Part two of David Grazian’s interview with Chuck Klosterman. This second half of the interview touches on goth day at Disney Land, irony and humor, self-awareness among celebrities, reality tv and how to entertain and inform at the same time.
This episode is the first in a two part interview with journalist Chuck Klosterman. Contexts Culture Review Editor David Grazian met up with Klosterman in New York City for a wide-ranging discussion about music, celebrity, reality tv and humor. This first episode focuses on music, and the second episode will be posted here in a few daysis available now & focuses on celebrity, irony and reality tv.
Eric Utne, founder of the Utne Reader, phones into Contexts HQ to discuss his work on building intergenerational communities. Topics include a history of the Utne Reader and the shape of communities in modern society.
This episode we return to our ongoing series on genetic research and sociology inspired by our Summer 2009 feature article on the topic (take a listen to our interview with Thomas Bouchard to hear our first discussion). This time we engage with a slightly different “socio-cultural” perspective and invited sociologist Allan Horwitz to give us his take on how this new science of the gene may medicalize new syndromes. Horwitz also talks about his new controversial book The Loss of Sadness, an examination of the medicalization of depression.
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This week’s guest is Jessie Daniels, author of Cyber Racism and blogger at Racism Review and Contech. Cyber Racism is about white supremacist groups online, and Daniels tells us how white supremacy online is important for how we think about education, free spech and multiculturalism.