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Using Pop Culture to Make Libraries Better.

by Sophie Brookover, Liz Burns, Melissa Rabey, Susan Quinn, John Klima, Carlie Webber, Karen Corday, and Eli Neiburger. We're librarians. We're pop culture mavens. We're Pop Culture Librarians.


American Idol Resources

As an update to my previous AI post, I stopped watching until they whittled the competition down to the Top 24, and am now watching Wednesday night shows, which means I'm missing the guys (though apparently I'm not missing much, according to Randy & Simon). To fill in the blanks, I've discovered the following nifty tools, which you may also find useful, especially if you don't watch the show but want to stay informed about all the goings-on:

  • Idolatry, a weekly webcast with Entertainment Weekly's AI obsessives;
  • The Whole Note's summary of the show's Final 12;
  • Of course, Television Without Pity's recaps.

Happy viewing. Or, you know, not.

And, a public retraction: in my previous post, I rooted for Alaina, but I must have jinxed her because she absolutely stank like several tons of very cute garbage after that accolade. I was relieved when America did not vote for her, and have subsequently thrown my support (like everyone else) behind Melinda. She had me at "My Funny Valentine".



  • At 6:55 PM, Blogger Mitali Perkins said…

    I think the best AI rehash is written by Dave White of Advocate.com fame. His take is hilarious, raw, and often sweetly compassionate. If you don't want to encounter Advocate.com's super-sexualized ads, try and stay text-focused, because reading Dave's recaps are like re-watching the show with a funny, smart, beloved friend.

  • At 6:17 PM, Blogger Tristi Pinkston said…

    You are definitely not missing anything by missing the guys. The winner this year will clearly be a woman, and it will be either Melinda, like you said, or LaKisha. If this isn't how it plays out, there is no justice in the world.

    Although -- Chris Daughtry should have won last year, and Latoya London was voted off waaayyyy too early the year before. So maybe justice doesn't play into it at all.

  • At 12:00 PM, Blogger jamie said…

    I really like Idolator.com's recaps.


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