Pop Goes the Library

Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


J-14 Write Up in Slate

J-14 is exactly the kind of magazine I would have eschewed as a snobby teenager. I read The Nation, Rolling Stone, and the still-mourned Sassy, thankyouverymuch, and saw absolutely nothing strange or amusing in that juxtaposition of periodicals. Some as-yet unidentified thing happened in my college years to make me crave delicious, trashy celebrity gossip, though, and that something makes me a fan of tabloid-lite 'zines like J-14, profiled in this great Slate piece, which dissects the magazines many charms, not least of which, if you are gussying up a Teen Space in your library and have a tight budget, are the pull-out posters of today's young starlets & hunks. Laminate, tack to the walls, and let the drooling begin! Link via YALSA-BK.

Also very worth checking out: Slate's Number 1 archive. I wish they'd publish this column more frequently.


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