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Age of Anger

The Age of Anger: A History of the Present Pankaj Mishra, 2017 Age of Anger: A History of the Present by Mishra accounts for the resurgence of reactionary and right-wing political movements in the late 2010s. He argues that nationalist, … Continue reading

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Dracula in the Dark: Film Adaptations of Dracula

Dracula in the Dark: The Film Adaptations of Dracula By James Craig Holte, 1997 Vampires often shapshift, particularly on film. Varney The Vampyre came first, then Carmilla and then Dracula. CLASSICS 1922: Nosferatu 1931: Bella Lugosi’s Dracula 1979: Frank Langella … Continue reading

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Nuclear

January 28, 2016 Nuclear The past couple of weeks have been nuclear in nature. I thought it fitting since I was writing about the natural nuclear explosion over Tunguska and watching the TV show Manhattan about the first Atomic Bomb. … Continue reading

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Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black This week has been a grimm week in prison. First we watched Orange is the New Black and then Season 3 of Grimm. Though the completely different shows, the two do share a certain black … Continue reading

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May 23, 2004 Truthfully, Industrialization and the Human Condition had gotten to me. Seeing the rundown homes and businesses made me want to inspire some sort of change. I am all for technology and modern amenities. The problem is we, … Continue reading

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Culture History of Shoplifting

The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting by Rachel Shteir came out in 2011. She starts out with the fact that in 2009 there was a dramatic rise in shoplifting.  Why?  Economic downturn … Continue reading

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Behind The Bell Is Bitter

December 25, 2009 Behind The Bell   Behind The Bell is the Tell-All book about the 1990s teen show Saved By The Bell.  Dustin Diamond played the goofy geek Samuel “Screech” Powers.   Like many others who picked up the book … Continue reading

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