Download A Very Klingon Khristmas (Star Trek) by Paul Ruditis,Patrick Faricy PDF

By Paul Ruditis,Patrick Faricy

A hilarious, illustrated vacation reward publication that celebrates the wealthy Klingon Christmas traditions—perfect for Star Trek enthusiasts everywhere.

This hilarious parody firmly crops Klingons on the middle of the Christmas story—where they rightly may still be—including every little thing from a Santa outfitted with retractable claws, tribbles within the stockings of naughty Klingon girls and boys, and the lively vacation heat of a sizzling cup of mulled blood wine. Illustrated in a vintage Norman Rockwell–inspired variety, A Very Klingon Khristmas is the fitting vacation present for each Star Trek fan!

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Download Mad Men Carousel: The Complete Critical Companion by Matt Zoller Seitz,Max Dalton,Megan Abbott PDF

By Matt Zoller Seitz,Max Dalton,Megan Abbott

Mad males Carousel is an episode-by-episode consultant to all seven seasons of AMC's Mad Men. This ebook collects television and film critic Matt Zoller Seitz’s celebrated Mad Men recaps—as featured on New York magazine's Vulture blog—for the 1st time, including never-before-published essays on the show’s first 3 seasons. Seitz’s writing digs deep into the show’s topics, performances, and filmmaking, interpreting complicated and infrequently confounding features of the sequence. The entire series—all seven seasons and ninety-two episodes—is covered.
 
each one episode assessment additionally contains short causes of destinations, occasions, customer items, and medical developments which are vital to the characters, akin to P.J. Clarke’s eating place and the previous Penn Station; the innovations of the contraception tablet, the Xerox desktop, and the Apollo Lunar Module; the discharge of the Beatles’ Revolver and the seashore Boys’ Pet Sounds; and the entire wars, protests, assassinations, and murders that solid a bloody pall over a chaotic decade. 
 
Mad males Carousel is termed after an iconic second from the show’s first-season finale, “The Wheel,” in which Don promises an unforgettable pitch for a brand new slide projector that’s founded at the suggestion of nostalgia: “the discomfort from an outdated wound.” This publication will soothe the main ardent Mad Men fan’s nostalgia for the show. New audience, who probably want to binge-watch their method via some of the most renowned television indicates in contemporary reminiscence, will become aware of a spoiler-friendly companion to 1 of the main multilayered and mercurial television indicates of all time. 

It's the precise reward for Mad Men fans and obsessives.
 

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Download The Politics of Force: Media and the Construction of Police by Regina G. Lawrence PDF

By Regina G. Lawrence

while police brutality turns into front-page information, it triggers a unexpected, extreme interplay among the media, the general public, and the police. Regina Lawrence ably demonstrates how those information occasions give you the uncooked fabrics for taking a look at underlying difficulties in American society. newshounds, coverage makers, and the general public use such tales to outline a tricky state of affairs, and this technique of challenge definition offers the media a vital function in our public coverage debates.

Lawrence widely analyzes greater than 500 incidents of police use-of-force coated through the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times from 1985 to 1994, with extra research of newer incidents similar to because the taking pictures of Amadou Diallo in ny. The incidents comprise yet should not constrained to these outlined as "police brutality." Lawrence unearths the structural and cultural forces that either form the inside track and make allowance police to outline such a lot use-of-force incidents, which take place in some distance higher numbers than are said, she says.

Lawrence explores the quandary of acquiring serious media views on policing guidelines. She examines the criteria that made the assurance of the Rodney King beating so major, quite after the incident used to be captured on video. whilst, she exhibits how a unprecedented information occasion regarding the police can develop into a car for marginalized social teams to achieve front into the media arena.

In contrasting "event-driven" challenge definition with the extra completely studied "institutionally pushed" information tales, Lawrence's publication fills an immense hole in media reviews. It additionally bargains a broader figuring out of the interaction among the felony justice approach and the media in state-of-the-art world.

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Download Cleveland TV Tales: Stories from the Golden Age of Local by Mike Olszewski,Janice Olszewski PDF

By Mike Olszewski,Janice Olszewski

consider while television used to be simply 3 channels and the most important celebrities in Cleveland have been an outrageous motion picture host named Ghoulardi, a gradual elf named Barnaby, and a tough-as-nails newswoman named Dorothy Fuldheim? those pioneering entertainers invented tv programming prior to our very eyes whereas we watched from our residing rooms.

Revisit the early days of neighborhood television in those enjoyable and fact-filled tales that includes . . . Paige Palmer, the health host who smoked 4 packs an afternoon . . . Smooth-voiced Captain Penny, who reminded us, “You can’t idiot mother” . . . unstable speak exhibit host Alan Douglas, who driven visitors’ sizzling buttons—sometimes until eventually they punched again . . . Gene Carroll, longtime king of the beginner hour . . . Woodrow, the Woodsman . . . Romper Room’s pass over Barbara . . . Jungle Larry . . . and plenty of different neighborhood favorites.

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Download The Gilmore Girls Companion by A.S. Berman PDF

By A.S. Berman

From 2000 to its ultimate episode in 2007, Gilmore women raised the bar for tv writing, redefined the dramatic comedy, and cultivated a devoted fan base now not noticeable because the heights of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. although, in contrast to Buffy, little has been released approximately what went on behind-the-scenes of Gilmore lady. earlier. The Gilmore women better half presents the 1st unique account of the production of this groundbreaking sequence, in accordance with dozens of unique interviews with the actors and behind-the-camera expertise who introduced Stars hole to existence. Over 500 pages!

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Download Paul Robeson and the Cold War Performance Complex: Race, by Tony Perucci PDF

By Tony Perucci

Actor and singer Paul Robeson's performances in Othello, Show Boat, and The Emperor Jones made him well-known, yet his midcentury appearances in aid of reasons starting from exertions and civil rights to antilynching and American warmongering made him infamous. while Robeson introduced on the 1949 Paris Peace convention that it used to be "unthinkable" for blacks to visit warfare opposed to the Soviet Union, the mainstream American press declared him insane. 

 

Notions of Communism, blackness, and madness have been interchangeably deployed in the course of the chilly struggle to activism corresponding to Robeson's, only a a part of an array of social and cultural practices that writer Tony Perucci calls the chilly battle functionality advanced. concentrating on key Robeson performances---the live shows in Peekskill, big apple, in 1949 and his visual appeal ahead of the home Committee on Un-American actions in 1956---Perucci demonstrates how those performances and the government's reaction to them are important to figuring out the historical past of chilly struggle tradition within the usa. His ebook presents a transformative new viewpoint on how the fight over the politics of functionality within the Nineteen Fifties used to be additionally a family fight over freedom and equality. The booklet heavily examines either one of those functionality occasions in addition to artifacts from chilly conflict culture---including congressional records, FBI documents, overseas coverage papers, the preferred literature on psychological disorder, and executive propaganda films---to examine the operation of energy and activism in American chilly struggle culture.

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Download Tribal Television: Viewing Native People in Sitcoms by Dustin Tahmahkera PDF

By Dustin Tahmahkera

local american citizens were a continuing fixture on tv, from the sunrise of broadcasting, whilst the long-lasting Indian head attempt trend used to be often used in the course of station sign-ons and sign-offs, to the current. during this first finished historical past of indigenous humans in tv sitcoms, Dustin Tahmahkera examines the best way local humans were represented within the style. examining dozens of tv comedies from the U.S. and Canada, Tahmahkera questions assumptions that local representations on television are inherently stereotypical and escapist. From The Andy Griffith Show and F-Troop to The Brady Bunch, King of the Hill, and the Native-produced sitcom, Mixed Blessings, Tahmahkera argues that sitcoms not just symbolize local humans as gadgets of humor but in addition supply a discussion board for social and political remark on indigenous-settler family and competing visions of the United States.

Considering indigenous humans as actors, manufacturers, and audience of sitcoms in addition to topics of comedic portrayals, Tribal Television underscores the complexity of Indian representations, exhibiting that sitcoms are severe individuals to the formation of latest indigenous identities and relationships among local and non-Native people.

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Download Joss Whedon and Race: Critical Essays by Mary Ellen Iatropoulos,Lowery A. Woodall III PDF

By Mary Ellen Iatropoulos,Lowery A. Woodall III

Joss Whedon is understood for exploring philosophical questions via socially revolutionary narratives in his movies, tv exhibits and comics. His paintings evaluations racial stereotypes, occasionally repudiating them, occasionally reinvesting in them (sometimes either at once). This number of new essays explores his representations of racial strength dynamics among members and associations and the way the Whedonverse constructs race, ethnicity and nationality relationships.

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Download Bad News (Routledge Revivals): Volume 1 by Peter Beharrell,Howard Davis,John Eldridge,John Hewitt,Jean PDF

By Peter Beharrell,Howard Davis,John Eldridge,John Hewitt,Jean Hart,Gregg Philo,Paul Walton,Brian Winston

It is a typically held trust that tv information in Britain, on no matter what channel, is extra goal, extra reliable, extra impartial than press reporting. the appearance is exploded during this debatable learn by means of the Glasgow college Media crew, initially released in 1976.


The authors undertook an exhaustive tracking of all tv pronounces over 6 months, from January to June 1975, with specific concentration upon commercial information declares, the TUC, moves and commercial motion, enterprise and fiscal affairs.


Their research confirmed how tv information favours definite participants via giving them extra time and standing. yet their findings didn't purely deny the neutrality of the scoop, they gave a brand new perception into the image of business society that television information constructs.

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