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.


On Newsstands Now

Year in Review issues are de rigeur for magazines & newspapers right now. They are a wonderful way to remind oneself of what was hot, cool, interesting, embarrassing, or just generally fascinating in the last twelve months. They are also a wonderful way to catch up on trends one may have missed.

Currently in circulation at my house:
  • Entertainment Weekly's bonanza of a double-issue (of course) covering everything from music to TV to books to movies to DVDs;
  • Magnet, covering the year in indie rock;
  • SPIN, with its magpie-like coverage of everything shiny and frisky in rock, pop, hip-hop and R&B;
  • The Lives They Lived issue and The Year in Ideas issue of The New York Times Magazine.

Get thee to a newsstand now, gentle readers, and partake of the pop cultural bounty before you!

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  • At 8:48 AM, Blogger Liz B said…

    I love end of the year lists. I definately use them as my own personal readers/DVD advisory; and I also check to see if I need to do any Requests for Materials at work for something we should have but don't.


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