Henry Giroux is scholar and cultural critic. One of the founding theorists of critical pedagogy in the United States, he is known for his pioneering work in public pedagogy, cultural studies, youth studies, higher education, media studies, and critical theory. He has published more than 60 books, and is published widely throughout education and cultural studies literature. Julian Casablancas is an American singer/songwriter and lead singer of The Strokes. He works at the intersection of music and politics. His political philosophies question the economies of capitalist greed and the dominating relationship of political institutions over democracy.