Aliens. Ley lines. Water dowsing. Conspiracies and myths captivate imaginations and promise mystery and magic. Whether it's arguing about the moon landing hoax or a Frisbee-like Earth drifting through space, when held up to science and critical thinking, these ideas fall flat.
When life (in a global pandemic) imitates art . . .
Van Gogh’s Starry Night made out of spaghetti? Cat with a Pearl Earring? Frida Kahlo self-portraits with pets and toilet paper?
From an author praised for writing "delicious social history" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals--and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator of feminist progress
*** A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Editor's Choice/Staff Pick *** Publishers Weekly’s Top Nonfiction Books of 2020***
"A thoughtful, comprehensive look at gender performance.... [this book] takes the reader in a fresh direction by illuminating the forces behind the shifting regard in which tomboys have been held."
“The inside scoop on how marijuana landed on Main Street . . . and why it’s coming soon to a city near you.”—Katie Couric
The definitive, revelatory biography of Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, a writer and entrepreneur who reshaped global pop culture—at a steep personal cost
“A biography that reads like a thriller or a whodunit . . . scrupulously honest, deeply damning, and sometimes even heartbreaking.”—Neil Gaiman
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!
Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington Post
A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer
Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
Times, Sunday Times, and Financial Times Book-of-the-Year Selection!
Have you heard that language is violence and that science is sexist? Have you read that certain people shouldn't practice yoga or cook Chinese food?$17.00ISBN: 9780143134510Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Penguin Books - June 30th, 2020
"Citizen Kane does Adventureland." —The Washington Post
The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's son.$16.99ISBN: 9781580058070Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Hachette Go - June 2nd, 2020
An Invitation to Community and Models for Connection$24.99ISBN: 9780762468911Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Black Dog & Leventhal - July 21st, 2020This nostalgic, fully-illustrated history of boy bands -- written by culture critic and boy band stan Maria Sherman -- is a must-have for diehard fans of the genre and beyond.
$19.95ISBN: 9780190657215Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Oxford University Press, USA - July 21st, 2020
From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world.