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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Brownstein, Ronald

Summary: Documents the kaleidoscopic year during which transformative talents from Hollywood, Sunset Boulevard, and Beverly Hills heavily influenced pop culture, politics, and social movements.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979.4 BRO

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

2 holds on 1 copy

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2019

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Ditum, Sarah

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down. Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot. It was a time when the Internet was still the Wild West, and when...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2024

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Werlin, Nancy

Summary: Planning is Zoe Rosenthal's superpower. She has faith in a properly organized to-do list and avoids unnecessary risks. Her mental checklist goes something like this: 1) Meet soulmate: DONE! 2) Make commitment: DONE! 3) Marriage: TO COME! (after college). She isn't sure which college yet, but it will have a strong political science department, since her perfect boyfriend, Simon, plans to "save...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC WER

Cohen, Benyamin

Summary: "Albert Einstein's face is still one of the most recognizable in the world and he's widely considered to be the first modern-day celebrity. While many of his discoveries continue to define our daily lives, it's not just his genius that continues to shape our world. Today, more people know Einstein as an icon rather than a theorist-decades after his death, he's a celebrity with a massive online...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2023

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B EINSTEIN COH

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Owlkids Books 2020

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

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks 2015

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Sayre, Justin

Summary: "Do you know your gAyBCs? ABBA, ACT Up, Angels in America, James Baldwin, But I'm a Cheerleader, Joan Crawford, Laverne Cox . . . This illustrated celebration and exploration of queer history and culture-based on performer Justin Elizabeth Sayre's hit five-part show The gAyBCs-collects hundreds of witty readable short texts on pop culture moments, iconic figures, ongoing challenges in the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SAY

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.76 SAY

Hsu, Hua

Summary: "From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. In the eyes of 18-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken-with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity-is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HSU, HUA HSU

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HSU HSU

Bereznai, Steven

Summary: Mad genius Doctor BetterThan is out to finish what the Genetic Wars started-- destroy the world. With his unique time-looping abilities, he has all the do-overs he needs to thrash pesky superheroes-- mere gnats as far as he's concerned-- intent on thwarting him. But on the cusp of victory, she comes along-- fellow mad genius Merry Lynn Monroe. Sparks fly as she and her cybernetic ladymatoms...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Jambor 2022

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC BER

Billinghurst, Jane

Summary: Annotation . According to Jane Billinghurst, men created the idea of the temptress an irresistible woman bent on bringing them down to justify the fact that they so often surrender to women, especially in the bedroom. In this fascinating study, she examines this vision in history, mythology, in the Bible, artwork, and film. She traces the evolution of the temptress from an almost demonic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 BIL

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

Neil, Zach

Summary: Get your goth on with 60+ recipes from Beetle House restaurant, where "every day is Halloween" and guests indulge in a deadly delicious menu inspired by the works of Tim Burton and all things dark and lovely. If you delight in ghoulish frights and movies like The Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, and The Evil Dead; then you'll love the official cookbook of Beetle House, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Race Point Publishing, an imprint of The Quarto Group 2018

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Kennedy, Kate

7 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "From pop culture podcaster and a voice of a generation, Kate Kennedy, a celebration of the millennial zeitgeist One In a Millennial is an exploration of pop culture, nostalgia, the millennial zeitgeist, and the life lessons learned (for better and for worse) from coming of age as a member of a much-maligned generation. Kate is a pop culture commentator and host of the popular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2023

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Harper, Janelle

Summary: "A picture book that recognizes the beauty of the bodegas, subways, and playgrounds that characterize everyday life in the Bronx and pays homage to the ways that its residents have shaped pop culture through music, visual art, and dance"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2024

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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: The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

Summary: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein's three-part, six-hour documentary series examines how the American people and leaders responded to one of the greatest humanitarian disasters of the twentieth century, and how this catastrophe challenged America's identity as a nation of immigrants and the very ideals of democracy.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV US

Bolin, Alice

Summary: "A collection of sharp, poignant essays that expertly blends the personal and political in an exploration of American culture through the lens of our obsession with dead women"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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

Huddleston, Emma.

Summary: This title takes a look at how social media can keep people connected to their friends and the world around them, as well as how it can be dangerous and overwhelming if used irresponsibly. The title also addresses cyberbullying. Features include an ask the expert section, tips on being healthy, a glossary, additional resources, and an index.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2021

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 155.533 HUD

National Museum of American History (U.S.)

Summary: "U.S. history gets the star treatment with this essential guide to the Smithsonian's first permanent exhibition on pop culture"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithsonian Books 2022

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

O'Neill, Bill

Summary: "Want to impress your buddies at the bar? Need to think of something interesting to do at the next family gathering? Want to learn a bunch of random facts about history, science, true crime, and the paranormal? Pick up Interesting Stories for Curious People, the ultimate guidebook for a plethora of interesting facts about a whole bunch of several different topics. A quick read packed with...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: LAK Publishing 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 031 O'NE

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