Assassinations aren’t often met with celebration but when it came to taking out Osama Bin Laden, the free world cracked a collective cold one to the death of the world’s most notorious terrorist. This new book offers a first hand account of the covert operation from a former member of SEAL Team 6, the group responsible for eliminating America’s public enemy number one.
Last summer, after nearly twenty years in prison, the wrongly accused West Memphis Three were finally released and exonerated of the bogus murder charges. Damien Echols, one of the three, has now written his story about growing up on Death Row and surviving the system. If you don’t read, wait for the Johnny Depp produced film of this story that is rumored to be in the works.
At 87, B.B. King is one the last surviving (and touring) OG blues masters. If you get the chance to see him live, don’t put it off. If you don’t get the chance, order the Mr. B.B. King box set. It features 10 discs with recordings that go as far back as 1949 and as recent as his last studio album in 2008. 196 tracks in all, many of them rare and unreleased.
Sal Polisi aka Crazy Sally was a Brooklyn mob guy who ran a hangout for his gangster buddies called the Sinatra Club. As a crook & member of the Colombos, one of the New York mob’s infamous 5 families, Sally was there in the heyday. And like the rest of these powerful mobsters, once he was caught, he turned rat. This book chronicles his life of crime amongst the Gottis & Gambinos.
Bunny Yeager was a pioneer of the pin-up girl era in photography during the 50s & 60s. Famous for her early images of Bettie Page and a long collaboration with Playboy, this book collects her most iconic images as well as steamy shots that have never before seen the light of day. Source
Maybe these classic, genre-defining horror films are even scarier when you consider that all the actors in them are dead. The 12-hour Monster marathon Blu-ray collection includes Universal’s best of the 1930s & 40s: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature From the Black Lagoon.
Unlike most of Hollywood’s big, sizzling blockbusters, the forthcoming film Gangster Squad actually has a true story attached to it. This true crime tale from Paul Lieberman chronicles L.A.’s secret anti-mob police unit that operated back in the 40s as New York gangsters migrated west. Even though it doesn’t have Emma Stone nude, the book might just be better than the movie.
Basketball fans have recently taken up a debate over whether the ’92 Olympic Dream Team would beat the ’12 Olympic squad that just took Gold. Global marketing mastermind Jay-Z aka Hova aka Jigga Man stepped in with a plan to settle this dream team debate. A new video game. He exec-produced NBA 2K13, a forthcoming all-star hoop game for XBox, PS3, etc. Should be baller. Release date: Oct. 2.
If you’re a stoner, you should probably write this down: Harold & Kumar: Ultimate Collector’s Edition is coming out on Blu-ray in November. The set includes all three Harold & Kumar films packaged inside a collectible tin box with a White Castle scented air freshener, White Castle scented coasters, and other memorabilia. Available November 13.