Category: Popular Culture

By Rob Thomas, Jennifer Graham

The 1st publication in an unique secret sequence that includes twenty-eight-year-old Veronica Mars, again in motion after the occasions of Veronica Mars: The Movie. With the aid of previous friends—Logan Echolls, Mac Mackenzie, Wallace Fennel, or even Dick Casablancas—Veronica is able to tackle Neptune's darkest circumstances along with her trademark sass and smarts.

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By William Irwin

The first unauthorized examine the philosophy at the back of Heroes, one among TV's hottest shows

When usual members from around the globe inexplicably improve superhuman talents, they query who they're, fight to deal with new obligations, and judge even if to exploit their new strength for stable or for evil. each episode of Tim Kring's hit television convey Heroes is a philosophical main issue. Heroes and Philosophy is the 1st publication to research how philosophy makes this exhibit so compelling. It permits you to learn questions an important to our life as pondering, rational beings. Is the corporate evil, or reliable? Does Hiro particularly have a future? can we? Is it ok to lie with a view to disguise your powers or store the realm? Heroes and Philosophy bargains solutions to those and different fascinating questions.

  • Brings the perception of history's philosophical heavyweights resembling Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings
  • Adds a enjoyable and engaging size for your figuring out of the show
  • Expands your considering Heroes because the sequence expands from picture and textual content novels to motion figures and a video game

Whether you are new to Heroes or were a fan seeing that day one, this booklet will take your delight in the express to the subsequent level.

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By Shannon Winnubst

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of cool have proficient the yank ethos on the grounds that at the very least the Seventies. no matter if we attempt for it in politics or type, cool is enormous enterprise if you happen to can promote it throughout a number markets and media. but the idea that wasn't constantly a well-liked commodity. Cool all started as a effective aesthetic of post-World conflict II black tradition, embodying a really particular, hugely charged approach to resistance to white supremacy and the globalized exploitation of capital.

Way Too Cool follows the hollowing-out of "coolness" in sleek American tradition and its mirrored image of a bigger evasion of race, racism, and ethics now universal in neoliberal society. It revisits such watershed occasions because the Sixties Civil Rights circulate, second-wave feminism, the emergence of identification politics, Nineteen Eighties multiculturalism, Nineteen Nineties rhetorics of variety and colorblindness, Sep 11, and storm Katrina, in addition to the contemporaneous advancements of emerging mass incarceration and legalized same-sex marriage. It pairs the perversion of cool with the sluggish erasure of racial and moral concerns from our social awareness, which successfully quashes our wish to act ethically and withstand abuses of energy. The cooler we turn into, the extra detached we develop to the query of values, rather inquiry that spurs protest and clash. This booklet sounds an alarm should you care approximately retaining our ties to an American culture of resistance.

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By George A. Dunn, Jason T. Eberl

“Brains ahead of bullets” – historic and glossy knowledge for “mechanics and motorbike enthusiasts”

Essential analyzing for fanatics of the exhibit, this e-book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy motorbike membership, the Teller-Morrow family members, and the ethics that encompass their lives and activities.

  • Provides attention-grabbing ethical insights into Sons of Anarchy, its key characters, plot strains and ideas
  • Investigates compelling philosophical concerns centering on loyalty, accountability, the ethics of struggle, authority, faith and even if the ends justify the means
  • Teaches advanced philosophical principles in a fashion that’s obtainable to the overall curiosity reader that allows you to motivate them to additional examining of the nice philosophers
  • Authors use their deep wisdom of the exhibit to light up issues that aren't regularly obvious even to die-hard fans

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By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Feminist thought and dad tradition synthesizes feminist idea with smooth portrayals of gender in media tradition. This finished and interdisciplinary textual content comprises an introductory bankruptcy written through the editor in addition to 9 contributor chapters of unique content material. incorporated within the textual content: •Historical representation of feminist concept •Application of feminist study equipment for the examine of gender •Feminist theoretical views corresponding to the male gaze, feminist point of view conception, Black feminist inspiration, queer thought, masculinity conception, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism •Contributor chapters conceal a number issues from Western views on stomach Dance periods to tv exhibits comparable to women, Scandal and Orange is the hot Black, in addition to chapters which debate gendered media kinds like “chick lit”, comedian books and Western views of non-Western tradition in movie •Feminist idea as represented within the diverse waves of feminism, together with a dialogue of a fourth wave •Pedagogical positive aspects •Suggestions for additional interpreting on themes lined •Discussion questions for school room use Feminist conception and pa tradition was once designed for lecture room use and has been written with an eye fixed towards enticing scholars in dialogue. The book's polished standpoint on feminist conception juxtaposes pop culture with theoretical views that have served as a origin for the examine of gender. This interdisciplinary textual content can function a main or supplemental examining in undergraduate or graduate classes which concentrate on gender, popular culture, feminist thought or media reviews. “This very good anthology grounds feminism as articulated via 4 waves and contours feminists responding to popular culture, whereas spotting that pop culture has spoke back in complex how you can feminisms. members proffer lucid and fascinating evaluations of subject matters starting from stomach dancing via Fifty colours of gray, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black. This publication is an efficient learn in addition to a great textual content to liven up and tell within the classroom.” – Dr. Jane Caputi, Professor of girls, Gender and Sexuality experiences and conversation & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic college “Feminist conception and pa tradition is destined to be as well known because the tradition it evaluations. The textual content performs up the paradoxes of up to date feminism and calls for its readers to invite tough questions on how and why the preferred carry us excitement. it's a modern assortment that captures this second in feminist time with varied analyses of women's representations throughout a magnificent swath of pop culture. Feminist idea and pa tradition is the type of textual content that makes me are looking to remodel my popular culture direction. Again.” – Dr. Ebony A. Utley, affiliate Professor of communique at California country University-Long seashore, writer of Rap and Religion'As a lady who attempts to deliver a feminist standpoint to conversations with those that may possibly by no means have thought of how feminist histories and theories have an effect on them, i've been looking ahead to a set like this!'Emily Lindin, founding father of The UnSlut undertaking, writer of UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir, and author of'Slut: A Documentary Film'.'Feminist thought & popular culture deals a few very good fabric for undergraduate educating. I'm particularly all in favour of the modern and hugely appropriate analyses of Olivia Pope from Scandal (Griffin) and the newly trendy go back of abdominal dancing (Moe). via delivering readers with concrete and normal examples from pop culture media and practices, Trier-Bieniek's assortment allows students'grasp of theoretical fabrics. Feminist research of Black stereotypes gather an urgency and readability for undergraduates while associated with and explicated via Scandal, one of many few exhibits a majority of my scholars watch.

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By Naomi Wolf

The bestselling vintage that redefined our view od the connection among good looks and feminine identity.

In modern global, girls have extra strength, felony popularity, good fortune than ever earlier than. along the glaring development of the women's flow, even if, author and journalist Naomi Wolf is afflicted via a distinct type of social keep an eye on, which, she argues, may well end up simply as restrictive because the conventional photo of homemaker and spouse. it is the attractiveness fantasy, an obsession with actual perfection that traps the trendy lady in an never-ending spiral of desire, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she attempts to meet society's most unlikely definition of "the faultless beauty."

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By Richard Alleman

The vintage consultant to who-did-what-where in big apple, on- and off-screen, together with:

Classic movie and television locations: Marilyn Monroe’s notorious Seven yr Itch subway grating . . . the deli the place Meg Ryan famously faked an orgasm in When Harry Met Sally . . . the diner the place Courteney Cox (in Friends) and Kirsten Dunst (in Spider-Man) waitressed . . . Men in Black’s new york headquarters . . . The Godfather mansion on Staten Island…the Greenwich Village condominium the place Jack Nicholson terrorized Greg Kinnear in As solid because it Gets . . . Ghostbusters’ Tribeca firehouse . . . Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow’s A ideal homicide palazzo . . . the landmark West facet development that housed Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and Mia Farrow in Rosemary’s Baby . . . the Greenwich Village condo of Friends . . . Will & Grace’s top West aspect development . . . The All within the Family block in Queens . . . The Sopranos’ New Jersey mansion (and the true Bada Bing membership) . . . Seinfeld’s favourite diner . . . Sex and the City’s sexiest haunts . . . and plenty of extra . . .

Stars’ formative years homes: Lena Horne’s Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse . . . Frank Sinatra’s Hoboken row condo . . . Barbra Streisand’s Flatbush housing undertaking . . . J.Lo’s Bronx block . . . Humphrey Bogart’s top West part tenement . . . the Marx Brothers’ top East aspect brownstone . . .

Apartments and townhouses of the silver screen’s maximum legends: Joan Crawford . . . Marlene Dietrich . . . James Dean . . . Katharine Hepburn . . . Montgomery Clift . . . Rita Hayworth . . . Rock Hudson . . . and . . .

Plus: celebrity cemeteries . . . significant movie and television studios . . . old motion picture palaces and Broadway theaters . . . star-studded eating places and mythical resorts . . .

For movie-loving New Yorkers, tourists and armchair movie buffs, New York: The motion picture Lover’s Guide is the final word insider’s advisor to the large Apple’s reel sights.

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By Brett Martin

A riveting and revealing examine the indicates that helped cable tv drama turn out to be the signature paintings kind of the twenty-first century.  
within the past due Nineties and early 2000s, the panorama of tv begun an exceptional transformation. whereas the networks persevered to chase the bottom universal denominator, a wave of recent indicates, first on top class cable channels like HBO after which simple cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television’s narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and creative ambition. not inevitably fascinated with growing always-likable characters, plots that wrapped up well each episode, or matters that have been deemed secure and acceptable, indicates akin to The twine, The Sopranos, Mad males, Deadwood, The defend, and extra tackled problems with lifestyles and demise, love and sexuality, habit, race, violence, and existential boredom. simply because the titanic Novel had within the Sixties and the subversive motion pictures of recent Hollywood had in Nineteen Seventies, tv exhibits turned where to visit see tales of the triumph and betrayals of the yankee Dream before everything of the twenty-first century.

This revolution occurred by the hands of a brand new breed of auteur: the omnipotent writer-show runner. those have been males approximately as advanced, idiosyncratic, and “difficult” because the conflicted protagonists that outlined the style. Given the opportunity to make paintings in a maligned medium, they fell upon the chance with unchecked ambition.

Combining deep reportage with cultural research and old context, Brett Martin recounts the increase and internal workings of a style that represents not just a brand new golden age for television but additionally a cultural watershed. tough males positive aspects huge interviews with all of the significant avid gamers, together with David Chase (The Sopranos), David Simon and Ed Burns (The Wire), Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm (Mad Men), David Milch (NYPD Blue, Deadwood), and Alan Ball (Six toes Under), as well as dozens of different writers, administrators, studio executives, actors, creation assistants, make-up artists, script supervisors, and so forth. Martin takes us behind the curtain of our favourite indicates, supplying never-before-heard tale after tale and revealing how cable television has uncommon itself dramatically from the networks, rising from the shadow of movie to turn into a very major and influential a part of our culture.
 

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By Glenn Yeffeth

Containing many solutions to the questions posed via the 1st 'Matrix' movie, this booklet explores the frontiers of philosophy, know-how and non secular symbolism. It explores the large dilemmas the Wachowski brothers provided once they gave the motion picture its many layers of that means - fusing myriad philosophical and non secular issues with futuristic technological know-how and know-how.

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