Requiem for a Paper Bag

Author: Davy Rothbart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416566427
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Hey! My name is Davy. I make a magazine called Found. We publish notes & letters that folks find on the street. I asked my favorite writers, musicians, artists & entertainers to tell me about the things they've found. These are the stories they've shared.

Extraordinary Theory of Objects

Author: Stephanie LaCava
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062223666
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It's Girl Interrupted meets Miranda July—with a touch of Joan Didion—in this captivating collection of original essays revolving around a young American girl's coming of age in Paris. As an adolescent in a foreign country, Stephanie LaCava found an unconventional way to deal with her social awkwardness and feelings of uncertainty about the future by taking solace from the strange and beautiful objects she came across in her daily life. Filled with beautiful illustrations and providing a retrospective of nineties fashion and culture, An Extraordinary Theory of Objects: A Memoir of an Outsider in Paris is sure to be a collector's item for Francophiles or anyone who has ever found security in the strangest of places.

Star Trek 101 A Practical Guide to Who What Where and Why

Author: Terry J. Erdmann
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439117873
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In the future, a heroic captain and his crew explore the Galaxy in a really fast spacecraft. The crew's standing orders are: "...to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before."™ Simple, straightforward -- that's Star Trek.® So what's all the fuss? Why do news crews always seem to find someone, somewhere dressed up in a Star Trek costume? What could be so interesting to so many people? Star Trek 101 is the answer. You'll learn just a little about the heroes (Captain Kirk believes that man wasn't meant to live in paradise), the villains (Klingons have a thirst for conquest), and the important aliens (Vulcans live their lives by logic). In the handy recaps for all things Star Trek, you'll discover that the television shows and movies run the gamut from action-adventure to comedy. Just want to sample? The ten essential episodes are offered for your consideration. Star Trek 101 is a quick primer of the television shows and movies that carry the Star Trek name.

The Lone Surfer of Montana Kansas

Author: Davy Rothbart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743274466
Format: PDF
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In The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, Davy Rothbart's stories grow out of road trips and small towns and are populated by questionable heroes and gold-hearted thugs. Full of loneliness and hope, heartbreak and humor, Rothbart's tales blaze their way from midwestern farm fields to state prisons and border-town brothels. Much like the lost, tossed, and forgotten items Rothbart collected in his acclaimed book, Found, the stories in The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas capture the oddity, poetry, and dignity of everyday life.

Wedding Toasts I ll Never Give

Author: Ada Calhoun
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254801
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Inspired by her viral New York Times “Modern Love” essay “The Wedding Toast I’ll Never Give”, Ada Calhoun’s memoir is a witty, poignant exploration of the beautiful complexity of marriage. We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.” Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”

Eulipion Corps Japan

Author: Julian Goldberger
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781320668798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Visual dispatches from Japan by Eulipion Corps photographer and filmmaker Julian Goldberger. Color and B&W.

Orangutan

Author: Colin Broderick
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307453405
Format: PDF
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Literature after 9 11

Author: Ann Keniston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135024650
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Drawing on trauma theory, genre theory, political theory, and theories of postmodernity, space, and temporality, Literature After 9/11 suggests ways that these often distinct discourses can be recombined and set into dialogue with one another as it explores 9/11’s effects on literature and literature’s attempts to convey 9/11.

The New Digital Storytelling Creating Narratives with New Media Revised and Updated Edition 2nd Edition

Author: Bryan Alexander
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440849617
Format: PDF, Docs
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Newly revised and updated, this is the essential guide to state-of-the-art digital storytelling for audiences, creators, and teachers. • Documents how digital storytelling has become an international movement, with vibrant communities of practice, ever-developing ideas, and growing appeal • Captures the full depth and breadth of the history and present of digital storytelling, while also offering practical tips for getting started making stories • Incorporates a plethora of digital technologies, from video to augmented reality, and mobile devices to virtual reality • Points out that digital storytelling has a variety of uses and encompasses a growing diversity of technologies, even as it becomes ever more accessible to everyday creators

A History of Modern Drama Volume II

Author: David Krasner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118893204
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A History of Modern Drama: Volume II explores a remarkable breadth of topics and analytical approaches to the dramatic works, authors, and transitional events and movements that shaped world drama from 1960 through to the dawn of the new millennium. Features detailed analyses of plays and playwrights, examining the influence of a wide range of writers, from mainstream icons such as Harold Pinter and Edward Albee, to more unorthodox works by Peter Weiss and Sarah Kane Provides global coverage of both English and non-English dramas – including works from Africa and Asia to the Middle East Considers the influence of art, music, literature, architecture, society, politics, culture, and philosophy on the formation of postmodern dramatic literature Combines wide-ranging topics with original theories, international perspective, and philosophical and cultural context Completes a comprehensive two-part work examining modern world drama, and alongside A History of Modern Drama: Volume I, offers readers complete coverage of a full century in the evolution of global dramatic literature.