Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Useless Pop Culture Tidbits

A quick list. Lists are now an essential part of American Pop Culture and the world over, too. For better or worse, we’re consumers of all sorts of media and information, in addition to our dietary needs. So here's some stuff:

Recent Reads:


Siddhartha by Herman Hesse - reading for a book club.

The Invention of Hugo Cabret - a cool graphic novel set in Paris during the 1930s.

Movies:

Into the Wild
, directed by Sean Penn – finally saw this engaging, thought-provoking film.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – highly entertaining in a campy film-noir style. Luckily, even though Lucas was involved, no obnoxious Jar Jar characters.