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I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

I Wear the Black Hat by Chuck Klosterman

I Wear the Black Hat is Chuck Klosterman's sixth book of cultural essays and the first one to explore villainy in all of its forms. 

Images of Elvis Presley in American Culture, 1977-1997: The Mystery Terrain

By George Plasketes

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Pop culture writer George Plaskets speaks of the "mystery terrain" of American culture since Elvis Presley began his second career in 1977. Whether you think of him as the king or kitsch or why he has dominated our culture, this is the book for you. Included is a comprehensive bibliography, discography, filmography/videography.

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Songs of the 70s

By Hal Leonard Publications, editors

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Forty-nine songs from the 70's with words and music included.

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Hollywood, Beverly Hills, & Other Perversities: Pop Culture of the 1970s and 1980s

By George Rose

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A collection of black-and-white photographs portraying celebrity culture in the 1970s and 1980s, mostly in Los Angeles, taken by an award-winning photojournalist.

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Nylon Magazine - Serious Fashion

Fashion, music, celebrities, art, design, travel…what more could a teen wish for? Nylon magazine first graced newsstands in 1999 and since then has garnered awards for its funky, hip style of presenting the latest in pop culture for the need-to-know teen. I recently picked up The TV Issue here at the CRRL, and a quick scan through this hot teen pick showed why it’s doing so well.

Mock-up style layouts and bold, creative photos accompany articles ranging from jewelry and clothing designer updates to bios of the newest musicians. The strong colors are contrasted with plenty of white space, so it’s not a headache to read, and longer articles are nicely interspersed with short blurbs for readers with a shorter attention span. The fashion conscious teen will love all the impressive photos that are not just ads, and appreciate the detailed articles about designers’ newest trends.