eBook Bowling, Beatniks, and Bell-Bottoms, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414411812
  • ISBN-13: 9781414411811
  • DDC: 306.0973
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 10th Grade
  • 1651 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2002
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released May 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

Bowling, Beatniks, And Bell-Bottoms: Pop Culture Of 20th- And 21st-Century America, 2nd ed., covers the popular culture of the 20th and 21st centuries. The set is organized chronologically by decade. For each decade, there is a general overview entry that covers the defining events of the time period as well as some brief "At a Glance" facts. There are also topic overviews for each decade that provide a brief historical background on what was going on in that area during that decade.

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Features and Benefits

  • Tables of contents by decade/topic; by topic; and by entry name.
  • Timeline that highlights key historic and pop culture events of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.
  • General overview of each decade.
  • Multipaged "At a Glance" boxes that break down "What We Said," "What We Read," "What We Watched," "What We Listened To," and "Who We Knew" for each decade.
  • Overview of each topic section in each decade.
  • More than 450 photos and illustrations.
  • Extensive use of cross references (pointing to decade, topic, and volume).
  • Sources for more information (books, magazine articles, videos, and Web sites) at the end of each entry.

What's New

  • Entries for 2000-2009.
  • Color images and layout.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414411650 | ISBN-13: 9781414411651

Reviews

"Have you ever wondered how the TV dinner was created? Left with tons of turkey after a slow Thanksgiving season, the Swanson Company combined the modern appeal of refrigeration and television...History lessons have never been so much fun. Informative, entertaining, and clearly presented, this book is recommended for middle school, high school, and public libraries." -- Library Journal (November 2002)

— Library Journal

"The editors cover the 20th century from the A-Team to Zorro, Abercrombie & Fitch to zoot suits, Muhammad Ali to the Ziegfield Follies... Each decade has an overview and 'at a glance' highlights of what we read, watched, and listened to... These volumes are a sure hit with trivia buffs and useful for those decade assignments in social studies. Twentieth century literature teachers will be delighted with the variety and scope of the cultural background. The text is large and easy to read. One drawback is the large amount of white space on each page, which makes the set over 1,300 pages. The other is the cost. Recommended." -- Library Media Connection (March 2003)

— Library Media Connection

"The set is valuable as a research tool for popular culture units, but also is just fun for browsing. Each entry is signed by the author and followed by a brief bibliography. The access data is provided for web sites. The book is user friendly. The lack of colored illustrations may lessen the appeal for some students. Overall, this is a great addition for any public, academic or school library." -- Catholic Library World (March 2003)

— Voice of Youth Advocates

"Looking for information on the Ziegfeld Follies, where Raggedy Ann dolls came from, or the history of the Boy Scouts? This enjoyable and informative set is perfect for answering these questions and others... The signed articles are written in an accessible style that sets the trend, fashion, or cultural figure within its proper context, and gives a brief glimpse at the ineffable why. But this is not a ponderous collection. Clearly, the authors have set out to have fun and have succeeded. Well-chosen, black and white photographs of average quality illustrate this resource. For quick reference on a cornucopia of cultural pleasures, this is a great buy for libraries." -- School Library Journal (February 2003)

— School Library Journal

"The next time a teenager's face goes blank at the mention of Elvis Presley, a librarian might want to point to this set covering the whole last century. Each volume contains the complete index for the set and the often-requested time line for the whole century... The set is fun to peruse, but it provides mostly cursory information on each topic with somewhat uneven coverage. For example, an article on the FBI in popular culture gets about the same space as Francis the Talking Mule. Middle and high school students who use this work for a decades project will likely have to make use of the further reading suggestions at the end of each entry. Public and school libraries would do well to think about the needs of their patrons and about other materials available on this topic before spending the money on this set." -- Voice of Youth Advocates (February 2003)

— VOYA

"It is commonplace for students studying a pivotal historical issue - war, stock market crash, death of a president - to research its effect on American mores. A good place to begin is this ambitious set, a testimonial to 'what a difference a century may make.' From Betty Boop to anime; the cocktail hour to ecstasy; flappers to the Goth culture; Sears, Roebuck catalog to Home Shopping Network; and The $64,000 Question to Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, these volumes - packed with a myriad of provocative personalities, events, and underlying trends - make a fascinating read for the student researcher and the armchair historian alike... Any good school library media specialist can see the advantage of purchasing this clear, concise set because it has the potential for easy integration into curriculum planning with any school subject area. It is geared for middle school and high school users; public libraries with strong usage by teens should consider purchasing it as well." -- Booklist (February 2003)

— Booklist

"Any good school library media specialist can see the advantage of purchaisng this clear, concise set because it has the potential for easy integration into curriculum planning with any school area. It is geared for middle-school and high-school users; public libraries with strong usage by teens should consider purchasing it as well." --Booklist (Febraury 2003)

— Booklist

"The entries are written so that preteen readers can make sense of them and older children will stay engaged by the lively style. The contributors seem very knowledgeable and their coverage of the culture is comprehensive if not encyclopedic. The focus... is definitely on mainstream American popular culture. This set will be a helpful reference for young people, trivia buffs, and general readers alike."--ARBA (2004)

— ARBA

"A delight, this encyclopedia, aimed at juveniles and beyond... More than 300 black-and-white illustrations lend life and charm and numerous cross-references point to related material. Appropriate for all levels of readers, this clearly organized, handsomely produced, and thoroughly engaging set is worth acquiring for most collections." -- Choice (February 2003)

— Choice

Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: 1900S.
The Birth of the American Century. 1900s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce.
Overview. Aunt Jemima. Brownie Cameras. Dime Stores. Dixie Cups. Fuller Brush Company. Harley-Davidson. J. Walter Thompson Company. Kellogg''s Cereals. Louisville Slugger. Model T. Plastic. Sears, Roebuck Catalog. Stereoscopes. Teddy Bears.
Film and Theater:
Overview. Broadway. Buffalo Bill''s Wild West Show. "The Great Train Robbery". Harry Houdini (1874-1926). Minstrel Shows. Nickelodeons. Silent Movies. Vaudeville. "Ziegfeld Follies".
Food and Drink:
Overview. Chewing Gum/Bubble Gum. Coca-Cola. Cracker Jack. Diners. Hot Dogs. Ice-cream Cone. Jell-O. Soda Fountains.
Music:
Overview. Jazz. Scott Joplin (1868-1917). Phonograph.
Print Culture:
Overview. "Argosy". Buster Brown. Dime Novels. Gibson Girl. "Good Housekeeping". "The Katzenjammer Kids". Kewpie Dolls. Jack London (1876-1916). "Mutt & Jeff". "National Geographic". "New York Times". "Saturday Evening Post".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Baseball. Ty Cobb (1866-1917). James J. Corbett (1866-1933). Jack Johnson (1878-1946). Kentucky Derby. Lionel Trains. Milton Bradley Company. Negro Leagues. Olympics. Ouija Boards. Rose Bowl.
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Avon. Catalog Houses. Chautauqua Movement. Coney Island. Dancing. Electric Appliances. Evangelism. Ferris Wheel. General Motors. Hairstyles. Postcards. Roller Coasters. Billy Sunday (1862-1935). Telephone. World''s Fairs.
1910s:
A Tumultuous Decade. 1910s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. AT&T. L. L. Bean.
Fashion:
Overview. Arrow Collar Man. Bra. Tennis Shoes. T-shirt. Zipper.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "The Birth of a Nation". Charlie Chaplin (1887-1977). Felix the Cat. "Gertie the Dinosaur". Lillian Gish (1896-1993). Keystone Kops. Movie Palaces. Will Rogers (1879-1935).
Food and Drink:
Overview. Campbell''s Soup. Oreo Cookies.
Print Culture:
Overview. Fu Manchu. "Krazy Kat". Norman Rockwell (1894-1978). Tarzan. "Tom Swift" Series. "True Story". "Vogue". "World Book Encyclopedia". Zorro.
Sports and Games:
Overview. Erector Sets. Indianapolis 500. National Hockey League. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. Babe Ruth (1895-1948). Tinkertoys.
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Bridge. Father''s Day. Greyhound Buses. Ku Klux Klan. Mother''s Day. Refrigerators. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Scouting (Boy and Girl). "Titanic". War Bonds.
VOLUME 2: 1920S.
The Roaring Twenties. 1920s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Advertising. Band-Aid. Betty Crocker. Burma-Shave. Cigarettes. Department Stores. Eddie Bauer. Kleenex. La-Z-Boy Loungers. Macy''s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Marlboro Man.
Fashion:
Overview. Flappers. Lipstick. Raccoon Coats.
Film and Theater:
Overview. Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Clara Bow (1905-1965). Charlie Chan. Disney. "The Jazz Singer". MGM. "Steamboat Willie". Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926).
Food and Drink:
Overview. Fast Food. Gerber Baby Food. 7-Up. Velveeta Cheese. Wheaties. Wonder Bread.
Music:
Overview. Blues. "Grand Ole Opry". Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933).
Print Culture:
Overview. "Better Homes and Gardens". Book-of-the-Month Club. "Buck Rogers". Gossip Columns. "Hardy Boys" Series. Little Blue Books. "Little Orphan Annie". "New Yorker". Popeye. "Reader''s Digest". "Ripley''s Believe It or Not!". "Time". "Weird Tales". Winnie the Pooh.
Sports and Games:
Overview. Charles Atlas. Crossword Puzzles. Jack Dempsey (1895-1983). Harlem Globetrotters. Lincoln Logs. Miniature Golf. National Football League. Yo-yo.
TV and Radio:
Overview. Radio.
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Air Travel. Baseball Cards. Bungalows. Al Capone (1899-1947). The Charleston. Chrysler Building. Cocktail Hour. Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974). Miss America Pageant. Penicillin. Prohibition. Prom. Red Scare. Route 66. Scopes Monkey Trial. Standardized Testing.
1930s:
The Great Depression Disrupts America. 1930s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Alka-Seltzer. Ballpoint Pens. Clairol Hair Coloring. Fisher-Price Toys.
Fashion:
Overview. Nylon. Nylon Stockings.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "Andy Hardy" Movies. "B" movies. Betty Boop. Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957). James Cagney (1899-1986). Charlie McCarthy. Gary Cooper (1901-1961). Dracula. Frankenstein. Clark Gable (1901-1960). "Gone with the Wind". Cary Grant (1904-1986). Hollywood. "King Kong".
Laurel and Hardy. Marx Brothers. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington". Rockettes. "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs". Shirley Temple (1928-). Three Stooges. John Wayne (1907-1979). The Western. "The Wizard of Oz".
Food and Drink:
Overview. Frozen Dinners. "The Joy of Cooking". Spam.
Music:
Overview. Big Bands. Billie Holiday (1915- 1959). Robert Johnson (1911-1938). Jukeboxes.
Print Culture:
Overview. Batman. "Blondie". Dale Carnegie (1888-1955). Comic Books. Detective Fiction. "Dick and Jane Readers". "Dick Tracy". Doc Savage. "Esquire". "Flash Gordon". "The Grapes of Wrath". "Life". "Li''l Abner". "Nancy Drew" Series. Paperback Books. Perry Mason. Pulp Magazines. The Shadow. Superman.
Sports and Games:
Overview. Babe Didrikson (1911-1956). Little League. Joe Louis (1914-1981). Monopoly. Jesse Owens (1913-1980). Stock Car Racing.
TV and Radio:
Overview. "Amos ''n'' Andy". "Fibber McGee and Molly". "Guiding Light". The Lone Ranger. Soap Operas. "The War of the Worlds".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Apollo Theater. Bonnie and Clyde. Drive-in Theater. Empire State Building. Goldfish Swallowing. Great Depression. Hoover Dam. Ranch House. Skyscrapers. Twelve-step Programs. Wall Drug.
VOLUME 3: 1940S.
The Pivotal Decade. 1940s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Best-sellers. Jeep. Tupperware.
Fashion:
Overview. Bobbysoxers. Zoot Suit.
Film and Theater:
Overview. Abbott and Costello. "Casablanca". "Citizen Kane". "Fantasia". Film Noir. "It''s a Wonderful Life". Lassie. Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011).
Food and Drink:
Overview. Dunkin'' Donuts. M & M''s. McDonald''s. Pizza.
Music:
Overview. Bluegrass. Country Music. Long-playing Record (LP). Pop Music. Rhythm and Blues. Frank Sinatra (1915-1998).
Print Culture:
Overview. Archie Comics. "The Bobbsey Twins" Series. "Brenda Starr, Reporter". Captain America. Curious George. Ebony. Golden Books. Green Lantern. "Highlights". Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. "Seventeen". Wonder Woman.
Sports and Games:
Overview. Bowling. National Basketball Association. Jackie Robinson (1919-1972). Scrabble. Slinky. Tonka Trucks.
TV and Radio:
Overview. Jack Benny (1894-1974). Bugs Bunny. "The Howdy Doody Show". "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie". News Anchors. Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote. "Studio One". Television.
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Baby Boom. The Bomb. Cold War. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Hot Rods. Las Vegas. Levittown. Spring Break. Teen Idols. UFOs.
1950s:
Pop Culture Explodes in a Decade of Conformity. 1950s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Barbie. Credit Cards. Malls. Saran Wrap. Timex Watches. Trading Stamps. Volkswagen Beetle.
Fashion:
Overview. Jeans. Levi''s.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "The Day the Earth Stood Still". James Dean (1931-1955). Francis the Talking Mule. Godzilla. Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). "North by Northeast". "On the Waterfront". "Peyton Place". "Shane". 3-D Movies.
Food and Drink:
Overview. Burger King. French Fries. Hamburger. TV Dinners.
Music:
Overview. Disc Jockeys. Electric Guitar. B. B. King (1925-). Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Rock and Roll. Top 40.
Print Culture:
Overview. Beatniks and the Beat Movement. "The Catcher in the Rye". Dr. Seuss. Frosty the Snowman. "MAD Magazine". "National Enquirer". "On the Road". "The Organization Man". "Peanuts". "Playboy". J. R. R. Tolkien (1892-1973). "TV Guide".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Etch A Sketch. Jack LaLanne (19114-2011). LEGOs. Skateboarding. "Sports Illustrated".
TV and Radio:
Overview. "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet". "Alvin and the Chipmunks". "American Bandstand". "Candid Camera". "Captain Kangaroo". "Davy Crockett". "Dobie Gillis". "Dragnet". "The Ed Sullivan Show". Game Shows. "Gunsmoke". "The Honeymooners". "I Love Lucy". "The Lawrence Welk Show". "Leave It to Beaver". "The Mickey Mouse Club". "The Price Is Right". Sitcoms. "The $64,000 Question". "This Is Your Life". "Today". "The Tonight Show". Transistor Radios. "The Twilight Zone".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Amusement Parks. Army-McCarthy Hearings. Blacklisting. Diets. Highway System. Hula Hoop. The Pill. Satellites. Suburbs.
VOLUME 4: 1960S.
An Era of Pessimism and Activism. 1960s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Budweiser. Gap. G.I. Joe. Kmart. Nike. Valium. Wal-Mart. Xerox Copiers.
Fashion:
Overview. Bell-bottoms. Doc Martens. Mary Kay Cosmetics. Miniskirts. Twiggy (1949-).
Film and Theater:
Overview. Beach Movies. "Dr. Strangelove". "Easy Rider". "The Graduate". "Hair". "A Hard Day''s Night". Horror Movies. James Bond Films. "Mary Poppins". "The Odd Couple". "Planet of the Apes". "Psycho". "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Music:
Overview. Altamont. Beach Boys. Beatles. Bob Dylan (1941-). Eight-track Tapes. Folk Music. Grateful Dead. Monkees. Motown. Rolling Stones. Simon and Garfunkel. Barbra Streisand (1942-). Woodstock.
Print Culture:
Overview. "Advocate". "Cosmopolitan". "Dune". Marvel Comics. "Rolling Stone". Spider-Man. "Whole Earth Catalog".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Muhammad Ali (1942-). Dallas Cowboys. Frisbee. Evel Knievel (1938-2007). Joe Namath (1943-). Super Bowl. Twister. "Wide World of Sports".
TV and Radio:
Overview. "The Andy Griffith Show". "The Beverly Hillbillies". "Bewitched". "Bonanza". Johnny Carson (1925-2005). Daytime Talk Shows. "Dr. Kildare". "Flipper". "The Fugitive". "Gilligan''s Island". "Hawaii Five-O". "Mister Ed". "Mister Rogers'' Neighborhood". Public Broadcasting System. "Rowan & Martin''s Laugh-In". Saturday Morning Cartoons. "60 Minutes". "Speed Racer". "Star Trek".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Civil Rights Movement. Gay Liberation Movement. Ghettos. Haight-Asbury. Hippies. Lottery. Mafia. Marijuana. Martial Arts. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. National Organization for Women. Sexual Revolution. Students for a Democratic Society. 1970s:
The Me Decade. 1970s: At a Glance (box).
Fashion:
Overview. Hot Pants. Ralph Lauren (1939-). Leisure Suit. Mood Rings. Polyester.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "A Clockwork Orange". Disaster Movies. "The Exorcist". "The Godfather". "Jaws". "Rocky". "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". "Saturday Night Fever". "Shaft". "Star Wars".
Music:
Overview. Disco. Funk. The Hustle. KISS. Led Zeppelin. Barry Manilow (1946-). Punk. Sex Pistols. Walkman.
Print Culture:
Overview. Judy Blume (1937-). "Cathy". "Garfield". Harlequin Romances. "Hustler". "Ms.". "People".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Aerobics. Atari. Dungeons and Dragons. Hacky Sack. Jogging. "Monday Night Football". "Pong". Video Games.
TV and Radio:
Overview. "All in the Family". "The Brady Bunch". Cable TV. CB Radio. "Charlie''s Angels". "The Dukes of Hazzard". ESPN. "Fantasy Island". "The Gong Show". "Happy Days". "Hee Haw". "Little House of the Prairie". "The Love Boat". "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". "M*A*S*H". "Monty Python''s Flying Circus". Muppets. "The Partridge Family". "Roots". "Saturday Night Live". "Schoolhouse Rock". "Sesame Street". "Taxi". "The Waltons".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Apple Computer. Chia Pets. Communes. Cults. Divorce. Earth Day. Environmentalism. Equal Rights Amendment. "The Joy of Sex". Kent State Massacre. Personal Computers. Pet Rocks. "Roe v. Wade". Serial Killers. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Smiley Face. Streaking. Suntanning.
VOLUME 5: 1980S.
Prosperity and Conservatism. 1980s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Home Shopping Network. IBM. J.Crew. Starbucks.
Fashion:
Overview. Goth Culture. Preppy. Supermodels.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "Airplane!". "Blade Runner". "Do the Right Thing". "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial". "Fatal Attraction". "Friday the 13th". "Ghostbusters". "Indiana Jones" Movies. "Rambo".
Music:
Overview. Compact Disc. Farm Aid. Heavy Metal. Michael Jackson (1958-2009). Karaoke. Live Aid. LL Cool J (1969-). Madonna (1958-). MTV. Rap and Hip-hop. Run-DMC. 2 Live Crew.
Print Culture:
Overview. "The Bonfire of the Vanities". "The Far Side". "Sassy". "USA Today". Zines.
Sports and Games:
Overview. Wayne Gretzky (1961-). "Pac-Man". Rubik''s Cube. "Trivial Pursuit". World Wrestling Federation.
TV and Radio:
Overview. "The A-Team". "Cheers". CNN. "The Cosby Show". "Dallas". David Letterman (1947-). "Miami Vice". "Roseanne". Shock Radio. "The Simpsons". Talk Radio. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
The Way We Lived:
Overview. AIDS. Cabbage Patch Kids. Cocaine. Gangs. Generation X. Minivans. Political Correctness. Prozac. Road Rage. Skinheads. Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs). Urban Legends.
Yuppies.
1990s:
The Decade America Went Digital. 1990s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Mall of America. Microsoft.
Fashion:
Overview. Abercrombie & Fitch.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "Austin Powers". "Forrest Gump". "JFK". "The Lion King". "Pulp Fiction". "Scream". "Toy Story". "Wayne''s World".
Music:
Overview. Alternative Country Music. Alternative Rock. Grunge. Lollapalooza and Lilith Fair. Nirvana. Raves. Britney Spears (1981-). Tejano Music.
Print Culture:
Overview.
"Harry Potter" Series. "Jurassic Park".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Extreme Sports. Michael Jordan (1963-). Tiger Woods (1975-).
TV and Radio:
Overview. "Ally McBeal". Anime. "Barney and Friends". "Baywatch". "The Beavis and Butt-Head Show". "Beverly Hills 90210". "ER". "Frasier". "Friends". "The Real World". Reality TV. "Seinfeld". "South Park". "Thomas the Tank Engine". "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Aromatherapy. Beanie Babies. Branch Davidians. Cellular Phones. Chat Rooms. Coffee. Ecstasy. E-mail. Hackers. Internet. Pokemon. O. J. Simpson (1947-). WWJD? (What Would Jesus Do?). Y2K scare.
VOLUME 6: 2000S.
A New Millennium. 2000s: At a Glance (box).
Commerce:
Overview. Amazon.com. Apple Store. eBay. Enron Scandal.
Fashion:
Overview. Body Piercing. Carpenter Pants. Crocs. Hoodies. Low-rise Jeans. Metrosexual. Plastic Surgery. Skinny Jeans. Snuggies. Spanx. UGGs. Ultra-high Heels.
Film and Theater:
Overview. "Avatar". "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon". "The Dark Knight". "Finding Nemo". "The Lord of the Rings" Film Trilogy. "Mamma Mia!". Netflix. New 3-D. "The Passion of Christ". "Pirates of the Caribbean"."Shrek". "Slumdog Millionaire".
Food and Drink:
Farmers'' Markets. Overview. Gourmet Grocery Stores. Low-carb Diets. Rachael Ray (1968-) and Celebrity Chefs.
Music:
Overview. Autotune. Sean "P. Diddy" Combs (1969-). Crunk. Disney Stars and Teen Sensations. Eminem. Emo. Indie Music. iPods. Beyonce Knowles (1981-). Lady Gaga (1986-). Napster. Nickelback. Pandora. Pop Country. Pop Punk.
Print Culture:
Overview. "The DaVinci Code". E-readers. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Memoirs. Oprah''s Book Club. "Percy Jackson" Series. "Twilight".
Sports and Games:
Overview. Lance Armstrong (1971-). Barry Bonds (1964-). Boston Red Sox and the "Curse of the Bambino". Computer Games. Fantasy Sports. Lebron James (1984-). Michael Phelps (1985-). UFC and Mixed Martial Arts. Shaun White (1986-). Wii. Venus Williams (1980-) and Serena Williams (1981-).
TV and Radio:
Overview. "American Idol". "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation". "The Daily Show". "Dancing with the Stars". "Desperate Housewives". "Dora the Explorer". "Family Guy". Fox News Channel. "Grey''s Anatomy". "High School Musical". "Lost". "Mad Men". Conan O''Brien (1963-). Satellite Radio. "Sex and the City". "The Sopranos". "Survivor". "24". "The West Wing". "Will and Grace".
The Way We Lived:
Overview. Blogging. Craigslist. Facebook. Global Warming. Google. High-definition TV. Hipsters. Hurricane Katrina. Hybrid Cars. 9/11. Barack Obama (1961-). Obesity Epidemic. Smart Phones. Twitter. Wikipedia. YouTube.