Books tagged: Popular Culture

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A Very Special Episode

By Nathan Dueck

nathan dueck thinks really hard about pop culture. In his new collection, A Very Special Episode, he pays serious attention to the pieces of our past that have been lost in the internet era, whether it is magnetic tapes or the Smurfs, rabbit-ear antennas or She-Ra. A child of ... Read more

Ain’t No Place for a Hero

By Kaitlin Tremblay

 

A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling video game series

The critically acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it’s ridiculous. It’s a badge of pride. After all, Borderlands 2 was promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion guns just got bazillionder. ... Read more

All City

Compiled by Paul 107

This is no art-gallery graffiti. Going all-city is about leaving your mark, taking space, and then taking more. Featuring stunning photographs and interviews with legendary graffiti writers from around the world, All-City takes an inside look at the lives, motives, tools, and ... Read more

Any Night of the Week

By Jonny Dovercourt

The story of how Toronto became a music mecca.

From Yonge Street to Yorkville to Queen West to College, the neighbourhoods that housed Toronto’s music scenes. Featuring Syrinx, Rough Trade, Martha and the Muffins, Fifth Column, Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, Rheostatics, ... Read more

Dad Bod

By Cian Cruise

A brisk, humorous collection of essays that redefines the mythos of fatherhood depicted in film, television, and video games.

What do dads tell us about the world? Not your real dad, but dads in general. Dads are everywhere. Lurking in our movies, television shows, and video ... Read more

Don’t Call It Hair Metal

By Sean Kelly

 

A love letter to the hard-rocking, but often snubbed, music of the era of excess: the 1980s

There may be no more joyous iteration in all of music than 1980s hard rock. It was an era where the musical and cultural ideals of rebellion and freedom of the great rock ’n’ roll ... Read more