Another true and horrifying tale, Chopper is the shocking story of an Australian murderer, psycho and national hero, Mark “Chopper” Read. The petty criminal takes his quest for prison infamy to depraved and violent lows that in some unbelievable way are a bit humorous. Telling you that in one scene he cuts his own ears off with a razorblade won’t spoil it. That’s actually one of the flick’s milder moments.
An impressive list of innovative contemporary artists jumped at the chance to work on this retro 3D art book with renowned designer/artist, Tristan Eaton. Over 100 pieces from artists as various as Shepard Fairey, Eric White, Tokidoki, Ron English, Claw Money and others are rendered in classic 3D style. The book includes a pair of blue & red glasses and features a historical account on the history of this 50s-era form by cultural critic, Carlo McCormick.
The Game is a hell-ride of a flick by the director of Seven and featuring Michael Douglas & Sean Penn. These three facts alone make it a worthy choice for your movie queue. Douglas is a successful, but lonely, businessman lured into a unique “game” by his brother Sean Penn. But rather than fun and adventure, the game gets real weird, real fast, quickly turning into a chaotic fight for sanity and survival.
From his solo-stardom in the 70s & early 80s to his glory days with hard-rock legend Van Halen and beyond, the life of Sammy Hagar has been a wild ride. Imagine the backstage scenes at stadium shows in the 80s: drugs, groupies—and mountains of money pouring in. Hagar tells these tales the way they must be told: first-hand & uncensored.
Featuring the work of such notable street artists as Banksy, Barry McGee, Raymond Pettibone & NeckFace, this ultra-limited edition book also features over 4000 sticker designs arranged by theme and category. It also includes a collection of 23 individual, artist-designed die-cut stickers. Only 300 of the hand-numbered books will be made. Good luck getting your hands on one.
When you can’t quite put your feelings into words, get some help. The Lines For All Occasions book set will help you talk your way through life’s trickiest situations. These four, handsomely bound hardcover books will help you manage a break-up, learn skills for better lying, get new pick-up lines, even learn a few new insults or excuses. No matter the occasion, don’t be at a loss for words.
Director Danny Boyle is one-of-a-kind: 127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, remember Trainspotting? If you dig the frenetic, fast-paced style and sick humor, plus crave some bullets & blood, Shallow Grave will work for you. Of course it’s an action thriller and the tale involves roommates, a corpse & a bag of money. Hold on tight!
Unlike the speech your best man made on your wedding night, the liquor-fueled quotables in this book are coherent. From around the world and across time, The Quotable Drunkard soaks you with a steady flow of wit and wisdom on alcohol and its magical effects. Memorable musings from ancient Greek philosophers like Euripides to modern geniuses like Homer Simpson make this a colorful, comical collection of quotes, drink recipes, bar advice & history. 256 pages.
For over twenty years, the pride of Athens, Georgia, indie-rock pioneers R.E.M. have been making magic. At this point what could Michael Stipe and the boys possibly do to expand upon their musical catalog? Find the answer to this and other musical ponderings within their forthcoming release Collapse Into Now. For this one, the band brought in the talents of Patti Smith, Eddie Vedder and more.
With movies like Taxi Driver, Goodfellas, and Raging Bull to his credit, iconic Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has some serious tales to tell. This legend of movie-making lore shares insights and anecdotes from his influential 40 year career in show business. Written by film historian, critic, and Scorsese’s close friend, Richard Schickel, this Q&A biography digs deep. Blending Scorsese’s complex character in a broader context of film history make this book a treasure for movie buffs.