The Deliberate Manufacturing of Falsehood and What It Is Doing to Our Lives
Hardcover ISBN: 155972014x
Argues that Americans are using entertainment to avoid facing our country's complex problems, and looks at how television is used to create unreality
The Second City
Backstage at the World's Greatest Comedy Theatre
Hardcover ISBN: 1570715610
A history of the influential Chicago improvisational comedy group provides background on its best-known members and how they developed their acts, along with recordings of notable performances.
Chicks Dig Time Lords
A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It
1st Edition 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).
The Sociology of Seinfeld
Paperback ISBN: 1591023955
In this text for students and interested general readers, Delaney (sociology, State U. of New York at Oswego) uses excerpts from the Seinfeld television show to introduce basic sociological concepts. Fifteen short chapters address such topics as cultural norms and etiquette; sex and gender issues; race and ethnicity; and aging and death. The volume lacks a subject index. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Antiques Roadshow Primer
The Introductory Guide to Antiques and Collectibles from the Most-Watched Series on Pbs
Paperback ISBN: 0761116249
An entertaining introduction to American antiques and collectibles based on the popular PBS-television show offers a richly illustrated look at eleven key categories of antiques--including furniture, paintings, silver, jewelry, toys, and porcelain--along with collecting advice, values, and identification tips. Simultaneous. 50,000 first printing.
The War for Late Night
When Leno Went Early and Television Went Crazy
Hardcover ISBN: 067002208x
As Jay Leno once again helms The Tonight Show and Conan O'Brien is poised to start his new show on TBS, the author of the best-selling The Late Shift offers a dramatic account of NBC's failed attempt to reinvent late-night television by giving Leno a 10 o'clock show when O'Brien took over The Tonight Show.
Soap Opera Divas Paper Dolls
Paperback ISBN: 0486462226
Soap opera fans and paper doll collectors will thrill to this all-star tribute to daytime television's brightest stars. Sixteen lovely figures, paired with custom-made costumes, include Susan Lucci, Deidre Hall, Kelly Monaco, Victoria Wyndham, Eileen Fulton, Linda Dano, Debbie Morgan, Jeanne Cooper, Ruth Warrick, Erika Slezak, Robin Strasser, and more.
The Works : The Art, the Magic, the Imagination
Hardcover ISBN: 0679412034
A tribute to the creativity of Jim Henson presents more than five hundred photographs, drawings, and behind-the-scenes designs of the Muppets, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and other works