Reviews and Blog Posts: cultural history

Women from the ankle down the story of shoes and how they define us

by Rachelle Bergstein

DPL Rating:
5

I have owned, held or pined for most of the shoes mentioned in this book. More than just a history of shoes, the book chronicles the symbiotic relationship between shoes and our culture. Bergstein's research appears to be thorough and well documented but really, even if it wasn't I wouldn't know nor care...the...

The Brokeback book : from story to cultural phenomenon

by William R. Handley, editor

DPL Rating:
4

Annie Proulx may have written the short story but Ang Lee started a national discussion.  The film Brokeback Mountain has been analyzed, parodied, and memorialized from the blogsphere to Saturday Night Live.  You don't need to be a film historian to appreciate the essays but seeing the film first is a...

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