“Barnum: An American Life, an engaging, insightful, and richly researched new biography by American Scholar editor Robert Wilson, chronic
Emily Nussbaum is insightful and engaging in this collection of essays, mostly from the New Yorker, for which she is the longtime television critic. Clearly, readers are in the hands of an
“This book offers a sweet ray of hope in a very confusing time.”
If you’re not familiar with Pete Holmes, he is a standup comedian who had a brief run as a late night talk show host and an HBO series called Crashing that was loosely (or not so loosely b
“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.”
"While the podcast has a semblance of structure, the book reads more like a stream of consciousness blog, written by two obviously witty, intelligent women, seemingly baffled by their succe
Released on an unsuspecting world in 1974, Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most revered and reviled horror films of all time.
“This excellent collection of scholarly essays varies in scope and subject matter, but what ties them together is a collective appreciation and admiration for the seminal 1968 album The
“White is a refreshing read because it’s just so full of rage.
“While Pasulka’s theory joining religion, technology, and UFOs should not be discounted, it is at times a difficult read, and may put off the reader who is not totally convinced.”
“Lynch’s art is like his films: unconventional, dark, bizarre, and expressive.
“Love Is Walking Hand in Hand by Charles M.
“Art and Arcana offers glorious illustrations, fascinating backstories, and the occasional painful misstep of a franchise entering its 40th year.”
“Philosophy for the functionally illiterate.”
“Throughout his moviemaking career, Hughes relentlessly worked the Hollywood system to fuel his ego, his libido, and his ambition, but in the end, he was undone by his own paranoia.
A good superhero needs a great storyline to make an impression on his/her readers.
In this slim but intense volume Dianna E.
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Over the past four decades, international soccer has served as a vehicle for those in charge of it to siphon off hundreds of millions of dollars in under-the-table payments and bribes.
There is no question that Robin, the new biography by culture reporter David Itzkoff, is comprehensive and well researched, a tour de force about the life of comedian Robin Williams.
Paul Simon: The Life is not an autobiography but it might as well be. Simon sat for more than 100 hours of interviews with respected writer Robert Hilburn and made it possible for Hilburn
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“Heavey is a master of the comedic non sequitur and has a fine-tuned sense of the overall absurdities of the human condition.”
“this isn’t the usual tearjerker cancer story. It is a gleefully offensive cancer story. It is the Blazing Saddles of cancer stories.”
“one can only hope that many more writers will tackle the methodology of untruth—well beyond Conway’s technique—during this bizarre and perilous political era.”