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17
Jul

Bryant Simon on Coffee Culture

When Starbucks first started out, a $4 coffee was virtually unheard of. However, as Bryant Simon observes in Everything but the Coffee and on his Red Room blog, $4 at Starbucks went …

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27
May

Pop L.A. Wins 2009 Eldredge Prize

Cécile Whiting’s book Pop L.A.: Art and the City in the 1960s (2006) is the winner of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s 2009 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American …

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24
Apr

Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture

Allison J. Pugh is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Virginia. Pugh's latest book, Longing and Belonging: Parents, Children, and Consumer Culture was published by UC Press …

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14
Apr

The 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

Steve Waksman is Associate Professor of Music and American Studies at Smith College. He is the author of Instruments of Desire: The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience. In January …

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14
Jan

The War Comes Home

Aaron Glantz, an independent journalist whose work has appeared in The Nation and The Progressive and on Democracy Now!, is the author of How America Lost Iraq. In his latest book, The …

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