Book Review: Karaoke Culture
Read this clear-sighted social critique on karaoke culture by Dubravka Ugresic
"Karaoke Culture" by Dubravka Ugresic (Open Letters)
Are karaoke and hotel minibars bastions of totalitarianism? They are from the unequivocally fresh perspective of Dubravka Ugresic.
Once proclaimed a “public enemy” for her strong anti-nationalistic stance during the war in the former Yugoslavia, Ugresic continues to think freely as one of the most clear-sighted and witty cultural critics of our time. Karaoke Culture—the title of her newly collected essays as well as a term to denote a trend in unoriginality—offers keen social critique that is anything but hackneyed.