This is an awesome collection of essays. If anyone is interested in popular culture, especially as it relates to music, then this book is for you. I attended the youth music and youth culture conference, and when I learned that Ross & Rose compiled the essays I was ecstatic. The best essays in this collection belong to vogue dancer Willi Ninja, Lady Kier Kirby from Deee-Lite talking about voue dancing, and Tricia Rose's discussion on Hip-Hop origins. IF you are interested in popular contemporary dance, check out the section on the dance continuum. THis is a good book that provides some incite into the world of contemporary culture. Enjoy.