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[Shelf Life] Punk Rock: An Oral History by John Robb

31. December 2012

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Punk is best known for its abrasive, speed-driven take on rock that forever changed the music world. The evolution of the innovation in England is chronicled by musician and journalist John Robb whose exhaustive work Punk Rock: An Oral History has finally been presented to readers here across the puddle thanks to PM Press.  The […]

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[Interview Part II] The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights

29. February 2012

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Dick Clark’s American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950′s […]

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[Interview] The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights

28. February 2012

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Dick Clark’s American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950′s […]

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[Book Review] Kill the Messenger by Maria Armoudian

1. February 2012

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Throughout the pages of syndicated Pacifica Radio host Maria Armoudian’s first book, Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World, is good news and bad news. Armoudian gives readers the bad news first. Starting out with a retelling of the murderous rampage in Knoxville, Tennessee, the author asks what motivated Jim […]

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Tomorrow: Meet Author/Radio Host Maria Armoudian in Anaheim

10. November 2011

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Syndicated Pacifica Radio host Maria Armoudian has just authored her first book Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World. Throughout the pages, there is good news and bad news on the subject. She gives readers the bad news first. The mediums of communication, as Armoudian’s scholarship shows, have played a […]

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