Filename: skygods.pdf
ISBN: 9781623420871
Release Date: 2014-12-02
Number of pages: 352
Author: Sarah Latchaw
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Skygods in PDF and EPUB Kaye Trilby and her ex-husband, world-famous author Samuel Cabral, vowed to fight for their rekindled love in rain or shine. They didn’t realize they’d be caught in a deluge so quickly. A near-fatal skydiving accident shows Kaye how her reckless behavior affects the ones she loves. But while she knows Samuel is afraid to lose her again, she isn’t ready to give up the thrill of the wild backcountry. Something darker is slipping into Samuel’s mind, though. The specters of his past are re-emerging. His polish is deteriorating, just as all of Hollywood is bracing for his blockbuster book-to-movie adaptation. When he appears on Kaye’s doorstep late one night in a rumpled tuxedo, erratic and agitated, it seems that romance with her ex might be her biggest leap yet. A string of failed relationships has pushed Samuel to the brink, the fall-out leaving him in a dark place—a place where Kaye is powerless to help him. She is reluctantly drawn back into Samuel’s glittering and backbiting world of celebrity, all the while clinging to the steadfast peaks of home.

Fervid Filmmaking

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ISBN: 9780786493357
Release Date: 2013-02-25
Number of pages: 256
Author: Mike Watt
Publisher: McFarland

Download and read online Fervid Filmmaking in PDF and EPUB "For film professionals and buffs, the term "Kitchen Sink movies" refers to those films that take severe right-angle turns at unexpected moments. This volume provides in-depth examinations of 60 of these cultural oddities. By putting these unusual films into cultural context, this work promotes an under-appreciated but fascinating facet of moviemaking"--Provided by publisher.

The Politics of Punk

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ISBN: 9781442254459
Release Date: 2016-08-11
Number of pages: 260
Author: David A. Ensminger
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The Politics of Punk in PDF and EPUB Punk rock has long been equated with the ever-shifting concepts of dissent, disruption, and counter-cultural activities. As a result, since its 1970s and 1980s incarnations, when bands in Britain—from The Clash and Sex Pistols to Angelic Upstarts, U.K. Subs, and Crass—offered alternative political convictions and subversive lifestyle choices, the media has often deemed punk a threat. Bands like Circle Jerks, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, and Millions of Dead Cops followed suit in America, pushing similar boundaries as the music mutated into a harsher “hardcore” style that branched deep into suburban enclaves. Those antagonisms and ideals were, in turn, translated by another wave of bands—from Fugazi to Anti-Flag—whose commitment to community building was as pronounced as their taut, explosive tunes. In The Politics of Punk, David Ensminger probes the conscience of punk by going beyond the lyrics and slogans of the pithy culture war. He paints a broad, nuanced, and well-documented picture of the ongoing activism and outreach inherent in punk. Creating a people’s history of punk’s social, cultural, aesthetic, and political features, the book features original interviews with members of Dead Kennedys, Dead Boys, MDC, Channel 3, Snap-Her, Scream, Minutemen, TSOL, the Avengers, Blowdryers, and many more. Ensminger highlights punk money’s influence on philanthropy and community involvement and paints a contextualized picture of how punk critiqued dominant culture by channeling support and media coverage for a wide array of humanitarian programs for gays and lesbians, the homeless, the disabled, environmental and health research, and other causes.

Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

Filename: cooking-for-the-specific-carbohydrate-diet.pdf
ISBN: 9781612431932
Release Date: 2013-04-22
Number of pages: 160
Author: Erica Kerwien
Publisher: Ulysses Press

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History in the Media

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ISBN: 9781576079522
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 501
Author: Robert Niemi
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online History in the Media in PDF and EPUB A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.


Filename: retromania.pdf
ISBN: 9780571271801
Release Date: 2011-06-02
Number of pages: 496
Author: Simon Reynolds
Publisher: Faber & Faber

Download and read online Retromania in PDF and EPUB We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band re-formations and reunion tours, expanded reissues of classic albums and outtake-crammed box sets, remakes and sequels, tribute albums and mash-ups . . . But what happens when we run out of past? Are we heading toward a sort of cultural-ecological catastrophe, where the archival stream of pop history has been exhausted? Simon Reynolds, one of the finest music writers of his generation, argues that we have indeed reached a tipping point and that although earlier eras had their own obsessions with antiquity - the Renaissance with its admiration for Roman and Greek classicism, the Gothic movement's invocations of medievalism - never has there been a society so obsessed with the cultural artifacts of its own immediate past. Retromania is the first book to examine the retro industry and ask the question: Is this retromania a death knell for any originality and distinctiveness of our own?

The Sixties

Filename: the-sixties.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015032579412
Release Date: 1994
Number of pages: 333
Author: David R. Farber
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr

Download and read online The Sixties in PDF and EPUB This collection of original essays represents some of the most exciting ways in which historians are beginning to paint the 1960s onto the larger canvas of American history. While the first literature about this turbulent period was written largely by participants, many of the contributors to this volume are young scholars who came of age intellectually in the 1970s and 1980s and thus write from fresh perspectives.

A Silent Voice 7

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ISBN: 1632362228
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Number of pages: 192
Author: Yoshitoki Oima
Publisher: Kodansha Comics

Download and read online A Silent Voice 7 in PDF and EPUB Reads from right to left in the traditional Japanese format.

The Pleasures of the Damned

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ISBN: 9780061749520
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Number of pages: 576
Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online The Pleasures of the Damned in PDF and EPUB To his legions of fans, Charles Bukowski was—and remains—the quintessential counterculture icon. A hard-drinking wild man of literature and a stubborn outsider to the poetry world, he wrote unflinchingly about booze, work, and women, in raw, street-tough poems whose truth has struck a chord with generations of readers. Edited by John Martin, the legendary publisher of Black Sparrow Press and a close friend of Bukowski's, The Pleasures of the Damned is a selection of the best works from Bukowski's long poetic career, including the last of his never-before-collected poems. Celebrating the full range of the poet's extraordinary and surprising sensibility, and his uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a rich lifetime of experiences and speak to Bukowski's “immense intelligence, the caring heart that saw through the sham of our pretenses and had pity on our human condition” (New York Quarterly). The Pleasures of the Damned is an astonishing poetic treasure trove, essential reading for both longtime fans and those just discovering this unique and legendary American voice.

Run With The Hunted

Filename: run-with-the-hunted.pdf
ISBN: 9780062272294
Release Date: 2012-12-26
Number of pages: 512
Author: Charles Bukowski
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Run With The Hunted in PDF and EPUB The best of Bukowski's novels, stories, and poems, this collection reads like an autobiography, relating the extraordinary story of his life and offering a sometimes harrowing, invariably exhilarating reading experience. A must for this counterculture idol's legion of fans.

Letters at 3am

Filename: letters-at-3am.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015032739479
Release Date: 1993-11-01
Number of pages: 247
Author: Michael Ventura
Publisher: Spring Pubns

Download and read online Letters at 3am in PDF and EPUB These hard-hitting, heart-rending pieces, collected from L.A. Weekly, cover the continent's shadow from Brooklyn to Texas to Hollywood - & across to the shores of the Gulf War. More than comments on the 90's scene, they chronicle a civilization in agony. As media conglomerates & 'correct' academic experts dominate American discourse, Ventura's clear, no b.s. language, his ancient Sicilian passion & his courage to speak out have become crucial to the health of the body politic. "Michael Ventura's essays brilliantly diagnose our fin-de-siecle. These concise, elegant & somehow 'final' testimonies are the work of an uncompromising spirit. I was happy to share the wonder of his discoveries & felt the burden & strangeness of our generations peculiar 'job' as the millennium roars to a close."--Andrei Codrescu.

Infinite Home

Filename: infinite-home.pdf
ISBN: 9780007596522
Release Date: 2015-07-30
Number of pages: 336
Author: Kathleen Alcott
Publisher: HarperCollins UK

Download and read online Infinite Home in PDF and EPUB An utterly charming and tender story of the disparate tenants of a Brooklyn brownstone and the community they form around their ageing landlord when their home is suddenly threatened.

I m with the Band

Filename: i-m-with-the-band.pdf
ISBN: 9781556529962
Release Date: 2005-10-28
Number of pages: 320
Author: Pamela Des Barres
Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Download and read online I m with the Band in PDF and EPUB The stylish, exuberant, and remarkably sweet confession of one of the most famous groupies of the 1960s and 70s is back in print in this new edition that includes an afterword on the author's last 15 years of adventures. As soon as she graduated from high school, Pamela Des Barres headed for the Sunset Strip, where she knocked on rock stars' backstage doors and immersed herself in the drugs, danger, and ecstasy of the freewheeling 1960s. Over the next 10 years she had affairs with Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, Keith Moon, Waylon Jennings, Chris Hillman, Noel Redding, and Jim Morrison, among others. She traveled with Led Zeppelin; lived in sin with Don Johnson; turned down a date with Elvis Presley; and was close friends with Robert Plant, Gram Parsons, Ray Davies, and Frank Zappa. As a member of the GTO's, a girl group masterminded by Frank Zappa, she was in the thick of the most revolutionary renaissance in the history of modern popular music. Warm, witty, and sexy, this kiss-and-tell–all stands out as the perfect chronicle of one of rock 'n' roll's most thrilling eras.