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  • The Jack Factorby Chuck Klosterman

    Scribner 2010; US$ 26.00

    Originally published in Fargo Rock City and now available both as a stand-alone essay and in the ebook collection Chuck Klosterman on Rock , this essay is about Chuck's favorite heavy metal albums. more...

  • Slanted and Enchantedby Kaya Oakes

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 19.99

    A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement. You know the ethos: DIY with a big helping of irony. But what does it really mean to be "indie"?... more...

  • Heistby Peter H. Stone

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The Indian-casino scandal has torn the veil off the Republican Party's conservative power base, revealing parts of the Washington lobbying community and GOP establishment where greed, arrogance, and corruption seem to have run amok. At the center of this drama is the larger-than-life super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff, onetime B-movie producer, with deep... more...

  • Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter are Transforming Popular Cultureby Mary Cross

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 38.00

    Bloggerati, Twitterati: How Blogs and Twitter Are Transforming Popular Culture explores the ongoing digital revolution and examines the way it is changing?and will change?the way people live and communicate. Starting from the proposition that the Internet is now the center of popular culture, the book offers descriptions of blogs and Twitter and... more...

  • Armed Americaby Kyle Cassidy

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 30.00 US$ 24.60

    As the 2004 Presidential Election was beginning to take shape, Kyle Cassidy took note of the important role the simple concept of gun ownership was playing. Hardly anyone he knew didn't have an opinion in the debate over owning guns. Why was a constitutionally protected right so heavily debated, and who exactly as these folks that own guns? "I began... more...

  • All in the Best Possible Tasteby Tom Bromley

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    Television past, as LP Hartley might have once said, is another country. And, in the early 1980s it certainly was a different beast. There were still only three channels to watch; the evening's programmes finished with the playing of the national anthem; and the biggest prize on TV was not Chris Tarrant's million pounds but a speedboat on Bullseye... more...

  • Deadliest Watersby Sig Hansen; Mark Sundeen

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 12.99

    Sig Hansen has been a star of the Channel 4's The Deadliest Catchfrom the pilot to the present. Seen in over 150 countries, the show attracts more than 49 million viewers per season, making it one of the most successful series in the history of cable TV. With its daredevil camera work, unpredictably dangerous weather, and a setting as unforgivable... more...

  • Disgusting Blissby Lucian Randall

    Simon & Schuster UK 2010; US$ 13.99

    The Sunnewspaper asked if Chris Morris's July 2001 Brass Eye Special on paedophilia was 'the sickest TV ever?' It was certainly the most controversial, though his uncompromising style of comedy meant he was rarely far from trouble. Morris first came to national prominence at the heart of a group of virtually unknown comedians brought together by... more...

  • Skinheads: A Guide to an American Subcultureby Tiffini Travis; Perry Hardy

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 41.00

    Skinheads: A Guide to An American Subculture is an insider's look at the history of skinheads in the United States, from their emergence from the U.S. hardcore underground in the 1980s in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, and Los Angeles, to the current scene that thrives in many major metropolitan areas today. What makes this revelatory... more...

  • "Greed Is Good" and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Cultureby Tony Osborne

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00

    The office in popular culture is often depicted as a topsy-turvy parallel universe where psychological disorders are legitimized as "managerial styles" and comically depraved bosses torment those who do the actual work. During the 1950s, the Beats chose denim and the open road over gray flannel suits and office jobs, but today their grandchildren?Generation... more...