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.


Steven Johnson's Open Letter to Senator Clinton

This post is mostly a place-holder and reminder to myself to read Steven Everything Bad Is Good For You Johnson's latest opinion piece in today's LA Times. From scanning it, here's the jist: Senator Hillary Clinton wants to study the effects of video games on children, and Johnson would like her to be more clear about what those effects will be compared to -- reading? card games? shooting dirty pool?

I am so tired of the pathologizing of teen interests & behaviors, and I am so glad to see opinion pieces like this one. Happy weekend, all.


  • At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey Sophie, I read this book and found it quite interesting. It's not a deep analysis but he comes up with thoughtful ideas that I hadn't seen juxtaposed before. I read the whole thing on a single cross-country airplane trip, so it's a quick read once you get into it. Definitely worth reading. - Kathleen Jones


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