By Chuck Klosterman
Big apple occasions bestselling writer of "Sex, medicines, And Cocoa Puffs"
involves 3 elements:
THINGS which are TRUE
Profiles and development tales: Britney Spears, Radiohead, Billy Joel, Metallica, Val Kilmer, Bono, Wilco, the White Stripes, Steve Nash, Morrissey, Robert Plant -- all with new introductions and footnotes.
THINGS that would BE TRUE
evaluations and theories on every thing from monogamy to pirates to robots to tremendous humans to guilt, and (of path) development -- all with new hypothetical questions and footnotes.
SOMETHING THAT ISN'T actual AT ALL
this can be previous fiction. There's a brand new advent, yet no footnotes. good, there's a footnote within the advent, yet none within the story.
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It is still often seen as un-macho for boys to be keen on schoolwork’ said Priest. ‘Partly this is because many boys have so few male academic role models’ (Guardian, 13 January 1998). The solution they pursued drew upon the links between masculinity and sport. They brought in local sportsmen like Bristol City striker Sean Goater to stress the importance of learning. They ‘made sure the school library has enough football books and suchlike to appeal to boys’ (Guardian, 13 January 1998). For some, such as Angela Phillips, author of The Trouble with Boys, there is no longer a good case for single-sex schools: when I was at school, it was a well known fact that boys did not fancy clever girls.
The boys feel they have to ‘protect their already exhausted parents from more stress’ (Express, 13 May 1998). More than 10 per cent of boys say their fathers spend no time with them. Fifteen per cent say he shows no interest in their school work. More than a third say that they can’t talk to their fathers about their worries and more than half say they never talk to their fathers about relationships. More than half say that he never hugs them. Commenting on the findings, Neil Lyndon argued that: 24 The tales they tell of men … We need to stop making boys feel stupid at school.
Unfortunately it’s tabloid journalism. (Adam Sweeting, Guardian, 26 April 1994) The current dominance of the media by television tends to blind us to two facts. First, television broadcasting was only established in 1936 and before the mid-1950s it was at best marginal. Representation of sport has been at various times dominated by literature, magazines, cinema newsreel, newspapers and radio. Second, even now, despite the apparent dominance of the television screen, there are many other significant forms of media representation of sport, such as men’s and boys’ magazines, advertising, computer games, radio, cinema and the internet.