Inspiring ideas,
dialogue, and lives.

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Let’s talk movies, music, and TV!

 

These three anthologies on music, film, and television make great gifts! Buy all three books in this handsome boxed set.

Great Books Connections

Great American Read

Great American Read Cast your vote today for America's favorite novel! You can see the 100 books that made the initial cut for PBS's The Great American Read and support your choice. You'll also find plenty of other interactive literary content, including author interviews, quizzes, and book recommendations.
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Patriotism and Community Action

Patriotism and Community Action Michael Elsey had the honor of facilitating a discussion sparked by Mariah Karson's wonderful photo essay American Legion.
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Great Books Chicago

Big Ideas in Popular Culture

Depaul University Conference Center, Downtown Chicago May 4–6, 2018

The great ideas are all around us! Across music, film, and television, popular culture is a rich source of compelling writing on ideas central to our modern world. We know you’ll enjoy diving into this treasure trove of human expression and discussing the vibrant and provocative short stories, poems, memoirs, essays, and journalism in these volumes.