Pop Culture

Bad Clowns

By Benjamin Radford

This book describes the history of bad clowns, why clowns go bad, and why many people fear them.

Middle of Nowhere

Religion, Art, and Pop Culture at Salvation Mountain
By Sara M. Patterson

In Middle of Nowhere Sara M. Patterson argues that Leonard Knight was a spiritual descendant of the early Christian desert ascetics who escaped to the desert in order to experience God more fully.

The Riddle of Cantinflas

Essays on Hispanic Popular Culture
Revised and Expanded Edition
By Ilan Stavans

Ilan Stavans’s collection of essays on kitsch and high art in the Americas makes a return with twenty-one colorful essays and conversations that deliver Stavans’s trademark wit and provocative analysis.

Leaving New Buffalo Commune

By Arthur Kopecky

This is the second book based on the author's journals about life at one of the most famous communes of the "back to the land" era.