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Pop Thinking: Essays on Popular Culture vol. 2
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Price: Free! Words: 14,050. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second essay anthology written by the team from Vivid Scribe. Topics cover movies, music, books and video games across a range of topics. An absolute must for serious pop culture fans.
Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
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Price: Free! Words: 47,250. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » World
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Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer/commentator in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world. The commentator has to return to base occasionally, and misses a lot of the dull bits.
Reel to Reel: Mutants, Monsters and Madmen
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,380. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Geek Pundit Blake M. Petit turns his attention to scary movies. In this eBook edition of his online project, Blake examines 40 of the most memorable, most influential, and most entertaining thrillers and horror movies, following the way the filmmakers have developed the tropes and techniques of fear for over 90 years. This new edition includes five new entries.
Who Was F. Scott Fitzgerald's Daisy?
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
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Exciting news in the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald studies! Path-breaking research has led to a woman who his scholars did not know was nicknamed Daisy, the name given Gatsby’s lost love. Here she is identified and her life investigated. Only now does her influence on two characters in This Side of Paradise and a major character in an early version of Tender is the Night become clear.
Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 135,780. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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Creeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkk! Welcome… to Horrors! Cults, Crimes, & Creepers— The tomb door swings open, and grizzled tomb-tender Stephen Bissette offers you a grisly guided tour to the millennial horror, crime, and cult feature films released on video and DVD from 1999-2001. Open the coffins—er, pages—and they’re all here.
Dragon Ball Z 'It's Over 9,000!' When Worldviews Collide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball is the world’s most recognized anime and manga series, having entertained millions of fans across the globe. The legendary rivalry of the last two full blooded Saiya-jins, Goku and Vegeta, is the iconic example of a lifelong conflict that inspires fans to burst through their own personal limits. Dragon Ball Z "It's Over 9,000!" When Worldviews Collide redefines DBZ.
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel Two
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,330. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by White Crane Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel Two contains the segments: Politics and Power, Out Takes, I'll Take Manhattan and Postscripts (with writing by Larry Kramer, Anne Russo and Assotto Saint).
Any Last Words? or A Collection of Funny or Mildly Ironic Final Quotes
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Price: Free! Words: 4,710. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
A huge history fan and of famous quotes, Jake Murphy presents ‘Any last Words…?’ a hysterical collection of the funniest or mildly awkward final words of history’s biggest players from around the world and from all the ages. This is no ordinary quotation book, it’s a funny one!
Out Spoken: A Vito Russo Reader, Reel One
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 97,970. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2012 by White Crane Books. Category: Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Entertainment
Now assembled as a special two-volume edition for the very first time, A Vito Russo Reader is a companion piece to VITO, the highly-acclaimed new HBO documentary by filmmaker Jeffrey Schwarz. Reel One contains the segments: Show People, A Lavender Lens and Russo on Film
Америка - как есть
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 91,910. Language: Russian. Published: July 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
История Америки для тех, кто не любит историю. Читается как роман.
Movies by the Book: The Hound of the Baskervilles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 13,590. Language: American English. Published: July 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
"The Hound of the Baskervilles" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is one of the most adapted novels in the literature. This book examines three film adaptations of the classic Sherlock Holmes story for faithfulness to the source material.
250 Recent Movies You Will Like If You See Film as Art
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,700. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
Reviews of 250 feature-length movies are listed. Reviews are short, to give a sense of what the movie is about and if you would like it. The movies are artistic and thoughtful, which does not necessarily mean “serious.” There are plenty of humor, horror, romance, animation, musicals, documentaries, and kids’ movies. You will find a lot to like.
The Christmas TV Companion: a Guide to Cult Classics, Strange Specials and Outrageous Oddities
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Christmas on TV is wilder, weirder, and more wondrous than you think! The Christmas TV Companion is a funny, engaging look beyond the same Christmas specials that air every year to the cult TV rarities, over-the-top made-for-TV holiday specials, and bizarre, spacey shows that truly expand the notion of Christmas spirit.
The Pawn Business
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 12,660. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
New Image! New Image! New Image! Remember the days of the seedy looking pawnbroker in the dingy looking store that just looked like they were ready to rip you off? Remember how embarrassing it was if someone knew that you or someone you knew had even entered a pawn shop. The thoughts that you had to be desperate broke, on drugs or alcohol, a thief, or just a person with a questionable morals.
Mel Gibson's Breach of Faith
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2012 by Matá. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Few Hollywood figures are as divisive today as Mel Gibson. He's been accused of anti-Semitism, of mistreating others, and of religious fanaticism. In this 2004 essay, written at the height of the scandal surrounding The Passion of the Christ, David Hazony asks whether he is also betraying the ideas and principles on which he built his fame. A must read today as it was then.
Jazz Expose: The New York Jazz Museum and the Power Struggle That Destroyed It
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Have you ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Most people have not.Yet between 1972 and 1977 it was the most significant institution for jazz in the world! This book looks back to present the story of a Lost Museum.It was situated in its own two-story building in mid-town Manhattan and had a small staff, an archive that eventually numbered about 25,000 items and extensive programs in New
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 2
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Price: Free! Words: 15,660. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A second volume of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay written especially for this book.
Mama and Me
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 300,220. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Includes many of the “Mama and Me” and “Bette’s Barbs” columns written for The Martinsville Reporter and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville, IN, for the last half century. The columns talk about things that happened—births, deaths, schools, store openings, fires, crimes, store closings, historical events, tragedies, wars, events in Martinsville and Morgan County, and stories about local people.
John Wayne: The Westerns
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,360. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Few film actors had the lasting popularity of John Wayne, especially when he appeared in westerns. In this comprehensive essay, Rambo-creator David Morrell analyzes Wayne’s career in westerns and explores his fascinating, complex personality, including his Latin studies in high school and his skills as a chess player. Even Wayne’s most knowledgeable fans will be surprised by this insightful essay.
Vivid Scribe Collected Features volume 1
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Price: Free! Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
A collection of pop culture themed feature articles from Vivid Scribe, plus an all new essay exclusive to this book.