No band in history has had the staying power and enduring energy of The Rolling Stones. The group has been rocking steady since 1962. To mark their 50-year milestone, this new book—curated and narrated by the band themselves is a massive tome stacked with rare Stones photos, history, stories and over 1000 illustrations.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has packed a lot into his life. By just 21, the young Austrian bodybuilder was crowned Mr. Universe. Then he became Conan and starred in a string of blockbuster movies, later he morphed into a Republican and became California’s Governator. Then of course, came the scandal. Now comes Total Recall, Schwarzenegger’s incredible life story, in his own words.
Good movies are even better on Blu-ray. Everything is intensified: the audio, the clarity. For this Hi-Def Criterion Collection version of the Terry Gilliam directed 1985 cult-classic Brazil the weird will seem even weirder. It’s a dark, futuristic thriller. Have a laugh at the horror of things to come. Available December 4.
If the sport and lifestyle of drinking beer isn’t enough & you’re compelled to read about it, too, this book is all you. Penned by two of the world’s leading beer buffs, this book offers a thorough history of beer through the ages as well as a guide to 500 of the world’s best brews.
Sony has just unveiled a new PlayStation 3 at the Tokyo Game Show. The streamlined design of the new system is smaller and lighter, plus it’s available with either 250GB or 500GB HDDs to accommodate full game downloads, massive DLC packs and other content storage. Available September 25, 2012.
A Tarantino box set containing Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, Death Proof and Inglorious Basterds would, by itself be awesome. But this set also has two more discs filled with 5-hours of bonus material plus a retrospective on the amazingly warped and visionary director.
Slime-ball eggheads, corpo-muppets, and vampire squids are but a few of the types of semi-humanoid creatures who dwell in the swamp called Wall Street. Trillion-dollar trader turned author Greg Smith exposed them all when he managed to resuscitate his conscience before it was totally lost in the patty-laden fields of the mid-’00s bull market. This book is his tell-all survival tale from inside the pit, and picks up where his bombshell NYT op-ed left off.
Now that the punk generation is the Geritol generation, the preciousness of their fading past is producing a wealth of re-constituted cultural content. This new book, Punk: An Aesthetic is 350 pages of band and film posters, fanzines and original photos that neatly capture the look and feel of the bands that defined the punk era of the 70s and early 80s. Source
The Sex Pistols’ snotty songs & outrageous antics pushed punk rock into the mainstream. The forthcoming release of the super-deluxe Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols box set is a 3CD/1DVD collection marking the classic album’s 35th anniversary with a 100-page book, demos, B-sides, and a re-mastered edition of the record. Sid lives! Punk’s not dead!, et cetera.
The Count Of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas is a heroic literary classic. If you haven’t read it yet, you never will. But if you want to hear the true-life tale of the real Count, read this new book that reveals he was the son of a black slave and rose to prominence in the military during the French Revolution.