“a definitive guide to an important and enduring series of British programming that has left a lasting influence on American popular culture and PBS.”
“A nicely crafted popular history, Battle for the Big Top will appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the men who gave us the thrill of three-ring circuses.”
“Isn’t the final goal of surrealism, after all, to transform the world?”
“‘This book was born during my recovery, when I finally had the time to sit back and ruminate on my own life.’”
Australian journalist Chloe Angyal’s Turning Pointe delves into the many troubling issues that have been pervasive in classical ballet companies in the US.
For 50 years he was known around the world as master of suspense, from his 1928 silent The Lodger to 1972’s Frenzy, Alfred Hitchcock continued to mesmerize audiences.
“There is more to say about war than it is just bad.”
“‘Don’t you have to be born with a voice?’ it was as if my mother had cast a spell on me that I spent a lifetime trying to break.”
“‘Yes, I was odd, but not on purpose . . . Nor, I now realize, was I the only one.””
A Light in the Dark by veteran film scholar and critic David Thompson is not so much a comprehensive history of film directors—that would take a much larger volume than this—as it is a ser
“Liz Heinecke has shined a light on two remarkable women whose work and friendship was a gift to each other and to the world.”
“I have sometimes been called difficult. The truth is that I insist upon respect.”
“Mike Nichols: A Life is an invaluable contribution to the history of American theatre and film since World War II as well as a colorful portrait of one of its most celebrated and
Michael J. Fox has played several iconic roles in his stellar acting career: his Marty McFly, Alex Keaton, and Mike Flaherty characters bear his indelible stamp.
“‘I have often said that my songs are my children and that I expect them to support me when I’m old. Well, I am old, and they are!’”
Did you ever read a book where it’s obvious the author has no burning desire to write a book, where he puts down phrases in staccato bursts that are not really sentences or paragraphs or even prope
Paul Morley is fond of the playlist.
“This is a well-sourced biography and dimensional portrait that bypasses much of the usual gossip around this inimitable star.”
“Wes Anderson: The Iconic Filmmaker and His Work is a satisfying book that will deepen enjoyment of watching (or rewatching) an Anderson film for any fan.”
Philip Norman has tackled some interesting luminaries of the golden age of rock and roll.
“Guthrie, from what we learn, is part of a bigger picture, challenging the 'simple narrative' of individual freedom of expression."
Leonard Cohen Untold Stories could not have happened before social media. Through Facebook, Google, and WhatsApp, Michael Posner located people who once knew Leonard Cohen and fell away.
“A small, fun, and insightful book, She Come By It Natural can be enjoyed on its own or as a perfect companion to Smarsh’s Heartland.”
“‘If I was the sky, Bobbie was the earth. She grounded me. Two years older, she also protected me.’”
“The Beatles were not just a band but a magic act.”