Posts Tagged ‘R. Crumb’

Five Books I’d Read

in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.

1. What Was The Hipster?: A Sociological Investigation, by Mark Greif et. al.
Does a sociological investigation that purports to challenge the cultural currency of a bankrupt archetype merely, by sheer fact of its existence, reinforce, reify, and extend that archetype's shelf-life? I don't know, [...]

Harvey Pekar and the Death of a Splendid American

Harvey Pekar will probably end up remaining best known for his mass-media appearances, such as his contretemps on the  Late Show with David Letterman, or the American Splendor movie based on his life. However, in many ways, Harvey exemplified the American dream. The son of Polish immigrants who ran a grocery store, Harvey eventually overcame [...]