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Summary: In Afghanistan you risk your life to sing. After thirty years of war and five devastating years of Taliban rule, pop culture is beginning to return to the country. Since 2005, millions have been tuning in to Tolo TV's wildly popular American idol-style series, Afghan star. Like its Western predecessors, people compete for a cash prize and record deal. More surprisingly, the contest is open to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zeitgeist Films 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC AFG

Summary: A quirky gaggle of Western hairstylists armed with blow dryers and designer scissors improbably open a school to teach eager Afghan women the high art of fixing hair. The women of Kabul embrace the beauty lessons with unbridled hope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2006

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA
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Summary: Rolling Stone magazine is the definitive source for music and pop culture trends. In addition, find culture and social commentary on current news and events in each issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Straight Arrow Publishers 1967

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Summary: The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked both by heightened violence against trans people (especially trans women of color) and by the suppression of trans rights under civil law. 'Trap Door'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The MIT Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 TRA

Summary: Examines "hyper-masculinity" as a destructive force in the personal development and socialization of boys and young men. Discusses the roles of popular culture and peer pressure in influencing boys to adopt a masculine pose.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2016

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAS

Goulart, Ron

Summary: "During the Golden age of comic books, from the middle 1930s to the late 1940s, readers could choose from hundreds of titles colorfully displayed on America's newsstands - from Action Comics to Zip Comics." "Selecting from thousands of cover illustrations of the period, comics authority Ron Goulart has assembled more than 400 of the most entertaining and provocative for this book." "You'll see...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Collectors Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 GOU

Summary: Esquire magazine is packed with fashion advice, political commentary and editorial content for men.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Esquire Pub. 1979

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Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Jackson, Lauren Michele

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Summary: "This book provides a cultural, political, and social survey through the most American of pastimes that continues to thrive today. With narrative, accessible criticism, research, and popular cultural touchstones we can all recognize, I'd like to introducereaders to the black presence that holds up daily life as they know it. It is a crucial account of the people, stories, and culture that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.0973 JAC

Lavery, Daniel M.

Summary: "Daniel Mallory Lavery is known for blending genres, forms, and sources to develop fascinating new hybrids--from lyric rants to horror recipes to pornographic scripture. In his most personal work to date, he turns his attention to the essay, offering vigorous and laugh-out-loud funny accounts of both popular and highbrow culture while mixing in meditations on gender transition, family dynamics,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Paperbacks, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814 LAV

Pasulka, Diana Walsh

Summary: "More than half of American adults and more than seventy-five percent of young Americans believe in intelligent extraterrestrial life. This level of belief rivals that of belief in God. In American Cosmic, D.W. Pasulka examines the mechanisms that foster a thriving belief in extraterrestrial life. Her work takes her from Silicon Valley to the Vatican Secret Archive and reveals how media has...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.9 PAS

Wilander, William.

Format: notated music

Publisher / Publication Date: Gilbert & Friedland Inc. 1920

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Kuittinen, Riikka

Summary: One of the richest movements in street art has been the development of an alternative, crafts-based, three-dimensional movement, broadly identified as Street Craft. This new generation of artists is creating uncommissioned, site-specific works employing a range of art and craft techniques, including weaving, crocheting, sculpting, painting, gardening, light installation, and more.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 745.5 KUI

Perry, Michael

Summary: The author chronicles a year during which he struggled to grow his own food, live peaceably with volatile neighbors, and fix his pickup truck, at a time when he also fell in love and befriended a paraplegic and quadriplegic biker team.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 629.223 PER

Summary: Follows the lives and careers of a group of artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Oscilloscope Pictures 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC BEA

Summary: With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Vermond, Kira

Summary: "Fads and trends: how do they start? Why do they spread? And how deep can their impact be? Although trends might seem trivial, if you dig deeper, you'll find that chasing the next big thing can have even bigger results. Established middle-grade author Kira Vermond and cartoonist Clayton Hanmer team up in this fun and accessible nonfiction look at fads. In four short chapters, the book explores...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 306 VER

Summary: Gary Hill's transformative films, performances, and video installations offer resonant philosophic and poetic insights as he explores the tensions that reverberate among electronic media, language, the senses, and the self. In this program, Hill uses a number of his pieces to investigate otherness and ambiguity, dislocation of the senses, the boundary between words and comprehension, the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Hills, Rachel

Summary: "Fifty years after the sexual revolution, we are told that we live in a time of unprecedented sexual freedom. But beneath the veneer of glossy hedonism, millennial journalist Rachel Hills argues that we are in the grip of a new brand of sexual control. Cosmopolitan meets Foucault in this full-scale investigation of the role that sex plays in today's culture. Coming of age in the early 2000s,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2015

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Summary: Mobile phones that read your mind? Video games that can cure cancer? Wearable robots that give you the strength of Ironman? David Pogue predicts which technologies will transform our daily lives. These advancements are already taking shape in laboratories around the world, and gadgets that once were purely science fiction are on the verge of becoming as common as the iPhones and Androids Pogue...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Nonfic No

Farthing, Pen.

Summary: Describes how the author's witness to the brutality of Afghanistan's dog-fighting activities prompted his intervention and led to his relationship with a freed canine, recounting how he helped create a makeshift pound for rescued and stray dogs.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thomas Dunne Books 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 636.08 FAR

Luzzi, Joseph.

Summary: "A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives tolink his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. ...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus & Giroux 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LUZZI, JOSEPH LUZ

Ansary, Mir Tamim.

Summary: An Afghan American writer, most recently known for an e-mail on reprisals against Afghanistan, shares his experiences of Islam and the West, his feelings on Islamic militant fundamentalism, and his hopes for reconciliation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.049 Ansary 2002

Martin, Alyson.

Summary: "In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use-a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Distribution Services 2014

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