Chuck Klosterman focuses his essays on pop cultural items that interest him. Have each student in class choose an aspect of pop culture - a movie, band, sport, etc - and prepare a presentation. The student should discuss why they have chosen the topic and how it relates to society at large.
Chuck Klosterman is well-regarded as one of the more acclaimed social essayists in America. As a class, read selections from essays by David Sedaris, David Rakoff, Andy Borowitz, and PJ O'Rourke. What topics do these essayists cover? How do these essays also encompass major social issues as well?
Today's John Cusack
Early in Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Klosterman says that every woman of his generation has an idealized view of John Cusack. They think of him as the perfect man because of their memories of Say Anything. As a class, make...
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