Post Tagged with:CULTURAL STUDIES

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV

CULTURAL STUDIES

Captive Audience: On Love and Reality TV

Reviewed by Tobias Carroll ×

The arrival of Reality TV didn't just change our media and our politics, says Lucas Mann, it changed the way we tell stories.
Moral Combat

CULTURAL HISTORY

Moral Combat

Reviewed by Hamilton Cain ×

Since the late nineteenth century, religious beliefs and attitudes about sex have made a politically volatile mix that continues to burn.
Voices Unbound

CULTURAL STUDIES

Voices Unbound

Essay by Tess Taylor ×

Reading Rebecca Solnit's "The Mother of All Questions," Tess Taylor reflects on the cost of silence -- and the music of resistance.
The B&N Podcast: Kevin Young and Jeffrey Eugenides

B&N PODCAST

The B&N Podcast: Kevin Young and Jeffrey Eugenides

Posted by The Barnes and Noble Review ×

On this episode, a pair of conversations that are all about invention, and about the lies that reveal the truth.
From Hookup Culture to Viagra Nation

CULTURAL STUDIES

From Hookup Culture to Viagra Nation

By Julia M. Klein ×

Two new books look at back at the 1990s as a time when a "sea change" inaugurated a new era of sexual freedom in America, and both are skeptical that it worked out for the best. Review by Julia...
Yawn: Adventures in Boredom

PSYCHOLOGY

Yawn: Adventures in Boredom

Reviewed by Mark Athitakis ×

One of the most common experiences is also one of the most poorly understood: Mary Mann explores the paradox of tedium....
With a God on His Side

CULTURAL STUDIES

With a God on His Side

Essay by Robert Christgau ×

Across his studies of culture and materialism, critic and philosopher Terry Eagleton looks for the "heart of a heartless world." Essay by Robert Christgau.
The Fragile Blessing

DAYBOOK

The Fragile Blessing

By Steve King ×

Why a painter, not a president, made Thanksgiving what it means today -- a holiday as sensitive to cultural flux as to political upheaval.
Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

POLITICS

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Reviewed by Barbara Spindel ×

In economically hard-hit Louisiana, a sociologist goes in quest of the "deep story" of conservative America. Review by Barbara Spindel.
“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

CULTURAL STUDIES

“Dystopia Is Too Easy”: Laurie Penny’s Tomorrow

A Conversation with Tobias Carroll ×

The journalist and writer talks about "Everything Belongs to the Future," her first foray into science fiction, and the special challenges of avoiding cliches about the future....
Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

HUMAN NATURE

Making and Unmaking the American Soldier

By Melissa H. Pierson ×

There's a science to making the modern soldier. Do we need a science for turning them back into civilians? Melissa Holbrook Pierson reads new books from Mary Roach and Sebastian Junger.
Born in the U.S.A.

SUMMER READING

Born in the U.S.A.

By The Editors of O Magazine ×

Six works of nonfiction that illuminate what it means to be an American.