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- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99
Amy Poehler, Mel Brooks, Adam McKay, George Saunders, Bill Hader, Patton Oswalt, and many more take us deep inside the mysterious world of comedy in this fascinating, laugh-out-loud-funny book. Packed with behind-the-scenes stories?from a day in the writers? room at The Onion to why a sketch does or doesn?t make it onto Saturday Night Live to... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00
Flatulence ‚?¶ male nudity ‚?¶ abortion ‚?¶ masturbation: these are just a few of the taboo topics in the United States. What do culturally enforced silences about certain subjects say about our society‚??and our latent fears? This work provides a broad y more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 25.00
Solving cold cases from the comfort of your living room? The Skeleton Crew provides an entree into the gritty and tumultuous world of Sherlock Holmes?wannabes who race to beat out law enforcement?and one another?at matching missing persons with unidentified remains. In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Focusing on performances, audiences, social contexts and texts, contributors ask how African popular cultures contribute to the formation of an episteme. With chapters on theater, Nollywood films, blogging, and music and sports discourses, as well as on popular art forms, urban and youth cultures, and gender and sexuality, the book highlights the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
The number one New York Times bestselling author of Bias delivers another bombshell?this time aimed at . . . 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America No preaching. No pontificating. Just some uncommon sense about the things that have made this country great?and the culprits who are screwing it up. Bernard Goldberg takes dead aim at the America... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 13.11
With an exhaustive knowledge of popular culture and an effortless ability to spin brilliant prose out of unlikely subject matter, Klosterman attacks the entire spectrum of postmodern America: reality TV, Internet porn, breakfast cereal, serial killers, Pamela Anderson, literary Jesus freaks, and the real difference between apples and oranges... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 16.03
Chuck Klosterman has become the pop culture commentator of his time. Now, our favourite popular phenomenon offers new introductions, outros, segues, and footnotes around a collection sure to enlarge his following. Chuck Klosterman IV is divided into three parts: Part I: Things That Are True showcases Chuck's best profiles and trend stories from... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available
This delightful travelogue around ten conducted tours is full of rich experiences: hanging on to a camel in the Thar, rediscovering music on the trail of Kabir, joining thousands on an ancient pilgrimage in Maharashtra, crossing living root bridges near Cherrapunji, and more. As much about people as places, the book is also a reflection on the nature... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99
What do we mean by 'culture'? This word, purloined by journalists to denote every kind of collective habit, lies at the centre of contemporary debates about the past and future of society.¬† In this thought-provoking book, Roger Scruton argues for the religious origin of culture in all its forms, and mounts a defence of the 'high culture' of our... more...
- Red Wheel Weiser 2014; US$ 18.95
"Vampires. Why do we care? In these pages you will find what is very simply, the most literate, imaginative, and just plain fascinating answer to that question ever written." - Whitley Strieber In a culture that does not do death particularly well, we are obsessed with mortality. †Margot Adler writes, "Vampires let us play with death and the issue... more...