Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In) by Andrew Rannells

Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In)
  • Title : Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In)
  • Author : Andrew Rannells
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0593137205
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the New York Times "Modern Love" column--now revised and updated, featuring stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery.tery.


Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In) by Daniel Jones

Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In)
  • Title : Modern Love, Revised and Updated (Media Tie-In)
  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0593138295
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the past fifteen years of the New York Times “Modern Love” column—including stories from the upcoming Amazon Original series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery A young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man’s promising fourth date ends in the emergency room. A female lawyer with bipolar disorder experiences the highs and lows of dating. A widower hesitates about introducing his children to his new girlfriend. A divorcée in her seventies looks back at the beauty and rubble of past relationships. These are just a few of the people who tell their stories in Modern Love, Revised and Updated, featuring dozens of the most memorable essays to run in The New York Times “Modern Love” column since its debut in 2004. Some of the stories are unconventional, while others hit close to home. Some reveal the way technology has changed dating forever; others explore the timeless struggles experienced by anyone who has ever searched for love. But all of the stories are, above everything else, honest. Together, they tell the larger story of how relationships begin, often fail, and—when we’re lucky—endure. Edited by longtime “Modern Love” editor Daniel Jones and featuring a diverse selection of contributors—including Mindy Hung, Trey Ellis, Ann Hood, Deborah Copaken, Terri Cheney, and more—this is the perfect book for anyone who’s loved, lost, stalked an ex on social media, or pined for true romance: In other words, anyone interested in the endlessly complicated workings of the human heart.


Modern Love by Daniel Jones

Modern Love
  • Title : Modern Love
  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • ISBN Code : 1472270347
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A joyful collection of the most popular, provocative, and unforgettable essays from the New York Times 'Modern Love' column, featuring stories from the upcoming anthology series starring Tina Fey, Andy Garcia, Anne Hathaway, Catherine Keener, Dev Patel, and John Slattery. A young woman goes through the five stages of ghosting grief. A man's promising fourth date ends in the emergency room. A female lawyer with bipolar disorder experiences the highs and lows of dating. A widower hesitates about introducing his children to his new girlfriend. A divorcée in her seventies looks back at the beauty and rubble of past relationships. These are just a few of the people who tell their stories in Modern Love featuring dozens of the most memorable essays to run in the New York Times "Modern Love" column since its debut in 2004. Some of the stories are unconventional, while others hit close to home. Some reveal the way technology has changed dating forever; others explore the timeless struggles experienced by anyone who has ever searched for love. But all of the stories are, above everything else, honest. Together, they tell the larger story of how relationships begin, often fail, and-when we're lucky-endure. This is the perfect book for anyone who's loved, lost, stalked an ex on social media, or pined for true romance: in other words, anyone interested in the endlessly complicated workings of the human heart.


Modern Love by Daniel Jones

Modern Love
  • Title : Modern Love
  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0307351041
  • Pages : 373
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A compilation of fifty essays from the popular "Modern Love" column in The New York Times explores the intricacies and complications of negotiating love and loss in the twenty-first century, from a young woman's account of a relationship that moves from start to finish via text messages, to a jilted Casanova who learns that the woman is just not that into him. Original. 40,000 first printing.


This Modern Love by Will Darbyshire

This Modern Love
  • Title : This Modern Love
  • Author : Will Darbyshire
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1501154451
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In the tradition of Post Secret and Other People’s Love Letters, a crowdsourced compilation of letters, stories, and art work about the modern state of love and relationships, edited by rising filmmaker and beloved YouTube vlogger Will Darbyshire. “What would you say to your ex, without judgment?” This is the question filmmaker and vlogger Will Darbyshire posed to hundreds of thousands of his closest friends on YouTube. Seeking closure after a tough break-up, Will was driven to strike up an intimate conversation with his online audience, and to get at the heart of one of life’s unknowable yet universal mysteries: love. Over a period of six months, Will posed a series of questions to his audience and asked them to reveal their innermost feelings about their own romantic experiences in the form of hand-written letters, poems, photographs, and emails. The result is a curated collection of responses that are, at turns, funny, dark, confessional, awkward, comforting, and uplifting. This Modern Love is a compelling portrait of individual desires, fantasies, resentments, and fears that reminds us that, whether we’re in or out of love, we’re not alone.


Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones

Love Illuminated
  • Title : Love Illuminated
  • Author : Daniel Jones
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks
  • ISBN Code : 9780062211170
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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As the editor of the New York Times' popular Modern Love column, Daniel Jones is privy to the deepest personal revelations of tens of thousands of strangers. In Love Illuminated, he uses his unique perspective to tease apart life's most mystifying subject. Drawing from the 50,000 tales of love that have crossed his desk, Jones traces the arc of human relationships through ten phases, starting with the pursuit, sense of destiny, vulnerability, connection, and trust of new love, and then turning to the practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom of love matured. With empathy and wry humor, he takes readers on an enlightening journey through the highs, lows, and enduring unknowns of this universal experience that rattles the head and stirs the heart.


Tiny Love Stories by Daniel Jones,Miya Lee

Tiny Love Stories
  • Title : Tiny Love Stories
  • Author : Daniel Jones,Miya Lee
  • Publisher : Artisan Books
  • ISBN Code : 1648290132
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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“Charming. . . . A moving testament to the diversity and depths of love.” —Publishers Weekly You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be swept away—in less time than it takes to read this paragraph. Told in voices that are honest, vulnerable, tender, and wise, here are 175 true stories that are each as moving as a lyric poem and convey a universally recognized feeling, all in fewer than one hundred words. There are stories of love found and love lost, and the sometimes rarest of loves, self-love. Stories of romantic love, brotherly love, platonic love. Stories of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, strangers who dream of what might have been. And the oldest story of all—boy meets girl—their tale ends happily ever after, even though along the way the boy became a girl.


How to Fall in Love with Anyone by Mandy Len Catron

How to Fall in Love with Anyone
  • Title : How to Fall in Love with Anyone
  • Author : Mandy Len Catron
  • Publisher : Nero
  • ISBN Code : 1743820097
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In 2014, 33-year- old Mandy Len Catron went on a date with an acquaintance. They decided to try an experiment: inspired by a study designed to create romantic feelings, Mandy and Mark spent the evening asking each other 36 increasingly intimate questions, wondering if it would lead to them falling in love. In How to Fall in Love with Anyone, this experiment is Catron’s starting point for investigating what it means to love someone and to be loved, and how we present our love to the world. What makes love last? Can love ever work the way it seems to in films, books and social media? Is there a “right” way to fall in love? In these candid, charming and wise essays, Catron blends memoir with cultural and social commentary on the psychology, biology, history and literature of love. How to Fall in Love with Anyone is a deeply personal, yet universal investigation into the one thing we all want—or think we want—more than anything. Includes “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”, one of the most popular essays to appear in the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column “In our age of total romantic confusion, Mandy Len Catron is a voice of good sense, warm humor, and consoling wisdom. Through the lens of her own relationships, she teaches us—with a deft, convincing intelligence—some of the vital moves in the art of love.” —Alain de Botton, internationally bestselling author of How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Course of Love MANDY LEN CATRON lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project, and teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia.


Letters of Note: Art by Shaun Usher

Letters of Note: Art
  • Title : Letters of Note: Art
  • Author : Shaun Usher
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780143134671
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An splendid new volume of missives about England's capital, from the author of the bestselling Letters of Note collections The jewel in the crown of Great Britain has a rich, captivating history and thrives as an epicenter of art, entertainment, literature, and style. Featuring correspondence from everyday Londoners to the highest echelons of power, this wide-ranging collection of thirty letters pays homage to the Big Smoke and its place on the world stage.


The Witches Are Coming by Lindy West

The Witches Are Coming
  • Title : The Witches Are Coming
  • Author : Lindy West
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • ISBN Code : 031644989X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT.WE'RE WITCHES,AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form-like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'-white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con man into the White House." We cannot understand how we got here-how the land of the free became Trump's America-without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light.


Too Much Is Not Enough by Andrew Rannells

Too Much Is Not Enough
  • Title : Too Much Is Not Enough
  • Author : Andrew Rannells
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0525574867
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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From the star of Broadway's The Book of Mormon and HBO's Girls, the heartfelt and hilarious coming-of-age memoir of a Midwestern boy surviving bad auditions, bad relationships, and some really bad highlights as he chases his dreams in New York City With a new afterword * "Candid, funny, crisp . . . honest and tender about lessons of the heart."--Vogue When Andrew Rannells left Nebraska for New York City in 1997, he, like many young hopefuls, saw the city as a chance to break free. To start over. To transform the fiercely ambitious but sexually confused teenager he saw in the mirror into the Broadway leading man of his dreams. In Too Much Is Not Enough, Rannells takes us on the journey of a twentysomething hungry to experience everything New York has to offer: new friends, wild nights, great art, standing ovations. At the heart of his hunger lies a powerful drive to reconcile the boy he was when he left Omaha with the man he desperately wants to be. As Rannells fumbles his way towards the Great White Way, he also shares the drama of failed auditions and behind-the-curtain romances, the heartbreak of losing his father at the height of his struggle, and the exhilaration of making his Broadway debut in Hairspray at the age of twenty-six. Along the way, he learns that you never really leave your past--or your family--behind; that the most painful, and perversely motivating, jobs are the ones you almost get; and that sometimes the most memorable nights with friends are marked not by the trendy club you danced at but by the recap over diner food afterward. Honest and hilarious, Too Much Is Not Enough is an unforgettable look at love, loss, and the powerful forces that determine who we become.


Feminasty by Erin Gibson

Feminasty
  • Title : Feminasty
  • Author : Erin Gibson
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781455571871
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the wickedly funny and feminist creator and host of the "Throwing Shade" podcast, a collection of hilarious personal essays and political commentary perfect for fans of Lindy West and Roxane Gay. Since women earned the right to vote a little under one hundred years ago, our progress hasn't been the Olympic sprint toward gender equality first wave feminists hoped for, but more of a slow, elderly mall walk (with frequent stops to Cinnabon) over the four hundred million hurdles we still face. Some of these obstacles are obvious-unequal pay, under-representation in government, reproductive restrictions, lack of floor-length mirrors in hotel rooms. But a lot of them are harder to identify. They're the white noise of oppression that we've accepted as lady business as usual, and the patriarchy wants to keep it that way. Erin Gibson has a singular goal-to create a utopian future where women are recognized as humans. In FEMINASTY-titled after her nickname on the hit podcast "Throwing Shade"-she has written a collection of make-you-laugh-until-you-cry essays that expose the hidden rules that make life as a woman unnecessarily hard and deconstructs them in a way that's bold, provocative and hilarious. Whether it's shaming women for having their periods, allowing them into STEM fields but never treating them like they truly belong, or dictating strict rules for how they should dress in every situation, Erin breaks down the organized chaos of old fashioned sexism, intentional and otherwise, that systemically keeps women down.


Plugged in by Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski

Plugged in
  • Title : Plugged in
  • Author : Patti M. Valkenburg,Jessica Taylor Piotrowski
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0300218877
  • Pages : 328
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Cover -- Half-title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Youth and Media -- 2 Then and Now -- 3 Themes and Theoretical Perspectives -- 4 Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers -- 5 Children -- 6 Adolescents -- 7 Media and Violence -- 8 Media and Emotions -- 9 Advertising and Commercialism -- 10 Media and Sex -- 11 Media and Education -- 12 Digital Games -- 13 Social Media -- 14 Media and Parenting -- 15 The End -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- X -- Y -- Z


Social Media in Industrial China by Xinyuan Wang

Social Media in Industrial China
  • Title : Social Media in Industrial China
  • Author : Xinyuan Wang
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 191063462X
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Life outside the mobile phone is unbearable.’ Lily, 19, factory worker. Described as the biggest migration in human history, an estimated 250 million Chinese people have left their villages in recent decades to live and work in urban areas. Xinyuan Wang spent 15 months living among a community of these migrants in a small factory town in southeast China to track their use of social media. It was here she witnessed a second migration taking place: a movement from offline to online. As Wang argues, this is not simply a convenient analogy but represents the convergence of two phenomena as profound and consequential as each other, where the online world now provides a home for the migrant workers who feel otherwise ‘homeless’. Wang’s fascinating study explores the full range of preconceptions commonly held about Chinese people – their relationship with education, with family, with politics, with ‘home’ – and argues why, for this vast population, it is time to reassess what we think we know about contemporary China and the evolving role of social media.


The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Title : The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Author : J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN Code : 0547952015
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The first volume in J.R.R. Tolkien's epic adventure THE LORD OF THE RINGS One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In ancient times the Rings of Power were crafted by the Elven-smiths, and Sauron, the Dark Lord, forged the One Ring, filling it with his own power so that he could rule all others. But the One Ring was taken from him, and though he sought it throughout Middle-earth, it remained lost to him. After many ages it fell into the hands of Bilbo Baggins, as told in The Hobbit. In a sleepy village in the Shire, young Frodo Baggins finds himself faced with an immense task, as his elderly cousin Bilbo entrusts the Ring to his care. Frodo must leave his home and make a perilous journey across Middle-earth to the Cracks of Doom, there to destroy the Ring and foil the Dark Lord in his evil purpose. “A unique, wholly realized other world, evoked from deep in the well of Time, massively detailed, absorbingly entertaining, profound in meaning.” – New York Times


New Media by Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Kieran Kelly,Iain Grant

New Media
  • Title : New Media
  • Author : Martin Lister,Jon Dovey,Seth Giddings,Kieran Kelly,Iain Grant
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN Code : 0415431603
  • Pages : 446
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With this text, a team of authors from the University of West England provide a comprehensive overview of the culture, technologies and history of new media and assess claims that a media and technology revolution is underway.


The Good House by Tananarive Due

The Good House
  • Title : The Good House
  • Author : Tananarive Due
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 0743296168
  • Pages : 597
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Award-winning author Tananarive Due's spine-wingling tale of supernatural suspense 'waves a stronger net than ever' (Kirkus Reviews) as a woman searches for the inherited power that can save her hometown from the forces of evil.


Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Ready Player One
  • Title : Ready Player One
  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1446493830
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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PRE-ORDER NOW - READY PLAYER TWO: THE SEQUEL ______________________ THE BOOK BEHIND THE MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY STEVEN SPIELBERG Now available for the first time in a beautiful hardback edition, perfect for hardcore fans and collectors A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? It's the year 2044, and the real world has become an ugly place. We're out of oil. We've wrecked the climate. Famine, poverty, and disease are widespread. Like most of humanity, Wade Watts escapes this depressing reality by spending his waking hours jacked into the OASIS, a sprawling virtual utopia where you can be anything you want to be, where you can live and play and fall in love on any of ten thousand planets. And like most of humanity, Wade is obsessed by the ultimate lottery ticket that lies concealed within this alternate reality: OASIS founder James Halliday, who dies with no heir, has promised that control of the OASIS - and his massive fortune - will go to the person who can solve the riddles he has left scattered throughout his creation. For years, millions have struggled fruitlessly to attain this prize, knowing only that the riddles are based in the culture of the late twentieth century. And then Wade stumbles onto the key to the first puzzle. Suddenly, he finds himself pitted against thousands of competitors in a desperate race to claim the ultimate prize, a chase that soon takes on terrifying real-world dimensions - and that will leave both Wade and his world profoundly changed. ____________________________________ If you loved READY PLAYER ONE and can't wait for more, check out ARMADA, Ernest Cline's geek masterpiece! 'Wildly original and stuffed with irresistible nostalgia, Ready Player One is a spectacularly genre-busting, ambitious, and charming debut' Independent 'Part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart' CNN 'Ernest Cline's novel deserves to be a modern classic' SciFiNow 'Gorgeously geeky, superbly entertaining, this really is a spectacularly successful debut' Daily Mail


The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


Audio Culture, Revised Edition by Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner

Audio Culture, Revised Edition
  • Title : Audio Culture, Revised Edition
  • Author : Christoph Cox,Daniel Warner
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN Code : 9781501318351
  • Pages : 528
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The groundbreaking Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum; September 2004; paperback original) maps the aural and discursive terrain of vanguard music today. Rather than offering a history of contemporary music, Audio Culture traces the genealogy of current musical practices and theoretical concerns, drawing lines of connection between recent musical production and earlier moments of sonic experimentation. It aims to foreground the various rewirings of musical composition and performance that have taken place in the past few decades and to provide a critical and theoretical language for this new audio culture. This new and expanded edition of the Audio Culture contains twenty-five additional essays, including four newly-commissioned pieces. Taken as a whole, the book explores the interconnections among such forms as minimalism, indeterminacy, musique concrète, free improvisation, experimental music, avant-rock, dub reggae, ambient music, hip hop, and techno via writings by philosophers, cultural theorists, and composers. Instead of focusing on some "crossover" between "high art" and "popular culture," Audio Culture takes all these musics as experimental practices on par with, and linked to, one another. While cultural studies has tended to look at music (primarily popular music) from a sociological perspective, the concern here is philosophical, musical, and historical. Audio Culture includes writing by some of the most important musical thinkers of the past half-century, among them John Cage, Brian Eno, Ornette Coleman, Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Glenn Gould, Umberto Eco, Jacques Attali, Simon Reynolds, Eliane Radigue, David Toop, John Zorn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and many others. Each essay has its own short introduction, helping the reader to place the essay within musical, historical, and conceptual contexts, and the volume concludes with a glossary, a timeline, and an extensive discography.


This Is 18 by Jessica Bennett,New York Times

This Is 18
  • Title : This Is 18
  • Author : Jessica Bennett,New York Times
  • Publisher : Amulet Books
  • ISBN Code : 9781419741234
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A stunning celebration of girlhood around the world, from the New York Times Featuring and photographed by young women, This Is 18 is an immersive look at what it means to be on the cusp of adulthood around the world and across cultures. Twenty-one empowering and uniquely personal profiles, expanded from the New York Times interactive feature and curated by Gender Editor Jessica Bennett, with Sandra Stevenson, Anya Strzemien, and Sharon Attia, give teen readers a rare glimpse at the realities and interests of their contemporaries. With stunning photography and a gifty design, This Is 18 is a perfect tribute to girlhood for readers of all ages.


Diagnosis by Lisa Sanders

Diagnosis
  • Title : Diagnosis
  • Author : Lisa Sanders
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 0593136640
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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A collection of more than fifty hard-to-crack medical quandaries, featuring the best of The New York Times Magazine's popular Diagnosis column—the inspiration for the upcoming Netflix original series “Lisa Sanders is a paragon of the modern medical detective storyteller.”—Atul Gawande, author of Being Mortal As a Yale School of Medicine physician, the New York Times bestselling author of Every Patient Tells a Story, and an inspiration and adviser for the hit Fox TV drama House, M.D., Lisa Sanders has seen it all. And yet she is often confounded by the cases she describes in her column: unexpected collections of symptoms that she and other physicians struggle to diagnose. A twenty-eight-year-old man, vacationing in the Bahamas for his birthday, tries some barracuda for dinner. Hours later, he collapses on the dance floor with crippling stomach pains. A middle-aged woman returns to her doctor, after visiting two days earlier with a mild rash on the back of her hands. Now the rash has turned purple and has spread across her entire body in whiplike streaks. A young elephant trainer in a traveling circus, once head-butted by a rogue zebra, is suddenly beset with splitting headaches, as if someone were “slamming a door inside his head.” In each of these cases, the path to diagnosis—and treatment—is winding, sometimes frustratingly unclear. Dr. Sanders shows how making the right diagnosis requires expertise, painstaking procedure, and sometimes a little luck. Intricate, gripping, and full of twists and turns, Diagnosis puts readers in the doctor’s place. It lets them see what doctors see, feel the uncertainty they feel—and experience the thrill when the puzzle is finally solved.


Love, Again by Eve Pell

Love, Again
  • Title : Love, Again
  • Author : Eve Pell
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • ISBN Code : 9780804176460
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An investigative reporter and writer shares her experience of finding love late in life, revealing how she, sixty-eight and twice divorced, met and married Sam, seventy-eight and a widower, and the lessons it taught her.


Thank You for Arguing by Jay Heinrichs

Thank You for Arguing
  • Title : Thank You for Arguing
  • Author : Jay Heinrichs
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 1846140412
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This is a book for when you really have to get your point across.... Rhetoric - the art and science of persuasion - is not just an important skill, but the essential skill. We live our lives surrounded by persuasion: by posters, Coca Cola labels, politicians' press releases, cartoons and pop songs. Using all kinds of contemporary examples (from how Eminem really won the rapping contest in Eight Mile to how a cat coerces its owner into feeding it sooner) to illustrate classical rhetorical strategies, Jay Heinrichs opens our eyes to this hidden world. He teaches us not only to recognise these implicit, subliminal attempts at argument, but how to use these skills to get our own way. From avoiding a speeding ticket to recognising the difference between an argument and a fight, from Stalin's timing secret (and if it worked for the mass-murdering dictator it can work for you) to the Belushi paradigm, via the tactics of Monty Python, Yoda and Queen Victoria, THANK YOU FOR ARGUING is not just a highly enjoyable read, but an incredibly useful one too. From Cicero's secrets for moving an audience to Honest Abe's Shameless Trick, learn how to argue and most importantly how to win.


On Corruption in America by Sarah Chayes

On Corruption in America
  • Title : On Corruption in America
  • Author : Sarah Chayes
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • ISBN Code : 0525654860
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the prizewinning journalist, internationally recognized expert on corruption in government networks throughout the world, author of Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security ("I can't imagine a more important book for our time,"--Sebastian Junger; "Required reading,"--Tom Friedman; "compelling, fascinating . . . a call to action,"--The Huffington Post), a major, unflinching book that looks homeward to America, exploring the insidious, dangerous networks of corruption of our past, present, and precarious future. Now, bringing to bear all of her knowledge, grasp, sense of history and observation, Sarah Chayes writes in her new book, that the United States is showing signs similar to some of the most corrupt countries in the world. Corruption, as Chayes sees it, is an operating system of sophisticated networks in which government officials, key private-sector interests, and out-and-out criminals interweave. Their main objective: not to serve the public but to maximize returns for network members. From the titans of America's Gilded Age (Carnegie, Rockefeller, J. P. Morgan, et al.) to the collapse of the stock market in 1929, the Great Depression and FDR's New Deal; from Joe Kennedy's years of banking, bootlegging, machine politics, and pursuit of infinite wealth, as well as the Kennedy presidency, to the deregulation of the Reagan Revolution, undermining the middle class and the unions; from the Clinton policies of political favors and personal enrichment to Trump's hydra-headed network of corruption, systematically undoing the Constitution and our laws, Chayes shows how corrupt systems are organized, how they enforce the rules so their crimes are covered legally, how they are overlooked and downplayed--shrugged off with a roll of the eyes--by the richer and better educated, how they become an overt principle determining the shape of our government, affecting all levels of society.


The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide by Tom Rosenbauer

The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
  • Title : The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide
  • Author : Tom Rosenbauer
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN Code : 1493025805
  • Pages : 408
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Now for the first time in ten years, The Orvis Fly-Fishing Guide appears in a revised edition that solidifies its place as the flagship title of the Orvis brand. A best-selling, fully illustrated, and comprehensive book, this large-format volume has been required reading for every angler for nearly three decades. Included here are instructions for tackle selection; casting and presentation; flies and their specific uses; successful techniques on stream, pond, or ocean; and the select tackle, flies, and methods for pursuing every major gamefish in fresh and salt water, from bass to bonefish, tarpon to trout.


Burden by Courtney Hargrave

Burden
  • Title : Burden
  • Author : Courtney Hargrave
  • Publisher : Convergent Books
  • ISBN Code : 1524762709
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A harrowing true story of the modern Ku Klux Klan and an act of grace that shook a community in the Deep South. In 1996, the town of Laurens, South Carolina, was thrust into the international spotlight when a white supremacist named Michael Burden opened a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan on the community's main square. Journalists and protestors flooded the town, and hate groups rallied to the establishment's defense, dredging up the long history of racial violence in this formerly prosperous mill town. What came next is the subject of an upcoming major motion picture starring Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, and Usher Raymond. Shortly after his museum opened, Michael Burden abruptly left the Klan at the urging of a woman he fell in love with. Broke and homeless, he was taken in by Reverend David Kennedy, an African American preacher and leader in the Laurens community, who plunged his church headlong in a quest to save their former enemy. In this spellbinding Southern epic, journalist Courtney Hargrave uncovers the complex events behind the story told in the film, exploring the choices that led to Kennedy and Burden's friendship, the social factors that drive young men to join hate groups, the intersection of poverty and racism in the divided South, and the difference one person can make in confronting America's oldest sin"--


Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture by Robert W. Lang

Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture
  • Title : Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture
  • Author : Robert W. Lang
  • Publisher : Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781565238121
  • Pages : 327
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 57 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this revised collection gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success.


School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams

School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Title : School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Author : Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506391354
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations


The Idea of Canada by David Johnston

The Idea of Canada
  • Title : The Idea of Canada
  • Author : David Johnston
  • Publisher : Signal
  • ISBN Code : 0771050771
  • Pages : 302
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of letters written by Governor General David Johnston that outline his thoughts about what makes Canada unique in the world.


The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter

The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
  • Title : The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
  • Author : Angela Carter
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1784871435
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY HELEN SIMPSON From familiar fairy tales and legends âe" Red Riding Hood, Bluebeard, Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, vampires and werewolves âe" Angela Carter has created an absorbing collection of dark, sensual, fantastic stories.


The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek by Rhett McLaughlin,Link Neal

The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek
  • Title : The Lost Causes of Bleak Creek
  • Author : Rhett McLaughlin,Link Neal
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • ISBN Code : 1984822144
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the authors of the #1 New York Times-bestseller Rhett & Link's Book of Mythicality and creators of Good Mythical Morning, a thrilling and darkly funny novel about two best friends fighting the sinister forces at the heart of their Southern town.


Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn) by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn)
  • Title : Uni Goes to School (Uni the Unicorn)
  • Author : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN Code : 198485027X
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Uni is eager to learn how to use her horn to fix things, but her teacher, Mr. Wise, says she must practice her magic and also use her heart.


How To Win Friends And Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How To Win Friends And Influence People
  • Title : How To Win Friends And Influence People
  • Author : Dale Carnegie
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 1443433160
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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With an enduring grasp of human nature, Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People teaches his readers how to handle people without letting them feel manipulated, how to make people feel important without inspiring resentment, how win people over to your point of view without causing offence, and how to make a friend out of just about anyone. Published in 1937, Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, was originally written as a companion book to his lectures on how to be a good salesperson. However, what began as a basic sales primer, quickly exploded into an overnight success, eventually selling more than 15 million copies worldwide, and pioneering an entire genre of self-help and personal success books. HarperTorch brings great works of non-fiction and the dramatic arts to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperTorch collection to build your digital library.


Book of Even More Awesome by Neil Pasricha

Book of Even More Awesome
  • Title : Book of Even More Awesome
  • Author : Neil Pasricha
  • Publisher : Hardie Grant Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1742736262
  • Pages : 627
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Based on the award-winning blog 1000 Awesome Things, The Book of (Even More) Awesome is the sequel to Pasricha’s bestselling The Book of Awesome. It is filled with more of the little wins that unexpectedly brighten your day. Finally getting that tiny piece of popcorn out of your teeth, accidentally doing something really good in sports, when a baby falls asleep on you, the moment on holiday when you forget what day of the week it is, waking up to the smell of sizzling bacon. While polar ice caps melt, buzz saws chop down forests, wars go on and on, here’s a special, secret place where we can turn off that bright light, snuggle up and get comfy to chat about the sweetest parts of life. Filled with touching, astute and funny observations, each entry ends with the big, booming feeling you’ll get when you read through them: AWESOME!


How to Fall in Love - A 10-Step Journey to the Heart by Katherine Baldwin

How to Fall in Love - A 10-Step Journey to the Heart
  • Title : How to Fall in Love - A 10-Step Journey to the Heart
  • Author : Katherine Baldwin
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780995759107
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Are you struggling to understand why you're single and why none of your relationships work out? Do you find yourself drawn to men or women who won't commit? Do you wonder if you'll ever meet your match? How to Fall in Love is a relationships guide with a difference, written for those who want to explore the real reasons for their singleness.


Dramatic W.O. Mitchell by William Ormond Mitchell

Dramatic W.O. Mitchell
  • Title : Dramatic W.O. Mitchell
  • Author : William Ormond Mitchell
  • Publisher : Gage Distribution Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 269
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence by Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Title : Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Author : Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.


Mama's Girl by Veronica Chambers

Mama's Girl
  • Title : Mama's Girl
  • Author : Veronica Chambers
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780704345102
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Veronica Chambers, who is currently a contributing editor at Glamour, looks back on the relationship she had with her mother, growing up in Brooklyn in the 1970s, and shares some important truths about what we all really want from our mothers--and what we can give them in return.


The Faraway Nearby by Rebecca Solnit

The Faraway Nearby
  • Title : The Faraway Nearby
  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0143125494
  • Pages : 259
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A companion to A Field Guide for Getting Lost explores the ways that people construct lives from stories and connect to each other through empathy, narrative and imagination, sharing illustrative anecdotes about historical figures and members of her own family. By the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of River of Shadows.