From the sedulous to the surreal in cultural context

Month: August 2014

Goldtops and Humbuckers

The Gibson Les Paul and 1950s Nostalgia in 1970s Heartland Rock  Growing up in the Midwest in the 1980s, I was under the impression that the greatest car ever made was the 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air. Most of my family members who had a driver’s license at any point from the mid-1950s to the late-1960s… Read More ›

Vietnam Reloaded – Author Interview

An Interview with John Southard       Your book Defend and Befriend: The U.S. Marine Corps and Combined Action Platoons in Vietnam was published in July 2014 by the University of Kentucky Press. It features some strong blurbs from scholars of the Vietnam War and seems likely to find a considerable audience. Aside from… Read More ›

Experimenting with Segmented Sleep

Experimenting with Segmented Sleep Valerie Robin   There is a lot of talk about sleep these days. We don’t sleep enough. We sleep incorrectly. We don’t sleep well. We might even be doing REM wrong – the dream cycle, not the band. Last summer, in 2013, I took a post-Marxisms course in the Communication Department… Read More ›


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