October 24, 2009

Ray Browne, R.I.P.

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You'll notice that the icon on the left categorizes this post as "Pop Culture." The man who coined the expression "Popular Culture," and more important, led the crusade to study and teach popular culture in universities, died Thursday at home with his family by his side in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Ray was a crucial figure in my life, and I want to write about it, but I've got a kidney stone and I'd rather wait than write something totally unworthy of this great man. In the meantime, here's the BGSU press release and a long interview with Ray that will give you a better idea of why Ray was so special.