COMMON CULTURE, Third Edition is a diverse, pop culture reader that appeals to students familiar with varied cultural topics such as television, movies, sports, and computers. The text encourages students to read, think, and write about pop culture in order to help them develop their critical and analytical skills. Additionally, students are made to realize the profound effect of popular culture on their everyday lives. Following a general introduction that discusses and illustrates approaches to reading and writing about popular culture, chapters focus on: Advertising, Television, Popular Music, Cyberculture, Sports, Movies, and Leisure. The Third Edition features: New readings focusing on contemporary pop culture topics like talk shows and Latino music New Internet activities at the end of every chapter THE NEW COMMON CULTURE, Third edition, WEBSITE expands on the text by mirroring each of its chapters and providing an interactive environment with additional exercises and links to related websites. Features include: Corresponding activities for each and every reading including multiple choice, essay, and short answer questions Pop culture links expanding on the content featured in each chapter Net search feature highlighting key terms from each chapter Message board and chat room for whole-class participationPetracca, Michael is the author of 'Common Culture Reading and Writing About American Popular Culture', published 2000 under ISBN 9780130850980 and ISBN 0130850985.