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Wednesday, May 8 2013

When Everything Changed: Memory, Nostalgia and the Tragic Turning Point

Popular culture creates its own nostalgic image of a time period that is both fact and fiction. When combined with the shaky foundations of our own memories, who can really tell what happened? How will pop culture translate the tragic events of today?


Tuesday, April 6 2010

Egads! Comics! In the Library!

Comics, that great corrupter and retarding influence on youth, evoke fear in librarians -- fear of the adults, that is, not the children.


Tuesday, May 26 2009

Johnny Cash and the Paradox of American Identity by Leigh H. Edwards

Even though he toured with Reverend Billy Graham and frequented Baptist churches, Cash also denounced organized religion and was anti-denominationalist.


Sunday, July 22 2007

The Culture Code by Clotaire Rapaille

The Culture Code is American to its core.


Tuesday, July 10 2007

Scoring from Second by Philip F. Deaver [Editor]

Even the very best baseball players convert only three or four of every ten at bats into base hits. Perhaps Deaver can find some sort of poetic consolation in that statistic.


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