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Advisory Committee Chair

Kerry Madden

Advisory Committee Members

James Braziel

Kieran Quinlan

Daniel Siegel

Gale Temple

Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name by School

Master of Arts (MA) College of Arts and Sciences


A personalized look at my life as it has been affected by popular culture, in particular movies and music, with additional asides regarding my work as an entertainment critic and what led me to critique popular culture for a living. I also have included essays that delve into personal ancedotes regarding the various cars I have driven, the jobs I have had, the concerts I've attended, and my experiences with technology over the years. All of it is interspersed with various asides concerning my background, upbringing, and general experiences as they relate to the popular culture being discussed.