The Rolling Stone Interviews

The best interviews with the best rock stars, motion picture stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are released jointly in a single awesome quantity in party of "Rolling Stones" fortieth anniversary.

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The best interviews with the best rock stars, motion picture stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are released jointly in a single awesome quantity in party of "Rolling Stones" fortieth anniversary.

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Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV

By Brian J. Robb

An improved variation of the serious heritage of health practitioner Who masking the sequence' forty five years, from creation to positive reboot

Opening with an in-depth account of the production of the sequence within the early Sixties, every one decade of the express is tackled via a special political and dad cultural ancient perspective, exploring the hyperlinks among modern Britain and the tales Doctor Who informed, and the way such hyperlinks saved the express well-liked by a mass tv audience. This book reveals how Doctor Who is at its most powerful while it displays the political and cultural issues of a mass viewers (the Sixties, Nineteen Seventies, and twenty first Century), and at its weakest whilst catering to a slim fan-based viewers (as within the 1980s). Chapters variety from discussions at the cultural and political relevance of Doctor Who monsters just like the Daleks (based on lingering wartime fears) and the Cybermen (1960s spare half alternative surgery), via to issues like power and the surroundings within the Nineteen Seventies (Doctor Who tales tackled tremendous real-life issues in a delusion structure and so hooked up with a mass audience). The publication additionally addresses the cancellation of the express within the overdue Eighties (following the sequence changing into expanding self-obsessed) and the ways that a narrowly-focused committed fandom contributed to the show's death and but used to be additionally instrumental in its regeneration for the twenty first century less than Russell T. Davies, and analyzes the recent sequence to bare what has made it so well known, reflecting actual global concerns like consumerism and dieting.

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By Brian J. Robb

An improved variation of the serious heritage of health practitioner Who masking the sequence' forty five years, from creation to positive reboot

Opening with an in-depth account of the production of the sequence within the early Sixties, every one decade of the express is tackled via a special political and dad cultural ancient perspective, exploring the hyperlinks among modern Britain and the tales Doctor Who informed, and the way such hyperlinks saved the express well-liked by a mass tv audience. This book reveals how Doctor Who is at its most powerful while it displays the political and cultural issues of a mass viewers (the Sixties, Nineteen Seventies, and twenty first Century), and at its weakest whilst catering to a slim fan-based viewers (as within the 1980s). Chapters variety from discussions at the cultural and political relevance of Doctor Who monsters just like the Daleks (based on lingering wartime fears) and the Cybermen (1960s spare half alternative surgery), via to issues like power and the surroundings within the Nineteen Seventies (Doctor Who tales tackled tremendous real-life issues in a delusion structure and so hooked up with a mass audience). The publication additionally addresses the cancellation of the express within the overdue Eighties (following the sequence changing into expanding self-obsessed) and the ways that a narrowly-focused committed fandom contributed to the show's death and but used to be additionally instrumental in its regeneration for the twenty first century less than Russell T. Davies, and analyzes the recent sequence to bare what has made it so well known, reflecting actual global concerns like consumerism and dieting.

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Vanity Fair (Penguin Classics)

By William Makepeace Thackeray

Not anyone is best outfitted within the fight for wealth and worldly good fortune than the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished historical past to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental better half Amelia, although, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their method throughout the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the single steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt global is Dobbin together with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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By William Makepeace Thackeray

Not anyone is best outfitted within the fight for wealth and worldly good fortune than the captivating and ruthless Becky Sharp, who defies her impoverished historical past to clamber up the category ladder. Her sentimental better half Amelia, although, longs just for caddish soldier George. because the heroines make their method throughout the tawdry glamour of Regency society, battles—military and domestic—are fought, fortunes made and misplaced. the single steadfast and honourable determine during this corrupt global is Dobbin together with his devotion to Amelia, bringing pathos and intensity to Thackeray's gloriously satirical epic of affection and social adventure. 

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White: Essays on Race and Culture

By Richard Dyer

White individuals are no longer actually or symbolically white; nor are they uniquely virtuous and natural. Racial imagery and racial illustration are critical to the service provider of the modern global yet, whereas there are various reviews of pictures of black and Asian humans, whiteness is an invisible racial place. on the point of racial illustration, whites should not of a undeniable race. they're simply the human race, a 'colour' opposed to which different ethnicities are continuously examined.
In White, Richard Dyer seems to be past the obvious unremarkability of whiteness and argues for the significance of analysing photographs of white humans. Dyer strains the illustration of whiteness by way of whites in Western visible tradition, concentrating on the mass media of images, ads, high quality paintings, cinema and television.
Dyer examines the illustration of whiteness and the white physique within the contexts of Christianity, 'race' and colonialism. In a chain of soaking up case stories, he discusses the representations of whiteness in muscle-man motion cinema, from Italian 'peplum' videos to the Tarzan and Rambo sequence; exhibits the development of whiteness in images and cinema within the lights of white and black faces, and analyses the illustration of white ladies in end-of-empire fictions comparable to The Jewel within the Crown, and strains the traumatic organization of whiteness with loss of life, in vampire narratives and dystopian motion pictures similar to Blade Runner and the Aliens trilogy.

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By Richard Dyer

White individuals are no longer actually or symbolically white; nor are they uniquely virtuous and natural. Racial imagery and racial illustration are critical to the service provider of the modern global yet, whereas there are various reviews of pictures of black and Asian humans, whiteness is an invisible racial place. on the point of racial illustration, whites should not of a undeniable race. they're simply the human race, a 'colour' opposed to which different ethnicities are continuously examined.
In White, Richard Dyer seems to be past the obvious unremarkability of whiteness and argues for the significance of analysing photographs of white humans. Dyer strains the illustration of whiteness by way of whites in Western visible tradition, concentrating on the mass media of images, ads, high quality paintings, cinema and television.
Dyer examines the illustration of whiteness and the white physique within the contexts of Christianity, 'race' and colonialism. In a chain of soaking up case stories, he discusses the representations of whiteness in muscle-man motion cinema, from Italian 'peplum' videos to the Tarzan and Rambo sequence; exhibits the development of whiteness in images and cinema within the lights of white and black faces, and analyses the illustration of white ladies in end-of-empire fictions comparable to The Jewel within the Crown, and strains the traumatic organization of whiteness with loss of life, in vampire narratives and dystopian motion pictures similar to Blade Runner and the Aliens trilogy.

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Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

By Marek Korczynski

In Songs of the Factory, Marek Korczynski examines the position that renowned tune performs in employees' tradition at the manufacturing unit flooring. Reporting on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British manufacturing unit that manufactures window blinds, Korczynski exhibits how employees make often-grueling assembly-line paintings tolerable by way of permeating their workday with pop track at the radio. the 1st ethnographic research of musical tradition in an business office, Songs of the Factory attracts on socio-musicology, cultural reports, and sociology of labor, combining theoretical improvement, methodological innovation, and a power that brings the musical tradition of the manufacturing facility staff to life.

Music, Korczynski argues, permits staff either to satisfy their social roles in a regimented business setting and to specific a feeling of resistance to this social order. the writer highlights the huge types of casual collective resistance inside of this manufacturing unit, and argues that the musically proficient tradition performed a key function in maintaining those collective acts of resistance. in addition to supplying a wealthy photo of the musical tradition and linked types of resistance within the manufacturing facility, Korczynski additionally places ahead new theoretical thoughts that experience forex in different places of work and in different rationalized spheres of society.

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By Marek Korczynski

In Songs of the Factory, Marek Korczynski examines the position that renowned tune performs in employees' tradition at the manufacturing unit flooring. Reporting on his ethnographic fieldwork in a British manufacturing unit that manufactures window blinds, Korczynski exhibits how employees make often-grueling assembly-line paintings tolerable by way of permeating their workday with pop track at the radio. the 1st ethnographic research of musical tradition in an business office, Songs of the Factory attracts on socio-musicology, cultural reports, and sociology of labor, combining theoretical improvement, methodological innovation, and a power that brings the musical tradition of the manufacturing facility staff to life.

Music, Korczynski argues, permits staff either to satisfy their social roles in a regimented business setting and to specific a feeling of resistance to this social order. the writer highlights the huge types of casual collective resistance inside of this manufacturing unit, and argues that the musically proficient tradition performed a key function in maintaining those collective acts of resistance. in addition to supplying a wealthy photo of the musical tradition and linked types of resistance within the manufacturing facility, Korczynski additionally places ahead new theoretical thoughts that experience forex in different places of work and in different rationalized spheres of society.

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Superheroes and Philosophy: Truth, Justice, and the Socratic Way (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

The comedian e-book naratives of superheroes strive against with profound and demanding matters in unique methods: the definitions of excellent and evil, the boundaries of violence as a good capacity, the perils of implementing justice outdoor the legislation, the metaphysics of non-public id, and the definition of humanity.
Superheroes and Philosophy tackles those and different philosophical questions in an highbrow but enticing method compatible for any comedian e-book fan.

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The comedian e-book naratives of superheroes strive against with profound and demanding matters in unique methods: the definitions of excellent and evil, the boundaries of violence as a good capacity, the perils of implementing justice outdoor the legislation, the metaphysics of non-public id, and the definition of humanity.
Superheroes and Philosophy tackles those and different philosophical questions in an highbrow but enticing method compatible for any comedian e-book fan.

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The Psychology of Superheroes: An Unauthorized Exploration (Psychology of Popular Culture)

By Robin S. Rosenberg

This newest installment within the Psychology of pop culture sequence turns its concentration to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and interested for greater than 70 years in no small half as a result of their mental depth.

In The Psychology of Superheroes, virtually dozen psychologists get into the heads of today’s hottest and fascinating superheroes. Why do superheroes decide to be superheroes? the place does Spider-Man’s altruism come from, and what does it suggest? Why is there lots prejudice opposed to the X-Men, and the way might they've got replied to it, except the best way they did? Why are super-villains so competitive? The Psychology of Superheroes solutions those questions, exploring the internal workings our heroes often merely percentage with their therapists.

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By Robin S. Rosenberg

This newest installment within the Psychology of pop culture sequence turns its concentration to superheroes. Superheroes have survived and interested for greater than 70 years in no small half as a result of their mental depth.

In The Psychology of Superheroes, virtually dozen psychologists get into the heads of today’s hottest and fascinating superheroes. Why do superheroes decide to be superheroes? the place does Spider-Man’s altruism come from, and what does it suggest? Why is there lots prejudice opposed to the X-Men, and the way might they've got replied to it, except the best way they did? Why are super-villains so competitive? The Psychology of Superheroes solutions those questions, exploring the internal workings our heroes often merely percentage with their therapists.

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Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World

By Randy Alfred

[b]365 days of innovations, discoveries, technology, and expertise, from the editors of Wired Magazine[i].[/bi]

On January 30, Rubik utilized for a patent on his dice (1975). at the subsequent day, 17 years prior, the 1st U.S. satellite tv for pc undergone the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the aircraft "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what approximately this present day? each day of the 12 months has a wealthy clinical and technological historical past simply ready to be exposed, and [i]Wired's top-flight science-trivia booklet MAD technology collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's finish, exhibiting simply how unique, excellent, strange, and proper technology can be.

In 2010, Wired's well known "This Day in Tech" web publication peaked with greater than 700,000 web page perspectives every month, and one tale in 2008 drew greater than 1000000 exact audience. This booklet will acquire the main fascinating anecdotes from the blog's run-one for every day of the year-and submit them in a package deal that would immediately attract hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.

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By Randy Alfred

[b]365 days of innovations, discoveries, technology, and expertise, from the editors of Wired Magazine[i].[/bi]

On January 30, Rubik utilized for a patent on his dice (1975). at the subsequent day, 17 years prior, the 1st U.S. satellite tv for pc undergone the Van Allen radiation belt. On March 17, the aircraft "black box" made its maiden voyage (1953). And what approximately this present day? each day of the 12 months has a wealthy clinical and technological historical past simply ready to be exposed, and [i]Wired's top-flight science-trivia booklet MAD technology collects them chronologically, from New Year's Day to year's finish, exhibiting simply how unique, excellent, strange, and proper technology can be.

In 2010, Wired's well known "This Day in Tech" web publication peaked with greater than 700,000 web page perspectives every month, and one tale in 2008 drew greater than 1000000 exact audience. This booklet will acquire the main fascinating anecdotes from the blog's run-one for every day of the year-and submit them in a package deal that would immediately attract hardcore techies and curious laypeople alike.

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Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

By Dana Thomas

As soon as luxurious used to be on hand basically to the rarefied and aristocratic international of previous cash and royalty. It provided a background of culture, enhanced caliber, and a pampered paying for event. this present day, in spite of the fact that, luxurious is just a product packaged and offered through multibillion-dollar international agencies interested by development, visibility, model know-how, advertisements, and, mainly, earnings. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the darkish aspect of the luxurious to discover all of the secrets and techniques that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t wish us to understand. Deluxe is an uncompromising glance in the back of the sleek façade that would enthrall a person attracted to style, finance, or tradition.

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By Dana Thomas

As soon as luxurious used to be on hand basically to the rarefied and aristocratic international of previous cash and royalty. It provided a background of culture, enhanced caliber, and a pampered paying for event. this present day, in spite of the fact that, luxurious is just a product packaged and offered through multibillion-dollar international agencies interested by development, visibility, model know-how, advertisements, and, mainly, earnings. Award-winning journalist Dana Thomas digs deep into the darkish aspect of the luxurious to discover all of the secrets and techniques that Prada, Gucci, and Burberry don?t wish us to understand. Deluxe is an uncompromising glance in the back of the sleek façade that would enthrall a person attracted to style, finance, or tradition.

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