Category: Pop culture


Where the Wild Mums are

February 19, 2015 | 32 pages
The day Mum didn't get dressed and went on strike, Dad called her 'a Wild Thing' and Mum said 'Cook your own dinner' and stomped off upstairs to have a bath . . . In this hilarious, touching homage to Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, a worn-out mum finds herself floating across time and... More Info

The Dylanologists

Simon & Schuster | May 26, 2015 | 256 pages
A joyous and poignant exploration of the meaning of fandom, the healing power of art, and the importance of embracing what moves you, “The Dylanologists is juicy…artfully told…and an often moving chronicle of the ecstasies and depravities of obsession” (New York Daily News). Bob Dylan is... More Info

Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana

Chronicle Books | May 19, 2015 | 408 pages
Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful.... More Info

Menswear Dog Presents: The New Classics

Artisan Books | April 1, 2015 | 160 pages
The husband-and-wife team behind the "Menswear Dog" blog present a quirky guide to men's seasonal style as modeled by the ever-stylish Bodhi, their Shibu Inu dog.  More Info

Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness

Ronin Pub | May 12, 2015 | 380 pages
From the very beginning, filmmakers have struggled to free themselves from censorship and manipulation by special-interest groups, and this struggle is clearly evident in the history of drug films. Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness is an exhaustive exploration of the history of the depiction of... More Info

Punk Elegies

Barnacle Book | March 17, 2015 | 328 pages
Punk Elegies arrives like a chemically unstable mixture of Richard Yates and Damon Runyon. Set along Hollywood Boulevard at the birth of punk and the death of the 1970s, the thirty-three melancholic, comic laments of Punk Elegies are a mesmerizing concoction of delusion and revelation. A cultural... More Info

My Body Is Yours

May 1, 2015 | 240 pages
An LGBT memoir by a formerly self-described "inadequate male," about the true meaning of being a man.  More Info

Anger Is an Energy

Dey Street Books | April 28, 2015 | 544 pages
From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words. John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years. As Johnny Rotten, he was the lead singer of the Sex Pistols-the... More Info

There Goes Gravity

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | April 7, 2015 | 368 pages
Lisa Robinson is the only woman journalist to have broken into the rock and roll boy's club. She has interviewed everyone from John Lennon to Patti Smith, Lady Gaga to the Clash. She's discussed nail varnish with a 12 year old Michael Jackson and introduced Lou Reed to David Bowie over filet... More Info

Hurry Up and Wait

April 6, 2015 | 64 pages
Hurry Up and Wait, the second volume in a new series of collaborations between artist Maira Kalman, author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket), and The Museum of Modern Art, New York, is a whimsical collection of images that capture people in motion or not.  More Info

So You've Been Publicly Shamed

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | March 31, 2015 | 304 pages
An internationally best-selling author explores the war on human nature and its flaws by immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming—meeting famous shames, shamers and bystanders who have been impacted and whose careers and lives have been ruined by one mistake. By the... More Info

Stevie Nicks

February 3, 2015 | 352 pages
A celebration of the career and achievements of the iconic rock-and-roll artist traces her Midwest childhood and explosion onto the music scene through her collaborations with Fleetwood Mac and her gold and quadruple-platinum solo albums.  More Info

Age of Earthquakes

March 3, 2015 | 128 pages
A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era.  More Info


University of Texas Press | January 9, 2015 | 176 pages
Winner of the 2012 Los Angeles Book Festival Photography/Art Book Award, Dan Winters’ America: Icons and Ingenuity is the first retrospective of the career of this talented artist. Winters has spent more than two decades creating memorable photographs for such publications as the New York Times... More Info

Girl in a Band

Dey Street Books | February 24, 2015 | 288 pages
Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of... More Info

Cycling Stars

By Magma
Laurence King Publishing | January 20, 2015 | 34 pages
Who is the toughest rider of all time? Who is the fastest cycling sprinter the world has ever seen? Would the racers of the sixties beat the champions of today? Put these long-standing debates to bed with this collection of illustrated cards showing the top stats of the 30 brightest stars from... More Info

Great Power and Great Responsibility

Wolsak & Wynn Pub Limited | November 4, 2014 | 440 pages
Great Power and Great Responsibility is a book about what makes comics tick and about how the philosophies of the world are reflected back at us through comics. By investigating certain iconic series with academic rigor, Mann shows how much of the world is captured in the comic series, particularly... More Info

Reclaiming Canadian Bodies

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 31, 2014 | 281 pages
The central focus of Reclaiming Canadian Bodies is the relationship between visual media, the construction of Canadian national identity, and notions of embodiment. It asks how particular representations of bodies are constructed and performed within the context of visual and discursive mediated... More Info

Iconic Designs

Bloomsbury Publishing | November 20, 2014 | 240 pages
"By returning to the etymological roots of iconicity and showcasing objects which are distinctive, memorable, internationally recognised and the subject of significant media attention, this text addresses what we mean by 'iconic' and how that aids our understanding of design and of iconicity. 50... More Info

We Rock! (Music Lab)

December 15, 2014 | 152 pages
Finally! A hip, fun and culturally relevant series of music appreciation books, perfect for modern music-loving families who want to take advantage of this era of exploding musical access! Get a personal guided tour through an amazing historical back-catalog of music that was previously... More Info

Bare-Knuckled Lit

December 16, 2014 | 152 pages
Includes more than 30 essays by members and performers of the cutting-edge live lit movement, similar to a witty, irreverent debate club between writers, featuring work from Samantha Irby, Daniel Shapiro, Josh Zagoren, Dave Stinton and Nick Tecosky. Original.  More Info

What We See When We Read

Vintage | August 5, 2014 | 419 pages
A Knopf art director presents a fully illustrated investigation into how we visualize images while reading works of literature, sharing example fragments of artwork that provide insights into how authors imagined their characters and settings. Original. 20,000 first printing.  More Info

You Have to Fucking Eat

November 12, 2014 | 32 pages
The long-awaited sequel to the #1 "New York Times" best-selling classic "Go the F*** to Sleep."  More Info

The Pocket Beer Guide

Sterling Publishing (NY) | September 17, 2013 | 320 pages
The best beers are here, so drink up! The authors of the acclaimed World Atlas of Beer (Sterling Epicure) have collaborated with top international contributors to create the most extraordinary, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to brews available. This team of experts provides tasting notes on an... More Info

Kurt Cobain

One Peace Books Incorporated | April 15, 2014 | 96 pages
Growing up, Kurt Cobain believed that he was an alien and that his parents weren t really his parents. He thought that his alien race would rescue him sooner or later or that he would at least meet others like him, never feeling alone again. Eventually, Kurt Cobain will meet like-minded friends and... More Info

Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch

April 3, 2014 | 36 pages
The newest in I Love Mel's pop culture colouring books is Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch, an unofficial colouring book featuring line drawings of the star's best known roles on film and television. Cumberbatch has taken the world by storm in roles such as Sherlock Holmes on BBC's Sherlock,... More Info

Top 40 Democracy

University of Chicago Press | October 20, 2014 | 312 pages
If you drive into any American city with the car stereo blasting, you’ll undoubtedly find radio stations representing R&B/hip-hop, country, Top 40, adult contemporary, rock, and Latin, each playing hit after hit within that musical format. American music has created an array of rival... More Info

About Time

Little, Brown | November 4, 2014 | 224 pages
By the author of Paris Versus New York, an illustrated exploration of time and memory. Take it, make it, lose it, have it, kill it, spend it, save it, forget it, break it, set it, repeat it, keep it: time flies and time crawls. This might be your first time, your last time, or you may be stuck in... More Info

Inside the Dream Palace

Mariner Books | November 1, 2014 | 496 pages
The history of New York's legendary Chelsea Hotel, where artists of all stripes, legends themselves, have lived and loved and worked for more than a century.  More Info

The Anti Journal

November 11, 2014 | 192 pages
Anti Journal is a fresh creative journaling title for teenagers and young adults reflecting the modern zeitgeist. Upwards and downwards of its core audience it offers perennial crossover value as an adult gift purchase and younger activity purchase -- in a nutshell, its audience is huge.... More Info

Windows on the World

Penguin Press | November 13, 2014 | 152 pages
Forefront writers including Daniel Kehlmann, Nadine Gordimer and Xi Chuan collaborate with artist Matteo Pericoli to share metaphorical views on place, creativity and the meaning of home in the 21st century. 30,000 first printing. Illustrations.  More Info

Michael Jackson's Dangerous

Bloomsbury Academic | September 25, 2014 | 168 pages
Dangerous is Michael Jackson's coming of age album. Granted, that's a bold claim to make given that many think his best work lay behind him by the time this record was made. It offers Jackson on a threshold, at long last embracing adulthood-politically questioning, sexually charged-yet unable to... More Info

Novel Living

Stewart Tabori & Chang | November 11, 2014 | 144 pages
Presents ideas for collecting and restoring print books, and includes crafting and decorating suggestions to incorporate them into a person's living space.  More Info

Homeland and Philosophy

Open Court | November 1, 2014 | 288 pages
In Homeland and Philosophy, 23 philosophers tackle the issues that Showtime's award-winning show Homeland asks us to consider. The drama, which centers on Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody's release from an al-Qaeda prison, and CIA Agent Carrie Mathison's distrust of his intentions, asks questions of... More Info

Beatles vs. Stones

Simon & Schuster | November 11, 2014 | 320 pages
A lively examination of the most legendary (and least understood) rivalry in the annals of rock ’n’ roll: “Beatles vs. Stones is one of the best rock biographies I have seen this year…If you thought you knew everything there was to know about these two groups, think again” (Seattle... More Info

Full Speed Ahead!

Abrams Books for Young Readers | October 1, 2014 | 64 pages
Animals and objects are grouped together by their speed, from slowest to fastest, including such things as elephants, hares, tanks, biplanes, and tennis balls.  More Info

The World of PostSecret

William Morrow | November 4, 2014 | 288 pages
A ton of secrets, one postcard at a time.  More Info

Napkin Notes

HarperOne | October 28, 2014 | 224 pages
Cancer has given Garth Callaghan a new purpose: to inspire parents to connect more with their children even in small ways, as he has done before and since his diagnosis by tucking a napkin note into his daughter’s lunch every day. Garth Callaghan doesn’t know how long he has to live. But he can... More Info

Shake Puppies

Harper Design | October 28, 2014 | 144 pages
This highly anticipated follow-up to the bestselling book Shake features more than 130 photographs of adorable puppies. This brilliant, brightly colored collection truly captures the squishy cuteness of a puppy—its tousled fur, floppy ears, and endearing expression—in the moment when our tiny,... More Info

A Bunch of Pretty Things I Did Not Buy

Penguin Group USA | October 28, 2014 | 192 pages
A witty, gracious, and charmingly illustrated anti-consumer manifesto Like most people, Sarah Lazarovic covets beautiful things. But rather than giving in to her impulse to spend and acquire, Sarah spent a year painting the objects she wanted to buy instead. Based on a visual essay that was first... More Info

Infographic Guide to Literature

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
100 stunning, ingenious and absorbing infographics all about literature, featuring your favourite books and authors! Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising facts about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L.... More Info

The Beatles Lyrics

Little, Brown | September 30, 2014 | 384 pages
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a... More Info

They Came from Within

Arbeiter Ring Pub | October 1, 2014 | 356 pages
No horror film is truly mainstream, David Cronenberg has said, and it is for this reason that even the lowliest of them may be worth consideration.  More Info

Someecards Mad Libs

October 16, 2014 | 48 pages
Someecards Mad Libs includes 21 hilarious and over-the-top stories inspired by the popular adult e-card website, At only $4.99 a pop, pick one up for yourself and all your friends. It's the perfect way to celebrate any occasion, like a birthday, graduation, one night stand,... More Info

The Greatest Albums You'll Never Hear

Cassell | October 14, 2014 | 256 pages
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High Times

Power House Books | October 14, 2014 | 300 pages
Founded in 1974 by an ambitious political activist and outlaw drug smuggler, High Times has been a revolutionary venture right from the start. Providing alternative political commentary and unabashed enthusiasm for cannabis, LSD, and psychedelic mushrooms, the proven success and staying power of... More Info

Homeland Revealed

Chronicle Books | October 14, 2014 | 160 pages
An American soldier presumed killed in Iraq returns home eight years after disappearing. This is the premise of the award-winning and highly addictive Homeland. Known for its heart-pumping plot and phenomenal acting, Homeland has garnered fabulous reviews and legions of devoted fans. This richly... More Info

Tell Everyone

Doubleday Canada | October 14, 2014 | 352 pages
Ideas and stories that would once only reach a handful of people can now reverberate across the world, amplifying the power of individuals, informing our choices, and changing how we receive and react to the news. Tell Everyone explores and explains a more open, vibrant and diverse media Every day... More Info

Rock Star

JHU Press | September 4, 2014 | 264 pages
"All stars are celebrities, but not all celebrities are stars," states David Shumway in the introduction to Rock Star, an informal history of rock stardom. This deceptively simple statement belies the complex definition and meaning of stardom and more specifically of rock icons. Shumway looks at... More Info

The Disaster Artist

Simon & Schuster | October 7, 2014 | 288 pages
From the actor who somehow lived through it all, a “sharply detailed…funny book about a cinematic comedy of errors” (The New York Times): the making of the cult film phenomenon The Room. In 2003, an independent film called The Room—starring and written, produced, and directed by a... More Info