Download E-books The Journal of Popular Culture (March/April 2011) PDF

Table of Contents:

Editorial
Gary Hoppenstand

Articles

“Black, White and Blue: Racial Politics in B.B. King's song from the 1960s” via Ulrich Adelt.

“Cinematic Carcerality: criminal Metaphors in Film” by way of Jan Alber.

“Preachers, Gangsters, Pranksters: MC Solaar and Hip-Hop as Overt and Covert Revolt” by means of Geoffrey Baker.

“Ethics, Authorship, and the illustration of Drag Kings in modern U.S. renowned Culture” via Maite Escudero-Alías.

“From Making Do to Making-Over: truth television and the Reinvention of Britishness” through Rachel Jennings.

“Spider-Man in Love: A Psychoanalytic Interpretation” via Richard L.Kaplan.

“Recent Fictional Takes at the misplaced Hemingway Manuscripts” by means of Ron McFarland.

“A Mediated kinfolk is a contented relations: J.G. Ballard’s ‘Intensive Care Unit’” through Jeff W. Marker.

“A Million Little Blogs: neighborhood, Narrative, and the James Frey Controversy” by way of Mark Nunes.

“Monstrous Modernism and The Day of the Locust” via Martin Rogers.

“The lack of popularity: mental Implications” via okay. Bryant Smalley and William D. McIntosh.

“Grunge, rebel Grrrl and the Forgetting of ladies in renowned Culture” via Catherine powerful.

“Burning Bush: Sitcom remedies of the Bush Presidency" by means of Stacy Takacs.

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Download E-books Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case of the Defective Detective (Popular Culture and Philosophy) PDF

By D. E. Wittkower

Neatly equipped, Mr. Monk and Philosophy makes use of philosophy to discover extra in regards to the tremendous obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. With the assistance of history’s maximum thinkers, readers research who Monk quite is, why he's the way in which he's, and what they could study from him. Chapters deal with such subject matters as Mr. Monk’s specific use of common sense, how every person makes use of their very own phobias and idiosyncrasies to navigate a threatening global, and what Monk says approximately what it skill to be a hero (albeit a mistaken one). Monk's relationships obtain distinct cognizance: his commitment to his overdue spouse, Trudy, teaches us approximately romantic partnership, whereas his relationships with Sharona and Natalie display the significance of friendship in facing ailment, dying, and tragedy.

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Download E-books Badass: The Birth of a Legend: Spine-Crushing Tales of the Most Merciless Gods, Monsters, Heroes, Villains, and Mythical Creatures Ever Envisioned PDF

By Ben Thompson

From sex-crazed gods to starving monsters, Ben Thompson brings mythical titans to lifestyles in stories of experience, bloodlust, and unrelenting badassitude.

because the starting of human historical past humans have created myths, tall stories, superheroes, and arch-villains—men and girls who launched into insane adventures, played impressive feats of unprecedented awesomeness, and overcame all odds to violently smite their foes into bloody pulp. In Badass: The start of a Legend, Ben Thompson compiles those fantastical stories from the start of time to at the present time and tells them within the thoroughly over-the-top demeanour during which they have been meant, together with:

Rama
The Indian god-king who led a military of monkeys opposed to the King of All Demons

Thor
The Viking god of thunder and extraordinary hair, who overwhelmed the skulls of giants with a ridiculously large hammer

Beowulf
An Anglo-Saxon hero so hardcore he may perhaps arm-wrestle monsters' joints out in their sockets

Moby-Dick
The hate-filled literary behemoth who obliterated send hulls together with his face

Skuld
The Norse necromancer queen who summoned a horde of zombie berserkers

Dirty Harry Callahan
The prototypical modern day antihero and extremely embodiment of badass

From Publishers Weekly
In his first ebook, Badass, Thompson, author of the website badassoftheweek.com, serious about warlords, samurai, pirates, and gunfighters who really existed; during this follow-up, he turns to mythological badasses all through background. From Anubis and Zeus to Capt. James T. Kirk and Godzilla, Thompson provides distinct and adrenaline-fueled screeds on forty characters "whose tales of ball-crushing conquest are nonetheless striking sufficient to make even the tamest readers are looking to clutch up a sword and move looking for dragon meat." matters contain El Chupacabra ("this freakadelic ass-reaming spawn of Satan"); Diomedes ("the wanton slaughter of faceless jobbers is simply the start of awesomeness"); and, in a long-overdue tribute, the Daleks from general practitioner Who ("these murderous, computerized salt-shakers are vile constructs of natural evil"). thankfully, the publication comprises badass girls in addition to males, and Thompson's overheated prose rises even additional whilst describing the Indian goddess Kali: "When she's now not eating the entrails of the gods, getting under the influence of alcohol on human blood, appearing her Dance of Annihilation... she shoots blood out of her mouth like a fireplace hose... she's pretty well the main completely steel being ever." (Mar.)
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author
Ben Thompson has run the warhammer of an internet site badassoftheweek.com for the reason that 2004, and has written funny history-related columns for shops similar to Cracked, Fangoria, Penthouse, and the yank Mustache Institute. even if he's by no means flown a jetpack over the Atlantic Ocean or punched an individual so challenging that his head exploded, he's thought of via many to be the world's most desirable specialist on badassitude. His first publication, Badass, was once published in 2009.

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Download E-books Divas, Dames & Daredevils: Lost Heroines of Golden Age Comics PDF

By Mike Madrid

ComicsAlliance and ComicsBlend most sensible comedian booklet of the Year
BUST Magazine “Lit decide” Recommendation
Certified Cool™ in PREVIEWS: The comedian Shop’s Catalog

“Mike Madrid offers those forgotten superheroines their due. those ‘lost’ heroines are actually found—to the satisfaction of comedian ebook fans everywhere.” —STAN LEE

Wonder girl, Mary surprise, and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle governed the pages of comedian books within the Nineteen Forties, yet many different heroines of the WWII period were forgotten. via twenty-eight complete reproductions of classic Golden Age comics, Divas, Dames & Daredevils reintroduces their inventive talents to mete out justice to Nazis, extraterrestrial beings, and evildoers of all kinds.

Each spine-tingling bankruptcy opens with Mike Madrid’s insightful observation approximately heroines on the sunrise of the comedian e-book and divulges a universe populated through remarkable women—superheroes, newshounds, galactic warriors, bold detectives, and ace fighter pilots—who secure the United States and the area with wit and guile.

In those pages, fanatics also will meet heroines with awesome similarities to extra sleek superheroes, together with The Spider Queen, who deployed net shooters 20 years sooner than Spider guy, and Marga the Panther girl, whose feral instincts and sharp claws tore up the undesirable men lengthy ahead of Wolverine. those ladies can have been neglected within the annals of historical past, yet their impression on pop culture, and the heroes we’re obsessed with at the present time, is unmistakable.

Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, myth, and the background of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To proportion together with your neighbors” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer venture impressive e-book. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally seems to be within the documentary Wonder girls! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.

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Download E-books The Smell of Death PDF

By Bruce Duff

Musician, manufacturer, supervisor, rock journalist, indie label government: Southern California local Bruce Duff has obvious and been part of extra rock 'n' roll fantasies come to existence than the common man with lengthy hair and a penchant for dwelling the dream. From biohazardous starting slots with the mythical GG Allin to enjoying along the infamous Jeff Dahl and the lifeless Boys' Cheetah Chrome, donning a number of hats at Triple X files, and writing for the main acclaimed courses within the genres, Duff recalls issues earlier with The odor of Death, his ode to the nice instances and his recognition of the bad.

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Download E-books Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World PDF

By William Irwin

The first unauthorized examine the philosophy at the back of Heroes, one in every of TV's most well-liked shows

When traditional participants from worldwide inexplicably improve superhuman talents, they query who they're, fight to deal with new obligations, and judge no matter if to take advantage of their new strength for stable or for evil. each episode of Tim Kring's hit television convey Heroes is a philosophical problem. Heroes and Philosophy is the 1st e-book to investigate how philosophy makes this exhibit so compelling. It permits you to study questions the most important to our life as considering, rational beings. Is the corporate evil, or stable? Does Hiro relatively have a future? can we? Is it alright to lie on the way to conceal your powers or keep the area? Heroes and Philosophy deals solutions to those and different fascinating questions.

  • Brings the perception of history's philosophical heavyweights similar to Plato and Nietzche to Heroes characters and settings
  • Adds a enjoyable and engaging size on your knowing of the show
  • Expands your puzzling over 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 on the grounds that day one, this booklet will take your delight in the convey to the following level.

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Download E-books Worst Ideas Ever: A Celebration of Embarrassment PDF

By Daniel B. Kline

From memorable mess ups comparable to New Coke, the XFL, and Tiger Woods’ marriage to less-remembered disasters reminiscent of Yugo, Cop Rock, and Microsoft’s BOB, Worst rules Ever revisits history’s greatest errors. no matter if it’s a popular culture failure the likes of Dennis Miller’s disastrous run on Monday evening soccer, a political one akin to John Edwards’ strange determination to run for president whereas dishonest on his cancer-stricken spouse, or a technological misstep akin to Apple’s Newton OS, Worst rules Ever uncovers the ridiculous tales at the back of errors so large, you’ll need to regularly remind your self that they really happened.

relocating from Mariah Carey’s “performance” in Glitter to the Minnesota Vikings determination to exchange away their destiny for an getting older Herschel Walker, Worst rules Ever bargains the true tales at the back of a few of the dumbest issues ever performed. even if it used to be ego (Michael Jordan leaving basketball for baseball), greed (nobody wondering their impossibly excessive returns whilst making an investment with Bernie Madoff) or easy stupidity ( Jay Leno relocating to ten p.m.), Worst principles Ever brings all of it again in hilarious detail.

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