Category: Pop culture

Cool capitalism

Pluto Pr | July 7, 2009 | 282 pages
Thomas Frank coined the term 'the conquest of cool'.  More Info

Wordless books

Harry N. Abrams | June 18, 2019 | 255 pages
Presents a collection of black and white woodcut art that documents the influential precursors to the modern graphics, examining the history of the books, the art, and the influence of pioneers like Frans Masereel, Lynd Ward, Otto Nckel, William Gropper, Milt Gross, and Laurence Hyde, among others.  More Info

The Cambridge companion to Bob Dylan

Cambridge Univ Pr | February 19, 2009 | 185 pages
A lively set of new essays on Dylan's work as a writer and composer and on his place in American culture.  More Info

I Am America (And So Can You!)

Grand Central Pub | October 20, 2009 | 240 pages
The host of the popular Colbert Report show celebrates the lighter side of the modern world's most relevant issues, providing straightforward discussions of such topics as faith, politics and how the author believes the country can reacquire its nerve. Reprint. A #1 best seller.  More Info

Street Gang

Penguin Group USA | October 27, 2009 | 379 pages
Traces the story of the landmark children's television show, from its origins at a dinner party by co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney and the creative achievements of Jim Henson to the Nixon administration's efforts to stop its funding and the advent of Elmo.  More Info