Sunday, January 12, 2014

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"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves."—Matthew 10:16 The flexibility of music library playlists inspired the categorizations in this collection of essays by JOHN DEMETRY. The chapters range in approach: from discovering thematic continuity in early 21st Century pop movies and art cinema (PopArt) to making cultural commentary through post-9/11 assessments of Fleetwood Mac (Heroes Are Hard to Find). The beguiling format counters current criticism’s nihilism and the corresponding fashionable pose of snark. SERPENTS AND DOVES testifies to meaning in our shared popular culture. Features Chapter Introductions by: Ben Kessler, Melinda Selmys, Binx Bolling, Armond White, Sascha Westphal, and Shalin Vora Book Design/Typeset by: Jacob Hernandez


John Demetry's new, uniquely organized collection Serpents and Doves is available for order at

Table of Contents

Introduction by Ben Kessler

The Gay Ghetto
Introduction by Melinda Selmys

I Don't Want to See That!
Introduction by Binx Bolling

The Auteurs
Introduction by Armond White

Introduction by Sascha Westphal

The Wilderness Years
Introduction by Shalin Vora

Heroes Are Hard to Find
Introduction by Michele J

Index: The Test