If you’re a loyal reader of Entertainment Weekly, you really should check out Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. For the love of Gleiberman, it even uses EW’s review of ”Vanilla Sky” as a platform to discuss cinematic notions of reality. Chuck Klosterman, who previously explored his native North Dakota’s music scene in 2001’s ”Fargo Rock City,” now uses his disturbingly thorough knowledge of pop culture to explain how MTV creates rather than reflects youth culture (”’The Real World’ is the real world is ‘The Real World’ is the real world”), invent TV equivalents for bands (”U2 is ‘M*A*S*H”’ because ”both got preachy at the end”), and champion the new country (”Teenage girls are the new teenage boys, which is why the Dixie Chicks are the new Van Halen, which is why country music is awesome”). If reference-laden tautologies make you run away faster than you can say ”Dennis Miller,” get out your track shoes. Otherwise, this book is Hot Sheet.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture ManifestoIf you're a loyal reader of Entertainment Weekly, you really should check out Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. For the love of Gleiberman, it even uses...Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture ManifestoNonfictionChuck KlostermanIf you're a loyal reader of Entertainment Weekly, you really should check out Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs. For the love of Gleiberman, it even uses...2003-08-01Scribner
Genre: Nonfiction; Author: Chuck Klosterman; Publisher: Scribner
Posted August 1 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- Benicio Del Toro hints again at 'Star Wars: Episode VIII' involvement
- 'Key & Peele' prove Neil deGrasse Tyson can use his brain to get out of anything
- 'Arrow' first look: Check out Diggle's new super suit
- 'House of Cards' actor joins 'Luke Cage' as Cottonmouth
- Anne Hathaway says she's already losing roles to younger actresses
- See Daniel Radcliffe play 'Grand Theft Auto' creator in new movie
- The 'Age of Ultron' gag reel proves the Avengers are only human (well, except Thor)
- 8 most polarizing celebrities in 'Dancing With the Stars' history
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- Heidi & Howie, Chris Evans, Kelly Rowland and More!