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Niagara’s popular culture was in the spotlight this week with a new book outlining how life is lived in our unique region.
Editors Barry Keith Grant and Joan Nicks launched Covering Niagara: Studies in Local Popular Culture on June 21 in Pond Inlet. The book examines local topics such as bicycle parades and war memorials, cooking and wine culture, movie-going, music stores, tourist sites and blackface minstrel shows aimed at tourists in Niagara Falls until the 1950s.
“This is years of work coming to fruition,” Grant, a professor of Communication, Popular Culture and Film, told the audience.