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  • Rat Pack Confidentialby Shawn Levy

    Crown/Archetype 1999; US$ 15.95

    For the first time, the full story of what happened when Frank brought his best pals to party in a land called Vegas January 1960. Las Vegas is at its smooth, cool peak. The Strip is a jet-age theme park, and the greatest singer in the history of American popular music summons a group of friends there to make a movie. One is an insouciant... more...

  • Projected Fears: Horror Films and American Cultureby Kendall Phillips

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.00

    Movie audiences seem drawn, almost compelled, toward tales of the horrific and the repulsive. Partly because horror continues to evolve radically—every time the genre is deemed dead, it seems to come up with another twist—it has been one of the most often-dissected genres. Here, author Kendall Phillips selects ten of the most popular and influential... more...

  • The Dramatic Imaginationby Robert Edmond Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    The Dramatic Imagination is one of the few enduring works written about set design. Robert Edmond Jones's innovations in set design and lighting brought new ideas to the stage, but it is greater understanding of design - its role at the heart of theater - that has continued to inspire theater students. The volume includes "A New Kind of Drama," "To... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performanceby Paul Allain; Jen Harvie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    What is theatre? What is performance? What connects them and how are they different? What events, people, practices and ideas have shaped theatre and performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century? The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance offers some answers to these big questions. It provides an analytical, informative and... more...

  • Fail Nationby Failblog.org Community

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.76

    From the underbelly of the nuts behind hit websites failblog.org and icanhascheezburger.com comes FAIL Nation , your silent guide and handler to the not-even-close-to-perfect nation of FAIL, chock-full of irrelevant tips and useless suggestions about why to shop, who to eat, and when to see. So fasten your exit and check for the nearest seatbelt—your... more...

  • The Naked Truthby Danielle Staub

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 11.99

    Meet the Real Danielle… You’ve seen her on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, turning heads, raising eyebrows, and igniting feuds with her feisty suburban neighbors. Now, the always fascinating Danielle Staub gets real about her scandalous past in the year’s most explosive tell-all memoir. . . . When she signed on to appear in a reality TV show,... more...

  • Architecture of the Novelby Jane Vandenburgh; Anne Lamott

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.99

    Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling. Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that... more...

  • The Literary Mindby Mark Turner

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 12.99

    The title of Mark Turner's bold new book describes not a bookish mind but the ordinary human mind, in which literary mental powers are the basis of everyday thought. In The Literary Mind , Turner argues that we have been looking in the wrong places for answers to basic questions about meaning, mind, and language.Here, Turner ranges from the tools... more...

  • Ant Farmby Simon Rich

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 9.32

    In Ant Farm , former Harvard Lampoon president Simon Rich finds humor in some very surprising places. Armed with a sharp eye for the absurd and an overwhelming sense of doom, Rich explores the ridiculousness of our everyday lives. The world, he concludes, is a hopelessly terrifying place–with endless comic potential. –If your girlfriend gives you... more...

  • Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Researchby Shannon Rose Riley; Lynette Hunter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Although the sciences have long understood the value of practice-based research, the arts and humanities have tended to structure a gap between practice and analysis. This book examines differences and similarities between Performance as Research practices in various community and national contexts, mapping out the landscape of this new field. more...