Popular Culture

The 10 Cent War: Comic Books, Propaganda, and World War II

Accidental Ambassador Gordo: The Comic Strip Art of Gus Arriola

Africa in the American Imagination: Popular Culture, Racialized Identities, and African Visual Culture

Ain't That a Knee-Slapper: Rural Comedy in the Twentieth Century

Air Ball: American Education's Failed Experiment with Elite Athletics

Alan Moore: Conversations

Alice Faye: A Life Beyond the Silver Screen

Alison Bechdel: Conversations

Alternative Comics: An Emerging Literature

American Singers: Twenty-seven Portraits in Song

Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons

Anything Can Happen in a Comic Strip: Centennial Reflections on an American Art Form

Arguing Comics: Literary Masters on a Popular Medium

The Art of the Comic Book: An Aesthetic History

The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History

Art Spiegelman: Conversations

The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Asian Comics

Autobiographical Comics: Life Writing in Pictures

The Bad Sixties: Hollywood Memories of the Counterculture, Antiwar, and Black Power Movements

Batboys and the World of Baseball

The Beatles: Image and the Media

Ben Katchor: Conversations

Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Beyond The Chinese Connection: Contemporary Afro-Asian Cultural Production

Beyond Bombshells: The New Action Heroine in Popular Culture

Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Black Diva Of The Thirties: The Life of Ruby Elzy

Black Superheroes, Milestone Comics, and Their Fans

Black Velvet Art

Blasian Invasion: Racial Mixing in the Celebrity Industrial Complex

Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Born in the U.S.A.: The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present

A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music

Boys Love Manga and Beyond: History, Culture, and Community in Japan

Brian De Palma's Split-Screen: A Life in Film

The British Superhero

Bumpy Road: The Making, Flop, and Revival of Two-Lane Blacktop

The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels

Captain Marvel and the Art of Nostalgia

Carl Barks and the Disney Comic Book: Unmasking the Myth of Modernity

Carl Barks: Conversations

Carole Landis: A Most Beautiful Girl

Cham: The Best Comic Strips and Graphic Novelettes, 1839-1862

Charles M. Schulz: Conversations

A Charlie Brown Religion: Exploring the Spiritual Life and Work of Charles M. Schulz

Chester Brown: Conversations

China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, and Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Chris Ware: Conversations

Chuck Jones: Conversations

Civil War Humor

Clockwork Rhetoric: The Language and Style of Steampunk

Comfort Food: Meanings and Memories

Comic Book Culture: Fanboys and True Believers

The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre

Comic Books as History: The Narrative Art of Jack Jackson, Art Spiegelman, and Harvey Pekar

Comics and Adaptation

Comics and Language: Reimagining Critical Discourse on the Form

Comics And Narration

Comics and Sacred Texts: Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives

Comics and the U.S. South

Comics Art in China

Comics as Culture

Comics as Philosophy

The Comics of Charles Schulz: The Good Grief of Modern Life

The Comics of Chris Ware: Drawing Is a Way of Thinking

The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are not so Clear

The Comics Of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

The Comics of Julie Doucet and Gabrielle Bell: A Place inside Yourself

The Comics of Rutu Modan: War, Love, and Secrets

A Comics Studies Reader

The Comics

Comics, Trauma, and the New Art of War

Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Conversations with Colson Whitehead

Conversations with Madeleine L'Engle

Conversations with Maurice Sendak

Conversations with Neil Gaiman

Conversations with Steve Martin

Cool Cars, High Art: The Rise of Kustom Kulture

The Courting of Marcus Dupree

Crockett Johnson and Ruth Krauss: How an unlikely couple Found Love, Dodged the FBI, and transformed children's Literature

Dan Duryea: Heel with a Heart

Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture in the 1920s and 1930s

Dangerous Curves: Action Heroines, Gender, Fetishism, and Popular Culture

Daniel Clowes: Conversations

Dark Laughter: The Satiric Art of Oliver W. Harrington

Dave Sim: Conversations

Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

Dining with Madmen: Fat, Food, and the Environment in 1980s Horror

Dis-Orienting Planets: Racial Representations of Asia in Science Fiction

Downtown Mardi Gras: New Carnival Practices in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Drawn and Dangerous: Italian Comics of the 1970s and 1980s

Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

Ed Brubaker: Conversations

Elvis and Gladys

The Enchanted Quest of Dana and Ginger Lamb

The Expanding Art of Comics: Ten Modern Masterpieces

Father of the Comic Strip: Rodolphe Töpffer

Faulkner and Film

Faulkner and Popular Culture

Film and Comic Books

The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Flight Risk: Memoirs of a New Orleans Bad Boy

Forever Mame: The Life of Rosalind Russell

Forging the Past: Seth and the Art of Memory

Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

From Daniel Boone to Captain America: Playing Indian in American Popular Culture

From Madea to Media Mogul: Theorizing Tyler Perry

Funny Girls: Guffaws, Guts, and Gender in Classic American Comics

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

Garry Trudeau: Doonesbury and the Aesthetics of Satire

Gary Larson and The Far Side

Gender and the Superhero Narrative

George A. Romero: Interviews

Ghost Hunters of the South

A Girl's Got To Breathe: The Life of Teresa Wright

Global Pop, Local Language

Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy

Grant Morrison: Combining the Worlds of Contemporary Comics

Graphic Novels as Philosophy

Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults: A Collection of Critical Essays

Graphic Satire in the Soviet Union: Krokodil's Political Cartoons

Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Hand of Fire: The Comics Art of Jack Kirby

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon

Harvey Pekar: Conversations

A Haunt of Fears: The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the PrettyMuch Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time

Hearths of Darkness: The Family in the American Horror Film, Updated Edition

Hi There, Boys and Girls! America's Local Children's TV Programs

History and Politics in French-Language Comics and Graphic Novels

Hollywood Unknowns: A History of Extras, Bit Players, and Stand-Ins

Hoo-Doo Cowboys and Bronze Buckaroos: Conceptions of the African American West

Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear

Howard Chaykin: Conversations

Implied Nowhere: Absence in Folklore Studies

Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious

Inside the Whimsy Works: My Life with Walt Disney Productions

Insider Histories of Cartooning: Rediscovering Forgotten Famous Comics and Their Creators

Interviews with Dwight MacDonald

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

J. J. Abrams: Interviews

Jim Shooter: Conversations

The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Joss Whedon: Conversations

Kewpies and Beyond: The World of Rose O'Neill

Knockout: The Boxer and Boxing in American Cinema

Komiks: Comic Art in Russia

Ladies First: Women in Music Videos

Lalo Alcaraz: Political Cartooning in the Latino Community

The Land of the Smokies: Great Mountain Memories

The Language of Comics: Word and Image

Larry Hama: Conversations

Last Man Standing: Mort Sahl and the Birth of Modern Comedy

The Life and Times of Ward Kimball: Maverick of Disney Animation

The Life of Dick Haymes: No More Little White Lies

Little Red Readings: Historical Materialist Perspectives on Children's Literature

Living Life inside the Lines: Tales from the Golden Age of Animation

Li'l Abner: A Study in American Satire

A Locker Room of Her Own: Celebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes

Lockstep and Dance: Images of Black Men in Popular Culture

Lynda Barry: Girlhood through the Looking Glass

Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life

The Magic Behind the Voices: A Who's Who of Cartoon Voice Actors

Magnificent Obsession: The Outrageous History of Film Buffs, Collectors, Scholars, and Fanatics

Making and Remaking Horror in the 1970s and 2000s: Why Don't They Do It Like They Used To?

Mardi Gras, Gumbo, and Zydeco: Readings in Louisiana Culture

Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

Martin Scorsese: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Mary Wickes: I Know I've Seen That Face Before

Medievalist Comics and the American Century

Michael Allred: Conversations

A Mickey Mouse Reader

Milton Caniff: Conversations

Monsters in the Machine: Science Fiction Film and the Militarization of America after World War II

More than Cricket and Football: International Sport and the Challenge of Celebrity

Mothers in Children's and Young Adult Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to Postfeminism

Mouse Tracks: The Story of Walt Disney Records

Muffler Men

Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Mystery Fiction and Modern Life

New Orleans Remix

New York Voices: Fourteen Portraits

On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder

On the Graphic Novel

Openness of Comics: Generating Meaning within Flexible Structures

The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay

Outsider Art: Visionary Worlds and Trauma

Oz behind the Iron Curtain: Aleksandr Volkov and His "Magic Land" Series

Panel to the Screen: Style, American Film, and Comic Books during the Blockbuster Era

Paul Verhoeven: Interviews

Pearl Harbor Jazz: Change in Popular Music in the Early 1940s

Perils of Protection: Shipwrecks, Orphans, and Children's Rights

Peter Bagge: Conversations

Peter Kuper: Conversations

Pioneering Cartoonists of Color

Pleasant Journeys and Good Eats along the Way: The Paintings of John Baeder

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Professional Wrestling: Sport and Spectacle

Projections of Passing: Postwar Anxieties and Hollywood Films, 1947-1960

Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat: The Making of Roger Rabbit

Punk and Neo-Tribal Body Art

Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

R. Crumb: Conversations

Race and Sport: The Struggle for Equality on and off the Field

Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture

Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel

A Real American Character: The Life of Walter Brennan

Real Football: Conversations on America's Game

Realism for the Masses: Aesthetics, Popular Front Pluralism, and U.S. Culture, 1935-1947

Retcon Game: Retroactive Continuity and the Hyperlinking of America

The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts

Robert Taylor: Male Beauty, Masculinity, and Stardom in Hollywood

Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination

Rodolphe Töpffer: The Complete Comic Strips

The Screen Is Red: Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War

Selling Folk Music: An Illustrated History

Seth: Conversations

Shaping Our Mothers' World: American Women's Magazines

She Could Be Chaplin!: The Comedic Brilliance of Alice Howell

Sitting Pretty: The Life and Times of Clifton Webb

Sports and the Racial Divide: African American and Latino Experience in an Era of Change

Sports Crazy: How Sports Are Sabotaging American Schools

Sports: The All-American Addiction

Stanley Kubrick: Adapting the Sublime

Step Right Up

Stephen Sondheim and the Reinvention of the American Musical

Sterling Hayden's Wars

Steve Gerber: Conversations

Steven Soderbergh : Interviews, Revised and Updated

Steven Spielberg: Interviews, Revised and Updated

Stories of Oprah: The Oprahfication of American Culture

Subversive Spirits: The Female Ghost in British and American Popular Culture

Super Heroes: A Modern Mythology

The Superhero Reader

Superman in Myth and Folklore

The Survival of Soap Opera: Transformations for a New Media Era

Susan Sontag: The Making of an Icon, Revised and Updated

The System of Comics

TABASCO®: An Illustrated History

Tallulah: My Autobiography

Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

That Was Entertainment: The Golden Age of the MGM Musical

A Thousand Cuts: The Bizarre Underground World of Collectors and Dealers Who Saved the Movies

Three Years in Wonderland: The Disney Brothers, C. V. Wood, and the Making of the Great American Theme Park

Toons in Toyland : The Story of Cartoon Character Merchandise

Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Van Johnson: MGM's Golden Boy

Visual Vitriol: The Street Art and Subcultures of the Punk and Hardcore Generation

¡Viva la historieta!: Mexican Comics, NAFTA, and the Politics of Globalization

A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

Walt before Mickey: Disney's Early Years, 1919-1928

Walt Disney: Conversations

War Noir: Raymond Chandler and the Hard-Boiled Detective as Veteran in American Fiction

We Go Pogo: Walt Kelly, Politics, and American Satire

Whose Improv Is It Anyway? Beyond Second City

Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art Of Winsor McCay

Will Eisner: Conversations

Winnie Lightner: Tomboy of the Talkies

With Signs Following: Photographs from the Southern Religious Roadside

Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Woody Allen: Interviews

Words into Images: Screenwriters on the Studio System

Working with Disney: Interviews with Animators, Producers, and Artists

Working with Walt: Interviews with Disney Artists

Working-Class Comic Book Heroes: Class Conflict and Populist Politics in Comics

The Writing Dead: Talking Terror with TV's Top Horror Writers

A Year in Mississippi

Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Zachary Scott: Hollywood's Sophisticated Cad


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Record-Setting High Water on the Mississippi | James F. Barnett Jr. Reflects on Current Flooding in the US

In light of the current floods submerging the Midwest and along the Mississippi River and scientists’ predictions that this is just the beginning, James F. Barnett Jr., author of Beyond Control: The Mississippi River’s New Channel to the Gulf of Mexico, a detailed chronicle of how the wild Mississippi will eventually deliver a cataclysm, shares his thoughts below. Viewed from the Natchez

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