Popular Culture

Reviewed by: 

For probably the silliest of reasons I wanted to review this book on one of New York City’s great landmark hotels, The Plaza.

Reviewed by: 

As a rule, museum fashion exhibits have centered around a facet of fashion that is either tangible, immediately recognizable, or something definitively specific that really doesn’t require any sort

Reviewed by: 

For as long as fashion has been recorded, there has always been one topic that is ever present and it is whether or not fashion is an art.

Reviewed by: 

“[W]hat the author does is make a cohesive thesis here and amend, bolster, ratify it with the intelligence and findings of others. The whole is his, and his alone.

Reviewed by: 

“This excellent collection of scholarly essays varies in scope and subject matter, but what ties them together is a collective appreciation and admiration for the seminal 1968 album The

Reviewed by: 

“White is a refreshing read because it’s just so full of rage.

Reviewed by: 

“Lynch’s art is like his films: unconventional, dark, bizarre, and expressive.

Reviewed by: 

"Some stories are better than the books written about them and, sadly, this is one of them."

Reviewed by: 

These are the first words you read upon opening this book:

Reviewed by: 

“I got the Simpsons job the same way I got a wife,” writes Mike Reiss. “I was not the first choice, but I was available.”

Reviewed by: 

This book is a grand rollercoaster ride through a brief but significant moment of U.S. history, one that America will not likely witness again.

Reviewed by: 

“This collection would make a great item to place on some deep space probe for other intelligent life to use to learn who and what we are.”

Reviewed by: 

In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble clearly explains how search engines, used by billions daily, are not an innocent, neutral vehicle by which to search for information.

Reviewed by: 

If Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, first published in 1818, is indeed a novel more talked about than read, as Sir Christopher Frayling suggests in Frankenstein: The First Two Hundred Year

Reviewed by: 

For some readers, Switched On will be a trip down memory lane; others will be made aware of just how potently and powerfully these women influenced the international worlds of fashion and

Reviewed by: 

Ann Powers is one of music’s enduring rock critics, emerging on VH1’s “Behind the Music” in the late ’90s with a shock of orange hair, an ironic yet warm affect, everybody’s cozy hipster big sis.

Reviewed by: 

Do you own a dildo—or its modern cousin, a vibrator—and, if so, when was the last time you used it? If you don’t, why not? 

Reviewed by: 

“If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is not that you believe the lies, but rather that nobody believes anything any longer.”—Hanna Arendt

Reviewed by: 

As a general matter, historians tell the stories of great men (and sometimes women) and the events that made them prominent.

Reviewed by: 

This timely publication addresses much of the misinformation about the trans community that persists despite increasing media coverage both popular and serious.

Author(s):
Genre(s):
Reviewed by: 

It’s become something of a cottage industry for publishers in recent times to take an address that a noted personage gives to a respected college or university and slap it between hard covers to se

Reviewed by: 

Camille Paglia’s relentlessly controversial public persona and pronouncements tend to overshadow her actual work.

Reviewed by: 

“one of the best books to come out in many months.”

Reviewed by: 

“Why are futurists so often wrong, and why do we even listen to them given their poor track record?”

Reviewed by: 

This is a handy little book for anybody interested in political activism, and perhaps even essential for someone trying alone to navigate the endless corridors of federal bureaucracy.

Pages