By Jason Holt
An wonderful and insightful exam of the Emmy-award successful American satirical information convey, broadcast on Comedy relevant within the US, and (in an edited version) on More4 within the united kingdom and CNN foreign worldwide. * contains dialogue of either The day-by-day exhibit and its spin-off express, The Colbert record * Showcases philosophers at their top, discussing fact, wisdom, fact and the yankee method * Highlights the razor sharp serious abilities of Jon Stewart and his colleagues * Faces tricky and unusually humorous questions on politics, faith, and tool head on
By Mikita Brottman
In High Theory/Low Culture, Mikita Brottman makes use of the instruments of "high" cultural concept to envision many parts of today's pop culture, together with type magazines, activities, procuring, tabloid newspapers, horror video clips and pornography. In doing so, she not just demonstrates the sensible use of "high" idea because it pertains to our daily global, yet she additionally investigates the types of "low" tradition which are usually pushed aside through educational students. via an in depth exam of those cultural varieties, Brottman finds how the categories of pop culture that we often take without any consideration are, in truth, way more advanced and complicated than is in general assumed.
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By Aaron Meskin
The paintings of Comics is the first-ever choice of essays released in English dedicated to the philosophical subject matters raised by way of comics and photograph novels. In a space of starting to be philosophical curiosity, this quantity constitutes a good step forward within the improvement of this speedy increasing box, and makes a strong contribution to the philosophy of art.
- The first-ever anthology to handle the philosophical matters raised through the paintings of comics
- Provides an intensive and thorough advent to the sector, and to comics extra generally
- Responds to the expanding philosophical curiosity in comedian art
- Includes a preface through the well known comics writer Warren Ellis
- Many of the chapters are illustrated, and the e-book includes a gorgeous conceal by means of the emerging younger comics celebrity David Heatley
Event Time and Philosophy is a monster-beating, wild experience of philosophical mayhem. one of many inner most and so much considerate tv exhibits ever to attack human mind waves, event Time indicates us what the realm will be like, demanding every little thing we all know approximately existence, that means, heroism, or even burritos, and it’s time to provide the exhibit a few severe concept. This publication screws open our cranial lids, mucks approximately within the mess that's our heads, and makes an attempt to come back to a couple solutions in regards to the nature of truth. event Time and Philosophy is an opportunity to place down your broadsword, positioned your exhausted monster-slaying ft up, and take a look at to determine why you spend a while rescuing humans in misery and combating for justice. Who greater than Finn and Jake to have as partners while taking up Plato, Nietzsche, and Baudrillard or encountering the Slime Princess, the Ice King, and Marceline the Vampire Queen? full of chapters written through a colourful forged of characters, event Time and Philosophy enlightens us in regards to the profound and life-affirming non secular subtext and darkish comedic parts of an awesomely brilliant exhibit.
By Randall E. Auxier, Doug Anderson
Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy: Darkness at the fringe of Truth
Known because the operating man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or just, the Boss. If "love is a ceremonial dinner at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has supplied a lot meals for inspiration. during this number of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like impossible to resist Jersey ladies. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate via his tune "Born to Run"? What do the recognized thinker Ricuoer and Springsteen have in universal of their depiction of time? those die-hard Springsteen enthusiasts, who simply occur to be philosophers, collect an wonderful guide to the sector of Springsteen experiences, overlaying subject matters like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's idea of the soul, and his prestige as a poet.
By Joe Guse
This booklet presents a mental profile of John Belushi, Lenny Bruce, and Chris Farley, and makes an attempt to ascertain the pathos that exists within the internal worlds of comedians.
By Lois H. Gresh, Robert Weinberg
The fact approximately superpowers . . . technology truth or technological know-how fiction?
"An exciting and informative advisor to comedian e-book wonders guaranteed to come."
—Julius Schwartz, Editor Emeritus, DC Comics
Superman, Batman, The X-Men, Flash, Spider guy . . . they safeguard us from evildoers, guard fact and justice, and, sometimes, retailer our planet from convinced doom. but, how a lot can we comprehend approximately their powers?
In this attractive but critical paintings, Lois Gresh and Robert Weinberg try and solution that query as soon as and for all. From X-ray imaginative and prescient to psychokinesis, invisibility to lightspeed locomotion, they take a troublesome, medical examine the powers possessed via all of our such a lot respected superheroes, and some of the lesser ones, in an try and style truth from fable. within the approach, they unearth a few surprising truths that would unsettle, alarm, or even terrify all however the such a lot fiendish of supervillains.
Lois Gresh (Rochester, long island) has written 8 novels and nonfiction books in addition to dozens of brief tales and has been nominated for nationwide fiction awards six times.
Robert Weinberg (Oak wooded area, IL) is a a number of award-winning writer of novels, nonfiction books, brief tales and comics.
By Richard Poplak
In The Sheikh’s Batmobile, popular culture commentator Richard Poplak units out on an strange two-year odyssey. His venture is to determine what turns into of his and America’s obsessions—pop songs and sitcoms, Hollywood video clips and shoot-'em-up games, muscle vehicles and punk music—when they make their means into the Muslim world.
Over the process his trip, Poplak will get body-slammed by means of WWE fanatics in Afghanistan, hangs out with hip-hop artists in Palestine, headbangs to heavy steel in Cairo, discovers a global of utmost makeovers in Beirut, bowls with the executive of police in small-town Kazakhstan, and encounters a mysterious Texan who builds rocket-propelled Batmobiles for a shoppers of sheikhs.
With uproarious humor and willing cultural perception, Poplak asks a few important questions: How is American popular culture ate up and reinterpreted within the Islamic international? What does that say approximately how we're seen by way of younger Muslims? and will Homer Simpson bridge the divisions which are tearing our global apart?
Named the simplest radio station in the USA by means of Rolling Stone journal 4 years working, WFMU is taken into account the choice radio station. liquid crystal display (Lowest universal Denominator), the station's application guide—begun in 1986 as a visible counterpart to WFMU’s oddball programming—was a depraved cocktail of satire, cultural information, substitute background, and provocative paintings that has earned its personal committed cult fans. It ceased booklet in 1998 and its again concerns became treasured—and valuable—collector’s goods. Dave the Spazz has spent the earlier 20 years internet hosting a weekly radio express on WFMU, self-publishing, freelance writing, making art, making a song in punk-rock bands, and protecting down one crummy activity after another.
By Liisa Ladouceur