Download E-books Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers Du Cinemart Collection PDF

By Mike White

Harangue for Hollywood! From the blighted city squalor of Detroit--Paris of the Midwest--came enfant negative Mike White and his mutant e-book, Cashiers du Cinemart. For fourteen years and fifteen matters the writers of Cashiers du Cinemart supplied a treasure trove of writing on movie and pop culture. This ebook collects the simplest articles from the fifteen 12 months historical past of Cashiers du Cinemart journal with sections devoted to Quentin Tarantino, superstar Wars, Black Shampoo, Unproduced screenplays, famous person interviews, and lots more and plenty extra. every thing has been refreshed, polished, and stronger for this quantity of motion picture mayhem.

Featuring articles via Leon Chase, Chris Cummins, Skizz Cyzyk, Andrew supply, Clifton Howard, wealthy Osmond, Mike Thompson, Andrea White, and Mike White.
conceal paintings via Jim Rugg and Jasen Lex. Illustrations via Dean Stahl, Pat Lehrner, and Jonathan Higgins.
reproduction enhancing and format by means of Lori Hubbard Higgins.

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Download E-books Bitch, Issue 57 (Winter 2013) PDF

Internet trolls, metalheads, dads long gone wild! Plus: Hipster chickens!

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

army Steals: The military's new curiosity in STEM education
family members perform: A Q&A with Victoria legislations and China Martens

The whinge List

||| On Stereotypes—Carrying the load of being strong

||| at the Wall—A rediscovered artist takes on gender and space

||| at the Page—Comics artist Gabrielle Bell dishes approximately her new picture novel

::: Co-opting the Coop: What's the genuine expense of homesteading's new hipness?

::: online game Changer—Why gaming tradition permits abuse...and how we will be able to cease it

::: domestic Run—How neoliberalism took over home-makeover shows

::: part the Story—When will Western documentaries observe they're utilizing the inaccurate lens?

::: The Audacity of Home—POOR Magazine's new paradigm of place

\\\ touring Lite—Why women's commute memoirs get bought short

\\\ Canadian Gothic—Jen and Sylvia Soska's scary-fast ascent

\\\ Hardcore Persona—An excerpt from What Are You Doing right here? A Black Woman's lifestyles and Liberation in Heavy Metal
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Adventures in Feministory Comics: Louise A. Boyd by means of Meags Fitzgerald

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Download E-books Eating the Dinosaur PDF

By Chuck Klosterman

After a bestselling and acclaimed diversion into fiction, Chuck Klosterman, writer of Sex, medicinal drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, returns to the shape during which he’s been spectacularly winning with a set of essays approximately our intake of popular culture and sports.

Q: what's this ebook about?

A: good, that’s tricky to assert. I haven’t learn it yet—I’ve simply picked it up and casually glanced on the again hide. There essentially isn’t a plot. I’ve heard there’s loads of stuff approximately time go back and forth during this publication, and rather a lot approximately violence and Garth Brooks and why Germans don’t snort while they’re inside of grocery shops. Ralph Nader and Ralph Sampson play major roles. i feel there are numerous pages approximately Rear Window and collage soccer and Mad males and why Rivers Cuomo prefers having intercourse with Asian girls. Supposedly there’s a bankruptcy outlining all the pieces the Unabomber was once correct approximately, yet probably I’m misinformed.

Q: Is there a bigger theme?

A: Oh, whatever approximately truth. “What is reality,” probably? No, that’s no longer it. now not precisely. i am getting the feel that the majority of the center questions live at the manner media notion constructs a pretend truth that finally ends up changing into extra significant than no matter what truly occurred. additionally, woman Gaga.

Q: should still I learn this book?

A: most likely. Do you spot a transparent dating among the department Davidian catastrophe and the recording of Nirvana’s In Utero? Does Barack Obama make you must drink Pepsi? Does ABBA remind you of AC/DC? if that is so, you possibly don’t have to learn this ebook. you possibly wrote this publication. yet i believe everyone else will completely like it, aside from those who completely hate it.

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Download E-books Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962: Essays on Graphic Treatment of Communism, the Code and Social Concerns PDF

By Chris York

Traditional knowledge holds that comedian books of the post-World conflict II period are poorly drawn and poorly written guides, striking just for the furor they raised. participants to this considerate assortment, besides the fact that, display that those comics represent advanced cultural files that create a discussion among mainstream values and replacement ideals that question or complicate the grand narratives of the period. shut research of person titles, together with EC comics, Superman, romance comics, and different, extra vague works, unearths the methods chilly battle culture--from atomic anxieties and the to communist hysteria and social inequalities--manifests itself within the comedian books of the period. via illuminating the complexities of mid-century picture novels, this research demonstrates that postwar pop culture used to be faraway from monolithic in its illustration of yank values and ideology.

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Download E-books Golf and Philosophy: Lessons from the Links (Philosophy Of Popular Culture) PDF

In a online game the place avid gamers are anticipated to name their very own consequences and scoring the least issues ends up in victory, decorum takes priority over showmanship and philosophical questions develop into par for the direction. Few different activities are as suited to moral and metaphysical exam as golfing. it's a video game outlined via dichotomies―relaxing, but tricky, social, but solitary―and among those extremes there's room for far philosophical inquiry.

In Golf and Philosophy: classes from the Links, a clubhouse jam-packed with expert individuals tee off on various philosophical issues in the framework of the green. The book's chapters are prepared within the sort of an eighteen-hole golfing path, with front 9 exploring moral issues of rationality and social civility in an international of ethical dangers and roughs. The again 9 pries even deeper, cutting into concerns of the metaphysical, together with chapters on mysticism, idealism, id, and which means.

Taken jointly, the gathering examines the highbrow nature of this liked hobby, contemplating the numerous nuances of a game that calls for excessive degrees of focus, persistence, and consistency, in addition to upstanding ethical personality. Golf and Philosophy celebrates the fun and complexities of the sport, demonstrating that golfing has a lot to educate either its spectators and members approximately sleek existence.

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Download E-books Final Fantasy and Philosophy: The Ultimate Walkthrough PDF

By Michel S. Beaulieu, William Irwin

An unauthorized glance in the back of one of many maximum game franchises of all time, Final Fantasy

The Final Fantasy universe is choked with compelling characters and marvelous storylines. during this e-book, you will take a desirable examine the deeper concerns that Final Fantasy forces gamers to contemplate whereas attempting to conflict their option to the following point, comparable to: Does Cloud fairly exist (or may still we actually care)? Is Kefka particularly insane? Are Moogles a part of a socialist conspiracy? Does the top of the sport justify the means?

As Mages, Moogles, fiends, and Kefka are mashed including the likes of Machiavelli, Marx, Foucault, and Kafka, you are going to delve into the most important subject matters comparable to insanity, nihilism, environmental ethics, Shintoism, the aim of existence, and masses more.

  • Examines the philosophical concerns in the back of one of many world's oldest and preferred video-game series
  • Offers new views on Final Fantasy characters and themes
  • Gives you a mental advantage--or at the very least a philosophical one--against your Final Fantasy enemies
  • Allows you to use the knowledge of centuries of philosophy to any online game within the sequence, together with Final delusion XIII

Guaranteed so as to add a brand new size on your realizing of the Final Fantasy universe, this ebook is the final word better half to the final word video-game series.

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Download E-books Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophy: The Cross, the Questions, the Controversy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) PDF

By Jorge J. E. Gracia

Mel Gibson's the eagerness of the Christ has develop into some of the most debatable movies ever made, and it's already a blockbuster of cinematography. Its defenders passionately regard it as the most relocating and influential items of spiritual paintings ever created. yet its detractors argue with similar vehemence that the violence and gore it includes, its alleged anti-Semitism, a specific tackle the Christian message, and the shortcoming of ancient and Biblical accuracy, make it not anything greater than a type of political propaganda. Father Thomas Rosica hailed as one of many nice masterpieces of non secular artwork, however the secular humanist Paul Kurtz thinks of it as a political weapon within the fingers of the spiritual correct. movie critics are divided of their judgment, giving the movie wherever from no stars to 5 stars. despite what one thinks of the movie, in spite of the fact that, its impression either own and social is past query.

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Download E-books Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone PDF

By William Irwin

Expanded and up-to-date-the final consultant that explores which means and philosophy of all six seasons of Lost

Lost is greater than only a well known tv exhibit; it is a advanced exam of significant philosophical questions. What does stable as opposed to evil suggest at the island? Is it a accident that characters John Locke and Desmond David Hume are named after genuine philosophers? what's the ethics of accountability for Jack?

An action-adventure tale with greater than a slightly of the metaphysical, Lost forces audience to invite tough questions of themselves simply because the tale asks tough questions of its characters. Ultimate Lost and Philosophy is helping you discover the deeper that means and philosophical questions hidden inside of each advanced twist and switch within the historical show's whole six-season run.

  • Includes each season of Lost, together with 2010's ultimate, hugely expected season
  • Connects occasions at the express to middle philosophical concerns reminiscent of fact, identification, and morality
  • Explores a bunch of interesting themes equivalent to time travel, freedom, love, and loss

For lovers of Lost who have an interest in what the exhibit unearths approximately ourselves and the human , Ultimate misplaced and Philosophy is an wonderful, informative, and enlightening resource.

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Download E-books The Journal of Popular Culture (January/February 2011) PDF

Table of Contents:

Gary Hoppenstand


The William Brigman JPC Award Winner
“Objet eight and the Cylon the rest: Posthuman Subjectivization in Battlestar Galactica” by means of Julie Hawk.

“‘A Bookkeeper, now not an Accountant’: Representing the decrease center classification from Victorian Novels and tune corridor Songs to tv Sitcoms” via Scott D. Banville.

“The U.S. Mint, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, and the Perpetuation of the Frontier Myth” through Peter L. Bayers.

“Complexity within the comedian and photo Novel Medium: Inquiry via Bestselling Batman Stories” through Paul A. Crutcher.

“Return Of The misplaced Spaceman: America’s Astronauts in pop culture, 1959–2006” via Matthew Hersch.

“Nationalism and Gender: The Nineteen Seventies, The Six Million greenback guy and The Bionic Woman” by means of Tricia Jenkins.

“Between Classical and well known: The booklet of Tea and the Popularization of Tea-drinking tradition within the Tang China” by way of Jerry C Y Liu 劉俊裕.

“The American Dream is going to school: The Cinematic scholar Athletes of faculty Football” by means of Andrew Miller.

“Civilization Inoculated: Nostalgia and the promoting of rising Technologies” by way of Marc Olivier.

“Consuming reminiscence in complete Foods’ model Utopia” by way of Michael Serazio.

Book Reviews

Grimshaw, Anna and Amanda Ravetz. Observational Cinema: Anthropology, movie, and the Exploration of Social lifestyles. Bloomington: Indiana college Press, 2009. Reviewed through Gerd Bayer.

Dickinson, Greg, Carole Blair and Brian L. Ott, eds. locations of Public reminiscence: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials. Tuscaloosa: college of Alabama Press, 2010. Reviewed by means of Matthew J. Costello.

Taddeo, Julie Ann and Ken Dvorak, eds. The Tube Has Spoken: fact television and background. Lexington, KY: The collage Press of Kentucky, 2010. Reviewed by way of Yuya Kiuchi.

Waksman, Steve. This Ain’t No summer time of affection: clash and Crossover in steel and Punk. Berkeley: college of California Press, 2009. Reviewed via Michael Mooradian Lupro.

Beltran, Mary C. Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meanings of movie and television Stardom. Urbana: collage of Illinois Press, 2009. Reviewed via Jose G. Moreno.

Chapman, James. conflict and Film. London: Reaktion Books, 2008. Reviewed through Jeremy ok. Saucier.

Dyhouse, Carol. Glamour: ladies, background, Feminism. London: Zed Books, 2010. Reviewed by way of Katina Stapleton.

Note:navigation through bookmarks.

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Download E-books Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptations PDF

By Lynnette Porter

The twenty first century is an effective time to be Sherlock Holmes. He stars within the contemporary man Ritchie movies, with Robert Downey, Jr., enjoying the good detective; an the world over well known BBC tv sequence, that includes Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock; a unique sanctioned through the Arthur Conan Doyle property; and dozens of extra novels and brief tales, together with by way of Neil Gaiman. upload to this games, comedian books, and fan-created works, plus a powerful web and social media presence. Holmes' London has even turn into a first-rate vacation spot for cinematic tourists.

The facts is obviously specified by this choice of 14 new essays: Holmes and Watson are extra renowned than ever. Why we stay enthusiastic about them is the final subject. The genius detective has been portrayed as hero in addition to antihero. variations describe him as tech savvy, scientifically indifferent, even psychologically aberrant; he has been romantically associated with the lady and bromantically to Watson. no matter if Victorian or smooth, he maintains to intrigue us. those essays examine Sherlock Holmes as a cultural icon and clarify why he's destined to be a loved if arguable personality for years yet to come.

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