Category: Pop culture

The Wimp Factor

Beacon Press | June 17, 2019 | 294 pages
In this eye-opening book on how male anxiety has come to shape political thinking and behavior, Dr. Stephen Ducat argues that there is a direct association between the magnitude of a man’s femiphobia and his tendency to embrace right-wing political opinions. Ducat shows how anxious masculinity... More Info

Smoke Signals

Scribner | August 13, 2013 | 528 pages
“Hallelujah and glory be to Smoke Signals, Martin Lee’s bodacious new book…Lee chronicles everything and everyone worth chronicling in the annals of marijuana” (High Times). “In this accessible and well-researched analysis” (Publishers Weekly), Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social... More Info

Maurice Sendak: A Celebration of the Artist and His Work

Harry N. Abrams | June 11, 2013 | 224 pages
A companion guide to an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators features over two hundred illustrations by the artist, including previously unpublished pieces, preliminary drawings, and variant art for his famous works.  More Info

Republic of Outsiders

New Press | August 1, 2013 | 256 pages
A tribute to grassroots Americans who are expanding the capacities of their respective fields explores how groups of professional and amateur businesspeople, civil rights activists and alternative thinkers are organizing to spread their ideas and promote change. By the author of Hothouse Kids.... More Info

The Believer Box of Bad Advice

Clarkson Potter | August 6, 2013 | 200 pages
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The Numbers Game

July 30, 2013 | 384 pages
Moneyball meets Freakonomics in this myth-busting guide to understanding—and winning—the most popular sport on the planet Innovation is coming to soccer, and at the center of it all are the numbers—a way of thinking about the game that ignores the obvious in favor of how things actually are.... More Info

Garfield Pulls His Weight

Ballantine Books | July 16, 2013 | 96 pages
A full color edition of the classic originally published in 1994.  More Info

My Cool Bike

Pavilion Books | August 1, 2013 | 160 pages
The newest in the My Cool series will appeal to bike nuts, commuting cyclists, and design aesthetes everywhere For some the bike is much more than an accessory for the daily commute: there are the plucky few who have embarked on life-changing momentous global journeys; while for others bike... More Info

The Bee Gees

Da Capo Press | July 9, 2013 | 352 pages
This first narrative biography of the phenomenally popular vocal group that has sold more than 200 million records worldwide doubles as an epic family saga of brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice as they became the definitive band of the disco era while dealing with the tragic drug-fueled downfall of... More Info

The Revolution Was Televised

Touchstone | May 21, 2013 | 400 pages
ONE OF NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CRITIC MICHIKO KAKUTANI’S 10 FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR ONE OF HOLLYWOOD REPORTER’S 12 BEST HOLLYWOOD-RELATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR In The Revolution Was Televised, celebrated TV critic Alan Sepinwall chronicles the remarkable transformation of the small screen over the... More Info

Craft Beer Revolution

Douglas & McIntyre | May 14, 2013 | 216 pages
A thirst-quenching guide to B.C.'s craft brewers and their beers from the province's favourite beer writer. Canada's microbrewing movement began in British Columbia with the founding of Horseshoe Bay Brewing in 1982. Three decades later, B.C. is home to more than fifty breweries, including a dozen... More Info

Emily Carr & Her Dogs

Douglas & McIntyre | August 10, 2005 | 89 pages
This delightful book collects 25 stories about dogs accompanied by playful, cartoon like drawings from gifted artist and animal lover Emily Carr. Dividing her tales into calendar months, she describes the joys as well as the challenges of raising old Engl  More Info


December 1, 2012 | 223 pages
As the fiftieth anniversary of the Kennedy assassination approaches, the traumatic aspects of the tragedy continue to haunt our perceptions of the 1960s. One reason for this lies in the home movie of the incident filmed by Abraham Zapruder, a bystander who became one of the twentieth century's most... More Info

Zombies in the Academy

Intellect (UK) | April 15, 2013 | 312 pages
Zombies in the Academy taps into the current popular fascination with zombies and brings together scholars from a range of fields, including cultural and communication studies, sociology, film studies, and education, to give a critical account of the political, cultural, and pedagogical state of... More Info

Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People

Bison Books | September 1, 2012 | 372 pages
Twenty-seven years in the making (1940–67), this tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical research: Alan Lomax, indefatigable collector and preserver; Woody Guthrie, performer and prolific balladeer; and Pete Seeger,... More Info


Grand Central Publishing | November 13, 2012 | 192 pages
Thinking of visiting Portlandia? Discover all that this magical, dreamy city has to offer with PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors. Inside you'll find: A comprehensive guide to all restaurants and food carts, including extensive use of symbols to signify Vegan, Freegan, Sea-gan, Wheelchair-Accessible,... More Info

On Songwriting

Kentville, N.S. : Gaspereau Press | August 15, 2005 | 93 pages
From acclaimed musician Bob Snider comes this two-part look inside songwriting. With the same casual precision that sets his songs apart, Snider gives us a glimpse of the songwriter’s inner workings – creative process, techniques and some of the hiding places of good ideas. In a loosely... More Info

The Creative Colouring Book for Grown-Ups

Michael O'Mara Books | May 1, 2012 | 128 pages
A unique coloring book containing pages of intricate patterns to color in and complete in your own design and color pallets—the perfect way to unwind, destress, and express creativity Explore your natural creativity with some stunning and exotic patterns to color in, however and whenever you feel... More Info

Left of the Dial

Pm Press | July 1, 2013 | 320 pages
Featuring interviews with such leading punk underground figures as Ian MacKaye, Jello Biafra and Dave Dictor, an analysis of the legacy of punk's sometimes fuzzy political ideology, homegrown traditions and challenge of social norms illuminates the genre's oral history as understood by performers... More Info

I'll Be Dead by the Time You Read This

Plume | November 29, 2011 | 96 pages
Juxtaposes snippets from human conversations with drawings of animals to illustrate the imagined existential thoughts of animals.  More Info

Yiddish Wisdom

Chronicle Books | February 19, 2013 | 96 pages
Decade after decade, Yiddish proverbs continue to capture the humor, warmth, and traditions of Jewish life. Now, the beloved Yiddish Wisdom (more than 100,000 copies sold) has been expanded with even more proverbs and fresh illustrations to be cherished by a new generation.  More Info

Maddie on Things

Chronicle Books LLC | April 2, 2013 | 160 pages
Maddie is a sweet-tempered coonhound who accompanied her owner, Theron, on a yearlong, cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project. In his spare time, Theron took photos of Maddie doing what she does best: standing on things. From bicycles to giant watermelons to horses to... More Info

The Art of Clean Up

Chronicle Books | February 19, 2013 | 48 pages
The modern world can get messy. Fortunately, Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli is a man of obsessive order, as he demonstrates with eye-catching surprise in The Art of Clean Up. Already a bestseller in Germany, this compulsive title has sold more than 100,000 copies in less than a year, and the... More Info

Bike Snob Abroad

Chronicle Books | April 2, 2013 | 224 pages
In his new book, BikeSnobNYC reaches the final frontier of cycling: riding with the family. As his choice to take to the road with his toddler son in tow is met with bewilderment and disapproval from onlookers and the occasional motorist, he ponders why it's such a taboo. And what does it really... More Info

Monty Python's Flying Circus Episodes 27-45

Taylor Trade Pub | April 16, 2013 | 264 pages
This book identifies and explains the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical allusions of the landmark series. Each entry indicates what sketch it appeared in and is cross-referenced between episodes. Entries cover literary and metaphoric allusions, symbolisms, names, peoples, and places; as... More Info

My Dog: The Paradox

Andrews McMeel Publishing | May 7, 2013 | 32 pages
Matthew Inman dishes another helping of hilarity from his online comic The Oatmeal in My Dog: The Paradox. After years of carefully observing his own dog, Rambo, Inman follows his #1 New York Times best-selling How to Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting to Kill You, with this ode to the furry,... More Info

Mad Men, Mad World

Duke University Press Books | March 11, 2013 | 432 pages
DIVSince the show's debut in 2007, Mad Men has invited viewers to immerse themselves in the lush period settings, ruthless Madison Avenue advertising culture, and arresting characters at the center of its 1960s fictional world. Mad Men, Mad World is a comprehensive analysis of this groundbreaking... More Info

Tiny Confessions

Perigee Trade | May 7, 2013 | 96 pages
While on the run from Rurales in Mexico, Lou Prophet stops at the familiar desert town of Chisos Springs. Except now it’s called Moon’s Well. And it appears that more than the name has changed. It’s being controlled by the scoundrel Mordecai Moon, who even charges people for water. Lou... More Info

The Pocket Scavenger

Perigee Trade | May 7, 2013 | 208 pages
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.  More Info

Rise of the Vampire

Reaktion Books | May 15, 2013 | 224 pages
Before Bella and Edward; Stefan and Damon Salvatore; and Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter, there was Lestat and Louis, The Lost Boys, and Buffy Summers. Before True Blood and Let the Right One In, there was Dark Shadows and Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles. And then there is the most prominent of them... More Info


December 1, 2012 | 267 pages
Originally published: Portland: Cadence Press, 2010.  More Info


Simon & Schuster | September 20, 2011 | 448 pages
UNIVERSALLY ACCLAIMED AS A MUSICAL GENIUS, MILES DAVIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MUSICIANS IN THE WORLD. HERE, MILES SPEAKS OUT ABOUT HIS EXTRAORDINARY LIFE. Miles: The Autobiography, like Miles himself, holds nothing back. He speaks frankly and openly about his drug problem and... More Info

My High Times

By Spruce
Spruce | April 2, 2013 |
A Journal for all your Greatest Stoned Ideas, Stupid Quotes and Plans for World Domination. My High Times is the perfect gift to record far-out thoughts, profound insights, stupid quotes and plans for world domination. Have you ever had a really great stoned idea that would make you rich and change... More Info

We Learn Nothing

Simon & Schuster | April 9, 2013 | 256 pages
“Kreider locates the right simile and the pith of situations as he carefully catalogues humanity’s inventive and manifold ways of failing” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition,... More Info

Fifteen Minutes of Fame

January 31, 2013 | 240 pages
Over 150 regular folks getting their time in the spotlight--some are heroes, some are far from that. But they all share one thing in common: they weren't planning to become famous.  More Info

The Guitar and the New World

Excelsior Editions | April 1, 2013 | 224 pages
No summary available.

Pot Culture

Harry N. Abrams | April 1, 2008 | 224 pages
"Pot Culture" encapsulates the history, lifestyle, and language of a subculture that, with every generation, is constantly re-defining itself. This guide provides the answers to everything readers ever wanted to know about pot, but were too stoned to ask.  More Info

Barred for Life

Pm Press | February 14, 2013 | 328 pages
Cataloging the legacy of the American punk rock pioneers Black Flag, this photo documentary uses stark, contrasting portraits to share the stories of the die-hard fans who wear the iconic four-barred logo tattooed on their skin. From doctors to homeless punks, stories range from the intensely... More Info

I Would Die 4 U

By Touré
Atria Books | March 19, 2013 | 160 pages
Celebrated journalist, TV personality, and award-winning author Touré investigates one of the most enigmatic and fascinating figures in contemporary American culture: Prince. Drawing on new research and enlivened by Toure's unique pop cultural fluency, I Would Die 4 U relies on surprising and... More Info


Perigee Trade | September 7, 2010 | 224 pages
This manual of accidents and mistakes asks readers to do the opposite of what they've always been taught and follow three rules: 1. Do not try to make something beautiful. 2. Do not think too much. (There is no "wrong.") 3. Continue under all circumstances.  More Info

This Is Not a Book

Perigee Trade | September 1, 2009 | 221 pages
The creator of Wreck This Journal presents a creative, illustrated guide with a unique perspective on the purpose and function of a book, including using it to send a secret message, as a recording device, and as an instrument. Original.  More Info

Wreck This Journal (Black)

Perigee Trade | August 7, 2012 | 224 pages
The international bestseller… For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, an illustrated book that features a subversive collection of prompts, asking readers to muster up their best mistake and... More Info

Did I Do That?

Abrams Image | May 1, 2013 | 208 pages
Did I Do That? The Best (and Worst) of the ‘90srelives the decade that brought the Power Rangers,Saved by the Bell, and Beanie Babies to worldwide stardom. Celebrating the most sought-after, wacky, ubiquitous, and downright bizarre bits of ’90s pop culture, this chock-full-of-fun,... More Info

Punk Press

Harry N Abrams Incorporated | March 5, 2013 | 240 pages
Punk was born on the East Coast in the late 1960s, later crossing the Atlantic and exploding in London and Paris. This dynamic countermovement churned out heaps of professional magazines and photocopied, hand-stapled fanzines, all expressing ideas on music, art, and current events. By creating its... More Info

The Skateboarding Field Manual

Firefly Books Limited | January 1, 2009 | 143 pages
Explains the fundamentals of skateboarding, from putting a board together to how to do thirty-three basic tricks.  More Info

50 Licks

Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA | February 26, 2013 | 288 pages
Behold the Rolling Stones: run-ins with the law, chart-topping successes, and now the World's Greatest Continually Operating Rock and Roll Band. 50 Licks tells the story of the Stones, right from its very origins. On July 12, 1962, London's Marquee Club debuted a new act, a blues-inflected rock... More Info

Tapping into The Wire

JHUP | August 15, 2012 | 232 pages
Did Omar Little die of lead poisoning? Would a decriminalization strategy like the one in Hamsterdam end the War on Drugs? What will it take to save neglected kids like Wallace and Dukie? Tapping into 'The Wire' uses the acclaimed television series as a road map for exploring connections between... More Info

98% Funky Stuff

February 1, 2013 | 208 pages
Revealing the warm and astonishing story of an influential jazz legend, this personal narrative tells the story of a man's journey from a Southern upbringing to a career touring the world to play for adoring fans. It tells how James Brown first discovered the Parker brothers—Melvin, the drummer,... More Info

Inside Jokes

MIT Press (MA) | February 8, 2013 | 376 pages
An evolutionary and cognitive account of the addictive mind candy that ishumor.  More Info

Yarn Bombing

Arsenal Pulp PressLtd | September 1, 2009 | 231 pages
A guide to covert textile street art offers tips on how to design unique graffiti tags, advice on coordinating large-scale projects, and includes twenty pattens for items to adorn public spaces.  More Info