New Arrivals · Popular Culture

January 17, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Frankenstein : how a monster became an icon, the science and enduring allure of Mary Shelley's creation

January 16, 2018
xvi, 239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The tale of a tormented creature created in a laboratory began in 1816 in the imagination of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley. Since its publication in 1818 "Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus" has spread around the globe through every possible medium and variation.. Yet in it's long history, Frankenstein's central premise - that science, not magic or God, can create a living being, and thus these creators must answer for their actions - is most relevant today as scientists approach creating synthetic life. In its popular and cultural wieght and its expression of the ethical issues raised by the advance of science, physicist Sidney Perkowitz and film expert Eddy Von Mueller have brought together scholars and scientists, artists and directors to celebrate and examine Mary Shelley's creation and its legacy as the monster moves into his next century.

Addicted to Americana : celebrating classic & kitschy American life & style

December 19, 2017
Phoenix, Charles, 1962- author.
Altadena, CA : Prospect Park Books, [2017]
174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Addicted to Americana -- Theme parkland -- Let's eat! -- 5-4-3-2-1 blast-off!
"Ambassador of Americana Charles Phoenix launches us into the stratosphere of space-age style, amazing attractions, roadside wonders, festive foods, crazy car culture, and futuristic transportation via his road-trip discoveries and found vintage Kodachrome slides. Sit back and enjoy the fabulous flight as he guides us through his action-packed, fun-filled, wondrous world of midcentury marvels. Your imagination will be inspired and your spirit will soar!"--back cover.

Blood lad

December 1, 2017
Kodama, Yuuki.
New York : Yen Press, 2012-2017.
9 volumes : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Printed in right to left Japanese format.
First published in Japan in 2010 by Kadokawa Corporation, Tokyo.

Christmas : a biography

November 16, 2017
Flanders, Judith, author.
vii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
January -- Feast of the circumcision or Holy Name of Jesus -- Twelfth Night -- Epiphany -- February -- Candlemas -- March -- Lady day -- June -- Midsummer -- September -- Michaelmas -- November -- All Saints' Day -- All Souls' Day -- St Martin -- December -- St. Nicholas -- St Lucy of Syracuse -- St Thomas the Apostle -- Christmas day -- St Stephen -- St John the Evangelist -- Feast of the Holy Innocents -- Sylvester
Presents a tour of Christmas holiday traditions from the original festival through today, touching on subjects ranging from gift wrap and the holiday parade to the first gag holiday gift book and the first official appearance of Santa Claus.

Why we don't suck : and how all of us need to stop being such partisan little bitches

November 16, 2017
Leary, Denis, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2017]
x, 304 pages : color maps ; 22 cm
The actor, writer, and comedian confronts liberals and conservatives alike with satirical looks at such topics as the millennial generation, freedom, social media, and cable news networks.

From Latin America to Hollywood : Latino film culture in Los Angeles, 1967-2017

November 15, 2017
Mexico City, Mexico : Offset Santiago
151 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 x 28 cm
"This publication is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles, taking place from September 2017 through January 2018 at more than 70 cultural institutions across Southern California." --End sheet verso.
Foreword / by Sandra Cisneros -- Introduction -- Las historias que contaron : oral histories from 50 years of Latin American filmmaking / by Lourdes Portillo -- In the beginning : from Latin America to Hollywood / by Cari Beauchamp -- The new Latin American cinema movement : influences received, shared, and given / by José Sánchez-H. -- Latino filmmakers as multicultural educators / by Carlos E. Cortés -- A cinema of her own / by Rosa-Linda Fregoso -- Reverse angle/contracampo : Latin American filmmakers envision Hollywood / by Catherine L. Benamou -- Film festivals : puntos de encuentro/points of encounter / by Laura Isabel Serna -- How Latin America became an overlooked epicenter of international cinema / by Carlos A. Gutiérrez.

The Walking Dead : the official cookbook and survival guide

October 26, 2017
Wilson, Lauren, author.
San Rafael, California : Insight Editions, [2017]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Food survival basics -- Fueling up for survival -- Dig in! Meals for hungry survivors -- Sweet treats to die for -- End of the world beverages and libations -- Putting up: food preservation for end times.
The official cookbook offers recipes for food inspired by the show, including such dishes as chicken ©Ł la Lucille, Carl's biscuits, Carol's beet and acorn cookies, and Hershel's healing elderberry tea, along with tips on food survival.

The phoenix years : art, resistance and the making of modern China

October 4, 2017
O'Dea, Madeleine, author.
New York : Pegasus Books 2017.
ix, 349 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Beijing 1986 -- I do not believe! -- The stars -- Very heaven -- A terrible beauty -- Nothing to my name -- Whose utopia? -- Beijing welcomes you! -- Isn't something missing? -- Amnesia and memory -- The people and the republic.
"The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface—the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how China's rise unleashed creativity, thwarted hopes, and sparked tensions between the individual and the state that continue to this day. It relates the heady years of hope and creativity in the 1980s, which ended in the disaster of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Following that tragedy comes China's meteoric economic rise, and the opportunities that emerged alongside the difficult compromises artists and others have to make to be citizens in modern China. Foreign correspondent Madeleine O'Dea has been an eyewitness for over thirty years to the rise of China, the explosion of its contemporary art and cultural scene, and the long, ongoing struggle for free expression. The stories of these artists and their art mirror the history of their country. The Phoenix Years is vital reading for anyone interested in China today."--Publisher website.

Tales from the embassy : communiqués from the Guild of Transcultural Studies, 1976-1991

October 3, 2017
Tomlin, Dave, author.
London : Strange Attractor Press, 2017.
xiii, 496 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"This edition edited by Paul Sieveking"--Title page verso.
"Originally published in three volumes by Iconoclast Press
"One night in 1976, a group of squatters entered the Cambodian Embassy in London, an opulent building that had remained empty for two years following the bloody revolution of the Khmer Rouge. For the next fifteen years, this peculiar residence would play host to the Guild of Transcultural Studies, an open platform for creative monomaniacs, radical metaphysicians, poets, prophets, and exiles. Dave Tomlin, founder of the Guild, member of the experimental music ensemble Third Ear Band, and contributor to the legendary underground newspaper International times, traces a playful, semi-fictionalized, and highly readable path through this long occupation, illustrating the unfettered nature of its many occupants while providing a vivid portrayal of a more leisured age in which eccentricity could flourish more readily"--Front cover flap.

North Korea's hidden revolution : how the information underground is transforming a closed society

October 3, 2017
Baek, Jieun, author.
xxvi, 282 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Immortal gods : why North Korea is such a durable regime -- Cracks in the system : an information revolution -- "Old school" media : from trader gossip to freedom balloons -- The digital underground -- A new generation rising -- Implications, predictions, and a call to action -- Appendix. How remittances are sent to North Korea.
"One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in the government's sealed informational borders. Drawing on deeply personal interviews with North Korean defectors from all walks of life, ranging from propaganda artists to diplomats, Jieun Baek tells the story of North Korea's information underground--the network of citizens who take extraordinary risks by circulating illicit content such as foreign films, television shows, soap operas, books, and encyclopedias. By fostering an awareness of life outside North Korea and enhancing cultural knowledge, the materials these citizens disseminate are affecting the social and political consciousness of a people, as well as their everyday lives"--Front jacket flap.

Encyclopedia of black comics

October 2, 2017
Howard, Sheena C., author.
xviii, 261 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"The Encyclopedia of Black Comics focuses on people of African descent who have published significant works in the United States or have worked across various aspects of the comics industry. The book focuses on creators in the field of comics: inkers, illustrators, artists, writers, editors, Black comic historians, Black comic convention creators, website creators, archivists and academics--as well as individuals who may not fit into any category but have made notable achievements within and/or across Black comic culture"-- Provided by publisher.

The naughty nineties : the triumph of the American libido

September 15, 2017
Friend, David, 1955- author.
631 pages ; 24 cm
A Wednesday in November -- Down the rabbit hole -- The night we met the Clintons -- The Bubba boomer -- On the third wave -- Empowerment icons -- The crying game -- A vagina travelogue -- The glory of O -- Culture warriors, man your battle stations -- Wanderlust -- The wild blue web -- Don't ask, don't tell -- The age of the long lie -- The oversexed, underexamined, media-soaked yadda yadda of everyday life -- Botox, booties, and bods -- the bust boom -- Celebrity sin -- Four moments that changed the narrative -- The Boomsie twins -- Objects in mirror are tinier than they appear -- Shadows on the wall of the man cave -- Dudes and subdudes -- Porn goes pop -- Chez Fleiss -- Hard currency -- The lowest-hanging fruit -- Culture wars, part II -- The hardener's tale -- Homo erectus -- The internet and the intern -- Afterword: The Trumpen Show.
Discusses how the rise of the Internet, reality television, and tabloid culture transformed the boundaries of sexuality in the 1990s, providing first-hand accounts by such individuals as Monica Lewinsky, Joan Rivers, and Jesse Jackson.

Fantasyland : how America went haywire : a 500-year history

September 7, 2017
Andersen, Kurt, 1954- author.
xiii, 462 pages ; 25 cm
Now entering Fantasyland -- Part I: The conjuring of America: 1517-1789. I believe, therefore I am right : the Protestants ; All that glitters : the gold-seekers ; Building our own private heaven on Earth : the Puritans ; The God-given freedom to believe in God ; Imaginary friends and enemies : the early satanic panics ; The first me century : religion gets American ; Meanwhile, in the eighteenth-century reality-based community -- Part II: United States of amazing: the 1800s. The first great delirium ; The all-American fan fiction of Joseph Smith, prophet ; Quack nation : magical but modern ; Fantastic business : the gold rush inflection point ; In search of monsters to destroy : the conspiracy theory habit ; The war between states of mind ; Ten million little houses on the prairie ; Fantasy industrialized -- Part III: A long arc bending toward reason: 1900-1960. Progress and backlash ; The biggest backlash : brand-new old-time religion ; The business of America is show business ; Big rock candy mountains : utopia in the suburbs and the sun ; The 1950s seemed so normal -- Part IV: Big bang : the 1960s and '70s. Big bang : the hippies ; Big bang : the intellectuals ; Big bang : the Christians ; Big bang : politics and government and conspiracies ; Big bang : living in a land of entertainment -- Part V: Fantasyland scales : from the 1980s through the turn of the century. Making make-believe more realistic and real life more make-believe ; Forever young : kids "r" us syndrome ; The Reagan era and the start of the digital age ; American religion from the turn of the millennium ; Our wilder Christianities : belief and practice ; America versus the godless civilized world : why are we so exceptional? ; Magical but not necessarily Christian, spiritual but not religious ; Blue-chip witch doctors : the re-enchantment of medicine ; How the mainstream enabled fantasyland : squishies, cynics, and believers ; Anything goes--unless it picks my pocket or breaks my leg -- Part VI: The problem with fantasyland : from the 1980s to the present and beyond. The inmates running the asylum decide monsters are everywhere ; Reality is a conspiracy : the x-filing of America ; Mad as hell, the new voice of the people ; When the GOP went off the rails ; Liberals denying science ; Gun crazy ; Final fantasy-industrial complex ; Our inner children? They're going to Disney World! ; The economic dreamtime ; As fantasyland goes, so goes the nation.
"In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, one of our sharpest observers, Kurt Andersen, demonstrates that what's happening in our country today--this strange, post-truth, 'fake news' moment we're all living through--is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers. Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the course of five centuries--from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P.T. Barnum to Hollywood and the anything-goes, wild-and-crazy sixties, from conspiracy theories to our fetish for guns and obsession with extraterrestrials--our peculiar love of the fantastic has made America exceptional in a way that we've never fully acknowledged. With the gleeful erudition and tell-it-like-it-is ferocity of a Christopher Hitchens, Andersen explores whether the great American experiment in liberty has gone off the rails. From the start, our ultra-individualism was attached to epic dreams and epic fantasies--every citizen free to believe absolutely anything, or to pretend to be absolutely anybody. Little by little, and then more quickly in the last several decades, the American invent-your-own-reality legacy of the Enlightenment superseded its more sober, rational, and empirical parts. We gave ourselves over to all manner of crackpot ideas and make-believe lifestyles designed to console or thrill or terrify us. In Fantasyland, Andersen brilliantly connects the dots that define this condition, portrays its scale and scope, and offers a fresh, bracing explanation of how our American journey has deposited us here. Fantasyland could not appear at a more perfect moment. If you want to understand the politics and culture of twenty-first-century America, if you want to know how the lines between reality and illusion have become dangerously blurred, you must read this book."--Jacket.

50 years of Rolling stone

August 14, 2017
283 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
The 2010s. Kendrick Lamar -- Taylor Swift -- The downfall of Gen. Stanley McChrystal -- Goodbye, Miami -- Lady Gaga -- Bruce Springsteen.
"For the past fifty years, Rolling Stone has been a leading voice in journalism, cultural criticism, and--above all--music. This landmark book documents the magazine's rise to prominence as the voice of rock and roll and a leading showcase for era-defining photography. From the 1960s to the present day, the book offers a decade-by-decade exploration of American music and history. Interviews with rock legends--Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen, and more--appear alongside iconic photographs by Baron Wolman, Annie Leibovitz, Mark Seliger, and other leading image-makers. With feature articles, excerpts, and exposés by such quintessential writers as Hunter S. Thompson, Matt Taibbi, and David Harris, this book is an irresistible and essential keepsake of the magazine that has defined American music for generations of readers" -- provided by publisher.

You play the girl : on Playboy bunnies, Stepford wives, train wrecks, and other mixed messages

August 8, 2017
Chocano, Carina, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xxvi, 275 pages : illustration ; 21 cm
"A Mariner original"--Title page.
part 1. Down the rabbit hole: Bunnies ; Can this marriage be saved? ; The bronze statue of the virgin slut ice queen bitch goddess ; What a feeling ; The eternal allure of the basket case -- part 2. The pool of tears: The ingenue chooses marriage or death ; Thoroughly modern Lily ; Bad girlfriend ; The kick-ass -- part 3. You wouldn't have come here: Surreal housewives ; Real girls ; Celebrity Gothic ; Big mouth strikes again ; The redemptive journey ; A modest proposal for more backstabbing in preschool -- part 4. A mad tea party: Let it go ; All the bad guys are girls ; Girls love math ; Train wreck ; Look at yourself ; Phantombusters, or, I want a feminist dance number.
"Who is "the girl"? Look to movies, TV shows, magazines, and ads and the message is both clear and not: she is a sexed-up sidekick, a princess waiting to be saved, a morally infallible angel with no opinions of her own. She's whatever the hero needs her to be in order to become himself. She's an abstraction, an ideal, a standard, a mercurial phantom. In You Play the Girl, Chocano blends formative personal stories with insightful and emotionally powerful analysis. Moving from Bugs Bunny to Playboy Bunnies, Flashdance to Frozen, the progressive '70s through the backlash '80s, the glib '90s, and the pornified aughts--and at stops in between--she explains how growing up in the shadow of 'the girl' taught her to think about herself and the world and what it means to raise a daughter in the face of these contorted reflections."--Page 4 of cover.

Berlin calling : a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin

June 29, 2017
Hockenos, Paul, 1963- author.
New York : The New Press, 2017.
xiv, 328 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
I. West Berlin -- Learning to love the Wall -- Bowie's Berlin -- Wall City rock -- Free Republic of Kreuzberg -- II. East Berlin -- Flowers in the Red Zone -- Glasnost from below -- III. The new Berlin -- The miracle year -- One nation, one state, one city -- Peace, joy, pancakes -- Conclusion : Berlin now.
"An exhilarating journey through the subcultures, occupied squats, and late-night scenes in the anarchic first few years of Berlin after the fall of the Wall. Berlin Calling is a gripping account of the 1989 'peaceful revolution' in East Germany that upended communism and the tumultuous years of artistic ferment, political improvisation, and pirate utopias that followed. It's the story of a newly undivided Berlin when protest and punk rock, bohemia and direct democracy, techno and free theater were the order of the day. In a story stocked with fascinating characters from Berlin's highly politicized undergrounds--including playwright Heiner Muller, cult figure Blixa Bargeld of the industrial band Einsturzende Neubauten, the internationally known French Wall artist Thierry Noir, the American multimedia artist Danielle de Picciotto (founder of Love Parade), and David Bowie during his Ziggy Stardust incarnation--Hockenos argues that the DIY energy and raw urban vibe of the early 1990s shaped the new Berlin and still pulses through the city today. Just as Mike Davis captured Los Angeles in his City of Quartz, Berlin Calling is a unique account of how Berlin became hip, and of why it continues to attract creative types from the world over"--Provided by publisher.

50+ fandom programs : planning festivals and events for tweens, teens, and adults

June 22, 2017
Alessio, Amy J., author.
Chicago, IL : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2017.
xxi, 161 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Crossover parties -- Fantastic favorites -- Gotta game! -- Graphic greats -- Harry Potter : the boy who lived and will never die -- Historical isn't what it used to be -- Horror and thrillers -- Literally old school -- Sports are for everyone -- Steampunk it up -- Superheroand movie tie-ins -- Amazingly vintage sci fi -- Comic con.

The close encounters man : how one man made the world believe in UFOs

June 20, 2017
O'Connell, Mark, author.
New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2017]
xi, 403 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Details the life of the astronomer hired by the United States Air Force who spent years debunking sightings of UFOs across the country before shockingly changing his mind and using modern science to accept that they actually might be real.

Generation wealth

June 9, 2017
Greenfield, Lauren, author, photographer.
London : Phaidon, 2017.
503 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
"Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost" -- provided by publisher.

After Aquarius dawned : how the revolutions of the sixties became the popular culture of the seventies

May 26, 2017
Kutulas, Judy, 1953- author.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2017]
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction -- I feel the earth move : redefining love and sex -- The look I want to know better : style and the new man -- You're gonna make it after all : the Mary Tyler Moore Show helps redefine family -- Different strokes for different folks : roots, family, and history -- Obviously queer : gay-themed television, the remaking of sexual identity, and the family-values backlash -- Don't drink the Kool-Aid : the Jonestown tragedy, the press, and the new American sensibility -- Conclusions : free to be, you and me.
"In this book, Judy Kutulas complicates the common view that the 1970s were a time of counterrevolution against the radical activities and attitudes of the previous decade. Instead, Kutulas argues that the experiences and attitudes that were radical in the 1960s were becoming part of mainstream culture in the 1970s, as sexual freedom, gender equality, and more complex notions of identity, work, and family were normalized through popular culture--television, movies, music, political causes, and the emergence of new communities. Even as these cultural shifts eventually gave way to a backlash of political and economic conservatism, Kutulas shows that what critics perceive as the narcissism of the 1970s was actually the next logical step in a longer process of assimilating 1960s values like individuality and diversity into everyday life. Exploring such issues as feminism, sexuality, and race, Kutulas demonstrates how popular culture helped many Americans make sense of key transformations in U.S. economics, society, politics, and culture in the late twentieth century." --Back cover.

Chuck Klosterman X : a highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century

May 22, 2017
Klosterman, Chuck, 1972- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
xvii, 444 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Three-man weave -- My zombie, myself -- That's not how it happened -- The light who has lighted the world -- There's something peculiar about lying in a dark room. You can't see anything -- Liquid food -- C'mon Dave, gimme a break -- Where were you while we were getting high? -- I'm assuming it's going to be fun -- I need to be alive (in order to watch TV) -- I will choose free will (Canadian reader's note: this is not about Rush) -- Everybody's happy when the wizard walks by (or maybe not? Maybe they hate it? Hard to say, really) -- Speed kills (until it doesn't) -- Not a nutzo girl, not yet a nutzo woman (Miley Cyrus, 2008) -- When giants walked the earth (and argued about China) -- Use your illusion (but don't bench Ginóbili) -- The drugs don't work (actually, they work great) -- The city that time remembered (Tulsa, Oklahoma) -- But what if we're wrong? (drink the acid, swallow the mouse) -- Owner of a lonely heart -- The enemy of my enemy is probably just another enemy -- A road seldom traveled by the multitudes -- Brown would be the color (if I had a heart) -- I hear that you and your band have sold your guitars -- White's shadow -- House mouse in the mouse house -- The man who knew too much -- The opposite of Beyoncé -- Like regular music, except good -- Non-suppressive slacker -- Democracy now! -- Metal machine "music" -- 2+2=5 -- Advertising worked on me -- Hero in black -- Villain in white -- (1928-2013) -- Something else.
"Chuck Klosterman's tenth book (akaChuck Klosterman X) collects his most intriguing pieces, accompanied by fresh introductions and new footnotes throughout. Klosterman presents many of the articles in their original form, featuring previously unpublished passages and digressions. This is a tour of the past decade from one of the sharpest and most prolific observers of our unusual times"-- Provided by publisher.

The physics of everyday things : the extraordinary science behind an ordinary day

May 22, 2017
Kakalios, James, 1958- author.
New York : Crown, 2017.
245 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
You begin your day -- You drive into the city -- You go to the doctor -- You go to the airport -- You take a flight -- You give a business presentation -- You go to a hotel.
"Easy-to-follow and imaginative explanations about the extraordinary physics that invisibly guides our daily lives"--Provided by publisher.

Best of Cincinnati.

May 17, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : Published by CityBeat
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

The spectacular sisterhood of superwomen : awesome female characters from comic book history

May 9, 2017
Nicholson, Hope, author.
240 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
The 1930s: birth of an industry -- The 1940s: the golden age -- The 1950s: comics code crackdown -- The 1960s: superheroes return -- The 1970s: underground comix rise -- The 1980s: black-and-white boom (and bust) -- The 1990s: "comics aren't just for kids" -- The 2000s: webcomics and comic-cons -- The 2010s: digital and diverse.
"Think comic books can't feature strong female protagonists? Think again! In The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen you'll meet the most fascinating exemplars of the powerful, compelling, entertaining, and heroic female characters who've populated comic books from the very beginning. This spectacular sisterhood includes costumed crimebusters like Miss Fury, super-spies like Tiffany Sinn, sci-fi pioneers like Gale Allen, and even kid troublemakers like Little Lulu. With vintage art, publication details, a decade-by-decade survey of industry trends and women's roles in comics, and spotlights on iconic favorites like Wonder Woman and Ms. Marvel, The Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen proves that not only do strong female protagonists belong in comics, they've always been there."

American epic : when music gave America her voice

May 5, 2017
MacMahon, Bernard, 1970- author.
279 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 24 cm
At head of title: T Bone Burnett, Robert Redford, Jack White present.
"The companion book to the PBS series."
The first time America heard herself -- I'll get a break someday: Will Shade and the Memphis Jug Band -- In the shadow of Clinch Mountain: The Carter Family -- My heart keeps singing: Elder J.E. Burch -- Gonna die with my hammer in my hand: Dick Justice and the Williamson Brothers -- Down the dirt road: Charley Patton and the Mississippi Delta Blues -- Chant of the snake dance: The Hopi Indian Chanters -- Bird of paradise: Joseph Kekuku -- Mal hombre: Lydia Mednoza -- Allons à Lafayette: The Breaux Family -- Avalon blues: Mississippi John Hurt -- The American epic sessions -- Travel and the crew.
A companion book to the groundbreaking PBS and BBC documentary series celebrates the pioneers and artists of American roots music--blues, gospel, folk, Cajun, Appalachian, Hawaiian, and Native American--without which there would be no jazz, rock, country, R & B, or hip hop today.

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