Also how sports reporters hate sports, and how newspapers are designed for those who cannot read. He describes his work only half facetiously as "philosophy for shallow people". He disagrees with with that statement and believes newspapers should, in light of the war with television news, become more expansive with longer stories, as opposed to writing shorter, more colorful stories. Klosterman, a part of Generation X, seeks to explain how his culture affects and has been affected by mainstream media and popular culture icons. The good news: Next, he analyzes the television show "Saved By the Bell", the effect of Star Wars on the development of Generation Xers, how movies have influenced his generation, and how cinema has changed over time. As a complete analysis of pop culture, Klosterman's book is a trip down memory lane for anyone of his generation. Aesthetic response doesn't exist for its own sake; only for self-fashioning. I'm really not a complete curmudgeon, and I feel nefarious for the review I'm about to give, mostly because everyone I know likes this book, but I simply can't promote all of these essays as refreshingly creative and brilliantly written Recommended for: Take an old-fashioned ethical dilemma: Klosterman then moves to examining sexual icons and the institutional acceptance of failure for children inside the sport of soccer. Between each essay, or track, is an "interlude"—a short, entertaining blurb linking the essays. These are the musings of anyone who has ever had any knack or talent for deconstruction or charming, somewhat intellectual bullshit after overdosing on Mountain Dew and the equally empty calories of Teen dream television Klosterman chooses Saved By The Bell and MTV'S first Real World here. Nick Hornby: In the early 20th century, Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci developed a concept called cultural hegemony where the ruling class imposes its values worldwide.