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Hemingway’s Disappearing Style

Donal Harris

in On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The publication of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea in Life magazine, where it sold more than two million copies in 48 hours, capstones two midcentury debates about the proper format of literature ... More


Managerial Mosaics: New Deal Aerial Photography and the Marshaling of Rural America

Jason Weems

in Barnstorming the Prairies: How Aerial Vision Shaped the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816677504
eISBN:
9781452953533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677504.003.0003
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Chapter 2 focuses on the impact of aviation-empowered aerial imagery, particularly aerial photographs, on the modern “revision” of Midwestern land and identity during the interwar years. In ... More


Moral Panic and Media Hype, 1966–1968

Stephen Siff

in Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039195
eISBN:
9780252097232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039195.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on how media coverage of LSD changed as recreational use of the drug was increasingly identified as an aspect of the blossoming hippie movement. Horror stories about LSD side ... More


Luce, Leary, and LSD, 1963–1965

Stephen Siff

in Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039195
eISBN:
9780252097232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039195.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the celebrity coverage of Timothy Leary in the early 1960s and interest in LSD at Time and Life, where the publisher Henry Luce was becoming increasingly outspoken about his ... More


Gaming’s Gold Medalists: Twin Galaxies and the Rush to Competitive Gaming

Carly A. Kocurek

in Coin-Operated Americans: Rebooting Boyhood at the Video Game Arcade

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691821
eISBN:
9781452953618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691821.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

In chapter 2, Kocurek deconstructs the significance of the “world record culture” that permeated much media coverage of video gaming and shaped gaming practices. This chapter traces the history of ... More


George Rodger and Life Magazine Photo-Journalism

Philip Woods

in Reporting the Retreat: War Correspondents in Burma, 1942

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190657772
eISBN:
9780190686512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657772.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the coverage of the war by the Life photojournalist George Rodger. He focused initially, as did so many other journalists, on one of the most glamorous aspects of the campaign, ... More


Painting the President

Cathy Curtis

in A Generous Vision: The Creative Life of Elaine de Kooning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190498474
eISBN:
9780190498504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190498474.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History, American History: 20th Century

Elaine’s dealer, Robert Graham, had offered to donate a portrait of President Kennedy to the Harry S. Truman Library. Agreement to this plan was based on her ability to work very quickly. In late ... More


Introduction

Robert Wyss

in The Man Who Built the Sierra Club: A Life of David Brower

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231164467
eISBN:
9780231541312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164467.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Life Magazine calls David Brower the nation’s leading conservation leader. Brower in his lifetime changed how Americans viewed the environment.


An Antidote to Complacency

Steven Casey

in The War Beat, Europe: The American Media at War Against Nazi Germany

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190660628
eISBN:
9780190660659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190660628.003.0011
Subject:
History, Military History, American History: 20th Century

Robert Capa had taken a series of photographs of the paratroop mission to Sicily, but so far he had not enjoyed a happy war. His problems in getting to the front had mirrored the deeper problems the ... More


On the Nihilism of WASPs: Norman Mailer in NASA-Land

Matthew D. Tribbe

in No Requiem for the Space Age: The Apollo Moon Landings and American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199313525
eISBN:
9780199385515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313525.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Norman Mailer was the most renowned author to write a book on the Apollo 11 moon landing. After visiting the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston and attending the launch in Florida, he wrote three ... More


A Cause in the Caucasus

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

In December 2007, Damon wilson returned to the White House to take a position as senior director for Europe in the National Security Council of George W. Bush. Having spent the previous year in ... More


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