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IHPM - Episode #2
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Recommended Reading:

 MyEnemyMyLove My Enemy, My Love: Women, Men, and the Dilemmas of Gender by Judith Levine (ISBN: 0385410808) – An exploration of why women hate men culls women’s stereotypes of men from popular culture, art, and politics and draws anecdotes from interviews to explore this hatred. Reprint. AB. K.
scumManifesto SCUM Manifesto by Valerie Solanas (ISBN: 1849351805) – First circulated on the streets of Greenwich Village in 1967, the SCUM Manifesto is a searing indictment of patriarchal culture in all its forms. Shifting fluidly between the worlds of satire and straightforward critique, this classic is a call to action—a radical feminist vision for a different world. This is an update of the essential AK Press edition, with a new foreword.
ComicWars Comic Wars: Marvel’s Battle For Survival by Dan Raviv (ISBN: 0785116060) – From the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Every Spy a Prince comes the colorful true story of the business superheroes who rescued Marvel Comics from bankruptcy. In the mid-1990s, Marvel Entertainment became embroiled in a crisis as strange as one of its comic book stories. Locked in a battle for control of the half-century-old company were two Goliath-style corporate raiders and two virtually unknown Davids: Israeli immigrants with a passion for the toy business. This was a test of wills that led to a unique Wall Street showdown.
10centPlague The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare and How It Changed America by David Hajdu (ISBN: 0374187673) – In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created–in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. No sooner had this new culture emerged than it was beaten down by church groups, community bluestockings, and a McCarthyish Congress–only to resurface with a crooked smile on its face in Mad magazine.


1. Royale with Cheese (dialogue) – Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction Soundtrack)

2. Used to Rule The World – Bonnie Raitt (Slipstream)

3. Hollywood Perfume – Pretenders (Last of the Independents)

4. Rosalinda’s Eyes – Billy Joel (52nd Street)

5. Walking on the Moon – The Police (Reggatta de Blanc)

6. Ghost Town – The Specials (Snatch Soundtrack)

7. Phone Call from the Moon – Adrian Belew (Young Lions)

8. Ice Cream Castles – The Time (Ice Cream Castles)

9. (You Caught Me) Smilin’ – Sly & The Family Stone (There’s a Riot Goin’ On)

10. Pimpers Paradise – Bob Marley (Natural Mystic: The Legend Lives On)

11. Instant Karma – John Lennon (Shaved Fish)

12. Menuetto Allegretto – Mozart

13. (If You Were) In My Movie – Suzanne Vega (99.9F°)

14. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow – Frank Zappa (You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1)

15. Unknown (sounds like theme from a blaxploitation film) – Earth Wind and Fire

16. C’est La Vie – UB40 (Promises And Lies)

17. Puzzle – Dada (Puzzle)

18. Can’t Stand It – Steel Pulse (Do the Right Thing Soundtrack)

19. Abbaon Fat Tracks – Tricky (Maxinquaye)

20. I Can Dance (featuring Sue God) – George Clinton and P-Funk All-stars  (How Late Do U Have 2 B B 4 U R Absent)

21. The Difference Between Men and Women – Bill Cosby (Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow…Right!)

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