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 AJR  Cliché Corner

From AJR,   July/August 1999  issue

Cliché Corner   


By Lori Robertson
Lori Robertson (robertson.lori@gmail.com), a former AJR managing editor, is a senior contributing writer for the magazine.      

"Some of the core values of the wrestling subculture--dominant displays of power and control, ridicule of lesser opponents, respect equated with physical fear and deference--are factors in the social system of Columbine High...."
Maine's Portland Press Herald

"But the O.M. [Odyssey of the Mind] subculture experience that gets the most attention at the world finals is pin-trading."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"The Latino influence helped make ska a major subculture in Anglo L.A. proper, catapulting bands from No Doubt to Sublime."
Village Voice

"After all, the two killers of Columbine High School were deeply involved in the dark 'Goth' subculture through their computers."
Washington Post

"Yet, those who know and love Nutella are a discerning, savvy subculture."
Baltimore Sun

"The self-described 'barbecue zealots' got a taste of the unique subculture of barbecue fanatics when they competed in last year's Patio Porker rib cooking competition, and they want more."
Baton Rouge's Advocate

"In 'The Redwood Curtain,' Wilson explores an aspect of veteran subculture--that droves of disenfranchised veterans have been hiding out in the Northern California redwoods--with an almost lyrical hand."
Sacramento Bee

from more than 550 references during April and May