful time-stamps of the evolution in graphic design, photography, and changes in US election propaganda.

Tuesday, June 5 2012

Beyond the Score: 'The Ball: Discovering the Object of the Game'

John Fox does a fine job of providing lesser-known facts about ball games. The bulk of his stories, meanwhile, focus on our preoccupation with ball games through the lens of cultural history.

Wednesday, May 30 2012

Foodie Folklore: Josh Chetwynd's 'How the Hot Dog Found its Bun'

Josh Chetwynd provides lively stories of chance featuring some of the most well-known foods, snacks and products in modern history. These stories are inspiration for the seekers of chance and wranglers of success.

Wednesday, May 23 2012

Clashing Coincidences: 'The Accidental City: Improvising New Orleans'

Weaving together events that range from international politics to the socio-cultural development of poor American families, Lawrence Powell’s comprehensive glimpse of New Orleans' past is particularly important today.

Wednesday, May 16 2012

Fat, Drunk, and Stupid: by Matty Simmons

"In Chicago that night, Lampoon editor John Hughes sat alone in a jammed movie theater watching the film. He’s stood in line for a half hour or so to get in. When the picture ended, he later told me, 'I said to myself, I’m going to make movies.'"


Tuesday, April 24 2012

Coloring Outside the Lines: The History of American Graffiti

Who cares about kids spraying gibberish on New York City trains in the '80s? That’s the question some would ask. Counter-culture historians and art critics, that's who.

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