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  • Welcome to JesusLand!by Chris Harper; Andrew Bradley; Erik Walker

    Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99

    Hold on to your Bibles, folks! You are about to be raptured into the gut-busting, demon-stomping insanity of God's Favorite Church,Landover Baptist - the web's ultimate religious spoof. In the sacred and honorable tradition of The Onion comes a hilarious collection of outrageous news, graphics and games that gleefully skewers America's very own Taliban,the... more...

  • Nicole Kidmanby David Thomson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

      ?Compulsively readable . . . an entertaining romp through [Nicole Kidman?s] life and career that?s also a smart commentary on celeb culture.? --Christopher Kelly, The Star-Telegram   ?Illuminating . . . part astute analysis of our relationship to the film image and our cultural fixation on celebrity and part insightful film criticism . . .... more...

  • Hollywood Monsterby Robert Englund; Alan Goldsher

    Pocket Books 2009; US$ 26.00

    "Reading Robert Englund's journey through the ups and downs of a Hollywood career is a fun, funny, and eye-opening blast. His life has been no 'nightmare,' but rather an entertaining romp! Take a read...if you dare!" -- Star Price, award-winning producer of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! more...

  • Vampire Filmsby Michelle Le Blanc; Colin Odell

    Pocket Essentials 2009; US$ 7.99

    Vampire movies are almost as old as film itself. Constantly remade and reinvented for each new generation, the films, like the vampires themselves, adopt many shapes - from the faithful adaptation of Francis Coppola's Dracula (1992) to the art movie approach of Werner Herzog's Nosferatu remake (1979] via the high-school horror of Buffy the Vampire... more...

  • Japanese Cinema and Othernessby Mika Ko

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Over the last 20 years, ethnic minority groups have been increasingly featured in Japanese Films. However, the way these groups are presented has not been a subject of investigation. This study examines the representation of so-called Others ? foreigners, ethnic minorities, and Okinawans ? in Japanese cinema. By combining textual and contextual analysis,... more...

  • The Politics of Iranian Cinemaby Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 53.95

    Iran has undergone considerable social upheaval since the revolution and this has been reflected in its cinema. Drawing on first-hand interviews and detailed ethnographic research, this book explores how cinema is engaged in the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran. The author not only discusses the practices of regulation and reception... more...

  • Trashby Jon Davies

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2009; US$ 14.95

    A Queer Film Classic: director Paul Morrissey's greatest film for producer Andy Warhol. more...

  • War Storiesby Matthew A. Baum; Tim J. Groeling

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    How does the American public formulate its opinions about U.S. foreign policy and military engagement abroad? War Stories argues that the media systematically distort the information the public vitally needs to determine whether to support such initiatives, for reasons having more to do with journalists' professional interests than the merits of... more...

  • Into the Storyby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 16.00

    INTO THE STORY is the first collection of the work of David Maraniss, one of the most honored and versatile writers of his generation. The thirty-two stories here cover a rich array of topics, ranging from seminal moments in modern history to intimate personal reflections, each piece illuminated by the author?s deep reporting and singular sensibility. more...

  • Do Ants Have Assholes?by Jon Butler; Bruno Vincent

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 9.99

    Do Ants Have Assholes? is a hilarious, over-the-top parody of bestsellers like Do Men Have Nipples? John Butler and Bruno Vincent have dreamed up a venerable, historic (and imaginary) newspaper. more...