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Big Brother

3 May

I came across a new edition of a classic Penguin book the other day:

Photo taken in Univ. of WA Co-Op bookstore, May 2, 2013

Photo taken in Univ. of WA Co-op bookstore, May 2 2013

Upon closer inspection:

Photo taken in Univ. of WA Co-op bookstore, May 2 2013

The Meeting of High and Low Culture

3 May

Once upon a time academics spoke of the end of a distinction between “high” and “low” culture. In some ways, this is really only now becoming an observable reality:

Image taken at Univ. of WA Co-Op Bookstore, May 2, 2013

Image taken at Univ. of WA Co-Op Bookstore, May 2, 2013

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Personally, I’m all for it. The Great Gatsby, Madame Bovary, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, all framing the latest romantic bestsellers. Isn’t choice what the consumer wants?