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Gods Like Us
Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907424
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $13.99

WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?
 
Ty... Read more >
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826619
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Written by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber. Read more >
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The Media Ecosystem
The Media Ecosystem
Written by Antonio Lopez
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ISBN: 9781583944592
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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $10.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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Supergods
Supergods
Written by Grant Morrison
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ISBN: 9780812981384
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Supergods
What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
Written by Grant Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.00

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What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
 
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men—the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in...

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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Written by Anthony Heilbut
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ISBN: 9780307958471
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $13.99

A dazzling exploration of American culture—from high pop to highbrow—by acclaimed music authority, cultural historian, and biographer Anthony Heilbut, author of the now classic The Gospel Sound (“Definitive” —Rolling Stone), Exiled in Paradise, and Thomas Mann (“Electric”—Harold Brodkey).

In The Fan Who Knew Too Much, Heilbut writes about art and... Read more >
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Written by Anthony Heilbut
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ISBN: 9780375400803
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The Fan Who Knew Too Much
Aretha Franklin, the Rise of the Soap Opera, Children of the Gospel Church, and Other Meditations
Written by Anthony Heilbut


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $30.00

A dazzling exploration of American culture—from high pop to highbrow—by acclaimed music authority, cultural historian, and biographer Anthony Heilbut, author of the now classic The Gospel Sound (“Definitive” —Rolling Stone), Exiled in Paradise, and Thomas Mann (“Electric”—Harold Brodkey).

In The Fan Who Knew Too Much, Heilbut writes about art and... Read more >
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Superman
Superman
Written by Larry Tye
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ISBN: 9781588369185
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Superman
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Written by Larry Tye


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $12.99

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and... Read more >
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Superman
Superman
Written by Larry Tye, Read by Scott Brick
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ISBN: 9780307990112
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Superman
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Written by Larry Tye
Read by Scott Brick


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $22.50

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and... Read more >
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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307958501
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone... Read more >
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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307592996
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $27.95

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone... Read more >
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
Written by Ellen Pearlman
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ISBN: 9781583943632
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $21.95

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world—and life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world—and life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
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Heart of Dankness
Heart of Dankness
Written by Mark Haskell Smith
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ISBN: 9780307720542
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Heart of Dankness
Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup
Written by Mark Haskell Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $14.00

Reporting for the Los Angeles Times on the international blind tasting competition held annually in Amsterdam known as the Cannabis Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled a variety of marijuana that was unlike anything he’d experienced.  It wasn’t anything like typical stoner weed, in fact it didn’t get you stoned.  This... Read more >
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Heart of Dankness
Heart of Dankness
Written by Mark Haskell Smith
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ISBN: 9780307720559
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Heart of Dankness
Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup
Written by Mark Haskell Smith


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $9.99

Reporting for the Los Angeles Times on the international blind tasting competition held annually in Amsterdam known as the Cannabis Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled a variety of marijuana that was unlike anything he’d experienced.  It wasn’t anything like typical stoner weed, in fact it didn’t get you stoned.  This... Read more >
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The Devil's Cinema
The Devil's Cinema
Written by Steve Lillebuen
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ISBN: 9780771050343
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The Devil's Cinema
The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room
Written by Steve Lillebuen


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $13.99

Reality and fantasy collide with shocking results in this riveting account of the notorious case of Mark Twitchell - and the police investigation into one of the most bizarre murders in recent memory.

In October 2008, Johnny Altinger, a 38-year-old Edmonton man, was on his way to a tryst with a woman... Read more >
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
Written by Anna Anthropy


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

"Anna Anthropy is a key personality in the ongoing paradigm shift that is slowly changing the way videogames are understood, by creators and players, and by the wider culture." 
—Patrick Alexander, Eegra.com

"Equal parts autobiography, ethnography, and how-to manual, this book concisely makes the case for the unique power of 'zinester' games."
—Adam Parrish, NYU's... Read more >
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
Written by Anna Anthropy
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
Written by Anna Anthropy


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

Part critical essay, part manifesto, part DIY guide, and altogether unprecedented, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters shows why the multi-billion dollar videogame industry needs to change—and how a new generation of artists can change it. Indie game designer extraordinaire Anna Anthropy makes an ardent plea for the industry to move beyond... Read more >
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The Last Myth
The Last Myth
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles
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ISBN: 9781616145736
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The Last Myth
What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles


Format: Trade Paperback, 254 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $18.00

During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold in the book of Revelation will come true. But many secular readers also seem hungry for catastrophe and have... Read more >
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The Last Myth
What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold in the book of Revelation will come true. But many secular readers also seem hungry for catastrophe and have... Read more >
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White Bread
White Bread
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
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ISBN: 9780807044674
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White Bread
A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $27.95

How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become “white trash”? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to... Read more >
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White Bread
A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $27.95

What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus... Read more >
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Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771070044
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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers' hands.
 
The foundation of Consumer Republic's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands...

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The Science of Sin
The Science of Sin
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD
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ISBN: 9780307719348
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The Science of Sin
The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You)
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $14.00

Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils.  The truth is, we all sin and we do it all the time—in fact, usually several times over before breakfast!  But human behavior, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is more complex than “good&rdquo... Read more >
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The Science of Sin
The Science of Sin
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307719355
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The Science of Sin
The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You)
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils.  The truth is, we all sin and we do it all the time—in fact, usually several times over before breakfast!  But human behavior, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is more complex than “good&rdquo... Read more >
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