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    New Reference Book: American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade

    American Pop: Popular Culture Decade by Decade edited by Bob Batchelor, Greenwood, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 973.9 B21A A four volume set presents decade-by-decade, articles related to specific areas of Pop Culture, including: An overview of each decade Advertising Architecture Books, Newspaper, Magazines and Comics Entertainment Fashion Food Music Sports and Leisure Travel Visual Arts Examples: Ragtime (1920’s), The Pentagon (1940’s), Fads of the 1950’s, Music Festivals of the 1960’s, Dungeons and Dragons (1970’s), Harry Potter Mania (2000’s). Helpful for:   Humanities, Humanities IV Research Paper, American History, Art

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Research

    New Reference Book: Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century

    Musicians & Composers of the 20th Century, edited by Alfred W. Cramer,  Salem, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 780.92 C84M A five volume set, being a biographical catalog of international (yet mostly Western) musicians.  Most entries are between three and five pages in length. Examples include: Mary J. Blige, John Dever, Luciano Pavarotti, Salt and Pepa, Tammy Wynette Helpful for: Music, Humanities, Humanities V Paper, Pop Culture

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    New Reference Book: The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television

    The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and Television by John Kenneth Muir, McFarland, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 791.43 M91S A one-volume guide discussing superheroes from American film and television.  Each article focuses on a particular superhero, their history, creation and appearance in TV and/or film(s).  When applicable, a complete TV episode-by-episode synopsis follows each entry. Examples include: The Amazing Spider-Man The Ambiguously Gay Duo The Bionic Woman Buffy the Vampire Slayer Doctor Strange Swamp Thing Helpful for:  Humanities IV, Art, Gender Studies, Social History, Pop Culture, Superhero Fans