“Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs” lecture presents truth about today’s culture

Cultural critic Chuck Klosterman, author of Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and the New York Times Magazine's Ethicist column, will present a lecture on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium. Klosterman brings his distinctive observations on pop, rock, film, television, sports, culture, and society to this unique presentation. After the lecture, he will be taking questions from the audience about their own ethical dilemmas and discussing his career as a professional writer. This event is free and open to the public.


One of the most singular and exciting cultural critics of our generation, Klosterman captures what it feels like to navigate our pop-obsessed, media-saturated culture. In bestsellers like Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs, he shows us why "pop" is a conversation anyone can join in on, and why it matters. Klosterman is a contributor to Esquire, and has also written for SpinThe Washington PostThe GuardianThe Believer, and ESPN, and the sports site Grantland.


He is the bestselling author of several non-fiction books, including the cross-country tour of sites where rock stars have died, Killing Yourself to Live, and a history of heavy metal music, entitled Fargo Rock City, of which Stephen King said, "Writing about pop culture doesn't get any better than this, or funnier." Klosterman uses that wit and charm to write the New York Times Magazine's Ethicist column, where he dispenses uncommon wisdom on moral conundrums. ?Life is rarely about what happened; it's mostly about what we think happened,? states Chuck Klosterman.

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This presentation is part of the Penn State Berks Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.