Category: Pop culture

The Lego Book

DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | August 20, 2012 | 255 pages
A visual chronicle of key moments in LEGO® history includes coverage of spotlight developments, main toy systems, the LEGOLAND theme parks and LEGO's diversification into the visual arts, in an updated edition that includes instruction panels for creating models from bricks.  More Info


Workman Pub Co | May 12, 2010 | 13 pages
Presents eleven scenes and quotations from the six Star Wars motion pictures. Striped acetate overlays on board pages give illustrations the illusion of movement.  More Info

Feminist Ryan Gosling

Running PressBook Pub | August 14, 2012 | 125 pages
Based on the blog of the same name, a humorous book pairs 120 steamy, full-color photos of Ryan Gosling with favorite feminist theories.  More Info

Why Love Hurts

Polity | June 26, 2012 | 300 pages
This book argues that the modern romantic experience and the selection of a partner is shaped by a fundamental transformation in the ecology and architecture of romantic choice.  More Info

Mort Drucker

Running PressBook Pub | October 23, 2012 | 272 pages
Selected by the artist himself, this collection highlights the best work of the award-winning caricaturist who spent 55 years drawing satirical cartoons and parodies of TV shows and movies for MAD magazine. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

I'm Your Man

Random House Digital, Inc. | October 23, 2012 | 576 pages
The definitive biography of one of the most emigmatic, beloved, and celebrated artists of our time. Leonard Cohen's extensive and successful recent worldwide tour has demonstrated that his popularity across generations and borders has never been greater. Cohen's life is one of singular mystique.... More Info

Counter culture

Ilr Pr | August 1, 2009 | 142 pages
A must-have for anyone who loves diners and coffee shops. Taylor travels more than 26,000 miles throughout the United States collecting stories of lifer waitresses. Their compelling stories are complemented by Taylor's striking color photographs of them at work.  More Info

The Last Holiday

Canongate U.S. | January 10, 2012 | 384 pages
A personal account by the late rap artist and poet best known for such iconic singles as "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" and "B Movie" traces the story of his life, career and history-making 1981 tour at the side of Stevie Wonder to raise support for the establishment of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  More Info

The Breakup 2.0

March 1, 2012 | 214 pages
A few generations ago, college students showed their romantic commitments by exchanging special objects: rings, pins, varsity letter jackets. Pins and rings were handy, telling everyone in local communities that you were spoken for, and when you broke...  More Info

Jeopardy! and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing | November 6, 2012 | 288 pages
Since its debut in 1964, Jeopardy! has been one of America's favorite and longest-running daytime quiz shows. It turns the question-answer format of traditional quiz shows on its head and requires contestants to pose correct questions to answers in selected categories. While mining information and... More Info

Rush and Philosophy

Open Court Pub Co | May 10, 2011 | 288 pages
The progressive/hard rock band Rush has never been as popular as it is now. A documentary film about the band, Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage, which was released in the summer of 2010 has been universally well received. They had a cameo in the movie I Love You Man. Their seven-part song “2112”... More Info

Breaking Bad and Philosophy

Open Court Publishing | July 10, 2012 | 242 pages
The hit television drama Breaking Bad is discussed by professional thinkers who compare the major themes of the show with philosophical concepts and answer questions about injustice, retaliation and the potential of everyone to become a ruthless criminal. Original.  More Info

Bike Snob

Chronicle Books | May 5, 2010 | 222 pages
Cycling is exploding in a good way. Urbanites everywhere, from ironic hipsters to earth-conscious commuters, are taking to the bike like aquatic mammals to water. BikeSnobNYC cycling's most prolific, well-known, hilarious, and anonymous blogger brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the most... More Info


April 1, 2012 | 176 pages
Raised in Queens, New York, Johnny Ramone founded one of the most influential rock bands of all time, but he never strayed from his blue-collar roots and attitude. He was truly imbued with the angry-young-man spirit that would characterize his persona both on and off stage. Through it all, Johnny... More Info

Out of the Vinyl Deeps

University of Minnesota Press | May 1, 2011 | 272 pages
Rediscover the astute and passionate music writings of the pioneering rock critic for the New Yorker.  More Info


Continuum Intl Pub Group | June 18, 2019 | 129 pages
This book presents two stories: one of a man creating that elusive American second act, and secondly finding the perfect collaborator in his wife.  More Info

A Different Light

Duke University Press Books | December 20, 2011 | 376 pages
A full-length study of the contemporary Brazilian photographer, focusing on the socio-political content of his work.  More Info

Flying Saucers Rock 'n' Roll

Duke University Press Books | August 10, 2011 | 306 pages
An edited collection of interviews with rock and roll pioneers and oddballs from Roctober magazine.  More Info

Friends, Followers and the Future

May 8, 2012 | 286 pages
Award-winning journalist explores how social media is transforming not only politics, media, business, but the future of democracy and ourselves.  More Info


House of Anansi Pr | May 1, 2010 | 232 pages
Bestselling author and national columnist Marjorie Harris offers a timely and entertaining guide to living the thrifty life. Here are solid tips on how to haggle, how to find fashion deals, maintaining home and hearth on a budget, and money-saving ideas on gardening, travel, and entertainment.... More Info

Do-It-Yourself Screenprinting

Microcosm Pub | September 30, 2007 | 188 pages
A fascinating graphic 'novel' that details the art and science of screenprinting from inception to printed t-shirts! It teaches you how to build a screen, burn an image, test how things are going, pull ink, wash out screens, and creative ideas. A true joy to see the exaggerated illustrations while... More Info

The Zinester's Guide to Portland

Microcosm Pub | January 1, 2012 | 129 pages
Shawn Granton (Ten Foot Rule) and Nate Beaty (Brainfag Comics) edited a new, 4th edition of this really comprehensive guide of things to do in Portland, OR. Features tons of information on various neighborhoods, bridges, eateries, hangouts, bars, places that sell zines, as well as information on... More Info

Beautiful/Decay: Seven Deadly Sins

Beautiful Decay | September 30, 2012 | 164 pages
Starting in the 14th Century the Seven Deadly Sins have captivated the masses through depictions of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony in works of art, literature, and oral traditions. As a subject, the Seven Deadly Sins continues to thrive in contemporary visual culture. As a... More Info

Alternative Resumes

February 1, 2010 | 212 pages
These creative, eye-catching resums are especially designed for young job seekers and the sectors where they work. The text includes 140 targeted resums for jobs in retail, hospitality, labor and trades, office and technical, community service and other fields.  More Info

Things I Want to Punch in the Face

Prospect Park Pub | August 15, 2012 | 125 pages
A humor book inspired by the blog of the same name, Things I Want to Punch in the Face means: 1) a humorous way to convey annoyance or frustration over those little things in life that bug; 2) petty peeves warranting a tongue-in- cheek lashing but involving no physical retribution, 3) an expression... More Info

The Next Day

April 15, 2011 | 100 pages
"This graphic novella is built from intimate interviews with four people who have attempted suicide. It includes descriptions of actual attempts and traumatic events that may be upsetting to some readers" --Publisher description.  More Info

Making Rumours

Wiley | April 10, 2012 | 384 pages
The producer of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours offers the intriguing inside story of the making of the classic 1977 album, from infighting among the band members to the novel approaches they took to making music, in a book with 80 photos.  More Info

And Nothing But the Truthiness

St. Martin's Griffin | October 2, 2012 | 304 pages
In this biography, Lisa Rogak presents a funny and personal portrait of Stephen Colbert, the comedian who became the star of The Colbert Report. She reveals the tragedy that forever altered his family and charts his early yeaers, first as a serious acting student and later as a budding improv... More Info

The Big Lebowski and Philosophy

Wiley | May 8, 2012 | 304 pages
Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind The Big Lebowski Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and... More Info

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy

Wiley | May 1, 2012 | 288 pages
"There are books that debate math, science, and history; there are books that help you build walls or even pyramids; there are even books that discuss Neanderthals with tools and autotrophs that drool. This book discusses philosophy. But you don't need an IQ of 187 to enjoy it. I swear to cow! As... More Info

The Encyclopedia of New Wave

Sterling Pub Co Inc | May 1, 2012 | 304 pages
The Talking Heads, The Boomtown Rats, Blondie, Elvis Costello: this fun new addition to the successful Encyclopedia series celebrates the hugely influential New Wave musical movement of the late 1970s and 80s. Originating as a less-aggressive sister movement to punk, New Wave encompassed a wide... More Info

Get the Led Out

Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated | November 6, 2012 | 256 pages
Get the Led Out is the ultimate book on the ultimate band. This lushly illustrated volume starts with a unique day-by-day timeline based on Carol Miller's radio show, revealing quirky details, achievements, and singular exploits. Twenty-seven rare, candid interviews follow, featuring Zeppelin... More Info

Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll Crosswords

Puzzlewright | June 5, 2012 | 96 pages
Warning: these are not grandma's crosswords--unless grandma is a foul-mouthed, sex-crazed, puzzle junkie. Join trailblazing crossword maker Brendan Emmett Quigley as he mixes letters to create risqué phrases and focuses on topics that traditional newspaper crosswords wouldn't touch with a ten-foot... More Info

Fade to Black

Sterling | October 2, 2012 | 288 pages
Take an extraordinary journey through the coolest hard rock album covers from 1965-90: vinyl's “golden age.” Martin Popoff--the world's most renowned heavy metal journalist--joins with celebrated cover artist Ioannis to offer always insightful, sometimes humorous critiques of 216 covers. Popoff... More Info

I Love Charts

Sourcebooks Incorporated | May 1, 2012 | 190 pages
Based on the popular blog, compiles never-before-seen humorous charts about such subjects as love, music, life, and imagination.  More Info

Neil Young

Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated | November 6, 2012 | 281 pages
Neil Young is a unique rock icon, with a career unrivaled in its breadth and innovation. This celebration of the man and his music tells Young's story through classic and rare images, record artwork, contemporary press materials, and more. It traces his work with Crazy Horse, Buffalo Springfield,... More Info

Blown Covers

Harry N Abrams Inc | April 30, 2012 | 128 pages
Françoise Mouly takes us behind the scenes at the New Yorker and reveals how the magazine creates its signature covers commenting on the most urgent political and cultural events of the day. She shows the shocking and hilarious sketches that didn't make the cut and explains how these are essential... More Info

Smoke Signals

Scribner | August 14, 2012 | 528 pages
A bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells the great American pot story— a panoramic, character-driven saga that examines the medical, recreational, scientific, and economic dimensions of the world’s most controversial plant. Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its... More Info

Weird Al

Harry N. Abrams | October 1, 2012 | 208 pages
Covering more than three decades of hilarious songs, videos, concert performances and his life story in words and pictures, an illustrated tribute to the undisputed king of pop parody, Weird Al Yankovic, is the ultimate companion to an extraordinary career. 50,000 first printing.  More Info

One Good Deed

Harry N. Abrams | September 1, 2012 | 384 pages
Chronicles the author's quest to perform one good, small deed per day for one year, in a work composed of daily chronological entries.  More Info

We Learn Nothing

Free Pr | June 12, 2012 | 240 pages
Satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider here turns his most unflinchingly funny, brutally honest mind to the dark truths of the human condition.Tim Kreider spent the past fifteen years of his life as a political cartoonist with an avid cult following, exposing the hypocrisies of our government and being,... More Info

Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds

Continuum | June 28, 2012 | 272 pages
This provocative and unique anthology analyzes Quentin Tarantino's controversial Inglourious Basterds in the contexts of cinema, cultural, gender, and historical studies. The film and its ideology is dissected by a range of scholars and writers who take on the director's manipulation of metacinema,... More Info

The Quotable Stoner

Adams Media Corporation | July 18, 2011 | 256 pages
"I love my FedEx guy 'cause he's a drug dealer and he don't even know it . . . and he's always on time." --Mitch Hedberg Talking about weed? It never gets old. There's just a whole lot to be said. And in this book, you'll find more than a thousand hilarious, half-baked quotes about marijuana and... More Info

Farther Away

May 22, 2012 |
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How to Piss in Public

Scribner Book Company | March 20, 2012 | 288 pages
The cartoonist from the award-winning comic Pervert and creator of Vice magazine unabashedly recounts such outrageous misadventures as his streaking through New York City during the 2003 blackout and his invention of the "Warhol Children." 50,000 first printing.  More Info

Makeup to Breakup

Scribner | October 23, 2012 | 384 pages
LEGENDARY founding KISS drummer Peter “Catman” Criss has lived an incredible life in music, from the streets of Brooklyn to the social clubs of New York City to the ultimate heights of rock ’n’ roll success and excess. KISS formed in 1973 and broke new ground with their elaborate makeup,... More Info

Who I Am

October 9, 2012 | 100 pages
Long acknowledged as one of rock music's most intelligent and literary performers, Pete Townshend - guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Who - at last tells his wild story in this candid and immersive autobiography. Raised in west London by an eccentric grandmother, while his... More Info

The Enlightened Cyclist

Chronicle Books Llc | March 21, 2012 | 240 pages
The joys of commuting by bike attract scores of new converts every year. But as fresh-faced cyclists fill the roads, they also encounter their share of frustrations-careless drivers, wide-flung car doors, zoned-out pedestrians, and aggressive fellow cyclists, to name a few. In this follow-up to the... More Info

I Love My Bike

Chronicle Books Llc | May 11, 2011 | 160 pages
Cycling is about joy. Sure, it takes willpower, strength, and grit, but at its core, being on a bike is all about rejoicing in the greatest transportational invention in history. I Love My Bike is a photographic celebration of the grand kinship of bicycles, a bond shared by millions of people... More Info


Grand Central Publishing | September 25, 2012 | 272 pages
From comedian and writer (Parks and Recreation, Eastbound & Down) Harris Wittels comes a hysterical breakdown of boasts, brags, and self-adulation disguised as humble comments and complaints-based on his popular @humblebrag Twitter feed. Something immediately annoyed Harris Wittels about... More Info