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Circus Americanus by Ralph Rugoff
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Jul 28, 08

bookshelves: 2008, cultural-studies

Book of essays on some of the weirder aspects of modern American culture, mostly in Los Angeles in particular. Rugoff visits museums, attends air shows, watches TV, and meets with several genuinely odd people to produce this entertaining collection. I was glad to read this because it let me enjoy some of the unique things LA has to offer without actually having to visit it (I hate cities in general, and the idea of going to a car-obsessed, smoggy, hot one full of plastic people doesn't float my boat).

This book is also great because Ralph Rugoff's name sounds like it's being said by a cartoon dog. Ralph Rugoff. Rat's right.
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