Topic: "Music & Art"

The importance of art and music in culture, politics, and revolutions is revealed, as well as examinations on pop culture and human expression.

Waste Land

Waste Land

What happens in the world’s largest trash city will transform you.

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Neil Postman
Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media [...]

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Pulphead: Essays

Pulphead: Essays

Neil Postman and Andrew Postman
A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America’s cultural landscape—from high to low to lower than low—by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world. In Pulphead, John Jeremiah Sullivan takes us on an exhilarating tour of our popular, unpopular, and at times completely forgotten culture.

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Wall and Piece

Wall and Piece

Banksy
Banksy, Britain’s now-legendary “guerilla” street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City’s major art museums, he’s also [...]

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Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past

Retromania: Pop Culture’s Addiction to Its Own Past

Simon Reynolds
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past?

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