Category: Pop culture

Swordfishtrombones

Continuum Intl Pub Group | March 24, 2017 | 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
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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

Thrifty

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Farther Away

May 22, 2012 |
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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

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

Humblebrag

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

Pot Psychology's How to Be

Grand Central Publishing | November 13, 2012 | 304 pages
Do you love stylish, sexy advice? Do you love marijuana? Get the best of both worlds with POT PSYCHOLOGY'S HOW TO BE, the hot, new, easy-to-use book from the creators of the Jezebel.com video advice sensation, Pot Psychology. We're Tracie and Rich, and our system guarantees results. We'll tell you... More Info

F for Effort

Chronicle Books | July 11, 2012 | 128 pages
From the author of the national bestseller F in Exams comes a brand new compendium of hilarious and inventive wrong test answers and homework hiccups. Featuring gems from elementary school ("two halves make a whale"), middle grades (Q: What does "germinate" mean? A: To become a German citizen), and... 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

The Bearded Gentleman

Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd | June 1, 2010 | 158 pages
A fun, informative guide to fifty-plus facial hairstyles for men.  More Info

Bad Mommy

Insomniac Press | April 15, 2012 | 304 pages
Women are expected to embrace the beautiful gift of becoming a Mommy. Giving birth, nourishing our young these things are the fulfillment of a life 's ambition. You ll be spoken of in the same breath as patriotism and apple pie. There you ll be: on a pedestal, admired, happy. All you have to do is... More Info

The Superhero Book

Visible Ink Pr | April 1, 2012 | 480 pages
Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate A-to-Z compendium describes everyone's favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 icons and their place in popular culture, it... More Info

Young Me, Now Me

Ulysses Pr | October 11, 2011 | 144 pages
Amazing Photo Pairs—One a Cherished Childhood Snapshot, the Other a Spot-On Accurate, Heartwarming, and Often Hilarious Modern Recreation Everyone has childhood photographs that make them smile, laugh, even tear up. Young Me, Now Me starts with dozens of these wonderful old snapshots then blasts... More Info

Design*Sponge at Home

Artisan Publishers | September 6, 2011 | 390 pages
Presents seventy design interiors provided by the readers of the DesignSponge website, along with fifty projects with before and after pictures showing transformed rooms, furniture, and accessories.  More Info

Appetite for Self-Destruction

Soft Skull Pr | December 15, 2009 | 320 pages
For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the modern recording industry, from an author who has been writing about it for more than ten years. With unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world’s highs and... More Info

That Is All

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 2, 2012 | 384 pages
A final installment in the trilogy that began with The Areas of My Expertise features The Daily Show's "Resident Expert's" latest compendium of trivia and facts completely invented by the author, from the occupations of 700 mole men to the anticipated end of human history in 2012.  More Info

Hippie Hippie Shake

July 31, 2012 | 383 pages
As publisher of the notorious satirical magazine "Oz," Neville was at the center of 1960's culture. In "Hippie Hippie Shake," the inspiration for an upcoming major motion picture starring Sienna Miller, Neville demythologizes the 1960s in a funny, colorful, and provocative memoir. Illustrated.  More Info

Future Perfect

Riverhead Books (Hardcover) | September 18, 2012 | 233 pages
The best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From presents an optimistic assessment of how a technologically connected world can enable a better if different future, outlining a rising model of political change that breaks traditional categories of thinking and enables positive solutions.... More Info

Donna Kooler's Kool Felt Embroidery

Lark Books (NC) | March 3, 2009 | 132 pages
Felted fabric is versatile, useful, and fun to work with—and the bold hues of its smooth surface perfectly complement embroidery, allowing the yarn, floss, or thread to really pop. Craft masters Donna Kooler and Linda Gillum bring together these two hot trends in a colorful volume filled with 30... More Info

Desert to Dream

August 23, 2011 | 176 pages
"Barbara Traub first photographed the effigy of a man set ablaze every year at Burning Man in 1994. Her first shots became the iconic image on her book cover."—Time "Barbara Traub made her first trip to Burning Man and she and the rest of the world have never been the same.  More Info

Grow Your Handmade Business

Storey Books | July 3, 2012 | 271 pages
Addresses all aspects of turning a creative interest into a profitable business, covering business planning, licensing, budgeting, time management, and legal issues.  More Info

Banksy Locations & Tours

PM Press | September 1, 2011 | 180 pages
An up-to-date visual tour of the rest of the graffiti artist's street works from the past five years catalogs more than 100 different locations and is complemented by informative facts, a walking tour of pieces in Banksy's native Bristol and examples of graffiti works by a selection of his peers.... More Info

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