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Hello Today: Kevin's New Book "Brat Pack America" out now!

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:36:03 PDT

Two years ago, I announced that I was working on a new book called which would be a look at the teen movies of the 1980s. Today, I can announce that My new book Brat Pack America: A Love Letter...

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Pop! Hacks! Tips on Creating/Consuming Culture Better: Trailers! All Music! Creative Ramps!

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:57:38 PDT

The following is from my semi-regular newsletter The Smoke(ler) Signal. -- Ritualize creativity. Far and away the first reason I hear from students and my own head for why creative endeavors don't happen is "I can't find the time. I'd...

Daily Link Buffet: 'Stranger Things, H.L Mencken, G-Funk.

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:49:50 PDT

Silver Scales (San Francisco, August 2, 2016) The 'Stranger Things' Mixtape (via Coudal) 60 years dead, HL Mencken remains as relevant as ever (The Smart Set) (via AL Daily) NYT Magazine caught up with legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser Walter...

Daily Link Buffet: Conventions, Cops, Character Actors, Can you Believe its?

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:39:07 PDT

Art Deco entryway 'The Driving Life and Death of Philando Castle' (NPR's Code Switch Podcast) Rick Perlstein, biographer of the rise of conservative America, on the 2016 Republican National Convention (New Republic) "On the Journals of Famous Writers" (LitHub) RIP...