New York: The Movie Lover's Guide by Richard Alleman

By Richard Alleman

The vintage advisor to who-did-what-where in manhattan, on- and off-screen, together with:

Classic movie and television destinations: Marilyn Monroe's notorious Seven yr Itch subway grating . . . the deli the place Meg Ryan famously faked an orgasm in whilst Harry Met Sally . . . the diner the place Courteney Cox (in pals) and Kirsten Dunst (in Spider-Man) waitressed . . . males in Black's long island headquarters . . . The Godfather mansion on Staten Island...the Greenwich Village condominium the place Jack Nicholson terrorized Greg Kinnear in nearly as good because it will get . . . Ghostbusters' Tribeca firehouse . . . Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow's an ideal homicide palazzo . . . the landmark West facet development that housed Tom Cruise in Vanilla Sky and Mia Farrow in Rosemary's child . . . the Greenwich Village house of neighbors . . . Will & Grace's higher West aspect construction . . . The All within the relations block in Queens . . . The Sopranos' New Jersey mansion (and the true Bada Bing membership) . . . Seinfeld's favourite diner . . . intercourse and the City's sexiest haunts . . . and lots of extra . . .

Stars' adolescence houses: Lena Horne's Bedford-Stuyvesant townhouse . . . Frank Sinatra's Hoboken row condominium . . . Barbra Streisand's Flatbush housing venture . . . J.Lo's Bronx block . . . Humphrey Bogart's higher West aspect tenement . . . the Marx Brothers' top East facet brownstone . . .

Apartments and townhouses of the silver screen's maximum legends: Joan Crawford . . . Marlene Dietrich . . . James Dean . . . Katharine Hepburn . . . Montgomery Clift . . . Rita Hayworth . . . Rock Hudson . . . and . . .

Plus: star cemeteries . . . significant movie and television studios . . . ancient motion picture palaces and Broadway theaters . . . star-studded eating places and mythical resorts . . .

For movie-loving New Yorkers, tourists and armchair movie buffs, long island: The motion picture Lover's advisor is the final word insider's advisor to the large Apple's reel sights.

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Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: by Brett Martin

By Brett Martin

A riveting and revealing examine the indicates that helped cable tv drama grow to be the signature artwork kind of the twenty-first century.  
within the past due Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s, the panorama of tv begun an unparalleled transformation. whereas the networks persevered to chase the bottom universal denominator, a wave of latest indicates, first on top class cable channels like HBO after which easy cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television’s narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and inventive ambition. now not inevitably serious about growing always-likable characters, plots that wrapped up smartly each episode, or topics that have been deemed secure and applicable, exhibits akin to The cord, The Sopranos, Mad males, Deadwood, The guard, and extra tackled problems with existence and demise, love and sexuality, habit, race, violence, and existential boredom. simply because the colossal Novel had within the Nineteen Sixties and the subversive movies of recent Hollywood had in Nineteen Seventies, tv indicates turned where to visit see tales of the triumph and betrayals of the yank Dream before everything of the twenty-first century.

This revolution occurred by the hands of a brand new breed of auteur: the omnipotent writer-show runner. those have been males approximately as advanced, idiosyncratic, and “difficult” because the conflicted protagonists that outlined the style. Given the opportunity to make artwork in a maligned medium, they fell upon the chance with unchecked ambition.

Combining deep reportage with cultural research and historic context, Brett Martin recounts the increase and internal workings of a style that represents not just a brand new golden age for television but additionally a cultural watershed. tough males positive aspects vast interviews with all of the significant gamers, together with David Chase (The Sopranos), David Simon and Ed Burns (The Wire), Matthew Weiner and Jon Hamm (Mad Men), David Milch (NYPD Blue, Deadwood), and Alan Ball (Six ft Under), as well as dozens of different writers, administrators, studio executives, actors, creation assistants, make-up artists, script supervisors, etc. Martin takes us behind the curtain of our favourite indicates, supplying never-before-heard tale after tale and revealing how cable television has individual itself dramatically from the networks, rising from the shadow of movie to develop into a really major and influential a part of our culture.
 

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Transient workspaces : technologies of everyday innovation by Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

By Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga

In this booklet, Clapperton Mavhunga perspectives know-how in Africa from an African standpoint. expertise in his account isn't anything regularly introduced in from open air, yet is additionally anything that normal humans comprehend, make, and perform via their daily recommendations or creativities -- together with issues that few may even examine technological. expertise doesn't regularly originate within the laboratory in a Western-style development but additionally within the society within the wooded area, within the crop box, and somewhere else the place wisdom is made and became sensible results. African creativities are present in African mobilities. Mavhunga indicates the move of individuals as now not in simple terms conveyances throughout house yet brief workspaces. Taking indigenous looking in Zimbabwe as one instance, he explores African philosophies of mobilities as spiritually guided and of the wooded area as a sacred area. Viewing the search as guided mobility, Mavhunga considers fascinating questions of what constitutes expertise less than regimes of spirituality. He describes how African hunters prolonged their wisdom traditions to cultivate the gun, how ecu colonizers, without treatment in their personal, became to indigenous hunters for assist in scuffling with the lethal tsetse fly, and examines how flora and fauna conservation regimes have criminalized African searching instead of enlisting hunters (and their wisdom) as allies in flora and fauna sustainability. the quest, Mavhunga writes, is one of many criminalized knowledges and practices to which African humans flip in instances of financial or political difficulty. He argues that those practices have to be decriminalized and tested as applied sciences of daily innovation with a view towards confident engagement, innovating with Africans instead of for them.

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Baseball and Philosophy: Thinking Outside the Batter's Box by Eric Bronson

By Eric Bronson

Baseball and Philosophy brings jointly high-powered pursuits: the game of baseball and the educational self-discipline of philosophy. Eric Bronson requested eighteen younger professors to supply their profound research of a few element of baseball. the outcome bargains unusually deep insights into this such a lot American of games.

The members comprise a few of the prime voices within the burgeoning new box of philosophy of game, plus a number of different proficient philosophers with a private curiosity in baseball. a number of the participants also are drawn from educational parts outdoors philosophy: records, legislations, and history.

This quantity provides the considerate baseball fan huge fabric to imagine extra deeply approximately. What ethical matters are raised by means of the Intentional stroll? Do groups occasionally enjoy the self-interested habit in their person contributors? How can Zen be utilized to hitting? Is it moral to hire deception in activities? Can a video game be outlined through its written principles or are there additionally different constraints? What can the U.S. ideally suited court docket examine from umpiring? Why should still baseball be the one exempt from antitrust legislation? What half does good fortune play in any online game of ability?

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Roald Dahl and Philosophy: A Little Nonsense Now and Then by Jacob M. Held, Adam Barkman

By Jacob M. Held, Adam Barkman

For generations the weather of humor, poignancy, fable, and unfettered morality discovered inside of acclaimed children's writer Roald Dahl's most renowned stories have captivated either youngsters and adults. Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate manufacturing facility, James and the large Peach, superb Mr. Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may perhaps at the start seem to be yarns spun for the leisure of the adolescent brain, even though, upon digging deeper one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that's something yet infantile, yet actually unearths the genuine existential weight, and multi-layered that means of a few of our favourite children's tales. Editor Jacob M. Held has accumulated the insights of today's major philosophers into the significances, messages, and larger truths at which Dahl's rhythmic writing winks, revealing a complete new approach to get pleasure from the production of a guy and brain to which readers of every age are nonetheless drawn.

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Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the by Rebecca Housel, J. Jeremy Wisnewski

By Rebecca Housel, J. Jeremy Wisnewski

The 1st examine the philosophy at the back of Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series

Bella and Edward, and their friends and family, have confronted numerous risks and philosophical dilemmas in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels. This ebook is the 1st to discover them, drawing at the knowledge of philosophical heavyweights to reply to crucial questions corresponding to: What do the struggles of "vegetarian" vampires who regulate their organic urge for human blood say approximately loose will? Are vampires morally absolved in the event that they kill purely animals and never humans? From a feminist standpoint, is Edward a romantic hero or is he only a stalker? Is Jacob "better" for Bella than Edward?

As soaking up because the Meyer novels themselves, Twilight and Philosophy:

delivers a brand new point of view on Twilight characters, storylines, and themes

is helping you achieve clean insights into the Twilight novels and movies

positive aspects an impossible to resist mix of vampires, romance, and philosophy

Twilight and Philosophy is a must have spouse for each Twilight fan, no matter if you're new to the sequence or have it because the starting.

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The DIY Movement in Art, Music and Publishing: Subjugated by Sarah Lowndes

By Sarah Lowndes

This publication considers the background of Do It your self artwork, track and publishing, demonstrating how DIY ideas have transitioned from being marginal, to emergent, to embedded. via secondary learn, remark and unique interviews, every one bankruptcy information the height interval of a city’s subcultural task and assesses the modern scenario because the post-subcultural interval circa 1995 as a way to handle the impression of globalized tradition within the wake of electronic and net applied sciences. The booklet goals to problem present histories of sub-cultures by means of taking a look at much less famous scenes and hobbies in addition to discover DIY "best practices" to track a template of most sensible techniques for sustainable, self reliant, in the neighborhood owned inventive enterprises.

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The Philosophy of Pornography: Contemporary Perspectives by Jacob M. Held, Lindsay Coleman

By Jacob M. Held, Lindsay Coleman

For plenty of members, pornography is a troubling and complex factor. despite how the general public perspectives this subject, something is apparent: Pornography is as accepted and obtainable as smartphones and computing device pcs. certainly, past conventional hardcore fabric, a pornographic sensibility permeates many features of culture—from tween and younger teenager models to tv and commercially winning movies. actually, pornography is so frequent that quite often it truly is taken as a given in our smooth social house. even though, the concept of carrying out highbrow discussions in regards to the subject moves many—particularly scholars—as underneath them. And but whatever this impactful, this definitive of recent tradition, has to be laid open to scrutiny.

In The Philosophy of Pornography: modern views, Lindsay Coleman and Jacob M. Held provide a set of essays overlaying a variety of viewpoints—from problems with loose speech and porn’s function in discrimination to the effect of porn on sexuality. those essays examine the philosophical implications of pornography as part of how we now search to conceive and exhibit our sexuality in modern lifestyles. members to this quantity discuss:

pornography as an element of gender and sexual socialization
ecological understandings of sexually particular media
subordination, sexualization, and speech
feminism and pornography
pornography’s depiction of affection and friendship
black ladies and pornography
playfulness and creativity in porn

Because its topic matter—sex, gender, interpersonal relationships, or even love—is reflective of who we're and how much society we wish to create, pornography calls for severe therapy. So no matter if one chooses to simply accept pornography as a truth of recent tradition or no longer, this number of well timed essays represents numerous voices within the ongoing debate. As such, The Philosophy of Pornography can be of curiosity not to merely those who find themselves engaged in porn stories but additionally to an viewers knowledgeable in and conversant with contemporary developments in philosophy.

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Sherlock Holmes and Philosophy: The Footprints of a Gigantic by Josef Steiff

By Josef Steiff

This unique selection of essays merits to exist simply because Sherlock Holmes sees issues others don’t. He sees the realm otherwise, and via so doing, permits us to work out that very same global – and human habit – in numerous methods to boot. Oh, yes, there were numerous detectives who've in his footsteps and who appear to rival his talents. simply activate the television or browse the neighborhood book shop and you’ll locate idiosyncratic great sleuths utilizing forensics and reasoning to resolve an entire host of crimes and misdeeds.

And but nobody opponents our pricey, expensive Holmes. Why does Sherlock reign, much more than a century later, as king? Can this secret be solved? not able to arrive both Holmes or Watson (or Doyle for that topic, notwithstanding we’ve attempted each medium we will be able to imagine of), we’ve been compelled to assemble our personal crew of investigators to perform their powers of remark and conception, to use their very own reasoning and methodologies to the duty handy. the consequences, I worry, have led us to a couple of instances that needs to be solved first.

Is Holmes easily eccentric or a sociopath? s he human, a puppy or whatever from the holodeck? Is he as harmful at the web page as he's in individual? Wait – does he even exist? For that topic, do you? (I worry numerous investigators were pressured to take a miles wanted vacation after wrestling with that one.)

What is the resource of his college of statement and facility for deduction? Systematic education as Watson surmises? Genetic? Or is he simply rather lucky?

And is that this complete common sense factor appropriate with feelings? Are Holmes and Watson stable pals or soul pals? simply what's the nature of friendship? Do they entire one another or simply get on every one other’s nerves? And why all of the secrecy? Disguises? Deceptions?

The plot thickens. what's the essence of recognition? Is the observable global topic to our intentions? Why does Holmes debunk mysticism while Doyle so quite simply embraces it? Why is Holmes our favourite drug user?

Our notebooks are packed with clues and, dare I say, solutions. Is there a couple of strategy to outline the concept that, justice? Is wish priceless on the planet? Is boredom? Play? Can any thing particularly be understood? Objectively?

And simply what's the final unresolved secret related to Sherlock Holmes? the sport that's afoot isn't simply the article being pursued however the enjoyable on hand besides.

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Yeah Yeah Yeah: The Story of Modern Pop by Bob Stanley

By Bob Stanley

Udacious and addictive, Yeah Yeah Yeah is a one-stop pop store for the song lover everywhere.
Modern pop started in 1952 whilst the 1st British chart used to be released and the 1st 7" singles have been published. It ended (perhaps) in 1995 whilst Robson and Jerome reached the head of the charts with the 1st no 1 to not be on hand on vinyl because 1953. the net age ushered within the loss of life rites of over forty years of pop.

Yeah Yeah Yeah describes the adventure that leads from 'Rock round the Clock' to 'Crazy in Love'. uncooked, exciting, superb and occasionally downright risky, the Pop second often clocks in lower than 3:30 and is before everything, instantly regarded by means of a teenage listener.

Billy Fury. Chuck Berry. Sonny and Cher. The Troggs. Glen Campbell. Bee Gees. Roxy song. stylish. Slade. intercourse Pistols. Adam and the Ants. puppy store Boys. New Order. Madonna. Bob Stanley's Yeah Yeah Yeah records the wealthy soundtrack of the final six many years because it has been heard on radios and jukeboxes around the land.

There were many books on pop yet only a few, if any, have tried to convey the full tale to lifestyles from rock 'n' roll to deal with and techno in all its a variety of subpermutations. Audacious and addictive, Yeah Yeah Yeah is a one-stop pop store for the track lover all over.

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