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Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
Chicks Dig Time Lords
A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
Paperback      ISBN: 1935234048
In Chicks Digs Time Lords, a host of award-winning female novelists, academics and actresses come together to celebrate the phenomenon that is Doctor Who, discuss their inventive involvement with the show's fandom and examine why they adore the series. These essays will delight male and female readers alike by delving into the extraordinary aspects of being a female Doctor Who enthusiast. Essays include Carole Barrowman discussing what it was like to grow up with her brother John (including the fact that he's still afraid of shop-window dummies), columnist Jackie Jenkins providing a Bridget Jones' Diary-style memoir of working on Doctor Who Magazine, novelist Lloyd Rose analyzing Rose's changes between the ninth and tenth Doctors and much more. Other contributors include Elizabeth Bear (Jenny Casey), Lisa Bowerman (Bernice Summerfield), Mary Robinette Kowal (Shades of Milk and Honey), Jody Lynn Nye (Mythology series), Kate Orman (Seeing I), and Catherynne M. Valente (The Orphan's Tales). Also featured is a comic from the Torchwood Babiez creators, plus interviews with Doctor Who companions India Fisher (Charley) and Sophie Aldred (Ace).
If You Like Monty Python...: Here Are over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love
If You Like Monty Python...
Here Are over 200 Movies, TV Shows, and Other Oddities That You Will Love
Paperback      ISBN: 0879103930
From their perfectly insane television show to their consistently irreverent and riotous movies, Monty Python has owned the zany and absurd side of comedy since their debut. Their influence can be felt in every comedy show that followed them, from Saturday Night Live and Second City television, to The Kids in the Hall, not to mention all the laughs writ large on the silver screen, where their brand of absurdity opened the doors for such people as Jim Carrey who made a name for themselves by pushing the funny even further. This is the first book to look at everything influenced by the Pythons, but also at those who came before them - from the classic British comedies to the Marx Brothers, and everything in the Python universe, from Fawlty Towers and A Fish Called Wanda to Spamalot and Brazil. If You Like...Monty Python is a book for any fan who has graduated from the Ministry of Silly Walks and wants more.
I Am the New Black
I Am the New Black
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385527772
The comedic actor known for his work on "Saturday Night Live" and "30 Rock" chronicles his life from his youth in the Coney Island projects and the death of his father to his discovery by Martin Lawrence and Lorne Michaels and his battles with diabetes and alcoholism.
Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes: An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly show
Antiques Roadshow Behind the Scenes
An Insider's Guide to PBS's #1 Weekly show
Paperback      ISBN: 1439103305
An illustrated fan's guide shares inside information about the appraisers and producers who contribute to the popular reality series, offering insight into the mechanics behind staging Roadshow events, how people get chosen to appear on the air and what happens to featured antiques. Original. TV tie-in.
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey: A New Era
The Chronicles of Downton Abbey
A New Era
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250027624
An official behind-the-scenes reference for the series' third season provides individual character profiles and the inspirations behind them while placing key storylines in a historical context.
How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
How to Archer
The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written
Paperback      ISBN: 0062066315
Lying is like 95% of what I do. But believe me: in this book, I’ll let you know exactly how to become a master spy just like me. Obviously, you won’t be as good at it as I am, but that’s because you’re you, and I’m Sterling Archer. I know, I know, it sucks not being me. But don’t beat yourself up about it, because I’m going to show you all the good stuff—what to wear; what to drink; how to seduce women (and, when necessary, men); how to beat up men (and, when necessary, women); how to tell the difference between call girls and hookers (hint: when they’re dead, they’re just hookers) and everything about weapons, secret devices, lying ex-girlfriends, and turtlenecks. In a word? How to Archer.
Screen World
Screen World
Hardcover      ISBN: 1557835284
Movie fans eagerly await each year's new edition of Screen World, the definitive record of the cinema since 1949. Volume 54 provides an illustrated listing of every American and foreign film released in the United States in 2002, all documented with more than 1000 photographs. The 2003 edition of Screen World features such notable films as Chicago, the Academy Award winner for Best Picture; Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-nominated Gangs of New York; The Pianist, featuring the surprise Academy Award winners Adrien Brody for Best Actor and Roman Polanski for Best Director; Spider-Man, the highest grossing film of 2002; The Hours with Academy Award winner for Best Actress Nicole Kidman; and About Schmidt starring Academy Award nominees Jack Nicholson and Kathy Bates. As always, Screen World's outstanding features include: photographic stills and shots of the four Academy Award-winning actors as well as all acting nominees; a look at the year's most promising new screen personalities; complete filmographies - cast and characters, credits, production company, date released, rating and running time; and biographical entries - a priceless reference for over 2,400 living stars, including real name, school, and date and place of birth. Includes over 1,000 photos! "The enduring film classic." - Variety
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart
Dazzler
The Life and Times of Moss Hart
Paperback      ISBN: 0306811359
Everything we want from a show business biography: fertile cultural history, high-minded artistic evaluation--and a lot of terrific gossip along the way.--Washington Post
Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More
Joss Whedon
The Complete Companion: The TV Series, the Movies, the Comic Books and More
Paperback      ISBN: 085768986x
Joss Whedon's importance in contemporary pop culture can hardly be overstated, but there has never been a book providing a comprehensive survey and analysis of his career as a whole - until now. Published to coincide with Whedon's blockbuster movie The Avengers, it covers every aspect of his work, through insightful essays and in-depth interviews with key figures in the 'Whedonverse'.
Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street
Street Gang
The Complete History of Sesame Street
Paperback      ISBN: 0143116630
"Davis tracks down every Sesame anecdote and every Sesame personality in his book...Finally, we get to touch Big Bird's feathers." --The New York Times Book Review Sesame Street is the longest-running-and arguably most beloved- children's television program ever created. Today, it reaches some six million preschoolers weekly in the United States and countless others in 140 countries around the world. Street Gang is the compelling, comical, and inspiring story of a media masterpiece and pop-culture landmark. Television reporter and columnist Michael Davis-with the complete participation of Joan Ganz Cooney, one of the show's founders-unveils the idealistic personalities, decades of social and cultural change, stories of compassion and personal sacrifice, and miraculous efforts of writers, producers, directors, and puppeteers that together transformed an empty soundstage into the most recognizable block of real estate in television history.