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lowbrow

(ˈlobrɑʊ)
1. n. a nonintellectual person; an anti-intellectual person. Some lowbrow came in and made a stink about not being able to find any Gene Autry records.
2. mod. nonintellectual; anti-intellectual. I like my lowbrow music and my lowbrow friends!
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Lowbrow loves his home, but Flora wants to climb the property ladder: she'd love a cave with a view.
Opening May 21st at 2925 Fairmount Street, The 4th Wall Gallery brings its stable of popularly recognized artists from the Lowbrow movement (The underground visual art movement that began in LA in the late 1970's and now is a widespread populist art movement that has been called pop surrealism.
It was the place to go to get the real lowdown on the lowbrow habits of Hollywood icons: Desi Arnaz was a boozer, Rita Hayworth was a horrible mother, and Marilyn Monroe liked sex.
BBC America offers programming both high- and lowbrow this evening, with a series of Shakespeare plays brought assertively into the present day and the prurient new spinoff series ``Footballers Wive$: Overtime.
Dickens's shortest novel is long enough to contain some of his remarkable lowbrow characters, who give a comedic flavor to the story where appropriate, but most of his characters are either noble, pure of heart or nefarious.
We were promoting sameness and increasingly going lowbrow," Adami said.
The animals' homespun style lifts them out of Jeff Koons's center of gravity (which may rightly be cast as sincere), placing Zaiser's work closer to folk art and craft, a style free from the highbrow flirting with lowbrow forms that make Mike Kelley's "hobby" projects paradoxical.
Is our legacy to the future Liverpool multi-storey car parks on Princes Dock, or low-rise and lowbrow unoccupied yuppie apartments?
She liked everything, from opera and ballet to Shakespeare, melodrama and operetta and here Mr Schoch concentrates on her 'patronage of lowbrow and middlebrow entertainment' because this is where her influence had greatest effect.
Representatives from all strata of society lamented the degenerating effects of lowbrow forms of amusement among the population at large, often calling for a form of governmentally directed "cultural interventionism.
It's everything they are and everything they do That mantra includes the use of fireworks, power sports, colored smoke bombs, and the kinda noisy, ass-ratting lowbrow art rock that could very well shake the last 15 years of junk food consumption from your bowels in two-second blasts of bottom-heavy noise.
Rock 'n' roll motorcycle gangs, hallucinating psychiatrists and beatniks out for kicks are not usually associated with polite English-Canadian films, but these lowbrow characters were Canada's sole voice in the hostile feature film climate of the late 1950s.
This holiday season--thanks to our 2002 encounter with Nambe, Orrefors, and Kosta Boda--our lowbrow ways of the past are no more than a distant memory.
Culturally it manifested an inclination toward the lowbrow and the vulgar.
Far from the broadcast jungle's lowbrow hijinks, wild chimpanzees develop rich sets of cultural traditions that have much in common with human culture, according to a synthesis of decades of field observations.