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Sexplosion : from Andy Warhol to a clockwork orange : how a generation of pop rebels broke all the taboos
January 31, 2014
Hofler, Robert, author.
New York, N.Y. : itbooks, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 
xx, 344 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
January 30, 2014
New York : New Press, The, 
264 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Introduction: along came Mary -- A plant by any other name -- History repeating -- Half-baked laws -- Green diggers -- The clash -- Phoenix -- A new leaf.
"In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use-a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis. In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis's complex history and thorny politics. Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon's "World Famous Cannabis Cafe;." They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions. A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape. "-- Provided by publisher.
January 30, 2014
New York : Marble Arch Press, 
191 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Work well, play well : a Scandinavian education -- Ramsons and seaweed : the Nordic food revolution -- More than just chairs : the Danish design DNA -- Poor Carina : the problem at the heart of the welfare state -- Being Danish : the immigrant's dilemma -- Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen -- Aster the "Killing"... -- Jutland : happiness country?
January 27, 2014
xxv, 402 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
January 14, 2014
Harding, Kate, 1975- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2013.
300 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
From A to Z, this work covers the spectrum of defining the woman in contemporary society, and includes short bios of famous and influential women plus cultural terminology, concepts, and the gamut of interests pertaining to womanhood.
January 13, 2014
Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2012-
volume : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Editor: no.1 (2012)-<no.2 (2013)> Tavi Gevinson.
A collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the highly praised and hugely popular online magazine RookieMag.com.
January 10, 2014
New York : Sarah Crichton Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
xiii, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Originally published: Great Britain : Macmillan, 2013.
Introduction -- Diana -- Nancy -- Tamara -- Tallulah -- Zelda -- Josephine -- Diana -- Tallulah -- Nancy -- Zelda -- Tamara -- Josephine -- Epilogue.
The forefront British dance critic and award-nominated author of Bloomsbury Ballerina presents a revisionist assessment of the movement that shattered the boundaries of conventional femininity through the lives of six figures that exemplified it, including Lady Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka.
January 9, 2014
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.
xii, 224 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue: On missing the obvious -- We need heart-touching, soul-penetrating stories! : the power of inspirational tales -- Apparently, there are rules : control and the defense against loss -- In which I walk on hot coals : the power of positive thinking -- Dr. Choking Game : the cult of expertise -- The Secret is not a secret : vision boards and the Law of Attraction -- A fellowship of nervous freaks : overcoming phobias and fears -- The saddest camp in the world : on grief and grieving -- New frontiers of weirdness : the future of self-help -- Consider the kitten poster : what kind of life is worth living -- Epilogue: In which my father and I break into a cemetery.
An irreverent tour through the vast and strange reaches of the world of self-help.
January 7, 2014
New York : Hyperion, 2013.
xxi, 407 pages ; 21 cm
Includes dates, locations, and directors of the original performances of the stories.
"50 true stories"--Cover.
Innocents abroad. Life on a Möbius strip / by Janna Levin ; Mission to India / by Dr. George Lombardi ; Notes on an exorcism / by Andrew Solomon ; Man and beast / by Alan Rabinowitz ; The Prince and I / by Jillian Lauren ; The day I became a matador / by A.E. Hotchner -- In the trenches. Life after death / by Damien Echols ; Don't fall in love with your monkey / by Ari Handel ; Tajik sonata / by Anoid Latipovna Rakhmatyllaeva ; Impeachment day / by Joe Lockhart ; Easter in a Texas roadhouse / by Wayne Reece ; Bicycle safety on Essex / by Richard Price ; Elevator ER / by Jon Levin ; The big things you don't do / by Annie Duke -- Coming home. A view of the Earth / by Michael Massimino ; Life flight / by Kimberly Reed ; Angel / by Darryl "DMC" McDaniels ; The house that Sherman didn't burn / by George Dawes Green ; Cocktails in Attica / by Sherman "O.T." Powell ; Whatever doesn't kill me / by Ed Gavagan -- Generations. LOL / by Adam Gopnik ; Liberty card / by Marvin Gelfand ; Discussing family trees in school can be dangerous / by Paul Nurse ; The mug shot / by Steve Osborne ; Good news versus bad / by Erin Barker ; The apron strings of Savannah / by Edgar Oliver ; A kind of wisdom / by Ellie Lee ; A perfect circle / by Carly Johnstone -- Shot through the heart. War / by Sebastian Junger ; We'll have to stop now / by Andy Christie ; Her way / by Malcolm Gladwell ; The case of the curious codes / by Cynthia Riggs ; The accident / by Ophira Eisenberg ; Sing Sing tattoo / by Ted Conover -- Carpe diem. My first day with the Yankees / by Matthew McGough ; Under the influence / by Jeffery Rudell ; Yes means yes? / by Elna Baker ; One last family photo / by James Braly ; A dish best served cold / by Tristan Jimerson ; A work in progress / by Aimee Mullins ; Unhooked / by Nathan Englander ; The small town prisoner / by Wanda Bullard -- Save me. The past wasn't done with me / by Kemp Powers ; Hair today gone tomorrow / by Jenny Allen ; The one good man / by Joyce Maynard ; Life support / by Stephanie Summerville ; Where there's smoke / by Jenifer Hixson ; Perfect moments / by Brian Finkelstein ; Fireworks from above / by Faye Lane ; Franny's last ride / by Mike DeStefano.
In the tradition of book anthologies created from public radio programs such as StoryCorps and This I Believe, THE MOTH collects the best storytelling moments--most in print here for the very first time--straight from their archive of more than 3000 shows since the first Moth Evening in 1997.
January 6, 2014
Montreal : Drawn & Quarterly, 2013.
348 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
A collection of articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations from the highly praised and hugely popular online magazine RookieMag.com.
Let's bring back : the lost language edition : a collection of forgotten-yet-delightful words, phrases, praises, insults, idioms, and literary flourishes from eras past
December 19, 2013
Blume, Lesley M. M.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, c2013.
221 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
December 13, 2013
Birnes, William J.
New York : Forge Books, 2013.
Sequel to: The haunting of twentieth-century America / Joel Martin.
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
"In this sequel to The Haunting of America and The Haunting of Twentieth-Century America, national bestselling authors Joel Martin and William J. Birnes set the stage for one of the great intellectual and spiritual awakenings that is currently challenging traditional belief systems. Reaching back into events that rocked the twentieth century, the authors show that, though denying the importance of a spiritual component in national policy, even the most conservative of governments have based social and financial policy decisions on a profound belief in the existence of the paranormal. The Haunting of Twenty-First-Century America is unlike any American history you will ever read--it posits that not only is the paranormal more normal than most people think, but that it is driving current events to a new "Fourth Culture" of the twenty-first century"-- Provided by publisher.
November 19, 2013
Sicha, Choire, author.
New York : Harper, 
240 pages ; 24 cm
"What will the future make of us? In one of the greatest cities in the world, the richest man in town is the Mayor. Billionaires shed apartments like last season's fashion trends, even as the country's economy turns inside out and workers are expelled from the City's glass towers. The young and careless go on as they always have, getting laid and getting laid off, falling in and falling out of love, and trying to navigate the strange world they traffic in: the Internet, complex financial markets, credit cards, pop stars, microplane cheese graters, and sex apps.A true-life fable of money, sex, and politics, Very Recent History follows a man named John and his circle of friends, lovers, and enemies. It is a book that pieces together our every day, as if it were already forgotten"-- Provided by publisher.
November 1, 2013
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013.
viii, 194 pages ; 24 cm
The question -- Beginnings -- Encounters -- Fictions -- Blockbusters -- Interlude -- Life-forms -- Elements -- Neighbors -- The visitors.
November 1, 2013
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, 2013.
"Let Scent and Subversion take you for a whiff on the wild side of 20th century perfume. Perfume has been -- and continues to be -- subversive. By playing with gender conventions, highlighting the ripe smells of the human body, or celebrating queer and louche identities, 20th-century perfume broke free from the assumptions of the prior century, and became a largely unrecognized part of the social and style revolutions of the modern era. In Scent and Subversion : Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume, Barbara Herman continues her irreverent, poetic, and often humorous analysis of vintage perfumes and perfume ads that she began on her popular blog YesterdaysPerfume.com. The book features descriptions of over 300 perfumes, starting with Fougere Royale (1882) and ending with Demeter's Laundromat (2000). Lavishly illustrated with over 100 vintage perfume ads, it will also regale you with essays on scent appreciation, a glossary of important perfume terms and ingredients, and tips on how to begin your own foray into vintage and contemporary perfume. Herman also looks to the future through interviews with scent visionaries such as odor expert and 'professional provocateur' Sissel Tolaas, punk perfumer Antoine Lie, and Martynka Wawrzyniak, the artist behind 'Smell Me,' the world's first olfactory self-portrait. The perfect book for perfume aficionados (aka 'perfumistas') as well as connoisseurs of modern fashion and design, feminist and LGBTQ historians, and fans of vintage advertising"-- Provided by publisher.
October 30, 2013
New York : Simon & Schuster, 
xiii, 347 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A Touchstone Book."
Take a trip back in time through the rich culinary tradition of the last American century with more than 100 of the nation's top chefs and food personalities.
October 29, 2013
Krauthammer, Charles, 1950- author.
x, 387 pages ; 25 cm
America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Features a special, highly autobiographical introduction.
October 17, 2013
New York, NY : Abrams, 2013.
456 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 37 cm.
The last gentleman : the Frank Crowninshield era / by Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger -- The 1910s -- Steichen's modern eye / by David Friend -- The 1920s -- Impossible interviews -- The 1930s -- Wisdom and whimsy, 1913-1936 and 1983-2013 -- Picture credits -- Vanity Fair, the rebirth / by Jim Windolf -- Vanity Fair, in the beginning / by Annie Leibovitz -- The 1980s -- Iconographer of our time / by Amy Fine Collins -- The 1990s -- The Proust questionnaire -- Some enchanted evening -- The 2000s
What Jefferson read, Ike watched and Obama tweeted : 200 years of popular culture in the White House
October 7, 2013
Troy, Tevi, 1967-
Washington, D.C. : Regnery History, an imprint of Regnery Publishing, Inc., 
xix, 332 pages ; 23 cm
October 2, 2013
New York : Doubleday, 
509 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
May : the kid -- June : the Babe -- July : the president -- August : the anarchists -- September : summer's end.
Bryson examines closely the events and personalities of the summer of 1927 when America's story was one of brawling adventure, reckless optimism and delirious energy.
September 5, 2013
Cambridge Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 
xix, 438 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction: moving panorama-a missing medium -- The incubation era: antecedents and anticipations -- Large as life, and moving: the peristrephic panorama -- Rolling across the stage: the moving panorama and the theatre -- Transformed by the light: the diorama and the "dioramas" -- Panoramania: the mid-century moving panorama craze -- Panoramania in practice: Albert Smith and his moving panoramas -- An excavation: the moving panorama performance -- Intermedial tug of war: panoramas and magic lanterns -- Sensory bombardment: a medium's final fanfares -- Imagination in motion: the discursive panorama -- Conclusion: from panoramas to media culture.
Beginning in the late eighteenth century, huge circular panoramas presented their audiences with resplendent representations that ranged from historic battles to exotic locations. Such panoramas were immersive but static. There were other panoramas that moved--hundreds, and probably thousands of them. Their history has been largely forgotten. In Illusions in Motion, Erkki Huhtamo excavates this neglected early manifestation of media culture in the making. The moving panorama was a long painting that unscrolled behind a "window" by means of a mechanical cranking system, accompanied by a lecture, music, and sometimes sound and light effects. Showmen exhibited such panoramas in venues that ranged from opera houses to church halls, creating a market for mediated realities in both city and country. In the first history of this phenomenon, Huhtamo analyzes the moving panorama in all its complexity, investigating its relationship to other media and its role in the culture of its time. In his telling, the panorama becomes a window for observing media in operation. Huhtamo explores such topics as cultural forms that anticipated the moving panorama; theatrical panoramas; the diorama; the "panoramania" of the 1850s and the career of Albert Smith, the most successful showman of that era; competition with magic lantern shows; the final flowering of the panorama in the late nineteenth century; and the panorama's afterlife as a topos, traced through its evocation in literature, journalism, science, philosophy, and propaganda.
August 29, 2013
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
July 30, 2013
Christiansen, Erik, 1974-
Madison, Wis. : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2013.
xiv, 302 p. ; 23 cm.
The history book club offers the past as an "Image of ourselves" -- Mythologizing history on Du Pont's Cavalcade of America -- History, news, and You are There -- The freedom train's narrow-gauge iconography -- Building a "National Shrine" at the national museum of American history -- Conclusion: Once and future truths.
"After the turmoil of the Great Depression and World War II, Americans looked to the nation's more distant past for lessons to inform its uncertain future. By applying recent and emerging techniques in mass communication--including radio and television programs and commercial book clubs--American elites working in media, commerce, and government used history to confer authority on their respective messages. With insight and wit, Erik Christiansen uncovers in Channeling the Past the ways that powerful corporations rewrote history to strengthen the postwar corporate state, while progressives, communists, and other leftists vied to make their own versions of the past more popular. Christiansen looks closely at several notable initiatives--CBS's flashback You Are There program; the Smithsonian Museum of American History, constructed in the late 1950s; the Cavalcade of America program sponsored by the Du Pont Company; the History Book Club; and the Freedom Train, a museum on rails that traveled the country from 1947 to 1949 exhibiting historic documents and flags, including original copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Magna Carta. It is often said that history is written by the victors, but Christiansen offers a more nuanced perspective: history is constantly remade to suit the objectives of those with the resources to do it. He provides dramatic evidence of sophisticated calculations that influenced both public opinion and historical memory, and shows that Americans' relationships with the past changed as a result."--Publisher's website.
July 18, 2013
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2012.
xiii, 263 p. ; 24 cm.
Introduction: the chatter of the present -- Definitions of solitude -- Distraction: the flip side of engagement -- Antigone: literature as "thinking apart" -- The workshop model in New York City -- The folly of the "big idea" -- The cult of success -- Mass personalization and the "underground man" -- The need for loneliness -- The practice of solitude -- Discernment and the public sphere -- Conclusion: setting up shop.
"In this book, Diana Senechal confronts a culture that has come to depend on instant updates and communication at the expense of solitude. Schools today emphasize rapid group work and fragmented activity, not the thoughtful study of complex subjects. The Internet offers contact with others throughout the day and night; we lose the ability to be apart, even in our minds. Yet solitude plays an essential role in literature, education, democracy, relationships, and matters of conscience. Throughout its analyses and argument, the book calls not for drastic changes but for a subtle shift: an attitude that honors solitude without descending into dogma"--Provided by publisher.
July 8, 2013
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972-
New York : Scribner, 2013.
vii, 214 pages ; 22 cm
What you say about his company is what you say about society -- Another thing that interests me about the Eagles is that I [am contractually obligated to] hate them -- Villians who are not villians -- Easier than typing -- Human clay -- Without a gun they can't get none -- Arrested for smoking -- Electric funeral -- "I am perplexed" [this is why, this is why, this is why they hate you] -- Crime and punishment (or lack thereof) -- Hitler is in the book -- The problem of overrated ideas.
The cultural critic questions how modern people understand the concept of villainy, describing how his youthful idealism gave way to an adult sympathy with notorious cultural figures to offer insight into the appeal of anti-heroes.
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