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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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Russell Lynes wrote a witty article in Harper's, entitled "Highbrow, Lowbrow, Middlebrow," and Life magazine made it famous by running a chart illustrating in cartoons the tastes of the different brow levels in America as Lynes described them.
Lowbrow loves his home, but Flora wants to climb the property ladder: she'd love a cave with a view.
Iniciado durante la decada de los setenta en el contexto californiano de la cultura del surfing y del hot-rod (coches modificados), el lowbrow art se desarrollo y crecio durante los tardios noventa, caracterizandose por la creacion de lenguajes figurativos de factura convencional, la construccion de narraciones y la presencia de un humor negro y abyecto que deriva en poeticas infantiles, fantasticas, eroticas, perversas y/o kitchs.
middlebrow and lowbrow chatter may give him an inflated sense of intellectual and moral superiority, but he's not fooling anyone.
The humour is as lowbrow as it comes but with disgusting yet hilarious one-liners, this is one of the funniest films I've seen.
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.
That's the starting point for Michael Powell's paperback book The Lowbrow Guide To World History.
Under the tutelage of master-vaudevillian David Shiner, the pair learned to subjugate both lofty concepts and lowbrow buffoonery to character development.
Is our legacy to the future Liverpool multi-storey car parks on Princes Dock, or low-rise and lowbrow unoccupied yuppie apartments?
Among the more vicious critics was Carino Chocano, of the Los Angeles Times, who called the film a "slow-moving orgy of lowbrow grandiosity that's as tedious as it is overblown and pretentious.
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.