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Chuck Klosterman X : a highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century

Title
Chuck Klosterman X : a highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century / Chuck Klosterman.
ISBN
9780399184154
0399184155
Publication
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
Physical Description
xvii, 444 pages ; 22 cm
Notes
Includes index.
Summary
"New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade. Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans the realms of culture and sports, while also addressing interpersonal issues, social quandaries, and ethical boundaries. Klosterman has written nine previous books, helped found and establish Grantland, served as the New York Times MagazineEthicist, worked on film and television productions, and contributed profiles and essays to outlets such asGQ, Esquire,Billboard, The A.V. Club, andThe Guardian. Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (akaChuck Klosterman X) collects his most intriguing of those pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. Subjects include Breaking Bad, Lou Reed, zombies, KISS, Jimmy Page, Stephen Malkmus, steroids, Mountain Dew, Chinese Democracy, The Beatles, Jonathan Franzen, Taylor Swift, Tim Tebow, Kobe Bryant, Usain Bolt, Eddie Van Halen, Charlie Brown, the Cleveland Browns, and many more cultural figures and pop phenomena. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times"-- Provided by publisher.
Variant and related titles
Chuck Klosterman 10
Chuck Klosterman ten
Other formats
Online version: Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author. Chuck Klosterman X New York : Blue Rider Press, 2017
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 16, 2017
Contents
Three-man weave
My zombie, myself
That's not how it happened
The light who has lighted the world
There's something peculiar about lying in a dark room. You can't see anything
Liquid food
C'mon Dave, gimme a break
Where were you while we were getting high?
I'm assuming it's going to be fun
I need to be alive (in order to watch TV)
I will choose free will (Canadian reader's note: this is not about Rush)
Everybody's happy when the wizard walks by (or maybe not? Maybe they hate it? Hard to say, really)
Speed kills (until it doesn't)
Not a nutzo girl, not yet a nutzo woman (Miley Cyrus, 2008)
When giants walked the earth (and argued about China)
Use your illusion (but don't bench Ginóbili)
The drugs don't work (actually, they work great)
The city that time remembered (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
But what if we're wrong? (drink the acid, swallow the mouse)
Owner of a lonely heart
The enemy of my enemy is probably just another enemy
A road seldom traveled by the multitudes
Brown would be the color (if I had a heart)
I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars
White's shadow
House mouse in the mouse house
The man who knew too much
The opposite of Beyoncé
Like regular music, except good
Non-suppressive slacker
Democracy now!
Metal machine "music"
2+2=5
Advertising worked on me
Hero in black
Villain in white
(1928-2013)
Something else.
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