The Death of Cool

Author: Gavin McInnes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451614187

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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The cartoonist from the award-winning comic Pervert and creator of Vice magazine unabashedly recounts such outrageous misadventures as his streaking through New York City during the 2003 blackout and his invention of the "Warhol Children." 50,000 first printing.

Is It 'Cause It's Cool?

Author: Astrid M. Fellner,Susanne Hamscha,Klaus Heissenberger,Jennifer J* Moos

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643505531

Category: Social Science

Page: 365

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Even a global political watershed, such as the end of the Cold War, seems to have left a fundamental characteristic of cultural relations between the US and the rest of the world unchanged: American popular culture still stirs up emotion. American popular culture's products, artifacts, and practices entangle their consumers in affective encounters characterized by feelings of fascination, excitement, or even wholesale rejection. What is it that continues to make 'American' popular culture 'cool?' Which role does 'cool' play in the consumers' affective encounters with 'America?' This volume of essays offers new insights on the post-Cold War dissemination of American popular culture, exploring the manifold ways in which 'cool' has emerged as an elusive, yet determining, factor of an American culture gone global. (Series: American Studies in Austria - Vol. 13)

The Death of the Detective

Author: Mark Smith

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810123878

Category: Fiction

Page: 596

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A madman is on the loose in the city. On the verge of psychic collapse, detective Arnold Magnuson follows clues in the murder's wake - through the Chicago of society clubs and nightclubs and the city of hoods and Mafia - through interrogations, lies and improvised stories, moving closer to a culprit who begins to feel alarmingly like himself.

The Death of Wallenstein

Author: Friedrich Schiller

Publisher: N.A



Page: 172

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Enlightenment and the Death of Michael Mouse

Author: Howard Baker

Publisher: N.A


Category: Subculture

Page: 271

View: 7912

Tommy Spitz, the anti-hero of Sawdust Caesar is back!This time he is on the run from murderous London thugs and the police after viciously assaulting a stranger. In a desperate attempt to escape, Spitz embarks on an epic pilgrimage from the grimy streets of London to the back alleys of Istanbul, Tehran, Kabul and Karachi. En route, Spitz finds himself questioning his life and the values by which he lives. He discards his mohair suit for the more ragged apparel of the seasoned traveller, picks up a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, and heads East in search of Enlightenment. Of course, nothing comes easy to the true pilgrim. Before he realises what is happening, Spitz finds himself drawn into the machinations of the underworld thanks to his old mate and temporary travelling companion, Frankie. Escaping from a web of corruption in Istanbul, Spitz finally heads East alone. What he finds is far beyond his wildest imaginings and a world away from the hashish dens and drug culture associated with the hippy overland traveller. The turmoil of pre-revolution Iran, and the hippy communes of Afghanistan, all leave their mark on our jaded hero. However, it is not until Spitz reaches Karachi that he finally finds his guru - but the message received from this naked old man is so shocking and unexpected that Spitz's world collapses.