Category Archives: Popular Culture

The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four

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This condensed paperback encyclopedia records the iconic cultural influence and musical legacy of the Beatles, supplying readers with a one-stop source to the Fab Four's compelling tale and breadth of achievements.

• presents an easy-to-use, single-volume condensed model of the hardcover version of Greenwood's The Beatles Encyclopedia: every thing Fab Four

• provides expansive, specific information regarding the Beatles' lives and their iconic track that secured their position in history

• Analyzes the Beatles' physique of labor, together with collective efforts and solo releases, and identifies the numerous humans, areas, and occasions that impacted their work

• encompasses a chosen bibliography of print and digital assets which are available and precious to scholars and common readers alike

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Bring the Noise: 20 Years of Writing About Hip Rock and Hip Hop

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Bring the Noise weaves jointly interviews, reports, essays, and contours to create a serious background of the final 20 years of popular culture, juxtaposing the voices of lots of rock and hip hop’s so much provocative artists—Morrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radiohead—with Reynolds’s personal passionate research. With all of the power and perception you'll count on from the writer of Rip It Up and begin Again, Bring the Noise tracks the alternately fraught and fertile courting among white bohemia and black road tune. the decisions transmit the immediacy in their second whereas providing a operating observation at the broader enduring questions of race and resistance, multiculturalism, and department. From grunge to dirt, from Madchester to the soiled South, Bring the Noise chronicles hip hop and substitute rock’s competing claims to be the innovative of innovation and the voice of competition in an period of conservative backlash. Alert to either the bright element and the massive photograph, Simon Reynolds has formed a compelling narrative that cuts throughout a thrillingly turbulent two-decade interval of dad music.

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Planet of the Apes and Philosophy: Great Apes Think Alike (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

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By John Huss

What makes people diversified from different animals, what people are entitled to do to different species, no matter if time shuttle is feasible, what limits will be put on technological know-how and expertise, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering?these are only many of the philosophical difficulties raised by means of Planet of the Apes.
Planet of the Apes and Philosophy appears to be like in any respect the deeper concerns curious about the Planet of the Apes tales. It covers the complete franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the profitable 2012 reboot upward push of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters mirror assorted issues of view, philosophical, non secular, and scientific.
The moral relatives of people with animals are explored in numerous chapters, with interesting and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interplay. Genetic engineering is altering people, animals, and vegetation, elevating new questions on the morality of such interventions. The medical attractiveness that people and chimps percentage ninety nine percentage in their genes makes a destiny during which non-human animals collect larger significance a special possibility.
Planet of the Apes is the main resonant of all medical apocalypse myths.

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Adventure Time and Philosophy: The Handbook for Heroes

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Experience Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild journey of philosophical mayhem. one of many inner most and so much considerate tv indicates ever to attack human mind waves, event Time exhibits us what the realm will be like, tough every little thing we all know approximately existence, that means, heroism, or even burritos, and it’s time to offer the convey a few critical notion. This e-book screws open our cranial lids, mucks approximately within the mess that's our heads, and makes an attempt to come back to a few solutions concerning the nature of fact. event Time and Philosophy is an opportunity to place down your broadsword, positioned your exhausted monster-slaying toes up, and check out to determine why you spend some time rescuing humans in misery and battling for justice. Who larger than Finn and Jake to have as partners whilst taking up Plato, Nietzsche, and Baudrillard or encountering the Slime Princess, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen? jam-packed with chapters written via a colourful solid of characters, event Time and Philosophy enlightens us in regards to the profound and life-affirming religious subtext and darkish comedic parts of an awesomely awesome convey.

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Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide To Late Capitalist Television

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By Adam Kotsko


Sociopaths are pervasive in modern tv, from high-brow drama right down to cartoons -- and naturally the scoop to boot. From the scheming Eric Cartman of South Parkto the seductive imposter Don Draper of Mad Men, chilly and ruthless characters captivate us, making us want that lets be so powerful and winning. but why may still we respect characters who get forward via being amoral and uncaring? In his follow-up to Awkwardness, Adam Kotsko argues that the recognition of the ruthless sociopath displays our dissatisfaction with a failed social agreement, displaying that we think that the realm rewards the evil and uncaring instead of the great. via studying characters just like the serial killer megastar of Dexter and the cynical Dr. condominium, Kotsko exhibits that the fable of the sociopath distracts us from our actual difficulties -- yet that we nonetheless could gain advantage from being a bit extra sociopathic.

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The Onion and Philosophy: Fake News Story True, Alleges Indignant Area Professor (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

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The Onion, with its certain model of deadpan satirical humor, has turn into a well-recognized a part of the yankee scene. The newspaper has a readership of over 1000000, and it reaches thousands extra with its spin-off books and The Onion information community. The Onion has proven us that ordinary methods of considering the scoop have their ugly and foolish facet, and this invitations philosophical exam. Twenty-one philosophers have been commissioned to determine simply what makes the Onion so honest and insightful. Are the Onion writers really cynical, or simply cynically faking it? Does the Onion relatively have a significant perspective on faith? On intercourse? On politics? Who cares what quarter guy thinks? If everyone’s so dumb, how come such a lot of Onion readers keep it up guffawing at how dumb they are?

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Listverse.com's Epic Book of Mind-Boggling Top 10 Lists: Unbelievable Facts and Astounding Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History, and More

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By Jamie Frater

CRAZY-BUT-TRUE proof, ordinary OCCURRENCES, DESPICABLE CRIMES, extraordinary files, incredible CREATURES, and plenty of extra stunning ODDITIES
Delving into the stunning aspect of popular culture, technology, and background, Listverse.com's Epic ebook of Mind-Boggling Lists deals a wealth of interesting examining with over two hundred lists and greater than 2,000 attention-grabbing evidence, including:

•Alien Artifacts
•Creepy city Legends
•Bizarre homicide Weapons
•Horrific television Accidents
•Outrageous Rock Tales
•Twisted Circus Acts
•Terrifying Villains
•Crazy-but-True motion picture Plots
•Dirty CIA Operations
•Monstrously Evil Babysitters
•Strange Hamburger Facts
•Animal Freaks of Nature
•Mind-Blowing applied sciences

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The Philosophy of Ang Lee (The Philosophy of Popular Culture)

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By Robert Arp, Adam Barkman, James McRae

Ang Lee (b. 1954) has emerged as one among cinema's such a lot flexible, severely acclaimed, and well known administrators. recognized for his skill to go beyond cultural and stylistic barriers, Lee has outfitted a various oeuvre that incorporates motion pictures approximately tradition clashes and globalization (Eat Drink guy girl, 1994, and the marriage ceremonial dinner, 1993), a interval drama (Sense and Sensibility, 1995), a martial arts epic (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 2000), a comic motion motion picture (Hulk, 2003), and an American western (Brokeback Mountain, 2005).

The Philosophy of Ang Lee attracts from either japanese and Western philosophical traditions to check the director's works. the 1st part makes a speciality of Taoist, Confucian, and Buddhist subject matters in his Chinese-language motion pictures, and the second one examines Western philosophies in his English-language motion pictures; however the quantity finally explores how Lee negotiates all of those traditions, strategically deciding upon from every one in an effort to creatively deal with key concerns. With curiosity during this filmmaker and his paintings expanding round the liberate of his 3D magical experience The lifetime of Pi (2012), The Philosophy of Ang Lee serves as a well timed research of the groundbreaking auteur and the various advanced philosophical topics that he explores in the course of the medium of movement pictures.

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Retro Mania!

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By Judi Watanabe

Let's pass Retro!

With over 60 playing cards, get together undefined, presents and scrapbook layouts to select from, going unfashionable is a snap. From Forties sophistication to the lounge-chic Fifties and the loose and straightforward "hang unfastened" suppose of the '60s and '70s, you can find lots of principles to fulfill your unfashionable cravings in Retro Mania!

Inside you'll:

  • Discover incredible how you can use the cool unfashionable papers, rubber stamps and doodads on hand today
  • Brush up in your crafting abilities with a bankruptcy at the fundamentals and suggestions through the book
  • Learn to create enjoyable and cool initiatives with easy-to-follow step by step instructions

With Retro Mania!, going unfashionable hasn't ever been more straightforward! So slip in your favourite tie-dyed blouse and begin crafting today!

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