Category: Pop culture

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

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

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

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, Volume 1

Pm Press | November 1, 2011 | 180 pages
Three visual tours by the influential critic and photographer catalog and assess recent street works by the political graffiti artist and his peers, incorporating into an expanded edition provocative and informative examples by such figures as Eine, Faile and El Chivo. Original.  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

Punk Rock

Pm Press | July 17, 2012 | 562 pages
Draws on over one hundred fifty interviews with key musicians from the punk-rock scene to describe the rise of the genre, from its roots in the 1960s to the influence of such acts as The Clash, The Sex Pistols, and the Buzzcocks.  More Info

Feeding Back: Conve

June 1, 2012 | 394 pages
Feeding Back: Conversations with Alternative Guitarists from Proto-Punk to Post-Rock offers a counter-history of rock music through the lens of interviews with musicians including Richard Thompson, J Mascis, James Williamson, Bob Mould, Tom Verlaine, Lydia Lunch, Lee Ranaldo, Johnny Marr, and John... More Info

Hendrix On Hendrix

October 1, 2012 | 362 pages
Hendrix on Hendrix includes the most important interviews from the peak of Jimi Hendrix's career, 1966 to 1970, carefully selected by one of the world's leading Jimi Hendrix historians. In this book Hendrix recalls for reporters his heartbreaking childhood and his grueling nights on the Chitlin'... More Info

Beyond the Music

Microcosm Pub | October 11, 2012 | 192 pages
Moving beyond the music and misconceptions, the discussions in this book give voice to the emergent impact of punk in the words of those who participated and were witness, and include those whose livelihoods have been shaped around the punk lifestyle. Punk is notorious for its loud music,... More Info
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Bill Daniel's Mostly True April 1908

Microcosm Pub | November 15, 2012 | 168 pages
A companion piece to the author's documentary Who Is Bozo Texino?, this collection of railroad boxcar graffiti gives fascinating insight into vagabond culture. Filled with railroad nostalgia, freight-riding stories, historical oddities, and interviews with the graffiti artists themselves, this... More Info

Hot Art

Douglas & McIntyre | October 6, 2012 | 328 pages
Winner of the Edna Staebler Award and the Arthur Ellis Award for Non Fiction The Thomas Crown Affairmeets The Devil in the White Cityin this fast-paced true crime story of the seedy-underbelly of international art theft. A major work of investigative journalism, Hot Artis a globetrotting mystery... More Info

Classic Album Covers of The 1970s

Collins & Brown | September 4, 2012 | 191 pages
"An essential collection of the very best album covers produced during one of the most progressive yet turbulent decades in modern history."--P. [4] of cover.  More Info

101 Forgotten Films

Oldcastle Books Ltd | September 1, 2008 | 160 pages
Somewhere in the labyrinth of our memories are films that we have seen and cannot forget but frustratingly may never see again because they have mysteriously vanished from the public domain. They may be hidden away in a film studio's vault, buried beneath the floorboards of a filmmaker's home,... More Info

Trans(Per)Forming Nina Arsenault

Intellect L & D E F A E | June 15, 2012 | 160 pages
Transgendered playwright, performer, columnist, and sex worker Nina Arsenault has undergone more than sixty plastic surgeries in pursuit of a feminine beauty ideal.  More Info

Machiavelli's Lawn

Granta Books (UK) | April 1, 2011 | 144 pages
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Sartre's Sink

Granta Books | October 6, 2008 | 137 pages
For too long DIY books have suffered the neglect of the literary Establishment. Finally, here in one volume, are the essential DIY tips of the world's greatest writers. Dostoyevsky tells of a young man employed by an elderly lady to retile her bathroom; Caesar puts up a shelf for his rebellious... More Info

Sign Language

Aurum Pr Ltd | May 1, 2012 | 160 pages
A hilarious tour of the state of our mother tongue, from the people who brought you Am I Alone In Thinking . . . ?, Sign Language is a collection the most inappropriate, confusing, poorly translated and mind-bogglingly bizarre signs from around the world.Few things amuse and appal Telegraph readers... More Info

In the Seventies

Serpents Tail | November 1, 2011 | 272 pages
Beginning with the Weathermen explosion in Greenwich Village and ending with punk, the Seventies was the age of extremes, sex, drugs and, of course, rock 'n' roll. Traveling between the underground scenes of London, New York, and California, Barry Miles remembers encounters with the legends of the... More Info

The Custom Road Bike

Laurence King Pub | March 28, 2012 | 224 pages
This lavishly illustrated book reveals the state of the art of the custom racing bicycle. Chapter by chapter, the book builds up the complete guide to specifying and buying your dream bike. Each chapter covers a particular part of the bike, from frames to forks, headsets, wheels, tyres, hubs, gear... More Info

Bicycles

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford | July 15, 2011 | 112 pages
To celebrate the acquisition of the Tom Phillips archive, the Bodleian Library has asked the artist to assemble and design a series of books drawing on his themed collection of over 50,000 photographic postcards. These encompass the first half of the twentieth century, a period in which, thanks to... More Info

The cultural front

Verso Books | September 21, 1998 | 556 pages
"The cultural front," James T. Farrell once wrote, was made up of "commercial writers, high-priced Hollywood scenarists, a motley assortment of mystery-plot mechanics, humorists, newspaper columnists, stripteasers, band leaders, glamour girls, actors, press agents, Broadway producers, aging wives... More Info

Belong

December 15, 2004 | 177 pages
The author takes readers on a lively tour of the international art scene, visiting galleries, street fairs, and artist's studios in forty-one countries to uncover evidence of exciting art, music, and culture from around the world. Original.  More Info

Movies Ate My Brain

July 30, 2006 | 282 pages
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Morris As Elvis

January 31, 2010 | 379 pages
Born on the Shuswap Indian Reservation in British Columbia, Morris Bates became the first professional Elvis impersonator, playing the Las Vegas strip for 10 years after the King's death. In Vegas he appeared on stage at the Silver Slipper, The Landmark Hilton, and Vegas World; he also gave command... More Info

Lost in Translation

Portico | June 19, 2012 | 112 pages
Whether it's dodgy grammar, bad spellings or just plain old terrible translations, LOST IN TRANSLATION demonstrates how the world's favourite language is treated when it goes on holiday.  More Info

NoMeansNo

October 15, 2012 | 104 pages
Invisible Publishing’s Bibliophonic Series returns, this time focusing on unsung Canadian punk rock heroes NoMeansNo.NoMeansNo: Going Nowhere, will look at a band whose career has spanned three decades, 14 albums and produced an alter ego that’s become as much a part of the Canadian... More Info

Attack of the Copula Spiders

March 27, 2012 | 224 pages
Who among us is brave enough to challenge the mind of Alice Munro? To duel with Leon Rooke's dreams? Or--more daunting yet--to joust with sloppy student grammar? Douglas Glover is the knight-in-arms of contemporary fiction, and Attack of the Copula Spiders a stalwart defense of the literary... More Info

Great Lakes Portraits

Fifth House | March 30, 2013 | 212 pages
When the first European explorers saw The Great Lakes they called them les mers douces – the sweet seas. They had never before encountered anything comparable. For the First Nations the Great Lakes have long been places of wonder and mystical power. And today the Lakes still have an ability to... More Info

Make It Last

Microcosm Pub | October 11, 2012 | 128 pages
A spiritual sequel to the do-it-yourself handbook Make Your Place, this is a practical guide to prolonging the lives of cherished items in the home. Tips for mending clothing, preserving the harvest from a home garden, drying herbs and meat, and other money-saving ideas are accompanied by humorous... More Info

Bipedal, by Pedal!: Issue One

Microcosm Pub | August 1, 2007 | 44 pages
A social history and tactics lesson about the Critical Mass bicycle movement, this collection is meant to both serve as a lesson for the unaware and as a refresher and motivator about the movement. The biggest question, Is Critical Mass a protest or a celebration?, is explored in extensive detail... More Info

Monsters of Art

From Here to Fame Gmbh | April 22, 2011 | 224 pages
One of the most infamous and prolific train writing crews worldwide celebrates 20 years of mayhem. In 1991, four teenagers from Copenhagen decided to start what was soon to become the biggest graffiti crew in Denmark - Monsters of Art. They have since expanded internationally and boast 50 members... More Info

The Exchange

From Here to Fame Gmbh | March 1, 2010 | 127 pages
The Exchange project started in 2005, with just six participants from different areas of the United States. Today, the group includes thirty three members worldwide. The participants of The Exchange pair up with other artists from the group, trading names, outlines and personal styles with one... More Info

Faith 47

From Here to Fame Gmbh | March 25, 2011 | 128 pages
Faith47, South Africa's first lady of graffiti, is well versed in the art of getting up. She rolls with the hardcore, but touches the hearts of the masses. With a combination of street art and traditional graffiti styles, she creates thought-provoking artwork that crosses artistic and cultural... More Info

London Burners

Prestel Pub | April 1, 2010 | 144 pages
Some of the most outrageous graffiti art in the world barrelsthrough the city of London in a blur of color. These movingcanvases and the people who create the dubs or burners arethe subject of an electrifying collection of images byphotographer Jete Swami. As a teenager, he hung out insidings and... More Info

More Baths, Less Talking

McSweeney's Books | August 21, 2012 | 135 pages
Shares selections from the author's column in "The Believer" that discuss books he has bought and books he has read, and offers suggestions for great reads in every genre.  More Info

It Chooses You

McSweeneys Books | July 31, 2012 | 218 pages
In the summer of 2009 Miranda July was struggling to write her second screenplay, The Future, when she began to obsessively read the PennySaver classified ads. The iconic Los Angeles newsprint booklet served a computerless demographic?a quickly disappearing group, but one rife with stories. Who was... More Info

Frequencies

October 23, 2012 | 89 pages
Frequencies is a new biannual of creative essays, sharply illustrated by artist John Gagliano.  More Info

Medical Growing

June 21, 2012 | 96 pages
Employing proven flower-growing techniques used by commercial greenhouses the world over, the growing of cannabis plants is demystified in this helpful gardening book. The natural cycles and growth of the plant are explained, as is how to sprout seedlings, manage growth and soil, how and when to... More Info

The Thousands

Drago Arts & Comm | November 15, 2009 | 43 pages
Michael "RJ" Rushmore is a seventeen year old young man living and working in London. He is the founder of Vandalog, a blog highly respected and widely known throughout the contemporary art world. While taking a gap year before heading to university, he has taken on the task of curating his first... More Info

From style writing to art

Drago Arts & Comm | November 30, 2009 | 399 pages
Argues that graffiti writing is one of the most significant developments in contemporary art; traces its rise from its origins through its spread throughout the world to its current forms; and spotlights notable artists.  More Info

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