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In the News (Sat 15 Jun 19)

  
 Attentiondeficitdisorderly Too Flat
Getting away from zombies for a moment (everyone's goal, when you think about it), Ian Brill emailed this link to some unreleased demos by the greatest hip-hop act of all time, the Wu Tang Clan, as well as its offshoot Gravediggaz.
There's simply never been as fascinating an act of world-building in popular music as the mythos of Five Percent Nation teachings, Eastern philosophy, Marvel Comics references, Scarface-style self-mythologizing, chop-socky movie quotes, eerie jazz and soul samples, fascinating street-life vignettes, and dizzyingly funny wordplay created by Wu mastermind the RZA and his nine or so compatriots.
Showtime's much-discussed horror anthology series Masters of Horror has wrapped up for the season, and Pop Culture Gadabout (and ADDTF co-blogfather) Bill Sherman has posted capsule reviews of every episode.
alltooflat.com /about/personal/sean?BeginDate=20040601&EndDate=20040701   (2804 words)

  
 Comic-Con 2004 :: Friday's Programming
These topics are framed around an overarching presentation of how the hero is a reflection of the popular culture and how the popular culture has (and has not) served the hero over time.
Rife with references to video game and anime culture both here and in Japan, it is a story that contrasts the cultures, the characters, and their own perceptions of what is around them.
Whether they are entangled in a fantasy gaming scenario, saving Tokyo from devastation by rampaging zombies, or taking awkward and disaster-filled steps towards a meaningful relationship, readers get to experience Tokyo through many unique and drastically different points of view.
www.comic-con.org /cci2004/CCI04-ProgFri.shtml   (7434 words)

  
 Title Display
In this cogent, well-researched book, American pop-culture expert Harold Schechter argues that exactly the opposite is true: a basic human need is given an outlet through violent images in popular media.
Though American pop culture is far more technologically sophisticated today, Schechter shows that it is far less brutal than the entertainments of previous generations.
Does violence in movies, on television and in comic strips and cartoons rot our children's brains and make zombies-or worse, criminals-of adults at the fringes?
www.holtzbrinckpublishers.com /stmartins/search/SearchBookDisplay.asp?BookKey=441735   (297 words)

  
 Zombie: ZOMBIES - Dead Wolking Men - Who Is Zombies - Zombies Or Dead People -
Two kinds of zombies exists in modern popular culture: one created by voodoo resulting in a spell-bound near dead state, and creatures created by scientific experimentation of strange chemicals on living humans (as popularized by a series of films on the "living dead" theme).
There are a number of movies in which characters indulge in zombie-like behavior but are not really zombies as such.
Dawn of the Mummy (1981) combines the classic Mummy plot (a mummy, whose tomb is violated, takes revenge on those responsible) with the zombie tradition.
www.zodiac3000.com /magic/zombies.htm   (2285 words)

  
 Zombie 2006 - WE ALL ARE A ZOMBIES - Dead Wolking Men - Who Is Zombies - Zombies Or Dead People -
Two kinds of zombies exists in modern popular culture: one created by voodoo resulting in a spell-bound near dead state, and creatures created by scientific experimentation of strange chemicals on living humans (as popularized by a series of films on the "living dead" theme).
Zombies are omnipresent in the folklore of Haïti, where they are created by voodoo, an african type of black witchcraft.
Zombies have been confused with many other monstrous creatures.
www.zodiac3000.com /magic/zombies.htm   (2291 words)

  
 CNN - 'Psycho': Play it Again, Gus - December 4, 1998
We've now officially entered the laziest period in the history of American popular culture (driven, as it is, by continuous winks and nudges), and if that doesn't bother you, then you fully deserve the fatty soul you're bound to get from all the re-hashes.
That guy who writes in to call me an elitist every time I suggest that maybe we should ponder why we're watching the movies we watch instead of just sitting there and gawking at them like a bunch of zombies had better stop reading right now.
Suffice it to say that a desperate woman steals some money, stops off at a hotel as she's fleeing her boss, and gets stabbed to death in the shower by a nut case who thinks he's his own mother.
www.cnn.com /SHOWBIZ/Movies/9812/04/review.psycho   (974 words)

  
 2000 AD (comic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Garth Ennis and John Smith had come to prominence writing for Crisis, a 2000 AD spin-off for older readers, while artists Jamie Hewlett and Philip Bond were the stars of Deadline, an independent comics and popular culture magazine founded by Steve Dillon and Brett Ewins.
In 1992, 2000 AD and the Judge Dredd Megazine ran their first crossover story, "Judgement Day", in which zombies overran Mega-City One.
A long-running joke is that the editor of 2000 AD is Tharg the Mighty, a green alien from Betelgeuse who terms his readers "Earthlets".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/2000_AD_%28comic%29   (5985 words)

  
 Salon.com Technology Dis-"Connection"
For instance, Terry Gross, host of "Fresh Air," mixes it up wonderfully -- but even her job is relatively simple: one guest at a time, usually from the world of popular culture, and no callers to deal with.
You can hear guests, even those zombies out on book tours, think aloud about some new tack on their subject.
Lydon devotes an hour or two most weeks to some contemporary political issue (after the first 10 days of the Florida recount story, he found some of the only interesting angles), and he gets the authors of the big books while they're out on tour.
archive.salon.com /tech/feature/2001/02/28/lydon   (848 words)

  
 Exorcist Master (1993)
Review: Western and Chinese culture have very distinct versions of vampires and although both remain quite popular, a cinematic combination of the two is a rare occurrence.
This was a fun, but odd pairing that came before Chinese vampires had developed into the distinctive hopping zombies they have since become.
Premise: When a Catholic church in a small Chinese town falls prey to an evil combing the powers of Western and Chinese vampirism, Taoist priest Uncle Nine (Lam Ching Ying) and Catholic priest Wu (Wu Ma) must overcome religious and cultural differences in order to defeat the vampire.
www.kungfucinema.com /reviews/exorcistmaster.htm   (787 words)

  
 Comic Book Resources - CBR News - The Comic Wire
A comic book featuring a goon who fights zombies, a kids' anthology, and a Sandman graphic novel have received the most nominations for the 16th annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards.
The Eisner Awards are presented under the auspices of Comic-Con International, San Diego, a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of and appreciation for comics and related popular art forms.
primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contributions of comics to art and culture.
www.comicbookresources.com /news/newsitem.cgi?id=3505   (787 words)

  
 Zombies
Two kinds of zombies exists in modern popular culture: one created by voodoo resulting in a spell-bound near dead state, and creatures created by scientific experimentation of strange chemicals on living humans (as popularized by a series of films on the "living dead" theme).
Zombies are omnipresent in the folklore of Haïti, where they are created by voodoo, an african type of black witchcraft.
Another close cousin of the zombie is the cannibal; a subgenre popularized by Italian directors in particular.
death.monstrous.com /zombies.htm   (1983 words)

  
 African Culture - Society on the Internet
Alien-Nation: Zombies, Immigrants, And Millennial Capitalism [South Africa] (Jean Comaroff) In Adobe PDF.
Syllabus and site for a history course which "uses popular music, dance, fiction, film, street art, bus slogans, newspapers and other sources to document African interpretations of the decades since “flag independence” in 1960." Includes a video bibliography, a Congo (DRC) timeline.
An NGO to promote "an increased international understanding of Africans, and life in Africa," supports microfinance institutions in Africa, "which make credit and savings services available to the poor, who otherwise have no access to money from banks." Offers free email subscriptions to their publications.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/culture.html   (1983 words)

  
 Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal & Grindcore
In 1986, it was unimaginable that death metal and grindcore would ever impact popular culture.
Initially circulated through an underground tape-trading network by scraggly, angry young boys, death metal and grindcore spread faster than a plague of undead zombies as bands rose from every corner of the globe.
Choosing Death: The Improbable History of Death Metal and Grindcore, featuring an introduction by legendary BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel, conquers the lofty task of telling the two-decade-long history of this underground art form through the eyes and ringing ears of the artists, producers, and label owners—past and present—who propelled the movements.
www.choosingdeath.com   (256 words)

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