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NewFish contains my commentary and random thoughts about music, counter-culture, technology, faith, wretched excess, art, questionable government, and the ultimate interconnectivity of all things.
NewFish: Providing mediocre blogging since 2005!
- New Photograph Series – “Winter Oceans”
- From the 35mm vault
- The St. Valentine of Valentine’s Day never existed
- The Curtain is Falling on Conservative Talk-Radio
- New Series: Windows and Walls of Québec
- Find the Place You Love. Then Move There.
- RIP: Tony Rice (1951-2020)
- Alexa, Hypnotize Me
- When QAnon Came to Canada
- Project Northmoor
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Category Archives: Pop-Culture
I’ve recently read a chapter from “Reality Lost: Markets of Attention, Misinformation and Manipulation”, by Mads Vestergaard and Vincent F. Hendricks (2018) in which they explore the phenomenon of constant (and dissonant) disinformation on the population’s shared reality. Can democracy … Continue reading
America Needs a New Chant to Replace “We’re #1,” But “We’re #28 and Dropping Fast” Won’t Cut It! I enjoy the articles posted over at The Smirking Chimp and have been a fan since the Bush 43 Administration. (Jeff Tiedrich’s … Continue reading
“Every day’s a good day when you paint.” —Bob Ross (1942–1995) Staring at the empty canvas on the easel in front of me, I couldn’t understand how this—nothing—might somehow transform into even a rough approximation of the Bob Ross painting we were … Continue reading
The Thompson Company Competitive Advertisements Collection of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History
The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment “Library 2000” Fund, presents images and information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, … Continue reading
Donald Trump unmasked: Culture-war nihilism is his last line of defense Pushing back against mask-wearing is nonsensical — but Trumpian politics have never been driven by logic Heather Digby Parton | Salon I don’t think there’s ever been a U.S. … Continue reading
Marc-André Argentino | Concordia University via theconversation.com A researcher at Concordia University looks into online movements like QAnon, using a combination of data science and digital ethnography to research how extremist movements use technology to create propaganda, recruit members to … Continue reading
Hulu’s High Fidelity reboot captures the end of elitist condescension and the rise of fervent eclecticism. Twenty-five years after Nick Hornby’s novel High Fidelity psychoanalyzed fussy record-store clerks, and 20 years after the movie adaptation made John Cusack their avatar, the once-inescapable and now-obscure archetype … Continue reading
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_industry https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/adorno/1944/culture-industry.htm https://www.researchgate.net/publication/267209041_The_Culture_Industry_by_Adorno_Horkheimer_Left-wing_elitist_nonsense
It’s been forever since I last perused the pages, nay, plumbed the profundity of James Lileks website, The Institute of Official Cheer. Check it out: http://lileks.com/
My current guilty pleasure. Enjoying the enthusiasm and skill it takes to restore 50 year old Dinky, Hotwheels, and other toy vehicles. I’m pretty sure I lost this bus at Carillon Beach in the 60’s. Trauma!
Great article about the band and album released in 1976 that make people believe the Beatles had rebanded!
Why not run romantic holiday movies all year round? Why only Valentine’s, Christmas, Thanksgiving, (and now Hanukkah), etc? Ideas include such possible storylines as star-crossed former high school couple renegotiate love 15 years later as union leader and big business … Continue reading
From Cultural Reader – Article Summaries and Reviews in Cultural Studies Simply explained, culture industry is a term used by social thinkers Theodor Adorno and Max Horkheimer to describe how popular culture in the capitalist society functions like an industry in producing standardized products … Continue reading