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Seduced by Mrs. Robinson
How "The Graduate" Became the Touchstone of a Generation
by Beverly Gray
Pub Date 07 Nov 2017
When The Graduate premiered in December 1967, its filmmakers had only modest expectations attached to what seemed to be a small, sexy, art house comedy adapted from an obscure first novel by an eccentric twenty-four-year-old. There was little indication that this offbeat story--a young man just out of...
As I Saw It
A Reporter’s Intrepid Journey
by Marvin Scott
Pub Date 30 Jun 2017
Legendary journalist, Marvin Scott, has marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., met with Yasser Arafat, reported from The Suez Canal and Cambodia, as well as from the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan. He’s completed over 30,000 interviews during his fifty-year career, including with six American Presidents, the King of Comedy Jerry Lewis, Christie...
An Oral History of the Comedy Club that Revolutionized Stand-Up
by Budd Friedman
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
It’s no joke to say that our world would be a lot less funny without Budd Friedman!
In 1963, thirty-year-old Friedman—who had recently quit his job as a Boston advertising executive and returned to his hometown of New York to become a theatrical producer—opened a coffee house for Broadway performers called the Improvisation. His goal? Simply to make a...
The Phantom Unmasked
America's First Superhero
by Kevin Patrick
Pub Date 15 Nov 2017
Before Superman, before Batman, there was—the Phantom! Making its debut as an American newspaper comic strip in 1936, The Phantom was the forerunner of the comic-book superhero genre that today animates vast billion-dollar franchises spanning print, film, television, video games, and licensed merchandise. But you’ve probably never heard of it—you probably...
The Zombie Gospel
The Walking Dead and What it Means to Be Human
by Danielle J. Strickland
Pub Date 01 Oct 2017
Can The Walking Dead teach us about the gospel?
Author and speaker Danielle Strickland didn't expect to be drawn to a show about zombies, but she was surprised by the spiritual themes the show considers. In The Zombie Gospel she explores the ways that The Walking Dead can help us think about survival, community, consumerism, social justice, and the...
The Ascendance of Harley Quinn
Essays on DC’s Enigmatic Villain
by Shelley E. Barba
Pub Date 01 Nov 2017
Since her first appearance in 1991, Harley Quinn—eccentric female sidekick to the Joker—has captured the attention of readers like few new characters have in eight decades of Batman comics. Her bubbly yet malicious persona has earned her a loyal and growing fan base as she has crossed over into television, theater, video games and film.
Music in Disney's Animated Features
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book
by James Bohn
Pub Date 12 May 2017
In Music in Disney’s Animated Features James Bohn investigates how music functions in Disney animated films and identifies several vanguard techniques used in them. In addition he also presents a history of music in Disney animated films, as well as biographical information on several of the Walt Disney Studios’ seminal composers.
The popularity and critical...
Living Like Audrey
Life Lessons from the Fairest Lady of All
by Victoria Loustalot
Pub Date 01 Sep 2017
Living Like Audrey is a captivating and insightful look at an iconic woman who was an inspiration to many and whose style, personality, and uniqueness inspires generation after generation. Victoria Loustalot (author of This Is How You Say Goodbye) offers a fresh spin on what made Audrey Hepburn so popular on film and off, what she had to say about...
by Suranjan Ganguly
Pub Date 22 Mar 2017
In this volume, editor Suranjan Ganguly collects eight of Stan Brakhage’s most important interviews in which the filmmaker describes his conceptual frameworks; his theories of vision and sound; the importance of poetry, music, and the visual arts in relation to his work; his concept of the muse; and the key influences on his art-making. In doing so...
Quotes by remarkable women and girls, designed to make you think
by Quotabelle, Pauline Weger, Alicia Williamson
Pub Date 15 Apr 2017
Looking for a quote to inspire your daughter, sister, mother, teammate or friend? Beautifully Said is a personal inspiration gallery, containing 21 themed chapters spotlighting women and girls who believe, build, discover, explore, heal, invent, laugh, and lead. Because sharing ideas and stories is how passions get sparked and role models emerge.
The Book of Broadway
The Definitive Plays and Musicals
by Eric Grode
Pub Date 01 Jun 2017
The Book of Broadway is a celebratory, gorgeous tome dedicated to what is arguably the quintessential American art form: the Broadway show.
Lose yourself in 150 profiles of the best, most influential, and most important Broadway musicals and plays ever produced.Shows profiled include everything from the 1860s musical The Black Crook which captivated and...
Album by Album
by Martin Popoff
Pub Date 01 May 2017
Find out what 20 rock journalists and writers have to say about Rush's 20 studio albums.
Formed in Toronto in 1968, the rock trio Rush has gone on to multiplatinum success behind the distinctive high register and virtuosic bass-playing of frontman Geddy Lee, the legendary drumming and lyric-writing of Neil Peart, and the guitar heroics of Alex Lifeson...
50 Perfect Wines to Pair with Your Child's Rotten Behavior
by Jennifer Todryk
Pub Date 18 Apr 2017
This isn't your ordinary wine pairing book--this is wine pairing for the weary parent!
Did your daughter just get out of bed for the twelfth time to ask for a glass of water? We've got the perfect rosé for your sanity. Did your son just have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store? We've got a Pinot for your pain. Has your child's math homework left...
On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay, & a Few of My Other Favorite Things
by Loudon Wainwright, III
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
Loudon Wainwright III, the son of esteemed Life magazine columnist Loudon Wainwright, Jr., is the patriarch of one of America’s great musical families. He is the former husband of Kate McGarrigle and Suzzy Roche, and father of Rufus Wainwright, Martha Wainwright, Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Lexie Kelly Wainwright. With a career spanning more than four...
Only Dead on the Inside
A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
by James Breakwell
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
It's not easy being a parent these days. There are bills to pay. Kids to feed. And hordes of undead monsters to keep at bay.
There are plenty of guides out there about how to survive the zombie apocalypse. All of them assume readers are young, fit, and unencumbered by children. In that scenario, the only living humans left will be smug, outdoorsy...
Ask Baba Yaga
Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles
by Taisia Kitaiskaia
Pub Date 26 Sep 2017
With a strange, otherworldly style, poetic clarity, and striking honesty, Ask Baba Yaga contains beautifully skewed wisdom to be consulted in times of need.
Dear Baba Yaga,
I think I must crave male attention too much. I fear that, without it, I would feel invisible.
When you seek others this way, you are invisible nonetheless. Yr shawl is covered...
Pathfinder; Worldscape V.2
by Erik Mona
Pub Date 22 Aug 2017
The Pathfinders Valeros, Seoni, Kyra, and Merisiel are drawn into the interdimensional Worldscape, where the greatest warriors throughout the history of Barsoom, Golarion, and Earth clash in an ancient battle of life and death! Only the most dangerous among the combatants - a motley assortment which includes such legendary heroes as Red Sonja, John Carter...
Tales Of The Troupe
by Rob Dinsmoor
Pub Date 07 Sep 2009
A Vogue headline announced "They'll Take Manhattan" and we were naive enough to believe it. We had our whole lives ahead of us--or at least some of us did. Our comedy troupe Chucklehead took New York by storm in this 1980s, but there's a lot that we didn't count on.
Take the rollercoaster ride with us!
A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies
A Bedtime Book about the Coming Apocalypse
by Paul Lewis, Kenneth Kit Lamug
Pub Date 10 Oct 2017
A darkly comic fable that offers visions of the apocalypse for every letter of the alphabet.
Starting with a father whose son has been asking questions about global dangers, A Is for Asteroids, Z Is for Zombies takes us inside our worst fears, laughing at some and taking others seriously. With macabre verse and fantastically gory illustrations, it...
Be Like Bill
The Internet's Smartest Sensation
by Eugeniu Croitoru, Debabrata Nath
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
This is Bill. Bill is the smartest guy out there. He has become Internet famous. Bill has his own book now. Reading it will make you laugh and become smart too. Buy this book and be like Bill.
Be Like Bill is not only the biggest internet sensation of our time, but he’s also the smartest. He understands what it takes to remain polite and civil in a world...
Life Is Like a Musical
How to Live, Love, and Lead Like a Star
by Tim Federle
Pub Date 03 Oct 2017
From the author of the hit cocktail books Tequila Mockingbird and Gone with the Gin comes a guide to getting ahead in life, love, and leadership-Broadway style! Before Tim Federle became a beloved author (his award-winning novels include Better Nate Than Ever, which Hamilton\\'s Lin-Manuel Miranda declared as "highly recommended" in the New York Times), Tim...
How About A Martini? The Battle Cry of Madison Ave
by Don Morrow
Pub Date 31 May 2017
In the Broadway Show "Little Shop of Horrors'" Don Morrow's contract reads: "A voice not unlike that of God"
A legend in his field whose experience goes back as far as television itself (63 years to be exact), you will soon discover another side to this man.
From Clint Eastwood's "A Fist Full of Dollars" to James Cameron's "Titanic" and beyond, from...
101 Things to Do Instead of Playing on Your Phone
by Ilka Heinemann
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
Play the memory game . . . Learn how to read your palm . . . Draw a selfie . . . This handy, on-the-go book of fun activities will have you thinking and creating instead of idly typing, texting, and browsing on your smartphone.
Our phones have become a constant distraction; it’s time we put them down and rediscovered the simple art of taking a few minutes...
Downward Dog: Very Serious Haiku from a Very Serious Dog
by Samm Hodges, Phinheas Hodges
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
A book of haiku and illustrations from the mind of Martin, the talking, angst-ridden, introspective dog from the ABC TV series, Downward Dog.
Sam Hodges is part of the writing and creative team of the ABC TV sitcom Downward Dog and he provides the distinct voice for Martin on the show. Hodges is also an accomplished director, having won numerous awards for...
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do... But You Could've Done Better
by Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell
Pub Date 10 Jan 2017
Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker...
The Princess Diarist
by Carrie Fisher
Pub Date 22 Nov 2016
When Carrie Fisher recently discovered the journals she kept during the filming of the first Star Wars movie, she...
Paperbacks from Hell
The Twisted History of '70s and '80s Horror Fiction
by Grady Hendrix
Pub Date 19 Sep 2017
Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ’80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback...
by Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
Pub Date 07 Sep 2017
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
When the Sony Walkman debuted in 1979, people were enthralled by the novel experience it offered: immersion in the music of their choice, anytime, anywhere. But the Walkman was also denounced as self-indulgent and anti-social—the quintessential...
Finding My Badass Self
A Year of Truths and Dares
by Sherry Stanfa-Stanley
Pub Date 15 Aug 2017
Fighting midlife inertia, Sherry Stanfa-Stanley chose to stare down fear through The 52/52 Project: a year of weekly new experiences designed to push her far outside her comfort zone. These ranged from visiting a nude beach with her seventy-five-year-old mother in tow to taking a road trip with her ex-husband—and then another one with his girlfriend. She...
Not Quite a Genius
by Nate Dern
Pub Date 08 Aug 2017
From the senior writer at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, a collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society.
This collection of essays and stories spans a wide variety of topics. There’s the open letter to Charles Manson, the report of a brave...
The Girl in the Show
Three Generations of Comedy, Culture, and Feminism
by Anna Fields
Pub Date 08 Aug 2017
“I’m not funny at all. What I am is brave.” —Lucille Ball
From female pop culture powerhouses dominating the entertainment landscape to memoirs from today’s most vocal...
150 Years of Stats Canada!
A Guide to Canada's Greatest Country
by Andrew Bondy, Julia Davidovich, Sam Montgomery, Thomas Eric Taylor
Pub Date 06 Jun 2017
Want to know what the hottest new Canadian apps are? Need a handy chart to help you decide what Canadian music to listen to? How about the top Google searches across the nation? In this handy guide to Canada, the tireless...
Monsters of the Ivy League
by Ellis Weiner, Steve Radlauer
Pub Date 11 Apr 2017
If, like most Americans, you think an Ivy League diploma paves the way to Nobel Prizes, Wall Street riches, and a life of prosperity and happiness, think again. Consider these "distinguished" alumni:
John Fairbanks (Dartmouth AB, 1946), embezzlerAmy Bishop (Harvard Ph.D., 1993), mass murdererEliot Spitzer (Princeton BA, 1981; Harvard JD, 1984), disgraced NY...
Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler
My Life with Jimmy Martin, the King of Bluegrass
by Barbara Martin Stephens
Pub Date 07 Aug 2017
As charismatic and gifted as he was volatile, Jimmy Martin recorded dozens of bluegrass classics and co-invented the high lonesome sound. Barbara Martin Stephens became involved with the King of Bluegrass at age seventeen. Don't Give your Heart to a Rambler tells the story of their often tumultuous life together.
Barbara bore his children and...
Life Lessons from Catsass
by Claude Combacau
Pub Date 04 Jul 2017
Step aside, Pusheen! With his sassy remarks, judging stare, and hilariously sinister antics, Catsass is the new kitty-du-jour.
From French graphic designer Claude Combacau comes a book of sassy, cat-themed coloring pages, mazes, and puzzles with directions like: “Put the pieces of the $3,000 vase Catsass just destroyed back together. Three odd pieces are...
The Coelbren Alphabet
The Forgotten Oracle of the Welsh Bards
by John Michael Greer
Pub Date 08 Jun 2017
Devised by the infamous Welsh poet Iolo Morganwg, the Bardic alphabet called Y Coelbren has long been shrouded in mystery and controversy. The Coelbren has always seemed to hold great promise, but as long as nobody knew how to properly use the system for divination, it has remained nothing more than a relic of a bygone era . . . until John Michael...
Head of Drama
The Memoir of Sydney Newman
by Sydney Newman
Pub Date 05 Sep 2017
The memoir of the creator of Doctor Who and a legend in British and Canadian TV and film
A major influence on the BBC and independent television in Britain in the 1960s, as well as on CBC and the National Film Board in Canada, Sydney Newman acted as head of drama at a key period in the history of television. For the first time, his comprehensive memoirs —...
Ain't No Place for a Hero
by Kaitlin Tremblay
Pub Date 17 Oct 2017
A deep dive into the groundbreaking and bestselling video game series
The critically acclaimed first-person shooter franchise Borderlands knows it’s ridiculous. It’s a badge of pride. After all, Borderlands 2 was promoted with the tagline “87 bazillion guns just got bazillionder.” These space-western games encourage you to shoot a lot of enemies and...
The World's Greatest Collection of Dad Jokes
More Than 500 of the Punniest Jokes Dads Love to Tell
by Barbour Publishing
Pub Date 01 Apr 2017
Here is a brand-new collection of more than 500 of the very best dad jokes. Jokes are organized in topics—Silly Kids, Action/Reaction, All Puns All the Time, Love & Marriage, One-Liners, Faith—so dads (and fans of dad jokes) can find the perfect rib-tickler (groaner) for every occasion.
Directing the Sitcom
Joel Zwick’s Steps for Success
by Joel Zwick
Pub Date 12 Sep 2016
This guided tour of the American situation comedy is given by one of the most prolific directors of the genre. Brooklyn native Joel Zwick began his career in the late 1960s at La MaMa, a New York experimental theater club, before moving to Hollywood to become a successful director during the sitcom’s golden age.
He describes the 10 steps of sitcom...
Articulating the Action Figure
Essays on the Toys and Their Messages
by Jonathan Alexandratos
Pub Date 07 Mar 2017
Action figures are more than toys or collectibles—they are statements on race, gender, class, body positivity and more. This collection of nine new essays and one interview argues that action figures should be analyzed in the same light as books, movies, television shows and other media. Through an examination of the plastic bodies that fill our shelves...
Reading American Horror Story
Essays on the Television Franchise
by Rebecca Janicker
Pub Date 13 Mar 2017
Looming onto the television landscape in 2011, American Horror Story gave viewers a weekly dose of psychological unease and gruesome violence. Embracing the familiar horror conventions of spooky settings, unnerving manifestations and terrifying monsters, series co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk combine shocking visual effects with an engaging...
The Definitive Dictionary of Deliberately Deceptive Language
by Henry Beard, Christopher Cerf
Pub Date 02 Jun 2015
Four of the Three Musketeers
The Marx Brothers on Stage
by Robert S. Bader
Pub Date 15 Oct 2016
Before film made them international comedy legends, the Marx Brothers developed their comic skills on stage for twenty-five years. In Four of the Three Musketeers: The Marx Brothers on Stage, Robert S. Bader offers the first comprehensive history of the foursome’s hardscrabble early years honing their act in front of live audiences.
From Groucho’s debut in...
The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde
by Andrew Barker
Pub Date 04 May 2017
As immediately believable as they were cartoonish, as much an inner city cipher as a suburban boys gang, the foursome that made up the Pharcyde were the most relatable MCs to ever pass the mic. On their debut and magnum opus Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde they created a record almost overstuffed with possibility, the sound of four restless man-children fresh...