Most of us just entertain the occasional daydream about climbing the world’s highest peaks or surfing the seven seas. Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey actually did it. You’re unlikely to follow in his footsteps but with his book, To The Last Breath, you can at least read about it.
Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2, the follow up to the best selling video game of all time, will be out in November. When you buy this for your kids, and numbed by violence and bloodshed they turn into maladjusted sociopathic rejects, don’t be surprised. But chances are you’ll be buying it for yourself & you’ll be fine.
Comedian Bill Cosby was at his best when he created the animated series’ Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids. Cosby’s cast of funked-up seventies cartoon kids featured funny, unforgettable characters & was somehow always educational. This new sixteen-disc collection covers all their antics starting with debut episodes dating all the way back to 1972.
John Wayne was and is among the greatest Hollywood icons to ever grace the silver screen. Now the 10 biggest films from this larger-than-life cowboy have been collected into a complete set. They include:The Big Trail, Red River, Legend Of The Lost, The Horse Soldiers, Oscar-nominee The Alamo, and more.
Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, was an awesome movie. Good and violent. But, did you know it was actually based on a novel by James Sallis? If you want to find out what Driver has been up to since he pulled out of that parking lot in the final scene of the flick, you can read the sequel, Driven. Either that or wait until the movie comes out. Eventually, you know it will.
Until now, prolific songwriter, singer, guitarist, & producer Jack White has only toed the edge of the spotlight with his bands White Stripes and The Raconteurs. But with the April 24th release of his first solo project Blunderbuss, Jack is finally stepping fully into the glare. Recorded at his Third Man Studio in Nashville, this record is all his.
All the unofficial cable series spinoff cookbooks coming out lately must mean that adult Americans do nothing but watch TV and eat. Do you have a better explanation? Fans of the medieval series Game of Thrones will appreciate over 150 food and drink recipes inspired by the fantastical world of Westeros.
Many books have been written about the greatest guitar player of all time, Mr. Jimi Hendrix. But none of his biographers were as close to the fire as the author of this new book. Jimi Hendrix: A Brother’s Story was written by Jimi’s younger brother Leon. It goes all the way back. Before the guitar, before the stardom, before the drugs.
Microsoft doesn’t have a lot of good news to report these days but here’s one bright spot on their horizon: they announced the upcoming release of Halo 4, the newest installment of their popular killing game series. Master Chief is back and he’s on a mission to save the universe with advanced weaponry. The new game is due out November 6, 2012.
If you thought your whole-season-in-one-sitting Dexter marathons were a bit obsessive, you should check out this true crime story about the case of Mark Twitchell. He was a self-professed psychopath who also happened to be a writer and aspiring filmmaker. When he went on trial for a grisly murder, his diary called Serial Killer Confessions was the main piece of evidence against him and his obsession with Dexter was all over the headlines. Stranger than fiction? Absolutely.