Tag Archives: Popular Culture

The Record Players

by Bill Brewster

From the authors of Last Night a DJ Saved My Life and How to DJ Right comes the fascinating story of dance music, straight…

The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium

by Mark Dery

“An exhilarating, dissonant ride . . . Dery, one of our most astute contemporary cultural critics . . . relishes his role as curator…

Pot Planet

by Brian Preston

“A gimlet-eyed and often hilarious account of the author’s round-the-world reefer safari. With Britain’s downscaling of penalties for marijuana possession currently stirring up controversy,…

Nineteen Sixty-Eight in America

by Charles Kaiser

“A splendidly evocative account of a historic year—a year of tumult, of trauma, and of tragedy.”—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

Naked at Lunch

by Mark Haskell Smith

From naked grocery shopping to the Big Nude Boat, a comic novelist turned narrative journalist lays bare the world of the nudist.


by Andrew D. Blechman

“Engaging . . . [Blechman] confronts the troubling trend toward isolation and escapism.” —Publishers Weekly

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

by Bill Brewster

“Brewster and Broughton . . . have written a lively and—to anyone with a more than casual interest in the history of popular music…

Land of Lincoln

by Andrew Ferguson

“Ferguson’s story, a fascinating collection of his reporting, is about us as much as Lincoln. It is a vibrant and consistently surprising account that…

Hold On, Honey, I’ll Take You to the Hospital at Halftime

by Norman Chad

“Chad is a hilariously funny TV sports critic whose philosophy is that if something is worth doing, it’s worth doing to excess.” –Publishers Weekly


by Tim Brookes

“Brookes takes us on a riveting autobiographical odyssey through a charged, emotional world atremble with soulful yearnings, suspense and evolving American musical styles. ….