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Sex and the City
Sex and the City
Paperback      ISBN: 0743457307

After six wildly successful and critically acclaimed season, HBO's Sex and the City lowered its curtain with an extraordinary finale befitting its remarkable run. Now Sex and the City, the first true comedy about sex and love from a female point of view (and the show that made cosmopolitans and designer shoes part of every single woman's night out), lives on in this luscious, uniquely entertaining, and one-of-a-kind book.
Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell, the official companion book, celebrates the show with behind-the-scenes stories on all six seasons and original interview with each of the primary actors. Ever wonder which designer made that outrageous outfit of Carrie's? What real-life stories inspired those shocking episodes? How many dates the fabulous foursome have really been on? Packed with over 750 full-color photographs, this stunning volume will answer all these questions and more with information not available anywhere eels. Topped off with a introduction by Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City: Kiss and Tell will excite anyone who has experienced even the slightest flirtation with the sexiest, funniest show on television.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
A History of the Universe in 100 Objects
Hardcover      ISBN: 1849904812

The history of the Doctor though 100 famous - and infamous - objects

House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
House and Philosophy
Everybody Lies
Paperback      ISBN: 0470316608

An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House

House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised in this Emmy Award-winning medical drama, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions viewers have about Dr. Gregory House and his medical team.

Henry Jacoby (Goldsboro, NC) teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles primarily on the philosophy of mind and was a contributor to South Park and Philosophy
(978-1-4051-6160-2).

The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! of Homer
The Simpsons and Philosophy
The D'Oh! of Homer
Paperback      ISBN: 0812694333

This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons TV s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the show, and concludes with discussions of how the series reflects the work of Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and other thinkers."

The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book
The Rocky and Bullwinkle Book
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553105035

The adventures of Bullwinkle J. Moose, Rocket J. Squirrel, and their bumbling adversaries, Boris and Natasha, come to life in a detailed account of each episode of the classic animated series, behind-the-scenes anecdotes about its creation, original artwork, and a host of memorabilia

Soap Opera Divas Paper Dolls
Soap Opera Divas Paper Dolls
Paperback      ISBN: 0486462226

Celebrate the Superstars of Daytime Drama . . . and Their Glamorous Wardrobes
For decades, soap operas--and their celebrities--have captured the imagination of Americans with their flair for drama, innovation, and extraordinary entertainment. Now, soap fans and paper doll collectors alike will thrill to this special tribute to daytime television's brightest stars This exciting paper doll collection spotlights sixteen of the most popular legends of the "small" screen, each paired with an exquisite, custom-made costume. Dress such beloved actresses as
- Susan Lucci, All My Children
- Deidre Hall, Days of Our Lives
- Kelly Monaco, General Hospital
- Victoria Wyndham, Another World
- Eileen Fulton, As the World Turns
- Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless
- Erika Slezak, One Life to Live
- Susan Flannery, The Bold and the Beautiful
and many others
Fascinating notes provide biographical information about each star, along with detailed costume descriptions.

How to Go to Hell
How to Go to Hell
Paperback      ISBN: 0060968796

The author reveals the truth about life, love, work, sex, stress, and more with another episode in the foibles of the "Life in Hell" gang, Binky, Bongo, Akbar, and Jeff

They Went Thataway
They Went Thataway
Hardcover      ISBN: 0525216839
Producing Public Television, Producing Public Culture
Producing Public Television, Producing Public Culture
Paperback      ISBN: 0691044678

From 1989 to 1991, Barry Dornfeld had an unusual double role on the crew of the major PBS documentary series Childhood. As a researcher for the series, he investigated the relationship between children and media. As an anthropologist, however, his subject was the television production process itself--examining, for example, how producers developed the series, negotiated with their academic advisors, and shaped footage shot around the world into seven programs. He presents the results of his fieldwork in this groundbreaking study--one of the first to take an ethnographic approach to the production of a television show, as opposed to its reception.

Dornfeld begins with a broad discussion of public television's role in American culture and goes on to examine documentaries as a form of popular anthropology. Drawing on his observations of Childhood, he considers the documentary form as a kind of imagining, in which both producers and viewers construct understandings of themselves and others, revealing their conceptions of culture and history and their ideologies of cultural difference and universality. He argues that producers of culture should also be understood as consumers who conduct their work through an active envisioning of the audience. Dornfeld explores as well how intellectual media professionals struggle with the institutional and cultural forces surrounding television that promote entertainment at the expense of education. The book provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of a major documentary and demonstrates the value of an ethnographic approach to the study of media production.
Fawlty Towers: Fully Booked : The Complete Story of Public Tv's Favorite Sitcom
Fawlty Towers
Fully Booked : The Complete Story of Public Tv's Favorite Sitcom
Paperback      ISBN: 1579590799

With 150 color photos, this lavishly illustrated guide charts the development of the show from its inspiration an eccentric owner of a Torquay hotel where the Monty Python team was staying to the production of the final episode. Biographies of all the principal actors and their comic highlights, background, and subsequent careers are included, along with an A to-Z celebration of the shows major guest stars. This definitive behind-the-scenes tribute to the most hilarious six hours in television history also features many previously unseen photographs and exclusive interviews with John Cleese, Prunella Scales, and Andrew Sachs, along with the series two directors, John Howard Davies and Bob Spiers.